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Open Rank Professor of Teaching in Political Science

Position overview

Position titles:
Salary range: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience and will be determined by final placement at rank and step
Anticipated start: July 1, 2024
Review timeline: January 29, 2024 until filled

Application Window

Open date: December 1, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, Jan 29, 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: Monday, Apr 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 Department of Political Science at the University of California, Riverside, invites applications for a Professor of Teaching (also referred to within the University of California system as “Lecturer with (Potential) Security of Employment”). Professors of Teaching are full members of the academic senate and are eligible for Security of Employment, analogous to tenure. The search is inviting applicants at all levels: assistant (potential security of employment; analogous to pre-tenure), associate, and full rank (both with security of employment; analogous to tenure).

This search is open as to field of specialization. We are especially interested in scholars with research and teaching experience in: American and/or comparative mass political behavior, comparative institutions, race and ethnic politics, and scholars whose work focuses on Asia or the Middle East.

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

Candidates who are ABD at the time of application will be considered; a Ph.D. must be in hand by time of appointment. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2024. The appointment level and salary will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

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. Applications for Assistant Professor of Teaching will include 3-5 letters of recommendation. Applications for Associate or Full Professor of Teaching will include the names and contact information for 3-5 references. Only complete applications will be reviewed by the committee.

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Faculty in the University of California are expected to engage in research, teaching, and service, but those in the teaching series have a larger teaching load and reduced expectations regarding research and publication. The typical course load is six classes over the academic year. Ability to teach and advise students at the graduate level is preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in substantial service on the Department’s undergraduate education committee and in developing innovative undergraduate pedagogy and curriculum. Scholarly research and publication activity of the successful professor of teaching may include work on pedagogy and/or related to specialty within political science (the latter often involving undergraduate research participants).

Salary
The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Table(s) [https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2023-24/oct-2023-acad-salary-scales/t1.pdf]

The salary range for this position is $74,600 - $116,600. “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions. 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.

Review of Applications will begin on January 29, 2024 and may continue until the position is filled. Applications and supporting materials received by January 29, 2024 will receive full consideration.

Questions should be directed to Search Committee Chair John W. Cioffi (john.cioffi@ucr.edu).

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates who are ABD at the time of application will be considered; a Ph.D. must be in hand by time of appointment; July 1, 2024.

Preferred qualifications

We are especially interested in scholars with research and teaching experience in: American and/or comparative mass political behavior, comparative institutions, race and ethnic politics, and scholars whose work focuses on Asia or the Middle East.

The University of California, Riverside is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. UCR is a member institution of the American Association of Universities (AAU) as well as the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities (HSRU). 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 by Level

Assistant Professor of Teaching

Position title: Assistant Professor of Teaching

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. Applications for Assistant Professor of Teaching will include 3-5 letters of recommendation.

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

  • Cover Letter of Interest

  • Statement of Research

  • Writing sample

  • Teaching Evidence or Teaching Evaluations

  • 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.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Complete Assistant Professor of Teaching applications should include 3-5 letters of recommendation.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01862

Associate or Full Professor of Teaching

Position title: Associate or Full Professor of Teaching

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. Associate or Full Professor of Teaching will include the names and contact information for 3-5 references.

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

  • Cover Letter of Interest

  • Statement of Research

  • Writing sample

  • Teaching Evidence or Teaching Evaluations

  • 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.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Complete Associate and Full Professor of Teaching applications should include names and contact information for 3-5 professional references. References will be contacted when an applicant has moved to the finalist stage.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01862

Help contact: christina.gnuschke@ucr.edu

About UC Riverside

The University of California, Riverside is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. UCR is a member institution of the American Association of Universities (AAU) as well as the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities (HSRU). 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.

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.

Job location

Riverside, CA