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Assistant Professor of Political Science

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 25th, 2017
Last review date: September 22nd, 2017
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: March 1st, 2018
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.


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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