University of California, San Diego

Assistant Professor: History of Africa

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Next review date: Friday, Dec 17, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, May 31, 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.


The Department of History in the Division of Arts & Humanities at UC San Diego invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in African history to begin July 1, 2022. Region and period of specialization is open. Scholars whose work addresses women’s and gender history, environmental history, the history of science and technology, colonial and postcolonial history, and transregional histories, including research in Atlantic, Indian Ocean, or related fields, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses in African history as well as in the successful candidate’s thematic areas of expertise. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Please submit applications before the December 17, 2021 review date.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A PhD (or advancement to candidacy) in history or related discipline by the time of appointment

Preferred qualifications

Evidence of excellence in teaching commensurate with experience, and publications appropriate to the candidate’s experience. Candidates with demonstrated strong leadership in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in an academic setting are preferred.


Document requirements

Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Cover Letter

Writing Sample - Writing sample of approximately 10,000 words

Statement of Teaching

Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

Statement of Research (Optional)

Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02967

Help contact: rwm001@ucsd.edu


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Assistant Professor: History of Africa
9500 Gilman Drive San Diego, United States
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