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Job Posting: Assistant Professor in Middle Period Chinese History

The Department of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Middle Period Chinese history, c. 618-1644, to begin July 1, 2020. We welcome applications from scholars who research any aspect of Middle Period Chinese history. We are especially interested in candidates whose work connects with other scholars in the department and who can help build the diversity and excellence of the department’s intellectual community through research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate will teach HIST 2A: World History, Prehistory to 1000 CE or HIST 2B: World History, 1000 CE – 1700 CE and contribute to the department’s lower-division, upper-division, and graduate curriculum. Familiarity with digital methods is preferred but not required. For more information about our department, please visit our website at https://www.history.ucsb.edu/.

To qualify, applicants must at a minimum have completed all requirements for a PhD in History or related field (or equivalent degree) except the dissertation (or equivalent) at the time of application. PhD is preferred by the time of appointment.

Applicants should submit a cover letter discussing current and future research and teaching interests; a curriculum vitae; one writing sample; and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to the Search Committee through UC Recruit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01583. We also strongly encourage candidates to submit an optional statement of diversity. These statements, if submitted, will be reviewed for evidence of teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity, such as effective strategies used for the educational advancement of students in various under-represented groups; demonstrated contributions to the advancement of equitable access and diversity in education; and contributions furthering diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through participation in such activities as recruitment, retention, and mentoring of scholars and students. If not provided at time of application, semi-finalists will be asked to provide a syllabus for an undergraduate course of their specialty and an undergraduate course for a more general audience, and a second writing sample. This position is open until filled. Primary consideration will be given to complete applications received by November 7, 2019. Address inquiries to Professor Kate McDonald, Middle Period China History Search Committee Chair, at kmcdonald@history.ucsb.edu.

The University of California at Santa Barbara 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.