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Assistant Professor in Migration and Immigration, Political Science Department

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 30th, 2019
Last review date: Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Friday, May 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The University of California, Santa Barbara Department of Political Science seeks a scholar in the area of migration and immigration studies for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. We are open to scholars in all subfields of political science. We are particularly interested in scholars whose research addresses issues in the Department’s strong interdisciplinary foci in the study of identity or the environment. Migration brings together people of different ethnicities, races, and religious beliefs, creating new challenges for identity politics. Moreover, climate change and environmental disasters are intimately tied to the phenomena of migration. However, migration also has implications for U.S. domestic, transnational, and global governance. We therefore define the position broadly.

The minimum requirement to be considered an applicant is the completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. (or equivalent degree), except the dissertation, in Political Science (or related field) at the time of application. Ph.D. preferred.
UCSB is the first Hispanic-Serving Institution in the American Association of Universities (AAU). The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Santa Barbara. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, staff and students who share our commitment to these values. The department encourages all applicants to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service.

Completed applications received by October 31, 2019 will receive primary consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, teaching evaluations (or other evidence of teaching effectiveness), and three letters from academic references. All application materials should be submitted via UC Recruit:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA

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Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Writing Sample

  • Teaching Evaluations (or other evidence of teaching effectiveness)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required