Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment

The Department of Political Science at the University of California, Riverside, invites applications for one full-time Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE).  Appointment as a lecturer with PSOE requires a demonstrated commitment to high-quality and innovative teaching, professional achievement, and service to the academic community and/or public.  We are particularly interested in candidates with a record of teaching excellence beyond any experience they may have as teaching assistants.  We also seek someone able to teach in several fields, including lower division courses, in three out of the four traditional fields of political science (American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Political Theory).  Lecturers with PSOE are members of the academic senate and will be expected to teach six quarter-length courses per year, and to be engaged in significant service and/or research (in pedagogy or political science) equivalent in time commitment to three additional quarter-length courses.  Applicants must have a PhD by the start of appointment on July 1, 2017.  Salary will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience.  Complete applications should be submitted to https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00713 and must include a cover letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations for four or more courses, a statement of contributions to diversity, and three letters of recommendation. Optional writing samples may also be considered.  Review of the applications will begin on February 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials received by February 15 will receive full consideration.  Electronic application and submission of materials is strongly preferred. Lecturers with PSOE are appointed to two-year terms, are reviewed biennially, and are required to undergo a mandatory 7th-year review for promotion to Lecturer with Security of Employment (SOE). The review process focuses on teaching excellence, professional activity, and service.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students.  A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. 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, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.