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Academic Employment Opportunities

Tenure-Track and Tenured Faculty

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Lecturers (non-tenure track teaching positions)

The Department of Political Science at UC San Diego invites applications for potential openings across subfields for temporary, non-tenure track lecturers throughout the academic year. Appointments may be part-time or full-time for one, two, or three quarters.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and consistent with University of California pay scales.

Interested candidates must apply at and submit:
-A cover letter including a summary of relevant education/training/experience and a ranked list of potential courses. (Department course offerings can be reviewed on our website.)
-Current CV/Resume.
-Teaching evaluations OR contact information for at least one reference.
-A brief statement describing the commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion with a focus on teaching.

Qualified candidates must hold a PhD, professional degree, and/or have significant practical experience related to course content. Applicants with teaching/training experience are preferred. We are especially interested in recruiting candidates committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

The University of California prohibits smoking and tobacco use at all University controlled properties.

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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