The Department of History within the Division of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body, and invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure track position in the history of the Islamic Middle East before ca. 1800. We are especially interested in candidates who can place the region within broader regional and global contexts and have a record of research in Arabic and/or Ottoman sources. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2016.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. The preferred candidate will have demonstrated strong leadership or a commitment to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in an academic setting.
Proof of authorization to work in the U.S. will be required prior to employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986). For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program website (https://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/partneropp/).
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.
Applications will be accepted electronically at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00856. Submit cover letter summarizing teaching experience, interests and involvement in scholarly fields, C.V., teaching evaluations and writing sample (no more than 40 double-spaced pages). At least three letters of recommendation should be uploaded electronically by letter-writer (or letter service), and a separate statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions. (For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp. Contributions to diversity may include considerations of probable contributions to a diverse campus environment, past or ongoing service to underserved populations, experience with recruitment efforts at the undergraduate or graduate level, and familiarity with or participation in programs aimed at fostering diversity within higher education.
UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.