Job #1: Assistant Professor
The Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science in the College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in political science, with preference for scholars who work in the areas of: American Politics, a focus on Institutions; Race, Ethnicity and Politics; Contemporary Political Theory.
The Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science is committed to fostering an environment in which all members of the Berkeley community feel empowered to pursue their educational goals in a welcoming environment. We believe that every individual must be treated with equality and dignity as we work together to ensure the success of students, staff, and faculty. For more information, please visit the department website: https://polisci.berkeley.edu/.
The Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science and the Division of Social Sciences recognize the intrinsic relationship between diversity and excellence in all our endeavors. We embrace open and equitable access to opportunities for learning and development as our obligation and goal. We seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging through their research, teaching, and/or service. UC Berkeley is committed to upholding the university’s principles of community so that every individual can be successful in a healthy, welcoming, and safe environment. Additional information about programs and resources supporting the advancement of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is available at:
The Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty.
Preferred candidates should demonstrate the highest standards of professional research, teaching, and service and contribute to our commitment to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education.
The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. Consistent with this commitment, UC Berkeley requires all applicants for Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload an Authorization of Information Release form into AP Recruit as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, applicants will only be subject to reference checks if and when they are selected as the candidate to whom the hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer. More information is available on https://ofew.berkeley.edu/attestation-prior-misconduct.
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The Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science in the College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary lecturers to teach courses as needed in the areas of (but not limited to) American Politics, California Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Methodology & Formal Theory, Political Theory & Philosophy, Models & Politics, Political Behavior, Public Law & Jurisprudence, and Public Policy & Organization.
General Duties: In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g. syllabus), and maintaining a course website.
Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists. See the review date specified in AP Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for a specific position. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.
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Thank you for your interest in being a Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) for the Department of Political Science. We start our hiring process in April for the Fall/Summer semester and October for the Spring semester. We give priority to Department of Political Science graduate students but often hire qualified graduate students from outside the department. We will continue to accept applications until all positions are filled.
The Department of Political Science often has GSI positions available. Graduate students from other departments are encouraged to apply.
All Political Science GSI appointments are 50% time and include a partial fee remission. For more information, please see: https://grad.berkeley.edu/financial/fee-remissions/
Applicants must meet Graduate Division requirements in order to be appointed:
- be a registered student in the semester of their appointment
- have a minimum GPA of 3.0
- have no more than 2 incomplete grades
In addition, appointed GSIs must meet Graduate Division’s General GSI Qualifications listed here: https://grad.berkeley.edu/financial/appointments/handbook/#gsiappointments
Further information on GSI guidelines, resources and support can be found on the Graduate Division’s Teaching and Resource Center website: http://gsi.berkeley.edu/
FALL 2023 Application Now Closed
This document gives a general outline of typical duties of Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs). Instructors are free to vary the duties, subject to not exceeding the number of hours specified in . It is very important that GSIs and instructors meet at the beginning of the semester to clarify the instructor's requirements.
- Attend lectures
- Instruction of 2 sections with 27 students per section each week
- Hold office hours each week
- Supervisor/ASE(s) meetings
- Read and evaluate student papers and exams
- Proctor examinations
- Perform individual and/or group tutoring
- Maintain/submit student records (e.g. grades)
A GSI with a 50% appointment shall not be assigned a workload of more than 340 hours per semester or a workload of over 40 hours in any one week. The number of hours worked in excess of 20 hours per week may not total more than 77 hours per semester.
In addition, a GSI with an appointment of 50% or less shall not be assigned a workload of more than 40 hours in any one week or more than 8 hours in any one day.
It's important to note that lower division courses, POLSCI 1, POLSCI 2, POLSCI, 3, POLSCI 4, & POLSCI 5, and upper division courses, POLSCI 103, POLSCI 124A , POLSCI 124B, POLSCI 145A, POLSCI 116C & POLSCI 112C, have discussion sections that are 2 hours long.
If you find your work exceeds this limit, consult the instructor. If the problem is not resolved, contact the GSI Faculty Coordinator, Daniel Lee.