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Assistant Professor - Department of Political Science/College of Letters and Science

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The Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science in the College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Berkeley ( invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position with an expected start date of July 1, 2018. We are open to outstanding candidates in any field, but we are particularly interested in candidates whose work is in the areas of: political theory, racial and ethnic politics, international relations, and law and politics. A Ph.D or equivalent degree is required within one year of start date.

[Basic qualifications]: The completion of all degree requirements for Ph.D or equivalent degree except the dissertation at the time of the application.

To apply, please go to the following link:
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, one to three samples of significant written scholarship, and a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service (optional). Applicants should also arrange to have three to five letters of reference submitted via this web portal. It is preferred that letters of reference be uploaded by referees no later than the final date to apply (September 22, 2017). All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality found at: prior to submitting their letters.

Applications must be received by Friday, September 22, 2017 to be eligible for consideration. Please direct questions to Allison Covington, Academic HR Analyst, at

The Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. Preferred candidates should demonstrate the highest standards of professional research, teaching, and service and contribute to our commitment to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:

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:

Job location

Berkeley, CA




3-5 letters of reference required