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Lecturer in Political Science: Academic Year 2024-25

Position overview

Position title: Unit 18 Faculty
Salary range: A reasonable estimate for an initial appointment is $66,259. See Unit 18 Lecturer table  for the salary range for this position. These are academic year appointments and subject to the normal processes of academic review. Salary is prorated in accordance instructional workload calculation.
Anticipated start: Academic Year: 7/1/2024 – 6/30/2025
Fall Semester: 8/1/2024 – 12/31/2024
Spring Semester: 1/1/2025 – 5/31/2025
Position duration: Academic year or fall/spring semester

Application Window

Open date: May 31, 2024

Most recent review date: Friday, Jun 14, 2024 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: Thursday, Aug 1, 2024 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 School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts seeks a lecturer(s) to teach courses in Political Science for Academic Year 2024-25. Courses being offered may include but not limited to:

Introduction to International Relations
International Law
International Organizations
Additional courses related to Law and Policy and International Relations
The lecturer may also be asked to contribute a course to UC Merced's general education curriculum.

In addition to teaching the course(s), the instructor is responsible for creating a syllabus, holding weekly office hours (2 hours/week), and grading examinations and/or papers. The instructor may also be required to hold discussion and lab sections or supervise a graduate student teaching assistant.

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: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/ix/index.html

For more information, please contact Courtenay Monroe at courtenaymonroe@ucmerced.edu

Full time and part time positions available. Three courses in Fall and three courses in Spring are equivalent to full time position. Part time varies based on need and availability.

Academic Year: 7/1/2024 – 6/30/2025
Fall Semester: 8/1/2024 – 12/31/2024
Spring Semester: 1/1/2025 – 5/31/2025

Qualifications

Basic qualifications

Advanced degree in related field and experience teaching at the college or university level is required. Must be able to provide a record of excellence in teaching.

Application Requirements

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)
Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/JPF01795

Help contact: aprecruit@ucmerced.edu

About UC Merced

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With over 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students (https://cie.ucmerced.edu/analytics-hub/student-statistics), UC Merced is committed to interdisciplinary excellence in research and teaching as well as to diversity, equity and inclusion. Ranked as one of the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, 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/).

The University of California, Merced is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Please refer to the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy and the University of California’s Anti-Discrimination Policy.

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. This includes the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/VaccinationProgramsPolicy.

Job location

Merced, CA