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Assistant Professor of Political Science

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The Department of Political Science within the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California San Diego ( invites applications in any field for multiple appointments at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2018. Applicants should demonstrate strong skills in analytic reasoning, broadly defined, which may include one or more of the following: formal theory, analytic political philosophy, modelling, and quantitative methods. Successful candidates should hold a PhD by start of appointment.

Our department is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. Preferred candidates will share this commitment and be prepared to teach graduate and undergraduate students, demonstrate the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity, and contribute to a campus climate that supports equity, inclusion, and diversity.

To apply, candidates must provide a cover letter, vita, samples of written research, three letters of reference, and a statement summarizing contributions, or potential for contribution, to diversity and leadership (further information about the required diversity statement can be found at

All materials should be submitted via UCSD AP Online RECRUIT ( for position: Assistant Professor of Political Science.

Review of applications will begin September 22, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Appointment level and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

Job location

San Diego, CA

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

  • Cover Letter - Description of training, research, and teaching experience and interests. Optional items such as research and teaching statements can also be combined and uploaded here.

  • Research - May include publications, working papers, dissertation chapters, etc. Multiple items can be combined into one document for uploading.

  • Additional Research - Optional upload slot if all materials cannot be combined into one Research file.

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

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

  • Misc / Other (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-6 letters of reference required