Assistant Professor: Politics of Race and/or Ethnicity

San Diego, California
Jun 28, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Political Science Department at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Politics of Race and/or Ethnicity at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin Fall 2018. The department seeks candidates who have a well-developed research agenda, a promise of sustained scholarly productivity and a record of effective and devoted teaching.

The department is open to all areas of expertise within race and ethnicity and particularly encourages those studying African-American or Latino politics. Substantive topics of interest may include but are not limited to social movements-protest politics, economic justice, environmental racism, democracy, law and race, and comparative examinations of race-ethnicity. The successful candidate will be able to teach a range of political science courses, including our upper-division undergraduate course, Politics of Race and Ethnicity. 

The Political Science Department at San Diego State is dedicated to the ideal of the engaged teacher-scholar. It has approximately 500 undergraduate majors and provides course offerings for students with a wide variety of backgrounds and interests. At the graduate level, the department maintains an M.A. program of high quality. The members of the faculty share a strong commitment to collegiality, active participation in the governing of the department, innovative scholarship, methodological pluralism, rigorous teaching, and probing intellectual and normative engagement in teaching and research. Candidates are encouraged to consult the department website:

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence.  Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status.  We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.  SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

Applicants must apply via Interfolio at To ensure full consideration, please submit all materials by October 2, 2017. The screening of applications will begin on this date and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants who will have completed the Ph.D. by the start of the term of appointment will be given priority. Those without a Ph.D. currently in-hand should include in their letter of interest a statement of progress on the dissertation, indicating reasons to expect completion in a timely fashion.

Further inquiries should be addressed to:

Ronnee Schreiber, Chair of the Department, at

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.