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

Assistant Professor in Political Theory, Political Science Department


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



Open date: September 12th, 2018
Last review date: October 23rd, 2018

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
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 Political Theory for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor effective July 1, 2019. We are open to scholars in all areas of Political Theory, but we are most interested in scholars who have an emphasis on theory which addresses environmental politics, such as environmental justice, or the politics of identity, two areas in which our department possesses strengths.


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, with a specialization in Political Theory/Political Philosophy. 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.


Completed applications received by October 17, 2018 will receive primary consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. Applications must include a curriculum vitae, a research statement, unofficial graduate transcripts, 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)

  • Unofficial Graduate Transcript(s)

  • 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. 

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required



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