Assistant Professor, Politics and Public Policy

University of California, San Diego in California

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted August 14, 2015
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego (formerly known as School of International Relations and Pacific Studies) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of politics and public policy to begin July 1, 2016.

Applicants should be new or recent PhD graduates with an outstanding record in a PhD program in political science, public policy or economics. The successful candidate will have a background broadly in the field of public policy. Examples include political scientists within the fields of American, comparative or international politics with focuses on: the politics of policy design; policy implementation or effectiveness; or, micro-economists with a focus on regulation, firms, and social welfare. GPS has a special interest in candidates who can teach in a new and developing master's in public policy (MPP) program while also contributing to the School's larger mission of teaching public policy with an international focus. For the appropriate candidate there may be opportunities to work jointly between GPS and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), the Jacobs School of Engineering, the School of Medicine or other units-but such an arrangement or interdisciplinary background is not a requirement for the position.

Applicants must have a PhD conferred or to be completed by July 1, 2016. The School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego (UCSD) is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body. Preferred candidates should demonstrate the highest standards of professional research, teaching, and service and contribute to our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. To Apply: Candidates should submit: a curriculum vitae; two writing samples; a personal statement that includes a description of research, training, and teaching; a summary of past or potential contributions to diversity (see; and three (3) letters of reference. All applicant materials including referee information should be submitted via UCSD Academic Personnel On-Line at

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, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.