The Department of Political Science and International Relations (POIR) in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Race and Ethnic Politics anticipated to begin in the fall of 2021. Scholars of Black politics or Indigenous politics whose work is in one or more of the following subfields of political science are particularly encouraged to apply: comparative politics, international relations, U.S. politics, or research methods. The scholar will help build the departmentâs strengths in race, ethnicity, and politics. We welcome all methodological and interpretative approaches to the study of political science and international relations.
Strong commitments to research as well as to undergraduate and graduate pedagogy are expected. The candidate should have completed a Ph.D. by the appointment date. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the "Apply" link at the top or bottom of this page. Required materials for upload include a CV, cover letter, sample research paper(s) or article(s), statement of research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, names and contact information for three references and their letters of recommendation. Send inquiries to email@example.com. Materials must be submitted electronically, as those submitted by regular mail will not be accepted.
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