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The History Department of the University of California, Santa Cruz invites applications for a position at the Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate (tenured) Professor level in the history of the early modern or modern Muslim Mediterranean/Middle East, with a chronological focus in the period between 1450 and the present and a geographical focus centering on all or part of the area from Morocco to Persia. We welcome candidates whose research contributes to cultural, social, and/or economic history. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses at both lower- and upper-division levels, including the survey of Middle Eastern history and courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. Ability to contribute to the department’s world history curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate level is essential.

This 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 campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.

RANK: Assistant Professor – Associate Professor

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Assistant Professor Level: Ph.D. or equivalent in history or related discipline. (Degree must be conferred by September 2012.) Must have evidence of research activity and potential for excellence in university teaching. Associate Professor Level: Ph.D. or equivalent in history or related discipline, demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching.

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2012, with academic year beginning Fall 2012. Position contingent upon final budgetary approval.

TO APPLY: Apply online at and reference the position #525-12. Submit a letter of application describing your research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, course syllabi, and, if possible, a summary of teaching evaluations. Applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing their contributions to diversity through their research, service, and/or teaching. Please arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation* (dated October 2009 or later) to be sent directly on your behalf to

*All letters will be treated as confidential documents; please direct your references to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at ademic_policies_and_procedures/cappm/confstm.htm.

We strongly encourage electronic submission of your application materials. Please contact the History Department if you are not able to submit your application electronically or if you have any questions at 831-459-3701 or at Refer to the position #525-12 in all correspondence.

CLOSING DATE: The position will remain open until filled, but in order to be considered at the initial screening, the complete application (including letters of recommendation and other supporting documents) must be received by October 3, 2011.

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, Santa Cruz is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, committed to excellence through diversity. We strive 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: Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (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. More information is available here or from the Academic Personnel Office at (831) 459-5579.

If you need assistance due to a disability please contact the Academic Personnel Office at 499 Clark Kerr Hall (831) 459-5579. This position description is available in alternate formats, which may be requested from Academic Personnel at (831) 459-5579.

Contact: Human Resources

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