The Department of Political Science is dedicated to promoting political understanding and public engagement through innovative teaching, research, and community service in all areas of politics and political science. The Department values diversity among its faculty and is committed to building a culturally inclusive intellectual community. We strongly encourage applications from individuals with a commitment to working with a diverse community and student body. In addition, we are committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities through effective communication, access to facilities, and procedures and protocols for reasonable accommodations. The department currently consists of nearly 40 faculty, with about equal numbers of tenure-line and adjunct faculty. With approximately 700 Political Science majors, the department is deeply committed to high quality undergraduate and graduate education, offering multiple degree programs. The Department of Political Science also hosts a highly successful internship program in the state capitol and the prestigious Sacramento Semester Program, as well as an award-winning Model UN program. Undergraduate students can major in Political Science, International Relations, and Political Science/Journalism. Graduate students can pursue an MA degree in Political Science. The programs are managed on the main campus and downtown. Other opportunities include a lively peer-to-peer student mentoring program. The department is housed in the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, consisting of ten academic departments and four interdisciplinary academic programs. There are several centers and institutes associated with the Department as well, including the Project for an Informed Electorate, the Iranian and Middle Eastern Studies Center, and the Center for Race, Immigration, and Social Justice.
This is a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank beginning with the Fall 2022 semester. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience.
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