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Louis G. Lancaster Chair of International Relations

University of California Santa Barbara
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 27, 2022

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, International Programs
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Louis G. Lancaster Chair of International RelationsJob #JPF02343
Political Science / College of Letters & Science - Social Sciences / UC Santa Barbara

Position title: Louis G. Lancaster Endowed Chair
Percent time: 100
Anticipated start: 07/01/2023

Open date:
October 27, 2022

Next review date: Monday, Nov 28, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, May 1, 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.

The Department of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a scholar of international relations at the tenured associate or full professor level to fill the Louis G. Lancaster Chair. Candidates should sustain an active research and publication agenda and be prepared to offer core IR graduate and undergraduate courses and mentoring, particularly in the area of international political economy. We also welcome scholars whose work can contribute to the Department's strong interdisciplinary foci in the study of identity or the environment and climate politics.

We are open with respect to methodological or theoretical approach, but the candidate's research should be theoretically informed and must demonstrate mastery of appropriate research methods.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Santa Barbara. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, staff and students who share our commitment to these values. The department encourages all applicants to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service.

Basic qualifications
(required at time of application)
Applicants should hold a PhD in Political Science or a related field and must currently hold an associate or full professor rank or equivalent title .

Preferred qualifications
Ph.D. in Political Science or a related field, Expertise in international relations/international political economy, construed broadly, Fit with department foci (environment or identity), Teaching ability/promise, Publication record/promise,
Evidence and/or promise of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in an academic community through research, teaching and/or service, as applicable.

Document requirements

  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

    Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
    At the time of application contact information only. Once the short-list is determined, the letter writers will be contacted via UC Recruit to submit reference letters.

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    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 status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: 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. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

    Santa Barbara, California

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