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Lecturer in Political Science

Position overview

Position title: Lecturer
Salary range: Salary will commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Application Window

Open date: August 18th, 2021

Most recent review date: Thursday, Feb 24, 2022 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: Thursday, Aug 18, 2022 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 for potential openings across subfields for temporary, non-tenure track lecturers throughout the academic year. Appointments may be part-time or full-time for one, two, or three quarters.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and consistent with University of California pay scales.

To apply, candidates must submit:
-A cover letter including a summary of relevant education/training/experience and a ranked list of potential courses. (Department course offerings can be reviewed on our website.)
-Current CV/Resume.
-Teaching evaluations OR contact information for at least one reference.
-A brief statement describing the commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion with a focus on teaching.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

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

Preferred qualifications

Applicants with teaching/training experience are preferred. We are especially interested in recruiting candidates committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 0-2 letters of reference required
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Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location

La Jolla, CA