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Associate Professor, American Politics and Public Policy

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 9th, 2019
Last review date: Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Friday, Jan 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego (formerly known as School of International Relations and Pacific Studies) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate professor in American politics and public policy, with an emphasis on political institutions and the policy making process, to begin July 1, 2020.

All applicants must have a PhD in the area of Political Science, Public Policy, or a related policy discipline conferred by the time of appointment. Please note that we are searching at both the junior and tenured levels. Successful candidates will have demonstrated research and teaching interests in American political institutions and policy-making. While we encourage applications from scholars studying all areas of Public Policy, GPS has particular interest in Health, Education, Criminal Justice, Transportation, or Housing Policy.

The School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego (UCSD) is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body. Preferred candidates should demonstrate the highest standards of professional research, teaching, and service and contribute to our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

All applicant materials including reference information should be submitted via UCSD Academic Personnel On-Line at:

Assistant Professor:

Associate Professor:

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Personal Statement - Please submit a personal statement that includes a description of research, training, and teaching.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Writing Sample #1

  • Writing Sample #2

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required