Open Rank Faculty Position in International Relations – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The Department of Political Science and International Relations (POIR) in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, California invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in International Relations as part of a major hiring initiative.

We seek candidates with a strong substantive research program in any domain of International Relations whose work advances theoretical and empirical research on important questions in their subfield. 

Candidates are expected to have strong methodological training, and their methodological skills, ability to advise graduate students on methodological issues and teach graduate classes in the Department’s core methods sequence will be a consideration. A strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education is also expected.

The candidate must have completed a Ph.D. by the appointment date. Review of applications will start September 15, 2023 and will continue until the positions are filled.

In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the “Apply” link at the top or bottom of this page. Required materials for upload include a CV, letter of interest, sample research paper(s), statement of research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, the names of three individuals who will be contacted by USC for a letter of reference, and official graduate transcripts. Send inquiries to . Materials submitted by regular mail will not be accepted.

The annual base salary range for this position is $104,500 – $196,500. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting

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