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Assistant Professor in the Political Institutions subfield of American Politics

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The Political Science Department at the University of California, Irvine seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor in the Political Institutions subfield of American Politics beginning July 1, 2018. Salary is commensurate with academic qualifications and experience. We have particular interest in the fields of legislative behavior, the mass media, and the bureaucracy but we are open to anyone researching any aspect of American political institutions. Applicants with a variety of methodological approaches will be considered.

Candidates should apply online at:

The online application should include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, at least three letters of recommendation, one writing sample, and evidence of teaching excellence. Given its commitment to encouraging diversity, UC Irvine 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 October 1, 2017. Applications will be accepted, however, until the position is filled.

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


Document requirements
  • Letter of Application

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

  • Evidence of teaching excellence

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

  • One writing sample

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required