Faculty Recruitment

Junior Faculty Position

Open: 08/02/2019

Initial Review: 09/16/2019

Accepting applications until 04/30/2020


The UCLA Department of Political Science invites applications from outstanding candidates for a position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin on July 1, 2020. We are particularly eager to consider applicants who specialize in American Politics and related fields. In addition, we will consider especially strong applicants working in other fields (including comparative politics, international relations, methods, political theory, and racial/ethnic politics). Pending administrative approval, we will also consider applicants at the rank of Associate Professor.

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, the 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. Appointments will be effective on July 1, 2020. A 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 September 16, 2019. Applications will be accepted, however, until the position is filled.

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.

Where to Apply: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF04796

Department Contact: Evelyn Godinez at egodinez@polisci.ucla.edu