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Assistant Professor of Political Science - Methodology

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor
Salary range: A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $124,500 - $137,600.
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:
The base salary range, from the salary table(s), for this position is $$70,900-$92,800. Off-scale salaries and other components of pay, 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, qualifications, and experience. ​​
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Application Window

Open date: August 25, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, Sep 25, 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: Sunday, Jun 30, 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 Department of Political Science within the School of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego invites applications in Methodology for appointment at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2024.

We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and service will advance scholarship in the area of Political Methodology by:
Building and maintaining a record of high quality scholarship and professional activity.
Providing meaningful service including contributions to a campus and professional community that supports equity, inclusion, and diversity.
Teaching and advising graduate student and undergraduate students.
The teaching load in the department is 4 courses per year, typically distributed as 3 undergraduate and 1 graduate course. Faculty are also expected to participate in the undergraduate honors seminar and serve on PhD exam and dissertation committees.


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 - Description of training, research, and teaching experience and interests.

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

  • Research Materials - May include research statement, publications, working papers, dissertation chapters, etc.

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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
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Job location

La Jolla, CA