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2024-25 Political Science Lecturer Pool

Position overview

Salary range: Annual Salary base begins at $66,259 and the number of courses could vary.

Application Window

Open date: April 11, 2024

Most recent review date: Saturday, May 11, 2024 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: Sunday, Mar 30, 2025 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 is seeking applicants for temporary part-time lecturer positions to teach in different subfields of American Politics, Political Theory, International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Law contingent on departmental need. These positions will replace faculty on leave during the academic year.

Requirements: We are seeking candidates with strong teaching credentials who might contribute to our undergraduate program. Candidates should have a Ph.D.

These part-time positions are based on an annual salary range beginning at $64,329 and the number of courses could vary.

Service Period Dates for 2024-2025 Academic Year:
Fall Quarter: 9/23/24 – 12/13/24
Winter Quarter: 1/2/25 - 3/21/25
Spring Quarter: 3/26/25 – 6/13/25

Application Procedure - Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, vita, three letters of reference, evidence of teaching performance, a reflective teaching statement and a Statement of Contributions to Diversity via our online recruit system:

Priority for positions will be given to applications completed by May 1st, 2024. Please note this is a continuous recruitment to fill classes on an as-needed basis. The department will refer to the pool of applications on file to fill assignments as necessary throughout the year.

This term appointment falls under the purview of the agreement between the University of California and the American Federation of Teachers. Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and the collective bargaining agreement available here:
If selected, first-time Political Science Department Lecturer appointees will receive a one-year appointment.
Appointments vary based on need and availability.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. in Political Science or a relevant field.

Minimum two years of teaching experience.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Letter of Application

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

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.

  • Evidence of Teaching Performance - Course Evaluations, Syllabi, Classroom observations etc..

  • Reflective Teaching Statement - For guidelines on how to prepare a reflective teaching statement see This statement should: Indicate the candidate’s teaching experiences to date, including experience with teaching undergraduates/graduate students, or other populations, as well as their areas of interest. This should also include mentorship that they have given to others in the line of research or outreach activities. Detail the candidate’s teaching approaches and philosophies, as to how they will engage in effective teaching strategies.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form - All applicants of academic positions at the University of California, Irvine must download, complete, sign, and upload the following form with their application: Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required
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About UC Irvine

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 anti-discrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA