Assistant Adjunct Professor in American Politics and Public Policy
University of California Davis
United States

Assistant Adjunct Professor - UC Center Sacramento

Job #JPF03950
  • Letters and Science: Social Sciences - POLITICAL SCIENCE

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 21st, 2021

Next review date: Friday, Mar 5, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, May 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The UC Center Sacramento (UCCS) is pleased to announce a one-year Assistant Adjunct Professorship for 2021-2022 in American Politics and Public Policy. We welcome new or recent Ph.D scholars with an interest in California state politics and policy. Degree must be completed by June 30, 2021.

The University of California Center, Sacramento (UCCS) is a system-wide program of the University of California. Since its inception in 2004, the program has offered UC students from across the 10-campus system opportunities to study public policy and journalism through seminars and internships in and around the state Capitol. The Center also serves as a conduit through which research-based knowledge generated on the 10 campuses is disseminated to lawmakers, legislative staff, and executive branch officials.

The Assistant Adjunct Professor will be responsible for teaching Political Science undergraduate courses as well as performing administrative duties assigned as part of the UCCS leadership team. Duties include teaching four undergraduate courses per year, and in addition, to contribute materially towards the Center’s mission to increase student and alumni outreach, enhance the student experience, and expand the Center’s research and knowledge sharing function.

The appointment will be housed at UCCS located in Sacramento, California.
The UCCS Assistant Adjunct Professor salary is competitive and includes health benefits.

In evaluating the candidates, the following criteria will be used: coursework and demonstrated knowledge of American Politics and public policy; quality of the graduate training program; demonstration of teaching ability; experience with research methods and evidence-based policy analysis; letters of recommendation; ability to complete degree before appointment; and interview. An acquaintance with California politics and policy making is considered advantageous.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, teaching evaluations, statement on teaching, writing sample, and three letters of reference through the online application form found at (RECRUIT URL). For full consideration applications must be received by March 4, 2021. The position is open until filled.

The University of California is an equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.

Job location

Sacramento, California

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.
  • Writing Sample
  • Teaching Evaluations
  • Additional Supplemental Materials (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

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