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Tenure track Assistant Professor of Black Politics

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor
Salary range: salary is commensurate with education/experience
Anticipated start: July 1, 2022

Application Window

Open date: August 20th, 2021

Next review date: Monday, Oct 18, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Apr 1, 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 Department of Political Science of the University of California, Riverside, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Black Politics.

The search is open with respect to field and we welcome strong candidates whose research and teaching addresses any substantive area of Black Politics within or outside the U.S. context. We are open to a range of theoretical and methodological approaches. The successful candidate should be committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and have a record or promise of research publication. A Ph.D. in Political Science or related field or discipline is required at the time of appointment. Ph.D. Candidates who are ABD at the time of application will be considered. Appointment level and salary will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2022.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter of interest, an updated CV, a Research Statement, a Teaching Statement, a statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, teaching evidence or evaluations, writing samples, and 3 letters of recommendation. Confidential Letters are solicited via the AP Recruit System Only – Applicant inserts reference names and solicits references from within AP Recruit at time of application. Only complete applications will be reviewed by the committee.

Applicants who use Interfolio may utilize a feature provided by the Interfolio Service to allow Interfolio to upload their letters directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as Online Application Deliveries. The following link on the Interfolio website shows how to set this up (http://product-help.interfolio.com/m/27438/l/266289-confidential-letter-uploads-to-online-application-systems.)

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.

Faculty in the University of California are expected to engage in research, teaching and service. Typical course load is four classes over the academic year.

Review of Applications will begin on October 18, 2021 and may continue until the position is filled. Applications and supporting materials received by October 18, 2021 will receive full consideration.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    A Ph.D. in Political Science or related field or discipline is required at the time of appointment. Ph.D. Candidates who are ABD at the time of application will be considered.

Preferred qualifications

    The successful candidate should be committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and have a record or promise of research publication.

    UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. 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.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter - Cover letter of interest that describes background and training

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • optional additional miscellaneous - non-confidential miscellaneous/additional information
    (Optional)

  • optional additional miscellaneous - non-confidential miscellaneous/additional information
    (Optional)

  • optional additional miscellaneous - non-confidential miscellaneous/additional information
    (Optional)

  • Teaching Evidence / Teaching Evaluations

  • optional /additional Teaching Evidence / Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

  • optional /additional Teaching Evidence / Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

  • Writing Sample

  • optional additional Writing Sample (Optional)

  • optional additional Writing Sample (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Please provide at least 3 letters of academic and/or professional recommendations.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01454

Help contact: christina.gnuschke@ucr.edu

Campus Information

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. 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.

University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. 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 eight weeks after their first date of employment.

Job location

Riverside, CA