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History: Modern Chinese History - Associate or Full Professor (Initial Review 11/15/18)

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 6th, 2018

Last review date: Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 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: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 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 History Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a position in the history of modern China, at the tenured Associate or early stage Full Professor level. Research may be focused on any period from the late 19th century to the present. Thematic interests may include, but are not limited to, the history of labor, gender, sexuality, science, the environment, political economy, regional and transnational connections.

Applicants should have an established track record of research and teaching focused on modern Chinese history in the context of East Asia and the broader world. An ability to teach graduate seminars on topics in modern Chinese history, research methods, and the history of the People’s Republic is desirable. Applicants will be expected to conduct research, teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and contribute to department, university, and professional service.

The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. UC Santa Cruz is a Hispanic-Serving Institution with a high proportion of first-in-family undergraduate students. We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and minorities who are underrepresented in higher education careers (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

Associate or Full Professor

Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (nine-month basis).

Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in history or related discipline; demonstrated record of research, teaching, and university or professional service.

July 1, 2019, with the academic year beginning in September 2019.

Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system; all documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.

Please refer to Position # JPF00640-19 in all correspondence.


  • Letter of application describing your research and teaching experience
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service (required). Guidelines on diversity statements can be viewed at
  • Sample publications (a minimum of two are required and a maximum of four will be accepted)
  • Course syllabi (a minimum of three are required and a maximum of five will be accepted)
  • Summary of teaching evaluations

Reference Requirement
Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation* (a minimum of three are required and a maximum of five will be accepted). Letters must be dated 2017 or later. Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.

*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

Full consideration will be given to applications completed by November 15, 2018. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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 the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see More information is available at the APO website (see or call (831) 459-4300.

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at (831) 459-4300.


Job location

Santa Cruz, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Letter of application describing your research and teaching experience

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

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

  • Sample Publication

  • Sample Publication

  • Sample Publication (Optional)

  • Sample Publication (Optional)

  • Course Syllabus

  • Course Syllabus

  • Course Syllabus

  • Course Syllabus (Optional)

  • Course Syllabus (Optional)

  • Summary of Teaching Evaluations

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required