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Lecturer in Political Science

Application Window

Open date: August 26th, 2020

Last review date: Monday, Mar 1, 2021 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: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 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.

Position description

The Department of Political Science at UC San Diego invites applications in any subfield for temporary lecturer positions. Appointments may be part-time or full-time for one, two, or three quarters.

Qualified candidates must hold a PhD, professional degree, and/or have significant practical experience related to course content.

Candidates who have demonstrated accomplishments or potential in: teaching; scholarship and/or relevant professional accomplishments; and the advancement of equity, diversity, and inclusion are preferred.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

To apply, candidates must submit a cover letter summarizing their relevant training and experience as well as potential course offerings, CV, teaching evaluations OR contact information for at least one reference, and a brief statement describing any teaching strategies they currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience. Department course offerings can be reviewed on our website. All application material must be submitted online at:

UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Briefly describe your relevant educational, professional, and teaching experience. Also please list any courses you believe you are qualified to teach in our department:

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

  • Teaching Evaluations - If you do not have teaching evaluations to submit, please be sure to provide contact information for at least one reference. If you do upload evaluations, you do not need to provide a reference.

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

Reference requirements
  • 0-2 required (contact information only)

Job location

La Jolla, CA