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Politics Department: Lecturer Pool (Ongoing)

Recruitment Period

Open August 1st, 2018 through Monday, Jun 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
If you apply to this recruitment by June 1st, 2020, you will have until June 30th, 2020 to complete your application.


The Politics Department [] at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of part-time Lecturers who may be appointed to teach in any of the sub-fields of political science (American, comparative, theory, and international relations).

Applicants should be prepared to teach undergraduate courses at the lower or upper division level, consistent with the Politics program. Courses include but are not limited to the political theory course series (Ancient Political Thought, Early Modern Political Thought, and Modern Political Though), the U.S. politics course series (Congress, President, and the Court in American Politics; Society and Democracy in the American Political Development; and State and Capitalism in American Political Development); the comparative politics course series (European Politics, Latin American Politics, and Politics in East Asia), and the International politics course series (Theories of International and World Politics; International Law; Security, Conflict, Violence, War; and International Political Economy).

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply: Ph.D. in Political Science or related field and/or evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching. The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching and other assigned duties.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience and the particular courses the Lecturer is appointed to teach. Compensation for Summer Session courses may vary from courses taught during the academic year.

M.A. (or equivalent foreign degree) in Political Science or related field at the time of application.

Appointments are contingent on the hiring unit’s instructional need and the availability of funding. Appointments are typically made during one or more quarters of the regular academic year (fall, winter, and spring quarters), but they may also be made during Summer Session.

Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.

Please refer to Position #JPF00587-19P in all correspondence.


Reference Requirement
Applicants must provide the names and contact information of their references (a minimum of 3 are required and a maximum of 5 will be accepted). The hiring unit will request confidential letters* from the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration. Please note that your references or dossier service will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.

*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 (e.g., dossier service, career center, etc.), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at

Applications for this recruitment will be accepted beginning August 1, 2018 through June 1, 2020. This recruitment is valid for initial appointments beginning fall quarter 2018 through spring quarter 2021. Initial appointments made after this period must be made through other recruitments.

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, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see More information is available at the APO website (see or call (831) 459-4300.

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at (831) 459-4300.


Job location

Santa Cruz, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position

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

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through

    teaching. Guidelines on diversity statements can be viewed at

  • Evidence of teaching (document 1 of 3) - Course syllabi and/or course evaluations

  • Evidence of teaching (document 2 of 3) - Course syllabi and/or course evaluations

  • Evidence of teaching (document 3 of 3) - Course syllabi and/or course evaluations

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)