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Junior Faculty Position Search 2017-2018

We are no longer accepting applications for this recruitment


The UCLA Department of Political Science invites applications from outstanding candidates for a junior faculty position, to begin July 1, 2018. We are particularly interested in applicants who specialize in International Relations or Comparative Politics, although we will also consider especially strong applications from candidates working in other fields and (pending administrative approval) at senior ranks. Given its commitment to encouraging diversity, UCLA asks that candidates include with their application a statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Candidates should apply online at, The job tracking number is JPF03192. The online application should include: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, aforementioned diversity statement, evidence of teaching excellence in related courses, at least one writing sample, graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation. The letters of recommendation should be uploaded directly by the referees. Appointments will be effective July 1, 2018. PhD in Political Science in hand prior to the appointment. To ensure full consideration, the online application should be completed by September 25, 2017. Applications will be accepted, however, until the position is filled.

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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Interest

  • Statement of Research Interests

  • Evidence of teaching excellence in related courses/Evaluations

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

  • At Least One Writing Sample

  • Graduate Transcript (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required