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Assistant Professor – Department of Political Science

Position overview Anticipated start: 7/1/2023

Application Window

Open July 13th, 2022 through Thursday, Sep 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

If you apply to this recruitment by September 1st, 2022, you will have until September 7th, 2022 to complete your application.

Position Description

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 full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in political science, with preference for scholars who work in the areas of: Women and Politics, Public Law, Environmental Politics, IR, Formal Theory, Chinese Politics, or with a focus on institutions.

The Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science is committed to fostering an environment in which all members of the Berkeley community feel empowered to pursue their educational goals in a welcoming environment. We believe that every individual must be treated with equality and dignity as we work together to ensure the success of students, staff, and faculty. For more information, please visit the department website:

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. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:

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.


Qualifications Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in PhD or equivalent international degree granting program at the time of application.

Application Requirements Document requirements

• Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.

• Cover Letter

• Statement of Research

• Statement of Teaching

• Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to

• Sample of Significant Written Scholarship One – Please provide a sample of significant written scholarship.

• Sample of Significant Written Scholarship Two – Please provide a sample of significant written scholarship.


• Sample of Significant Written Scholarship Three – Please provide a sample of significant written scholarship.


• Covid Impact Statement – If applicable, please provide a statement discussing if COVID-19 has impacted your research.


Reference Requirements

• 3 letters of reference required

It is preferred that letters of reference be received by referees no later than the final date to apply (September 1, 2022).

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Campus Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley 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:

In searches when letters of reference are required 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 ( prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location Berkeley, CA

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