Assistant Professor, History of Southeast Asia

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The History Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a position in the history of Southeast Asia, with an emphasis on environmental history, at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) level. All Southeast Asia geographical and topical subfields welcome. In addition to environmental history, the department is particularly interested in expanding offerings in imperialism and postcolonialism, gender, labor, ethnicity, coastal connections, trade and political economy, and migration and diaspora.  The successful candidate will also work with the newly founded Center for Southeast Asian Coastal Interactions.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses focused on Southeast Asia. The position carries a five-course-equivalency workload, which normally means teaching four courses over three quarters and carrying out other academic and professional service responsibilities.  Applicants will be expected to conduct research, advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and contribute to department, university, and professional service.

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Full consideration will be given to applications completed by November 5, 2019. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.

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. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.