Apply Now: Assistant Professor of Political Science at California State University-Chico

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Apply Now: Assistant Professor of Political Science, California State University-Chico


The Department of Political Science at California State University-Chico invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position.

The tenure-track Assistant Professor position carries responsibilities in the areas of both undergraduate and graduate teaching, scholarship, and service. Teaching assignments are based upon qualifications of the individual and the needs of the department.

The successful candidate will have the interest and ability to teach core theory courses such as: Origins of Western Political Thought, American Political Thought, and Contemporary Political Thought, as well as one or more of the following: Women and Politics; Theories, Practices, and Administration of Justice; Sexual Minorities, Law, and Politics; Black Political Thought; and Jurisprudence. The department also welcomes candidates who would develop new political theory courses examining race and identity. Please see the current course catalog for a list of the department’s course offerings:


The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a terminal degree in Political Science or related area such as Politics. Candidates nearing completion of their doctorate/PhD may be considered; however, all requirements for conferral of the degree must be met no later than August 17, 2022.

Candidates must have expertise and the potential for teaching and professional success in the field of political thought, political theory, and/or political philosophy. The successful candidate must have a commitment to teaching diverse student groups and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Application Instructions:

All applications should include:

  1. a curriculum vitae
  2. professional references (3);
  3. and a cover letter describing how the candidate has addressed or plans to address teaching diverse student groups.

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Job-related questions should be directed to:

Charles C. Turner, Search Committee Chair
Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice
400 W. 1st St.
Chico, CA 95929-0455

Review of applications begins November 8, 2021. Complete applications received after that date may be considered.



From the department

The Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice offers undergraduate degrees in political science (including an option in legal studies), criminal justice, international relations, and public administration, as well as Masters degrees in political science and public administration. We have an exciting curriculum, with numerous options to meet a host of academic interests, and an active and productive faculty committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship. Over 1,000 students major in our department’s programs. Additional information about the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences is available at “*”. CSU, Chico is committed to recruiting, developing and retaining the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

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