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University of California Berkeley
  • Position Number: 3348048
  • Location: Berkeley, CA
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Political Science


Associate/Full Professor - Understanding (Non)Citizenship Cluster - Department of Political Science

Position overview Anticipated start: 07/01/2023 Application Window
Open August 16, 2022 through Friday, Sep 23, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

If you apply to this recruitment by September 23, 2022, you will have until October 7, 2022 to complete your application.

Position description

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 tenured Associate or Full Professor faculty position in political science.

Applicants to this position will be appointed in Political Science, however successful candidates' scholarship must speak to and advance the goals of the "Understanding (Non)Citizenship" initiative at the University of California, Berkeley, which aims to hire an interdisciplinary cluster of faculty on this topic over two years. The cluster tackles three overarching themes: issues of justice, fairness and equality as related to (non)citizenship; the determinants and content of (non)citizenship; and the consequences of (non)citizenship. The cluster considers citizenship broadly, as a legal, social and cultural status that combines civil, political and social rights with a sense of identity, encompassing those who lack formal citizenship but also those who experience "second-class" citizenship through differential rights and treatment. Fully understanding (non)citizenship requires an interdisciplinary approach: claims for citizenship and equality are invariably normative, while the consequences and drivers of (non)citizenship must be studied empirically to understand change and effects. For this reason, this innovative cluster of faculty hiring will bring together diverse units in the social sciences, humanities and professional schools across UC-Berkeley. Faculty hired through the Understanding (Non)Citizenship cluster will hold positions in Philosophy, Political Science, Public Policy, Sociology and Law. In 2022-23, the University seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor position in Philosophy and a tenured (Associate or Full Professor) position in Political Science.

Considering the significant disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly for disadvantaged groups, in our evaluation of applicants, dips in productivity in otherwise strong records occurring with the onset of the pandemic will be evaluated with the context of the pandemic in mind.

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/. Additional information about programs and resources supporting the advancement of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is available at:
https://ls.berkeley.edu/about/diversity-equity-and-inclusion https://ls.berkeley.edu/ls-divisions/social-sciences/diversity-equity-and-inclusion

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.

Department: https://polisci.berkeley.edu/
Qualifications Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in Ph.D. or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Candidates should have tenure or are eligible for tenure at their current institutions.
Preferred qualifications

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.
Application Requirements Document requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - Statement of research, including past research accomplishments and proposed research at Berkeley.

  • Statement of Teaching and Service - Statement of teaching and service, including prior teaching experience, teaching philosophy, future teaching interests, prior and proposed academic, professional and/or community service.

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).

  • Publication/Writing Sample #1 - Journal article, book chapter, dissertation chapter, or other appropriate products.

  • Publication/Writing Sample #2 - Journal article, book chapter, dissertation chapter, or other appropriate products.
    (Optional)

  • Publication/Writing Sample #3 - Journal article, book chapter, dissertation chapter, or other appropriate products.
    (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

If necessary, letters of reference will solicited at a later stage.
Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03542

Help contact: knera@berkeley.edu
Campus Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley 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, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Positions that are represented by a collective bargaining unit or agent have particular contracts. For more information, please refer to the relevant contract: Lecturer contract, Postdoctoral contract, Research Series contract, and Librarian contract. Questions about represented positions can be directed to the hiring unit.
Job location Berkeley, CA

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