The Department of Political Science within the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California San Diego ( invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in any field of political science to begin July 1, 2016. The Department expects that this appointment will make a meaningful and strong contribution to diversity. The most competitive candidates will demonstrate advanced analytic reasoning and rigorous methodology in their research. 

Our department is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. Preferred candidates will share this commitment and be prepared to teach graduate and undergraduate students, demonstrate the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity, and contribute to a campus climate that supports equity, inclusion, and diversity. Appointment level and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

To apply, candidates must hold, or expect to soon receive, a PhD and provide a cover letter, vita, samples of written research, three letters of reference, and a statement summarizing their contributions, or potential for contribution, to diversity and leadership (further information about the required diversity statement can be found at 

All materials should be submitted online via UCSD RECRUIT ( for position: Political Science Assistant Professor.

Review of applications will begin September 25, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. 

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