Assistant Professor in American Politics, Political Science Department
University of California, Santa Barbara, College of Letters & Science - Social Sciences - Political Science
United States

Assistant Professor in American Politics, Political Science Department


  • College of Letters & Science - Social Sciences - Political Science



Open date: September 12th, 2018
Next review date: February 25th, 2019

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: May 1st, 2019

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 University of California, Santa Barbara Department of Political Science seeks a scholar in American politics for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor effective July 1, 2019. We are open to scholars in all areas of American politics, but are most interested in candidates who have primary research and teaching interests involving American political institutions, understood broadly, and the ability to teach core graduate seminars in American political institutions. The Department has long-standing commitments to building strengths in areas involving the politics of identity and the politics of the environment. In light of those commitments, there would be special interest in candidates whose interests additionally touch on issues of migration and identity, including particularly Latino/a identity, and/or the intersection of institutions with race, ethnicity, class, gender or citizenship.


The minimum requirement to be considered an applicant is the completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. in Political Science or related field (or equivalent degree), except the dissertation, at the time of application. Ph.D. preferred. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional promise and a record of high achievement.


UCSB is the first Hispanic-Serving Institution in the American Association of Universities (AAU). The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.


Completed applications received by October 17, 2018 will receive primary consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.


A new review date of February 25, 2019 has been added. If you are interested in applying, please submit all materials by this review date.


Applications must include a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a writing sample, teaching evaluations (or other evidence of teaching effectiveness), and three letters from academic references. All application materials should be submitted via UC Recruit:


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 status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



Santa Barbara, CA



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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Research

  • Teaching Evaluations (or other evidence of teaching effectiveness)

  • Writing sample

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. 

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