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Assistant Professor of Political Science - Comparative Politics

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor
Salary range: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Application Window

Open date: December 21, 2022

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Feb 1, 2023 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, Jun 15, 2023 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 within the School of Social Sciences at the University of California San Diego invites applications in Comparative Politics at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin Fall Quarter 2023. Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates who develop new quantitative methods and can teach quantitative methods courses (e.g., causal inference) to PhD students.

Selected candidates will be expected to teach and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, build and maintain a record of high quality scholarship and professional activity, and provide meaningful service including contributions to a campus and professional community that supports equity, inclusion, and diversity.


Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)

Must currently hold a PhD in Political Science or a related field or be currently pursuing a PhD with ABD status.

Additional qualifications (Required at Time of Start)

Must hold a PhD in Political Science or related field by start date of appointment as Assistant Professor.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Research Materials - Samples of written research required - e.g., publications, working papers, dissertation chapters, etc. A research statement is welcome, but optional.

  • Teaching Materials - May include teaching statement, evaluations, course materials, etc.

  • 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
  • 3-5 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. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

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Job location

La Jolla, CA