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Assistant Professor in Early North American history, c.1700-1830, Department of History

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 2nd, 2018
Last review date: November 16th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2019
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.


The Department of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Early North American history, c. 1700-1830. Appointment begins July 1, 2019. 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 required by the time of appointment. We welcome applications from scholars who research any aspect of early North American history, especially those who approach the field from a global, imperial, Atlantic, and/or hemispheric perspective. We are interested in scholars who can connect to departmental strengths in any of the following areas: the study of migrations; commodity and cultural exchanges; imperialism and settler colonialism; nation and state building; family, gender, and sexuality; race and slavery; the environment; intellectual history; and/or revolution. The department seeks candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate will teach the first third of the American history survey and contribute to the department's lower-division, upper-division, and graduate curriculum. For more information about our department, please visit our website at

Applications should include a cover letter discussing current and future research and teaching interests and may include a statement about their contributions to diversity; a curriculum vitae; one writing sample; a sample syllabus; and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to the Search Committee through UC Recruit This position is open until filled. Primary consideration will be given to complete application received by November 16, 2018. Address inquiries to Professor Lisa Jacobson, Early North American History Search Committee Chair, at

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.

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Santa Barbara, CA

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

  • Cover Letter - The cover letter should discuss current and future research and teaching interests.

  • Writing sample

  • Sample of Syllabus

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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Publications (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

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