Assistant/Associate Professor in Political Science

University of California Davis Department of Political Science

Department of Political Science - Methods

Job #JPF05136
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / LETTERS AND SCIENCE: SOCIAL SCIENCES / UC Davis

Application Window

Open date: August 30, 2022

Next review date: Monday, Oct 3, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 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

The Department of Political Science at UC Davis, a leading R1 institution, invites applications for a position at the Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate (tenured) Professor level in Political Methodology. We seek applicants who have exceptional potential for research; who will contribute to teaching our graduate methods curriculum; who can contribute to meeting the needs of our diverse state and student population; and who can contribute to the department’s efforts to promote the success, both at the undergraduate and graduate level, of historically underrepresented, socio-economically disadvantaged, and marginalized student communities. In addition to their expertise in methods, applicants are expected to have strong substantive interests. Of particular interest are candidates whose substantive interests include Identity Politics, broadly defined, though we will seriously consider all applicants with demonstrated substantive interests that complement their methods training.

Applications will be accepted on-line at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05136. Candidates should upload a curriculum vitae, cover letter, a statement describing their research interests, sample publications or an article-length writing sample, a statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and a statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy. Applicants will also be asked to provide three to five letters of reference through the online recruitment system. A Ph.D. or evidence that the degree would be complete by the time of the appointment start date is required. The anticipated starting date is July 1, 2023. Applications must be received by October 2, 2022 to guarantee initial full consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.

If you experience technical problems in uploading your application material please contact our Academic Personnel Coordinator, Angus Chang, at aychang@ucdavis.edu.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all first choice candidates for Academic Senate Assistant Professor Steps 4, 5, or 6, or positions eligible for tenure. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for assistant professor to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for Academic Senate Assistant Professor Steps 4, 5, or 6, or positions eligible for tenure will be subject to reference checks.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. in Political Science or related field (completed by the first day of instruction)

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Writing Sample - Sample publications or an article -length writing sample
  • Writing Sample 2 (Optional)
  • Writing Sample 3 (Optional)
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.
  • Authorization to Release Information Form - A reference check will be completed only if you are selected as the first choice candidate. Download, complete, sign, and upload the form: https://aadocs.ucdavis.edu/your-resources/forms-and-checklists/forms/ARF.pdf
  • Additional Information - Any additional information you would like to include with your application(Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05136

Help contact: aychang@ucdavis.edu

Campus Information

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We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals’ with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

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Job location

Davis, CA