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Job Posting: Assistant Professor in Modern South Asia, c. 1500 to the Present

Job #JPF01087


The Department of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Modern South Asian history, c. 1500-Present. Appointment begins July 1, 2018.

The minimum requirement to be considered an applicant is to have either a PhD at time of appointment or to have completed all requirements for a PhD in History or a related field (or equivalent degree), except the dissertation (or equivalent), at the time of application.

Any area of specialization is welcome, but we are especially seeking a scholar who can add breadth and depth to our department’s strengths in the historical dynamics of religious, linguistic and ethnic identities and relationships, movements seeking national and/or regional autonomy, the history of gender, race and sexualities, science and the environment, imperialism and decolonization, and/or public history. We are also interested in scholars whose research explores connections, whether through migration, financial transfers, trade, media circulation, travel or other means, between South Asia and other areas of the world. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position. The successful candidate will contribute to the department’s lower- and upper-division, and graduate history curriculum. For more information about our department, please visit our website at: https://www.history.ucsb.edu/.


Applicants should apply at: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01087.

Applications should include a cover letter including discussion of current and future research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, one writing sample, and a sample syllabus and 3 academic letters of recommendation. All application materials must be submitted online at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01087. For your letters of recommendation you will be asked to submit the names and email addresses of the references. The online system will then contact references with instructions about how to upload the letters.

Recruitment Period:

For primary consideration, materials must be received by November 24, 2017.

Address inquiries to Professor Erika Rappaport, Modern South Asia History Search Committee Chair, at rappaport@history.ucsb.edu.

The University of California 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 status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.