UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ
DEPARTMENT OF POLITICS
Associate or Full Professor, American Politics and Law
The Department of Politics at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a position in American Politics and Law, at the tenured level of Associate or Full Professor. While the specialization is open, we especially welcome candidates whose historically-informed research and teaching combines public law and public policy with one or more of the following: gender, race, social movements, and social justice. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching contribute to the study of American political development.
In addition, the successful candidate will be Director of the Legal Studies Program. The Legal Studies Program is an interdisciplinary undergraduate major, administered by the Politics department, that seeks to integrate the study of law and legal issues through the contributions of such fields as Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Feminist Studies, and Environmental Studies.
The ability to contribute significantly to graduate education and the mentoring of graduate students is highly desirable. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
RANK: Associate or Full Professor
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Political Science or related field. Demonstrated record of research and peer-reviewed publications, demonstrated record of university teaching experience at the graduate and undergraduate levels, demonstrated record of administrative service.
POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2015, with academic year beginning September 2015.
TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include a curriculum vitae, letter of application, one selected publication, three letters of reference*, and recent teaching evaluations, if available. Applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing their past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching and/or service. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.
Apply at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00148
Refer to Position #JPF00148-15 in all correspondence.
*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm
CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2014.
To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2015.
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