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Assistant Professor

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The Department of Political Science at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in race and ethnic politics to begin Fall 2023. The search is open to experts on race and ethnic politics in any subfield of political science.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in political science or closely related field, and they must have the Ph.D. in hand or imminent by August 15, 2023. Candidates who do not yet have a Ph.D. but are ABD are welcome to apply.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The CU Political Science department comprises roughly 30 full-time faculty, over 1,000 undergraduate majors, about 50 Ph.D. students, and three full-time staff members. We provide students with a rigorous education and conduct influential research in all subfields of the discipline.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

The successful candidate will teach courses on race and ethnic politics at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

What You Should Know

This is a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor.

All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

The salary for this position is $90,000-$100,000.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Ph.D. in Political Science or related field is required.
  • Ph.D. in hand or imminent as of August 15, 2023. ABDs are welcome to apply.

What You Will Need

  • Knowledge and skills necessary to teach undergraduate and graduate courses on race and ethnic politics.
  • The ability to conduct high quality political science research that is publishable in professional peer-reviewed outlets.
  • Advanced knowledge of race and ethnic politics.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. PDF Sample of Work
  4. Diversity and Inclusion Statement
  5. Optional: Teaching/Course Evaluations
  6. Optional: Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  7. Optional: Statement of Research Philosophy
  8. During the application process you will need to enter contact information for three references who will be contacted to provide letters of recommendation immediately after you apply.

Full consideration will be given to applications that are completed by October 7, 2022. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Please direct inquiries to Andy Baker at or by mail at Race and Ethnic Politics Search Committee, Department of Political Science, 333 UCB, Boulder, Colorado, 80309-0333.

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