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Political Science Professor of Teaching, Open Field and Open Rank

University of California, Riverside
Riverside, California
$74,600 - $116,600
Start date
Nov 30, 2023

The Department of Political Science at the University of California, Riverside, invites
applications for a Professor of Teaching (also referred to within the University of California
system as “Lecturer with (Potential) Security of Employment”). Professors of Teaching are full
members of the academic senate and are eligible for Security of Employment, analogous to
tenure. The search is inviting applicants at all levels: assistant (potential security of employment;
analogous to pre-tenure), associate, and full rank (both with security of employment; analogous
to tenure).

This search is open as to field of specialization, but we are especially interested in scholars with
research and teaching experience in the following areas: American and/or comparative mass
political behavior, comparative institutions, race and ethnic politics, and scholars whose work
focuses on Asia or the Middle East.

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.

Candidates who are ABD at the time of application will be considered; a Ph.D. must be in hand
by time of appointment. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2024. The appointment level
and salary will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

Complete applications will include: 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. Applications
for Assistant Professor of Teaching will include 3-5 letters of recommendation. Applications
for Associate or Full Professor of Teaching will include the names and contact information for
3-5 references. Materials must be submitted to
Only complete applications will be reviewed by the committee.

Review of Applications will begin on January 29, 2024 and may continue until the position is
filled. Applications and supporting materials received by January 29, 2024 will receive full

The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at
appointment. See Table(s) [

The salary range for this position is $74,600 - $116,600. “Off-scale salaries” and other
components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the
designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.
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.

Questions should be directed to Search Committee Chair John W. Cioffi (

The University of California, Riverside is a world-class research university with an exceptionally
diverse undergraduate student body. UCR is a member institution of the American Association
of Universities (AAU) as well as the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities
(HSRU). 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.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies
and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or
local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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