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Recent Ph.D. Lecturer - Department of Political Science 2023-24

Position overview

Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $66,259-68,247
Review timeline: Review will begin 15 days after the position opens

Application Window

Open date: May 18, 2023

Most recent review date: Saturday, Jun 3, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Apr 19, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Political Science offers new Ph.D.'s from the UCD Department of Political Science the opportunity to apply for one-year, non-renewable appointments as Recent Ph.D. Lecturers. This program is housed entirely within the Department of Political Science, and Recent Ph.D. Lecturers will teach Political Science courses only. The number of positions and the percentage of time offered will depend upon funding and the number of courses available. A reasonable estimate for this position is $66,259-$68,247.

The primary purpose of these appointments is to help recent Ph.D.'s with demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching to become more competitive in the increasingly challenging and difficult job market. By gaining additional teaching experience and providing time to work on their scholarship while applying for and before beginning tenure-track job, these positions will provide important opportunities for professional development as recent Ph.D.’s transition from graduate school to permanent positions.

Eligibility and Application Procedure

Eligibility depends on one’s dissertation being filed and accepted by Graduate Studies by August 19, 2023. To apply, please upload the following materials onto UC Recruit by no later than Saturday, June 3, 2023:

a. A letter of application describing your qualifications, teaching interests, and names of two professors in the department who are willing to serve as references.
b. A statement of your teaching philosophy.
c. Teaching evaluations, syllabi and other materials from courses for which you have taught or TA’ed.
d. A statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Here is some guidance:
e. A current CV


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

To be eligible for appointment, dissertations must be filed with Graduate Studies by September 8, 2023. New Ph.D.s from the Department of Political Science, UC Davis.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Must have demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching Political Science courses

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - A letter of application describing your qualifications, teaching interests

  • Statement of Teaching - A statement of your teaching philosophy

  • Teaching Materials 1 - Teaching evaluations, syllabi, and other materials from courses for which you have taught or TA’ed

  • Teaching Materials 2 - Teaching evaluations, syllabi, and other materials from courses for which you have taught or TA’ed

  • Teaching Materials 3 - Teaching evaluations, syllabi, and other materials from courses for which you have taught or TA’ed

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

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

  • Additional Information - Any additional information you would like to include with your application

Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)

The names of professors in the Department of Political Science, who are willing to be contacted to discuss your qualifications for this position

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Job location

Davis, CA