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Comparative Politics

The Political Science Department of California State University, San Marcos expects to hire one new tenure-track, assistant professor beginning Fall 2014.  We are seeking an individual with a specialization in European Politics and/or Politics of Identity in Europe (race/ethnicity, religion or gender).  We welcome applicants with teaching and research interests which take advantage of our ethnically diverse student population.

Minimum requirements for the position include: Ph.D. in political science by August 2014 and evidence of the ability to establish and maintain an active and productive research program and to demonstrate a commitment to teaching at a public university.

Preferred requirements for the position include: Evidence of effective teaching at the university level, evidence of research productivity. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research, and/or service.

Duties:  The successful candidate will teach introductory Comparative Politics, courses within the area of specialization, scope and research methods, and an introductory U.S. government and politics course. Candidates should have interests in developing innovative teaching strategies, actively mentoring students, being a productive scholar, and participating in activities serving the department, college, university, and community. Candidates seeking to incorporate GIS into their classes are encouraged to apply.


Applications must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Transcripts of all graduate work
  • Statement of teaching philosophy, including a statement of research interests.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Faculty Application
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A review of application will begin on December 4,2013 and continue until the position is filled. 

The university is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit  for more information.

California State University San Marcos, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, is strongly committed to equity and diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates in terms of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability and veteran status.