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Assistant Professor, American Political Institutions

University of California, Riverside
University of California, Riverside
Competitive and commensurate with education and experience
Posted Date
Sep 2, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Tenure Track Assistant Professor American Politics

University of California, Riverside Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at the University of California, Riverside, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of American Politics. We seek a scholar with an active research agenda, and teaching interests, focused on U.S. political institutions, broadly conceived. The successful candidate should be committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and have a record or promise of research publication. The candidate should also be committed to advancing a climate that embraces inclusion and diversity, with a commitment to teaching and mentoring that will enhance the work of the department and support a diverse student body. Ph.D. is preferred; candidates who are ABD at the time of application will be considered. The appointment level and salary will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2023.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter of interest, an updated CV, a research statement, a writing sample, teaching evidence or evaluations, a statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, and 3 letters of recommendation to Confidential Letters are solicited via the AP Recruit System Only – Applicant inserts reference names and solicits references from within AP Recruit at time of application. Only complete applications will be reviewed by the committee. Questions should be directed to Search Committee Chair Ben Bishin

Applicants who use Interfolio may utilize a feature provided by the Interfolio Service to allow Interfolio to upload their letters directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio- generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as Online Application Deliveries. The following link on the Interfolio website shows how to set this up

Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit- based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

Faculty in the University of California are expected to engage in research, teaching, and service. The typical course load is four classes over the academic year.

Review of Applications will begin on October 28, 2022 and may continue until the position is filled. Applications and supporting materials received by October 28, 2022 will receive full consideration.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy ( SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19). All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.


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