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Academic Employment Opportunities

Tenure-Track and Tenured Faculty

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The Department of Political Science at UC San Diego invites applications in any subfield for temporary lecturer positions. Appointments may be part-time or full-time for one, two, or three quarters.

Qualified candidates must hold a PhD, professional degree, and/or have significant practical experience related to course content.

Candidates who have demonstrated accomplishments or potential in: teaching; scholarship and/or relevant professional accomplishments; and the advancement of equity, diversity, and inclusion are preferred.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

To apply, candidates must submit a cover letter summarizing their relevant training and experience as well as potential course offerings, CV, teaching evaluations OR contact information for at least one reference, and a brief statement describing any teaching strategies they currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience. Department course offerings can be reviewed on our website. All application material must be submitted online at:

Applications received by September 16, 2020 will be given full consideration.

UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


UCSD: Employer of Choice
Information for Prospective Applicants

UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to academic excellence and diversity. Applicants are invited to preview campus diversity resources and programs at Diversity at UC San Diego.

UCSD recognizes that decisions about seeking, accepting, and maintaining employment often involve considerations concerning two careers. The Partner Opportunities Program provides assistance and support in the employment search for spouses or partners of ladder-rank faculty. In addition, UCSD Jobs lists all current staff opportunities on campus.

UCSD is committed to helping academic appointees balance the needs of career, health, and family. Major strides have been made in recent years to increase work/life benefits, family accommodations policies, and family-friendly programs. More information is available at: Family Accommodations.

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