Lecturer – Department of Political Science

San Diego, California, United States

Job description

The Department of Political Science at UC San Diego (http://polisci.ucsd.edu) invites applications in any subfield for temporary lecturer position(s). Appointment(s) may be part-time, full-time, quarterly, or annual with the possibility of renewal contingent on performance, curricular needs, and funding availability.

Qualified candidates will hold a PhD, professional degree, and/or have significant practical experience related to course content. Successful candidates will also have demonstrated accomplishments or potential in: teaching; scholarship and/or relevant professional accomplishments; and the advancement of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

How to apply

To apply, candidates should submit a cover letter summarizing teaching experience and potential course offerings, CV, teaching evaluations or 1-3 references, and a brief statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions (further information about this diversity statement: http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp.). All application material must be submitted online at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01277.

UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

Job location 

San Diego, CA

Learn More 

More information about this recruitment: http://polisci.ucsd.edu



  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter – Indicate courses being applied for and summarize teaching and/or other training and experience related to course subject matter. Full list of department courses: http://polisci.ucsd.edu/undergrad/courses/
  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)
  • Contributions to Diversity Description – Please describe any teaching strategies you currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience, and to enable all students to excel and fully participate in the learning process.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)


0-3 references required (contact information only)

Final date: March 1st, 2018

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.

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