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Assistant Professor – Native North American History - Department of History and Department of Ethnic Studies

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 link: https://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