Current Open Positions

    Part-Time, Teaching-Track Faculty Positions in Political Science and International Relations

    The Department of Political Science and International Relations 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 part-time, teaching-track faculty positions for the fall 2024 and spring 2025 semesters.

    The position is open to the ranks of Instructor, Lecturer, Adjunct Assistant Professor (Teaching), Adjunct Associate Professor (Teaching), Adjunct Professor (Teaching), Assistant Professor of the Practice, Assistant Professor (Teaching), Associate Professor (Teaching), and Professor (Teaching). Successful candidates would teach up to four undergraduate courses during the academic year (and no more than two in each semester).

    Open Rank Faculty Position in American Politics

    The Department of Political Science and International Relations (POIR) in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in American Politics as part of a major hiring initiative.

    We seek candidates with a strong substantive research program in any domain of American politics, whose work advances theoretical and empirical research on important questions in their subfield.

    Candidates are expected to have strong methodological training, and their methodological skills, ability to advise graduate students on methodological issues and teach graduate classes in the Department’s core methods sequence will be a consideration. A strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education is also expected.

    Open Rank Faculty Position in Comparative Politics

    The Department of Political Science and International Relations (POIR) in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, California invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in Comparative Politics as part of a major hiring initiative.

    We seek candidates with a strong substantive research program in any domain of Comparative Politics, whose work advances theoretical and empirical research on important questions in their subfield.

    Candidates are expected to have strong methodological training, and their methodological skills, ability to advise graduate students on methodological issues and teach graduate classes in the Department’s core methods sequence will be a consideration. A strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education is also expected.

    Open Rank Faculty Position in International Relations

    The Department of Political Science and International Relations (POIR) in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, California invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in International Relations as part of a major hiring initiative.

    We seek candidates with a strong substantive research program in any domain of International Relations whose work advances theoretical and empirical research on important questions in their subfield.

    Candidates are expected to have strong methodological training, and their methodological skills, ability to advise graduate students on methodological issues and teach graduate classes in the Department’s core methods sequence will be a consideration. A strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education is also expected.

    Graders for Undergraduate POIR Courses

    The Political Science & International Relations (POIR) Graduate Program seeks to recruit current USC graduate students for our Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 grader pool. These are .25 time (1 course = 10 hours/week) or .50 time (2 courses = 20 hours/week) appointments. Graders are expected to attend all scheduled class meetings.
     
    *Preference will be given to graduate students in Dornsife programs.