Faculty Position in Political Science

University of California Los Angeles Department of Political Science

Junior Faculty Position Search 2021-2022

Job #JPF06814
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / L&S Social Sciences / UCLA

Position overview

Position title:Assistant Professor

Application Window

Open date: September 7th, 2021

Next review date: Friday, Oct 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Apr 29, 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 UCLA Department of Political Science invites applications from outstanding candidates for positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin on July 1, 2022. Preference will be given to applicants in the fields of Political Theory and International Relations. In addition, we will consider especially strong applicants working in other fields. We are especially eager to consider applicants who contribute to diversity and inclusion at UCLA and the communities that we serve.

UCLA and the UCLA Department of Political Science are firmly committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Therefore, we ask each applicant to submit with their application a statement that addresses their past efforts, as well as future plans, to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in their scholarship, teaching, and service.

The online application should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, aforementioned diversity statement, evidence of teaching excellence in related courses, at least one writing sample, a graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation. The letters of recommendation should be uploaded directly by the referees. PhD in Political Science or related field should be in hand prior to the appointment. To ensure full consideration, the online application should be completed by October 15, 2021. After the initial review date, new applications will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. in Political Science or related field in hand prior to the appointment

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

Applicants will enter the names and contact information of their references, UC Recruit will then generate an email invitation for the referee to submit their letter. Applicant will have the ability to send letter writers reminders via their UC Recruit application.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06814

Help contact: egodinez@polisci.ucla.edu

Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA