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Assistant Professor of Political Science

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 28th, 2020

Last review date: Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Sunday, Jan 31, 2021 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.

Description

The Political Science Department at the University of California, Merced invites applications for an assistant professor position (tenure track) in either Political Institutions or Political Behavior, with a substantive focus in American Politics, Comparative Politics, or International Relations. This search is supported by an Advancing Faculty Diversity Recruitment Grant and the Department seeks candidates who demonstrate both a record of outstanding scholarship and contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

In order to be considered, candidates must have a PhD in political science (or a closely related field) by the position start date.

The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2021.

The position will remain open until filled. However, to ensure consideration, applications should be received by October 28, 2020. Applications will be submitted at https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/JPF01031. Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research; 4) statement of teaching; 5) two writing samples; 6) statement on contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion; and, 7) a list of three references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.

Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system). Letters of reference should be received no later than October 28, 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 (https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction).

Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.

For additional information, please contact Tom Hansford at thansford@ucmerced.edu.

Applicants will be notified when the final candidate has been selected.

To apply, please visit our UC Merced job posting at: https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/JPF01031.

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students (https://www.ucmerced.edu/fast-facts), UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (https://merced2020.ucmerced.edu/).

Job location

Merced, CA

Learn More

More information about this recruitment: https://polisci.ucmerced.edu/

Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion. Please review the UC Merced Diversity Statement Guidelines and UC’s Commitment to Diversity

  • List of References

  • Writing Sample #1

  • Writing Sample #2

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required