Teaching Opportunities

Faculty and scholars who are interested in teaching in the Department as Lecturers or Visiting Professors are invited to submit applications. Appointments are based on the qualifications of the candidates and the Department's instructional needs in a given year.


To be considered for a teaching appointment commencing the following academic year (including Summer Session, Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters), complete application files must be received by November 1 of the preceeding year.


Candidates for teaching appointments in the department must satifsfy the following minimum requirements:

1. Hold a doctoral degree (PhD) or foreign equivalent; or, if ABD, can show substantial progress toward completion of the dissertation.

2. Have significant teaching experience and course evaluations that document excellence.

3. Not hold any other appointments at UCSD or another UC school that would, in combination with the teaching appointment, result in more than 100% employment.

4. If applicable, have prior approval from current home institution or employer to teach at UCSD.

Application Procedure

All applications must include:

1. A cover letter which includes a summary of academic background and teaching experience and also clearly indicates the quarters available teach (UCSD Calendar), and a list of courses qualified to teach in our department (list of courses).

2. Current CV.

3. Copies of recent teaching evaluations or letters of recommendation (all A.B.Ds must include a letter from faculty advisor) and, if available, sample syllabi from previously taught courses.

All materials should be emailed (preferred), faxed, or mailed to:
Collette Isachsen
Department of Political Science
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0521 USA
Fax: (858) 822-5115