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The Department of Political Science, University of California, Riverside, is seeking a one-quarter temporary teaching position: Associate-In for the 2020/2021 academic year.


Qualified applicants will have an M.A. or higher degree and one-year teaching experience at the college level. The salary is $7882.01 per course for an Associate-In position. The filling of the position is subject to budgetary approval and enrollment in the course.

Applications are welcome from persons qualified to teach:

POSC 112 Modern Political Theory 4 Lecture, 3 hours; extra reading, 3 hours. Prerequisite(s): upper-division standing or consent of instructor. Critically explores selected works of political theory from the eighteenth century to the present. Concentrates on issues such as freedom, utility, justice, nature, citizenship, toleration, equality and inequality, autonomy, democracy, power, rights, and identity. Credit is awarded for only one of POSC 112 or POSC 112S.

Position open to current UCR graduate students only. The successful candidate must have a master’s degree or equivalent training, and at least one year of teaching experience.

How to Apply

Send your CV, most recent three quarters of teaching evaluations, and a cover letter detailing graduate and undergraduate coursework, teaching experience and research that are relevant to this course, to:

Professor John Medearis, Chair of the Political Science Department
Department of Political Science, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521

Review of applications will begin March 5, 2021
The position will remain open until filled.



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, Riverside 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.



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