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The Department of Political Science of the University of California, Riverside, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Black Politics.

The search is open with respect to field and we welcome strong candidates whose research and teaching addresses any substantive area of Black Politics within or outside the U.S. context. We are open to a range of theoretical and methodological approaches. The successful candidate should be committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and have a record or promise of research publication. A Ph.D. in Political Science or related field or discipline is required at the time of appointment. Ph.D. Candidates who are ABD at the time of application will be considered. Appointment level and salary will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2022.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter of interest, an updated CV, a Research Statement, a Teaching Statement, a statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, teaching evidence or evaluations, writing samples, and 3 letters of recommendation. Confidential Letters are solicited via the AP Recruit System Only – Applicant inserts reference names and solicits references from within AP Recruit at time of application. Only complete applications will be reviewed by the committee.

Applicants who use Interfolio may utilize a feature provided by the Interfolio Service to allow Interfolio to upload their letters directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer’s email address. Interfolio refers to this as Online Application Deliveries. The following link on the Interfolio website shows how to set this up (

Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

Faculty in the University of California are expected to engage in research, teaching and service. Typical course load is four classes over the academic year.

Review of Applications will begin on October 18, 2021 and may continue until the position is filled. Applications and supporting materials received by October 18, 2021 will receive full consideration.



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