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University of California Santa Cruz

Location: Santa CruzCA 95064 Document ID: A8285-4A0X Posted on: 2014-07-1807/18/2014 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time

Assistant Professor, Modern France and the French Empire and Postcolonial World

Assistant Professor, Modern France and the French Empire and Postcolonial World, 18th Century to the Present

The History Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a position in modern France and the French empire and postcolonial world, 18th century to the present, at the Assistant (tenure-track) level. Research focus may be centered on interactions of France with colonial Southeast Asia, North Africa, West Africa, or the Caribbean. Thematic interests may include, but are not limited to, empire, colonialism, and anticolonialism; gender; environment and technology; and cultural history.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses focused broadly on the intersection of French metropolitan and imperial/postcolonial history, and to contribute to the undergraduate survey in European history. Additionally, the ability to contribute to the department’s World History curriculum at both levels is desirable, as is the ability to contribute to graduate training under the rubric Early Modern/Modern Europe and the World. The position carries a five-course-equivalency workload, which normally means teaching four courses over three quarters and carrying out other academic and service responsibilities. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

RANK: Assistant Professor

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in history or related discipline. (Degree expected to be conferred by June 30, 2015.) Must have evidence of research activity and demonstrated record of university level teaching.

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2015, with academic year beginning September 2015. Position contingent upon final budgetary approval. Degree must be conferred by June 30, 2015 for employment effective July 1, 2015.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include a letter of application describing your research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, at least three current confidential letters of recommendation* (dated 2012 or later), a writing sample, course syllabi, and a summary of teaching evaluations. Applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing their past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

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*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on November 14, 2014.
To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete, and letters of recommendation received, by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than June 30, 2015.

UC Santa Cruz faculty make significant contributions to the body of research that has earned the University of California the ranking as the foremost public higher education institution in the world. In the process, our faculty demonstrate that cutting-edge research, excellent teaching and outstanding service are mutually supportive.
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, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686.

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