Assistant Professor, Political Science
Department of Political
Division of Politics, Administration
College of Humanities and
The Department of Political Science in the Division of Politics,
Administration, and Justice at California State University,
Fullerton, invites applications for a tenure‐track Assistant
Professor position in Political Science with an appointment to
begin Fall 2024.
California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) is a minority-serving
institution, affirmative action, and equal opportunity employer.
CSUF is firmly committed to increasing the diversity of the campus
community and the curriculum and fostering an inclusive environment
within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive.
Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching,
research, advising and other activities are encouraged to identify
their strengths and experiences. Individuals advancing the
University's strategic diversity goals and those from groups whose
underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe
and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.
CSUF is committed to retaining all faculty and has established
affinity groups you can join to support your success.
The Dean's Office of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences
(H&SS) also supports the Collective for Justice, Equity &
Transformation (CoJET). CoJET consists of a team of H&SS
faculty whose expertise addresses issues of equity, diversity,
justice, community, and organizational transformation. CoJET aims
to transform higher education structures, policies, and practices
by focusing on college-based initiatives. The CSU is currently
engaged in a directed multi-year initiative to improve equity in
graduation rates for all students, regardless of racial, ethnic or
The Political Science Department in
the Division of Politics, Administration & Justice at
California State University, Fullerton, seeks a candidate whose
primary field of teaching and research is Comparative Politics.
Regional expertise of Latin America and/or Caribbean is preferred;
however, other regions and countries outside of China and Russia
will be considered. Additionally, candidates interested in one or
more areas are encouraged to apply: gender politics, identity
politics, human rights, political violence and security, political
engagement, political accountability, and democratic consolidation.
The successful candidate would be responsible for teaching the
introductory course in Comparative Politics, upper-level courses in
the candidate's area of specialty, and a graduate-level course in
Comparative Politics. In addition, the successful candidate will
have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty in Women and
Gender Studies. CSUF encourages excellent teaching, scholarship,
and service. Preference will be given to candidates interested in
directing the department's Center of Academic Excellence (CAE)
Intelligence Community Scholars Program and the Pre-Professional
Certificate in Security Studies.
CSUF faculty are committed teacher/scholars who bring research and
creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs,
studios, and individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in
the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on
departmental and university-wide committees. The primary
responsibilities of the person in this position will include the
development and teaching of introductory and core courses in the
discipline and the development of courses in their area(s) of
specialization. Specific courses that this person will teach
introductory and graduate courses in comparative politics. Faculty
generally teach three classes per semester. A reduced teaching load
is provided for the first two years. This person will also be
responsible for producing scholarship commensurate with the
requirements for tenure. The successful candidate will be expected
to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the
department, advise students, serve on committees, and participate
in the broader university and disciplinary communities.
- Ph.D. in Political Science at time of appointment with an
emphasis in Comparative Politics.
- Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching a diverse
- A strong record of scholarly accomplishments appropriate to the
level of appointment [publications, conference presentations,
- Experience and commitment to being collaborative and a good
- Ability to balance strong teaching, scholarship, and
- Demonstrated commitment to working effectively with students
from intersecting marginalized social groups
- Experience in working with interdisciplinary
- Regional expertise of Latin America and/or
- Willingness to direct mentoring/networking and certificate
A complete online application
must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To
apply, please visit http://hr.fullerton.edu/careers/Faculty.php,
choose full-time faculty, search for the position
531262, and provide the following required
- Cover letter in which you respond to the required
- Curriculum vitae
- Research statement describing an area of research and
current/future research agenda (1-2 pages)
- Teaching statement describing teaching approach and philosophy
- Evidence of teaching excellence. This can include sample
syllabi, projects, and/or student teaching evaluations.
- Graduate school transcript(s). Unofficial transcripts are to be
accepted during the application process; official transcripts are
required upon the start of the appointment if selected.
- Candidate statement on commitment to inclusive excellence
- This statement provides the candidate's demonstrated experience
in promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in higher
education and/or their professional careers and their future
aspirations in doing so. The statement shall address the following
- The candidate can demonstrate knowledge of barriers for
underrepresented students and faculty in higher
- The candidate has experience in and is committed to engaging in
service with underrepresented populations in higher
- The candidate has experience in and is committed to teaching
and/or mentoring underrepresented students in a higher education
- The candidate has experience integrating underrepresented
populations and communities into scholarly and creative
- A list of three references with relevant contact
- Finalists must submit three letters of
recommendation. Please have these ready for the referents to
submit. On the References page of the online application, enter
information and email addresses for three referents who will
provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. At
the appropriate time in the search process, they will receive a
request via email along with information on uploading the letter.
You can verify that CSUF has received each letter by logging back
into your applicant portal.
Finalists will be asked to have each of their three referents
submit a letter of recommendation. Please have these ready for the
referents to offer should you proceed to this search phase.
Please direct all questions about the position to: Dr. Valerie
O'Regan, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com or call
To be assured full
consideration, all application materials must be received by
October 6, 2023. The anticipated appointment date is August
The College and Department
The Department of
Political Science provides students with an education that is
grounded in theory and evidence-based research. We prepare our
students for law school or graduate school, government employment
on the local, state and national levels, foreign service, teaching,
business, journalism, or leadership in civic and political
activities. The Department of Political Science is situated within
the Division of Politics, Administration & Justice, a
multi-disciplinary Division that provides faculty excellent
opportunities for collaboration with colleagues from within Public
Administration and Criminal Justice. The Division is housed within
the College of Humanities and Social Sciences with programs and
departments that offer students the breadth of a traditional
liberal arts education in the humanities and social sciences while
preparing them to be members of a global society participating in a
wide range of professions or advanced academic or professional
The Assistant Professor
(Academic Year) classification salary range is $5,405 to $11,994
monthly (12 monthly payments per academic year). The anticipated
hiring range is $6,690 to $6,790 per month.
Salary offered is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
In addition, the California Equal Pay Act prohibits employers from
paying its employees less than those of the opposite sex and/or
another race or ethnicity for substantially similar work (https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/california_equal_pay_act.htm).
Summer research grants, moving expenses, start‐up funds, and a
reduced teaching load may be available.
An excellent comprehensive
benefits package includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse,
domestic partner, and dependent fee‐waiver; access to campus
child‐care; and a defined‐benefit retirement through the state
system and optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed
description of benefits, please visit https://hr.fullerton.edu/total-wellness/.
Multiple positions may
be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the
The person holding this position
is considered a ‘mandated reporter' under the California Child
Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and must comply with the
requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July
21, 2017, as a condition of employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be
completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be formally
offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete
the background check may affect the application status of
applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who
apply for the position.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants
with disabilities who self‐disclose.
Notice of Non-Discrimination based on Gender or Sex and Contact
Information for Title IX Coordinator (http://www.fullerton.edu/titleix/about/notice.php).
In accordance with the California State University (CSU)
Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose
business operations reside within the State of California. It
requires hiring employees to perform CSU-related work within the
State of California.
To apply, visit https://careers.pageuppeople.com/873/fl/en-us/job/531262/assistant-professor-political-science