Employment Opportunities

Professor of Political Science in the area of Political Campaigns, Elections, and Voting Behavior

The Department of Political Science in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles) invites applications for a tenured, full professor position for a senior scholar making theoretical and empirical contributions in the field of political campaigns, elections, and voting behavior. We seek a scholar who has a distinguished record of research and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. Review of applications will start February 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

In order to be considered, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/36964. The applicant should upload:

  • a CV
  • a letter of interest
  • writing samples
  • the names of three individuals who can be contacted by USC to provide letters of reference

A doctoral degree, or other terminal degree in the field, is required. Inquiries may be sent to posc@usc.edu.  

All application materials must be submitted online. Materials submitted by regular mail will not be accepted.


Assistant Professor in Statistical Methods (tenure-track)

The Department of Political Science in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Political Science in the area of advanced statistical methods anticipated to begin Fall semester 2016. We seek a scholar who is developing and applying advanced quantitative methods and who will also contribute to the substantive research fields of the department.

A strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education is expected. The candidate must have completed a Ph.D. by the appointment date. Review of applications will start October 5, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

In order to be considered, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/52221. The applicant should upload:

  • a CV
  • a letter of interest
  • writing samples
  • the names of three individuals who can be contacted by USC to provide letters of reference

Inquiries may be sent to posc@dornsife.usc.edu.  

All application materials must be submitted online. Materials submitted by regular mail will not be accepted.


2015-2016 Non-Tenure-Track Teaching Positions in Political Science

The Department of Political Science in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California invites applications for non-tenure-track teaching positions anticipated to begin August 2015.  The position is open to the ranks of Lecturer, Adjunct Assistant Professor (Teaching), Adjunct Associate Professor (Teaching), Adjunct Professor (Teaching), Assistant Professor of the Practice, Associate Professor of the Practice, Professor of the Practice, Assistant Professor (Teaching), Associate Professor (Teaching), and Professor (Teaching), and may be full-time or part-time.

We are currently seeking candidates who specialize in Comparative Politics; American Politics; Law and Public Policy; and Political Thought. New applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Qualifications: Should have completed PhD in a relevant field and demonstrated teaching excellence in the subject area.

Application Materials:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Evaluations
  • Three Letters of Recommendation, that speak to teaching abilities

In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/40310

All application materials must be submitted online. Materials submitted by regular mail will not be accepted.


 

For additional information please contact:

Cathy Ballard, Associate Director
Department of Political Science
Von KleinSmid Center 327
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0044
posc@dornsife.usc.edu

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting uschr@usc.edu.

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