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Assistant Professor of Political Science (Political Institutions / Political Behavior)

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor
Salary range: Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.
Percent time: 100
Anticipated start: 07/01/2022

Application Window

Open date: October 25th, 2021

Last review date: Monday, Nov 29, 2021 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: Monday, Feb 28, 2022 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.

Position 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. The Department especially welcomes applications from candidates who demonstrate both a record of outstanding scholarship and contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Minimum Qualifications: In order to be considered, candidates must have a PhD in Political Science or a closely related field by the position start date.

Anticipated start date is July 1, 2022.

The position will remain open until filled. However, to ensure consideration, applications should be received by February 29, 2022. Applications will be submitted via https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu.

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 for the Assistant Professor level 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).

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. 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. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is 14 days after their first date of employment.

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

For additional information, please contact Courtenay Conrad at cconrad2@ucmerced.edu.

To apply, please visit our UC Merced job posting at: https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/JPF01210

Qualifications

Basic qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: In order to be considered, candidates must have a PhD in Political Science or a closely related field by the position start date.

Application 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

  • Writing Sample #1

  • Writing Sample #2

  • List of References

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

Applicants for the Assistant Professor level 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).

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/JPF01210

Help contact: ssha.ap@ucmerced.edu

Campus Information

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).

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/).

UC Merced is a smoke & tobacco free campus (https://smokefree.ucmerced.edu/).

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Assistant Professor in Political Science