Position overviewPosition title: Assistant Professor
Open date: August 7, 2023
Next review date: Sunday, Oct 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Sunday, Oct 1, 2023 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 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 "Japan and the Northeast Asia region since 1500." We welcome particularly applications from candidates whose research and teaching engage with the history of Japan and its interactions with the peoples, cultures, and polities of its region and/or the Euro-American presence from ca 1500 onward. Specialists in all subfields of historical study are warmly encouraged to apply.
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:
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.
PhD (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.
Ph.D. or equivalent international degree is preferred by date of hire.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
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. More Information and guidelines.
Statement of Research
Statement of Teaching
Teaching Evaluations - Should you find it challenging to provide teaching evaluations, kindly submit a memo clarifying the reason for the unavailability and indicating whether they can be provided at a later date.
Published and/or Unpublished Scholarly Work - Dissertation, dissertation draft, dissertation chapters, a book or book manuscript, articles, and/or book chapters
Additional Published and/or Unpublished Scholarly Work - Dissertation, dissertation draft, dissertation chapters, a book or book manuscript, articles, and/or book chapters
- 3 letters of reference required
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UC Berkeley is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The excellence of the institution requires an environment in which the diverse community of faculty, students, and staff are welcome and included. Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and skill related to ensuring equity and inclusion in the activities of their academic position (e.g., teaching, research, and service, as applicable).
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 prior to submitting their letter.
As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.