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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Public History, Department of History

Position overview

Position titles:
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: 07/01/2022

Application Window

Open date: October 1st, 2021

Last review date: Monday, Nov 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Public History. We seek applications from scholars in any geographic and chronological specialization, with a preference for candidates with demonstrated experience in conducting field-related projects in collaboration with museums, archives, preservationist organizations, historical justice initiatives, local communities, and public agencies. The department is especially interested in candidates working in areas of race and/or indigeneity, and who can contribute to the department’s ongoing work of internationalizing our Public History program. The successful candidate will enhance the department’s undergraduate and graduate curriculum in the theory and practice of Public History. 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.

Please address inquiries to Jessica Cottrell, History Academic Personnel Coordinator, through the help link below.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

The minimum requirement to be considered for this position is the completion of all requirements for a PhD, except the dissertation (or equivalent), at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

PhD in History or a related field (or equivalent degree) at time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications

Original and significant research, clarity of writing and argument; ability to collaborate with multiple publics; ability to add to diversity through teaching, mentorship, research, and service; and demonstrated knowledge of the subject in teaching and research area are preferred.

Application Requirements by Level

Assistant Professor

Position title: Assistant Professor in Public History

Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: Current or recent PhD candidate or graduate; current or recent postdoc; new professional; current assistant professor (including those who are “senior” assistant professors near tenure). Please note that this level determination is only for application review purposes, not the ultimate appointment level of the finalist.

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. The diversity statements 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.

  • Writing Sample - If not provided at time of application, semi-finalists may be asked to provide additional writing samples.

  • Syllabi Sample - If not provided at time of application, semi-finalists may be asked to provide sample syllabi.
    (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Three letters of recommendation required. Letters will be used to assess the candidate's teaching and scholarly credentials to help select those who will be seriously considered.

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02046

Associate or Full Professor

Position title: Associate or Full Professor in Public History

Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: Current tenured professor; position equivalent to tenured professor or position (e.g. at an international university); senior professional. Please note that this level determination is only for application review purposes, not the ultimate appointment level of the finalist.

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. The diversity statements 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.

  • Writing Sample - If not provided at time of application, semi-finalists may be asked to provide additional writing samples.

  • Syllabi Sample - If not provided at time of application, semi-finalists may be asked to provide sample syllabi.
    (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Contact information for three references required. The committee will ask for reference letters only for finalists in the interview process. Letters will be used to assess and confirm the candidate's teaching and scholarly credentials.

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02046

Help contact: jcottrell@ucsb.edu

Campus Information

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.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA