Assistant Professor in Political Methodology

University of California Berkeley Department of Political Science

United States

Assistant Professor - Political Methodology - Department of Political Science

Job #JPF02729
  • College of Letters & Science - Social Sciences - Political Science

Recruitment Period

Open October 9th, 2020 through Sunday, Nov 15, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science in the College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Berkeley ( invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in the field of political methodology. The position will have an expected start date of July 1, 2021. Basic qualifications include a PhD (or equivalent international degree), or enrollment in a PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

The Department invites applications from methodologists with an interest in any substantive field of political science, including American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political economy, public policy & law, and race & ethnic politics, and whose research focuses on design-based causal inference, computational methods, big data, mixed-method research, statistics, historical analysis, network analysis, and other topics. Successful candidates will be competent to teach graduate-level courses in quantitative methods.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and Political Science. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.

To apply, please go to the following link:
It is preferred that letters of reference be uploaded by referees no later than the final date to apply (November 15, 2020). All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality found at: prior to submitting their letters.

Completed applications must be received by Sunday, November 15, 2020 to be eligible for consideration. Please direct questions to Kristine Nera, Academic HR Analyst, at

The Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. Preferred candidates should demonstrate the highest standards of professional research, teaching, and service and contribute to our commitment to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Job location

Berkeley, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching - Describe your approach to teaching quantitative methods and indicate the types of classes you are able to teach.
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to
  • Sample of Significant Written Scholarship One - Please provide a sample of significant written scholarship.
  • Sample of Significant Written Scholarship Two - Please provide a sample of significant written scholarship.
  • (Optional)
  • Sample of Significant Written Scholarship Three - Please provide a sample of significant written scholarship.
  • (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

In your application, please refer to


amsterdam uni

antwerp uni

cambridge uni

florida uni

hamburg uni

harvard uni

hiroshima uni

oslo uni

purdue uni

ryerson uni

shanghai jiao tong uni

stockholm uni