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Assistant Professor of Political Science (Formal Theory / Political Economy)

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 8th, 2018
Last review date: September 15th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: December 31st, 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 Formal Theory / Political Economy for appointment at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2019. The applicant should demonstrate advanced skills in analytical reasoning and formal modeling (including but not limited to game theory), as well as a strong applied focus in at least one subfield. The successful candidate will be able to convey their insights to an audience that does not necessarily have extensive formal training but that is interested in the ideas as applied to a well-defined substantive problem. Successful candidates should hold a PhD by start date of appointment.

Our department is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. Successful 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. Appointment level and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

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

All materials should be submitted via UCSD RECRUIT ( for position: Assistant Professor of Political Science (Formal Theory / Political Economy).

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

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.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-6 letters of reference required

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