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Assistant Professor – Native North American History

Position Overview

Anticipated start: July 1, 2022


Application Window

Open September 13th, 2021 through Monday, Oct 18, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


Position Description

The University of California at Berkeley seeks applications for a joint tenure-track faculty appointment at the level of assistant professor in the Departments of History and Ethnic Studies in Native North American History. Region and time-period open. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who employ the methods of Native American and Indigenous Studies.

UC Berkeley is dedicating six new faculty positions to establish the university as an international center of excellence in Native American and Indigenous Studies. Building upon substantial existing campus assets—including an undergraduate major and graduate program in Native American Studies and strengths in Native American languages and literature, indigenous archaeology and cultural anthropology—the goal is to make UC Berkeley the pre-eminent institution of higher education in the field.

Candidates will be evaluated and must be suitable for appointments in both the Department of History and the Department of Ethnic Studies, which houses the Native American Studies (NAS) program. Further information about the NAS program is available at https://ethnicstudies.berkeley.edu/areas-of-study/area/native-american-studies/.

In the Departments of History and Ethnic Studies and in the Division of Social Sciences, we recognize the intrinsic relationship between diversity and excellence in all our endeavors and embrace open and equitable access to opportunities for learning and development as our obligation and goal. We seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging through their research, teaching, and/or service. Our Division is committed to upholding the university’s principles of community so that every individual can be successful in a healthy, welcoming, and safe environment.

Additional information about programs and resources supporting the advancement of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is available at:
https://ls.berkeley.edu/about/diversity-equity-and-inclusion https://ls.berkeley.edu/ls-divisions/social-sciences/diversity-equity-and-inclusion

And specific resources within The Department of History: https://history.berkeley.edu/resources/equity-diversity-inclusion

For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty

The department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia.


Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in a Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) granting program.

Preferred qualifications

Ph.D. or equivalent international degree in History or related discipline is preferred by appointment date.


Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Writing Sample - no longer than 60 pages, double-spaced
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)

Letters may be solicited for candidates under serious consideration (the committee will inform candidates that their references will be contacted).

Apply linkhttps://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03133

Help contact: history-ap@berkeley.edu


Campus Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley 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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

Job Location

Berkeley, CA

Assistant Professor - 20th Century Russia

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 31st, 2021 

Anticipated start: July 1, 2022

Final date: Friday, Oct 8, 2021 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.

Position Description

The University of California at Berkeley seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty appointment at the level of assistant professor in the Department of History.

The position is defined as "20th Century Russia," including Russian, Soviet, and post-Soviet history and all ethnic groups living within those territories. We welcome applications from candidates working on topics in all subfields of History (political, economic, environmental, cultural, intellectual, social, diplomatic, transnational, the history of gender and sexuality, the history of borderlands, migration, and diaspora etc.).

In the Department of History and the Division of Social Sciences, we recognize the intrinsic relationship between diversity and excellence in all our endeavors and embrace open and equitable access to opportunities for learning and development as our obligation and goal. We seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging through their research, teaching, and/or service. Our Division is committed to upholding the university’s principles of community so that every individual can be successful in a healthy, welcoming, and safe environment.

Additional information about programs and resources supporting the advancement of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is available at:
https://ls.berkeley.edu/about/diversity-equity-and-inclusion https://ls.berkeley.edu/ls-divisions/social-sciences/diversity-equity-and-inclusion

And specific resources within the Department of History: https://history.berkeley.edu/resources/equity-diversity-inclusion

For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Completion of all Ph.D. or equivalent international degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications

Ph.D. or equivalent international degree is preferred by date of hire

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).

  • Published and/or Unpublished Scholarly Work - Dissertation, dissertation draft, dissertation chapters, a book or book manuscript, articles, and/or book chapters

  • Published and/or Unpublished Scholarly Work (Optional)

  • Published and/or Unpublished Scholarly Work (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required
Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03082

Help contact: history-ap@berkeley.edu

Job Location

Berkeley, CA

Lecturer Pool — All Specializations

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 1st, 2021

Next review date: Monday, Mar 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Jan 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.

Position Description

The Department of History at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses should an opening arise. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the department. Positions may range from 16% to 100% time, which would translate to 1 to 6 courses over a two semester academic year.

The Department of History at the University of California, Berkeley, is generating an applicant pool of qualified instructors to teach courses in all areas of History (Africa, Ancient Greece & Rome, Byzantine, Early Modern Europe, East Asia, North America, Jewish, Late Modern Europe, Latin America, Medieval Europe, Middle East, Science, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and other various needs), pending openings.

Due to COVID-19. UC Berkeley will begin the spring semester with fully remote instruction. UC Berkeley is prepared to implement hybrid and/or flexible modes of instruction as soon as public health conditions allow. Remote instruction may be synchronous, asynchronous, or a combination of both. Instructors must have internet access and be prepared to adjust pedagogical approaches with a remote setting and use new teaching tools.

Basic qualifications (at time of application): The minimum qualifications required to be an applicant are the completion of all PhD (or equivalent international degree) requirements except the dissertation.

Additional qualifications (by start date): A PhD (or equivalent international degree) is required by the start date. Demonstrated teaching experience is required by the start date.

Preferred qualifications: A PhD (or equivalent international degree) in History, or related field. Demonstrated teaching excellence in the appropriate fields with undergraduates and, where appropriate, graduate students.

Salary range: $56,381 - $62,232, based on a two semester, 100% time appointment. Starting salary will be commensurate with past college-level teaching experience.

In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties may include holding regular office hours, calculating grades, advising students, preparing course materials, managing GSIs, and attending appropriate meetings/orientations, etc.

Applications will be reviewed for appointments during the 2021-2022 academic year (Summer Sessions 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022 semesters). Reviews will continue as needed throughout the year. It is important to mark any and all specializations that match your area of expertise, and also indicate these in your cover letter. If you would be available for or interested specifically in summer teaching, please indicate as a specialization as well.

UC Lecturers are academic appointees in an organized bargaining unit and are exclusively represented by American Federation of Teachers - Unit 18.

Applicants whose teaching or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education are encouraged to apply.

The department encourages individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths, may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g., children, disabled, or elderly), or have achieved excellence in careers outside academia (e.g., in professional or industry service) to apply. UC Berkeley has a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family, if applicable.

To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02866

While letters of recommendation are not required for application to this pool, if reference letters are later solicited by the Department, they will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (https://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letters.

Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists. See the review date specified in AP Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for a specific position. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.

Questions about this position may be addressed to the Vice Chair for Curriculum at history-ssc@berkeley.edu and questions about the application process can be directed to the Academic Personnel Coordinator at history-ap@berkeley.edu.

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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Cover Letter - Please indicate in bold in the first paragraph of your cover letter your area(s) of specialization noting time period, any regional emphasis and topical focus.

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

  • Sample Syllabus

Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)

Job Location

Berkeley, CA