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Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics/Africa

Application Window

Open date: September 13, 2022

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Nov 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 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.

Position description

The Department of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Comparative Politics/Africa to begin on July 1, 2023. Salary is commensurate with academic qualifications and experience.

Candidates should apply online at:

The online application should include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, one writing sample, and evidence of teaching excellence. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in African Politics.

Given its commitment to encouraging diversity, UC Irvine also asks that a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion be included with the application. The letters of recommendation should be uploaded directly by the referees. To ensure full consideration, the online application should be completed by November 15, 2022. Applications will be accepted, however, until the position is filled.

Institutional Reference Check:
The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence; where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. In support of this commitment, and as a means to address all forms of academic misconduct, UC Irvine will conduct an institutional reference check on recruitment finalists of Senate Ladder-Rank Professor and Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e. assistant, associate, full), prior to extending a formal offer of appointment. Applications submitted via AP Recruit must include a signed copy of the Authorization to Release Information Form for consideration.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Must possess a PhD in political science at the time of the appointment, July 1, 2023.
Must possess experience teaching courses at the undergraduate level.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

The letters of recommendation should be uploaded directly by the referees.

Apply link:

Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA