Assistant Professor in International Relations
University of California Davis Department of Political Science
United States

Department of Political Science - International Relations

Job #JPF03749
  • Letters and Science: Social Sciences - POLITICAL SCIENCE

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 9th, 2020

Next review date: Friday, Oct 9, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Jun 30, 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 Department of Political Science at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in International Relations with a specialization in the area of conflict broadly defined. Areas of focus could include interstate or intrastate conflict, or the interaction between them. We are seeking candidates with strong theoretical and methodological skills.

Applications will be accepted on-line at Candidates should upload a curriculum vitae, cover letter, a statement describing their research interests, sample publications or an article-length writing sample, a statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and a statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy. Applicants will also be asked to provide three to five letters of reference through the online recruitment system. A Ph.D. or evidence that the degree would be complete by the time of the appointment start date is required. The anticipated starting date is July 1, 2021. Applications must be received by October 9, 2020 to guarantee initial full consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.

This recruitment is conducted at the assistant rank. The resulting hire will be at the assistant rank, regardless of the proposed appointee’s qualifications. If you experience technical problems in uploading your application material please contact our Academic Personnel Coordinator, Angus Chang, at

The University of California, Davis and the Department of Political Science are interested in candidates committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion that are embedded within our Principles of Community . The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and we particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Writing Sample
  • Writing Sample 2 (Optional)
  • Writing Sample 3 (Optional)
  • 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.
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

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