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History: Early Modern Iberian Peninsula and its Empires, Asst. Professor (Open until filled; initial review 11/14/2014)

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The History Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a position in the history of early modern Iberian Peninsula and its Empires, at the Assistant (tenure-track) level. Research specialization may be focused in either Spain or Portugal or in one of their overseas colonies. Thematic interests may include, but are not limited to, empire, colonialism, gender, religion, science, and cultural history.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses focused broadly on the intersection of Iberian and imperial history, and to contribute to the undergraduate survey in European history. The ability to teach courses in late medieval history of the region is a plus, as is knowledge of relevant Islamic and/or Jewish 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.

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.

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Document requirements
  • Letter of Application - Describe your research and teaching interests.

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

  • Writing Sample

  • Writing Sample (Optional)

  • Writing Sample (Optional)

  • Course Syllabus

  • Course Syllabus (Optional)

  • Course Syllabus (Optional)

  • Summary of Teaching Evaluations

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

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required