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The Department of Political Science, University of California, Riverside, is seeking a onequarter temporary teaching position: Associate-In for the 2023/2024 academic year.

Qualifications: Qualified applicants will have an M.A. or higher degree and one-year teaching experience at the college level. The salary is $10,171.66* 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 101 The United States Congress: 4 Units, Lecture, 3 hours; research, 1 hour; extra reading, 1 hour; term paper, 1 hour. Prerequisite(s): upper-division standing or consent of instructor. Analyzes the politics of the contemporary U.S. Congress, with an emphasis on the historical roots of the institution. Topics include representation, elections, parties and leaders, committees, public policy, and the relationships between Congress and the other branches of government.

POSC 117 Contemporary Democratic Theory: 4 Units, Lecture, 3 hours; extra reading, 3 hours. Prerequisite(s): upper-division standing or consent of instructor. A critical survey of the principal approaches to thinking about democracy since the World War II. May cover elite, pluralist, deliberative and participatory theories. Addresses questions about inclusiveness, and the optimal character and scope of democracy. Credit is awarded for only one of POSC 117 or POSC 117S.

POSC 126S The Politics of International Trade, Finance, and Development, Course Delivery - Online: 5 Units, Lecture, 3 hours; discussion, 1 hour; term paper, 2 hours; extra reading, 1 hour. Prerequisite(s): POSC 020 or POSC 020H. Studies the interaction between international economics and world politics. Focuses on the evolution of the institutions governing world trade and finance; role of multinational corporations; Third World debt and development; the European Union; economic reform in transitional economies; gender; economics and environment; and role of technology in international political economy. Credit is awarded for one of the following POSC 126S or POSC 126.

The position is 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.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. The applicable deadline for student employees the deadline for students. For students starting or returning to campus after Fall 2022, the deadline is the first date of instruction for the term when they first enroll.

How to Apply

Send your CV, most recent three quarters of teaching evaluations (if you have served as a TA or AI for this course, include that as well), and a cover letter detailing graduate and undergraduate coursework, teaching experience and research that are relevant to this course, to:

Professor Jennifer Merolla, Chair of the Political Science Department: merolla@ucr.edu

Professor Nick Weller, Vice Chair of the Political Science Department: nweller@ucr.edu

Department of Political Science, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521

Please submit application materials as soon as possible. Review of applications will begin February 16th. The position will remain open until filled.

*Increment 1. Increment level is commensurate to experience.

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