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Tenure-track Assistant Professor, American Political Institutions

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor
Salary range: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience
Anticipated start: July 1, 2023

Application Window

Open date: September 2, 2022

Next review date: Friday, Oct 28, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Apr 1, 2023 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

Tenure Track Assistant Professor American Politics

The Department of Political Science at the University of California, Riverside, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of American Politics.

We seek a scholar with an active research agenda, and teaching interests, focused on U.S. political institutions, broadly conceived. The successful candidate should be committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and have a record or promise of research publication. The candidate should also be committed to advancing a climate that embraces inclusion and diversity, with a commitment to teaching and mentoring that will enhance the work of the department and support a diverse student body.

Ph.D. is preferred; candidates who are ABD at the time of application will be considered. The appointment level and salary will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2023.

Complete applications will include: a cover letter of interest, an updated CV, a research statement, a writing sample, teaching evidence or evaluations, a statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, and 3 letters of recommendation. Only complete applications will be reviewed by the committee. Questions should be directed to Search Committee Chair Ben Bishin bishin@ucr.edu.

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://help.interfolio.com/entries/xxx-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System

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. The typical course load is four classes over the academic year.

Review of Applications will begin on October 28, 2022 and may continue until the position is filled. Applications and supporting materials received by October 28, 2022 will receive full consideration.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. is required at time of appointment; candidates who are ABD at the time of application will be considered.

Preferred qualifications

We seek a scholar with an active research agenda, and teaching interests, focused on U.S. political institutions, broadly conceived.The successful candidate should have an active research agenda, and teaching interests, focused on U.S. political institutions, broadly conceived.

The successful candidate should be committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and have a record or promise of research publication. The candidate should also be committed to advancing a climate that embraces inclusion and diversity, with a commitment to teaching and mentoring that will enhance the work of the department and support a diverse student body.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter - Cover letter of interest that describes your research
    and training

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • 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.

  • Teaching Evidence / Teaching Evaluations

  • Additional Teaching Evidence/Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

  • Writing Sample

  • Additional Writing Sample (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

3 letters of reference are required. 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
completed applications that include the letters of reference may be reviewed by the committee.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01642

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 (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. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Riverside, CA