Assistant Professor of Political Science

California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Sep 28, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Political Science Department at the University of California, Merced invites applications for an assistant professor position (tenure track) in either Political Institutions or Political Behavior, with a substantive focus in American Politics, Comparative Politics, or International Relations. This search is supported by an Advancing Faculty Diversity Recruitment Grant and the Department seeks candidates who demonstrate both a record of outstanding scholarship and contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


In order to be considered, candidates must have a PhD in political science (or a closely related field) by the position start date.


The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2021.


The position will remain open until filled. However, to ensure consideration, applications should be received by October 28, 2020. Applications will be submitted at Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research; 4) statement of teaching; 5) two writing samples; 6) statement on contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion; and, 7) a list of three references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.


Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system). Letters of reference should be received no later than October 28, 2020.


The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered 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: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (


Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.


For additional information, please contact Tom Hansford at


Applicants will be notified when the final candidate has been selected.


To apply, please visit our UC Merced job posting at:

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