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Associate Teaching Professor (LSOE)

Position overview

Position title: Associate Teaching Professor
Salary range: ​A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $88,300-$133,500. ​
The posted UC academic salary scales ( set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table for the salary scale for this position and “Off-scale salaries”, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

Application Window

Open date: August 7, 2023

Most recent review date: Thursday, Sep 7, 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: Tuesday, Aug 6, 2024 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 School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS) ( at the University of California San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. We invite applications for a tenured Associate Teaching Professor (Lecturer with Security of Employment) position in its undergraduate International Studies Program. More information about the Teaching Professor series may be found at this link: (

Candidates for this position should be able to combine an interest in teaching, pedagogical and/or disciplinary research, and administrative responsibilities as Faculty Director of the International Studies Program (ISP). The curriculum of the International Studies Program is broadly interdisciplinary. We invite candidates who have research interests and a publication record in international relations (broadly defined as international security, international political economy, international economics, international development, international business, and related fields); comparative politics or economics; global history; or regional studies in areas of interest to GPS or ISP.

We seek applicants who have an interest in developing innovative curriculum and teaching. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in ISP and/or graduate courses at GPS, and conduct disciplinary or pedagogical research. The candidate will also oversee the administration of ISP, supported by staff, and represent the program within and outside GPS and UC San Diego. The Faculty Director is also responsible for convening the interdisciplinary Faculty Advisory Board.

The preferred candidate will have strong, demonstrated accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity.

Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience based on UC pay scales.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

At the time of application, candidates must have a Ph.D. in political science, economics, business, or other disciplines with an international or comparative focus.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in political science, economics, business, or other disciplines with an international or comparative focus.

Preferred qualifications

Strong demonstration of leadership and ability to serve as Faculty Director of the International Studies Program (e.g., overseeing academic advising staff and working with lecturers, members of the Advisory Board, GPS, and campus entities).
Excellence in teaching and contribution to instruction-related activities (e.g., training of teaching assistants, curriculum development, and creation of instructional materials).
A research and publication record in the fields noted above.
Strong demonstrated accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego's commitment to achieving excellence and diversity.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - A description of teaching experience, research, and administrative responsibilities.

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

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy - A statement of teaching philosophy and/or goals, as well as pedagogical strategies for achieving these goals.

  • Documentation of Teaching Excellence - PDF files or links to teaching evaluations and instructional materials developed by the candidate, and any additional evidence of teaching impacts the candidate wishes to include.

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

  • Samples of Research - PDF files or links to representative scholarly research outputs, e.g., dissertation chapters, journal articles, book chapters, or other research outputs generally accepted in the candidate’s discipline.

  • Authorization to Release Form - Applicants must complete, sign and upload this form. See Institutional Reference Check ( for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 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 University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location

San Diego, CA