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Assistant Professor of Political Science (Political Theory)

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 23rd, 2019

Last review date: Wednesday, Sep 25, 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: Tuesday, Mar 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 Department of Political Science within the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego invites applications in Political Theory for appointment at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2020. Applicants should demonstrate how their research agenda is pertinent to ongoing debates of broad interest to political scientists. Successful candidates should hold a PhD in Political Science or related field by start date of appointment.

Our department is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. Successful candidates will share this commitment and be prepared to teach graduate and undergraduate students, demonstrate the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity, and contribute to a campus climate that supports equity, inclusion, and diversity. Appointment level and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

To apply, candidates must provide a cover letter, vita, samples of written research, three letters of reference, and a statement summarizing demonstrated and/or potential contributions to diversity and leadership (further information this statement can be found at

All materials should be submitted via UCSD RECRUIT ( for position: Assistant Professor of Political Science (Political Theory).

Review of applications will begin September 25, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

Job location

La Jolla, CA

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

  • Cover Letter - Description of training, research, and teaching experience and interests. Optional items such as research and teaching statements can also be combined and uploaded here.

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

  • Research Samples - May include publications, working papers, dissertation chapters, etc. Multiple items should be combined into one document for uploading.

  • Additional Research Samples - Optional upload slot if all materials cannot be combined into one Research file.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required