Assistant Professor of Political Science; American Politics

University of California San Diego Department of Political Science

United States

Assistant Professor of Political Science - American Politics

Job #JPF03327
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Social Sciences / UC San Diego

Position overview

Position title:Assistant Professor
Salary range: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Application Window

Open date: September 9, 2022

Next review date: Monday, Oct 3, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023 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 within the School of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego invites applications in American Politics for appointment at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin Fall Quarter 2023.

We seek candidates who are prepared to teach and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, build and maintain a record of high quality scholarship and professional activity, and provide meaningful service including contributions to a campus and professional community that supports equity, inclusion, and diversity.

All application materials must be submitted electronically via UCSD AP Online RECRUIT ( for position: Political Science Assistant Professor- American Politics.

Review of applications will begin September 23, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.


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 Professor.

Preferred qualifications

Preferred candidates will 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.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter - Description of training, research, and teaching experience and interests.
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
  • Research Materials - May include research statement, publications, working papers, dissertation chapters, etc.
  • Teaching Materials - May include teaching statement, evaluations, course materials, etc.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
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Campus Information

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Job location

La Jolla, CA

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