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Assistant Teaching Professor (LPSOE)

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Teaching Professor (LPSOE)
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”, 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 16, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, Sep 18, 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 13, 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 at the University of California, San Diego ( invites applications for appointment as tenure-track Assistant Teaching Professor to begin July 1, 2024. The position is open with regard to area of specialization, but candidates should be prepared to teach courses in political science methodology to first-generation college students and/or Law and Politics.

An Assistant Teaching Professor is also known within the UC system as a Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE). The Teaching Professor series parallels that of the research-focused faculty series but with emphasis upon excellence in teaching and other instruction-related activities. Individuals in the position are expected to provide outstanding teaching, as well as to engage in professional and/or scholarly activity and service related to the pedagogical mission and commitment to equity, and, inclusion shared by the program and university. This appointment confers membership in UCSD’s Academic Senate. The Teaching Professor series includes security of employment analogous to tenure granted upon promotion to the Associate (LSOE) level.


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 Teaching Professor.

Preferred qualifications
  1. Excellence in teaching and contribution to instruction-related activities
  2. Research relevant to course content and pedagogy
  3. Strong demonstrated accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter (Optional)

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

  • Statement of Teaching - 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 impact 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.

  • Research samples - PDF files or links to relevant scholarly work.

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

La Jolla, CA