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Lecturer in Political Science: Academic Year 2020-21 (Anticipated)

Recruitment Period

Open March 13th, 2020 through Sunday, Apr 12, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts seeks a lecturer to teach courses in Political Science for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters. Courses being offered may include but not limited to:

We seek Lecturers specializing in International Relations, Comparative Politics, and American Judicial Politics.

Introduction to Comparative Politics
Introduction to International Relations
Judicial Politics
Government & the Constitution;
Transitions to Democracy
International Political Economy
Politics of Human Rights
Topics in Political Science
Liberty, Equality and the Constitution
Political Behavior Around the World
US Foreign Policy
International Organizations

Masters and/or PhD and experience teaching at the college or university level are required. Must be able to provide a record of excellence in teaching.

This is a limited-term appointment which falls under the purview of the agreement for the Lecturers Unit between University of California and the American Federation of Teachers. Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and appropriate collective bargaining agreement. See the following url for additional information:

For more information, please contact Matthew Hibbing at

Salary is based on an annual full time rate of $56,381.00.

Review of applications will begin on 3/27/2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Summer Session A Dates: May 26 – July 2, 2020
Summer Session B Dates: June 22 – August 14, 2020
Summer Session C Dates: July 6 – August 14, 2020
Summer Session D Dates: May 26 - August 14, 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 (

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching - A teaching statement of no more than 500 words explaining how you have approached or would approach teaching the courses that you wish to teach. Please also indicate subject area of interest regarding teaching.

  • Sample Syllabus

  • A recent teaching evaluation

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)