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The Department of Political Science (formerly Government Department) at California State University, Sacramento seeks candidates who are broadly trained in the field of comparative politics to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor to begin in fall 2018. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Political Science or related field. ABD candidates will be considered; if ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctoral degree by January 2019. Candidates must be able to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in comparative politics, including introduction to comparative politics (GOVT 35 and 140) and courses specializing in identity politics, including but not restricted to ethnicity, nationalism, social movements, migration, or religion. Candidates are required to demonstrate potential for scholarly achievement; the department is open to methodological approach. While regional specialization is open, preference is for candidates who can teach courses on the Middle East and Europe. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse student body. Furthermore, experience in promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of a diverse student body is preferred.

Review of applications will begin October 31, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled. An applicant can find the full vacancy announcement at, and must apply through, the Sacramento State jobs website at The job posting number is F0028P. Inquiries can be made to

Applicants must submit the following: (1) cover letter addressing qualifications; (2) current curriculum vita/resume; (3) names and contact information of 3 references who will speak to the professional qualifications of the applicant; (4) Unofficial transcripts of all graduate work (official transcripts required if invited for an interview); (5) writing sample; (6) teaching evaluations and syllabi (if available); (7) Statement of teaching philosophy including discussion of commitment to and experience with a diverse student body. In addition, applicants should have three letters of recommendation emailed directly by the writer to Inquiries can also be made to

AA/EO Employer. Clery Act statistics available. Mandated reporter requirements. Background check (including criminal record check) required.

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