Assistant Professor - University of San Diego in San Diego California

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University of San Diego

San Diego, California 92110

United States

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The Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of San Diego invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level with a focus on Environmental Politics and Policy beginning in fall 2015. Applicants should have completed a PhD in Political Science before September 2015. 

The successful candidate will teach at least two policy-focused courses per year that would be cross-listed with the Department of Marine Science and Environmental Studies, and will have opportunities to collaborate in both teaching and research with other academic units on campus that focus on environmental policy. The position will be housed in the Department of Political Science and International Relations and departmental criteria will be applied toward retention, tenure, promotion, and merit pay. In addition to teaching specialized courses on environmental politics, policy, and related issues, the successful candidate will also be expected to teach other lower division, upper division, and graduate courses that fit with his or her substantive interests and meet the needs of the Department of Political Science and International Relations. 

Candidates must be fully committed to liberal arts education and to excellence in teaching and student advising. Candidates must also demonstrate a significant and interesting scholarly agenda, and will be expected to engage actively at the departmental, college, and university levels. The normal teaching load is three courses every semester.

USD offers a competitive salary and benefits, including a travel allowance and other funding opportunities.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, official graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation that speak to teaching and scholarly abilities, a writing sample, a statement of teaching philosophy, a summary of teaching evaluations, and a description of the applicant’s research agenda. 

Candidates are encouraged to submit their resumes and statements of interest at their earliest convenience, and may request an informal interview at the 2014 APSA conference in Washington, DC on August 29 or 30. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by October 1.

To apply, go to and look for job # IRC14088.  Applicants must upload all relevant materials, except letters of recommendation.  References must submit confidential letters of recommendation separately to:

Please address correspondence to Dr. Casey Dominguez, Chair, Search Committee for Environmental Politics and Policy, Department of Political Science and International Relations, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110,

USD is a private, independent Catholic liberal arts institution dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. USD is an Equal Opportunity employer, and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Candidates from underrepresented and underserved groups are encouraged to apply.


Keyword Phrases

  • Assistant Professor
  • Professor
  • Political Science
  • International Relations
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: 0-0 years
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
Salary: Competitive
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Writing Samples
Best if Apply By 10/1/2014