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Assistant Professor

Discipline(s)/Area(s) of Interest: Latin America

The Department of History (http://history.ucsd.edu) within the Division of Arts and Humanities at the University of California, San Diego is pleased to announce a search for a historian of Latin America since 1500. Our preference is for a scholar of South America or the Spanish-speaking Caribbean (comparative work included) whose research touches on an environmental topic broadly defined, including but not limited to natural/built environments, energy, oceans and transportation, science and technology, space and place, food or commodities, land and agriculture, and public health or disease. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in History or a related field at the time of appointment on July 1, 2017.

Candidates must demonstrate strong or potential accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving academic excellence and diversity. 

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 at: (https://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/partneropp/).

Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

To Apply: Application materials will be accepted electronically at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01118. Please submit a cover letter, C.V., three letters of recommendation and a separate personal statement summarizing experience and leadership contributions in the arena of equity and diversity. (For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see: http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp.  Further materials, including syllabi, and a writing sample may be requested at a later date. 

Cover letters should summarize research agenda, teaching experience and interests, as well as leadership efforts.  Three letters of recommendation should be uploaded electronically by letter-writers familiar with the applicant’s scholarly trajectory, teaching experience, and efforts to achieve equity and diversity. Interviews will be held at the meeting of the American Historical Association in Denver in January 2017.  

AA-EOE: The University of California, 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 race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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