Positions Available

Permanent Faculty Positions Currently Open:

Temporary Teaching Positions Currently Open:
Lecturer Pool for Political Science - 2024/25

Other Positions Currently Open:

Teaching Assistant for Political Science 12, Intro to American Politics - Spring 2024 (see below)

Lecturer Pool for Political Science - 2024/25

The Department of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary Lecturers to teach courses in Political Science for upcoming openings. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed with the possibility of future reappointment based on performance and department need.. The number of positions varies from quarter to quarter, depending on the needs of the department. Positions may range from 33% to 100% time.

The part time position(s) are for one or more courses in the subfields of American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, and Quantitative Methods. The minimum requirement to be considered an applicant is the completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. except the dissertation (ABD status) in Political Science or a closely related field at the time of application. Ph.D. degree must be conferred by the start date of the appointment. A minimum of one year teaching experience at the University or college level is required.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. We strongly encourage applicants to submit an optional Statement of Contributions to Diversity. These statements, if submitted, will be reviewed for evidence of teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity, such as effective strategies used for the educational advancement of students in various under-represented groups; demonstrated contributions to the advancement of equitable access and diversity in education; and contributions furthering diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through participation in such activities as recruitment, retention, and mentoring of scholars and students.

To apply, please go to the following link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02753.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching, and course evaluations. The pool will close on March 31st, 2025.

If you would like to be considered after that time, and the pooled position is advertised again, you will need to submit a new application.

Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. See the review date specified in UC Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for an upcoming opening. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.

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 status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Teaching Assistant for Political Science 12, Intro to American Politics - Spring 2024

The Department of Political Science is looking for a Teaching Assistant for Political Science 12, Introduction to American Politics for Spring 2024.

You must be enrolled as a graduate student in a minimum of 8 units and in residence in spring quarter to qualify for this position. 

If you are selected for this position, you must inform your home department to verify your eligibility. You may not hold a simultaneous additional position exceeding 50%.

To apply, send your CV and Note of Interest to Professor Satyajit Singh at satyajitsingh@ucsb.edu. Prirority review begins February 19th.