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Transnational United States History

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 23rd, 2019
Next review date: Friday, Nov 8, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 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 Department of History at the University of California, Irvine, seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor in transnational United States history. We are interested in a U.S. historian of race, indigeneity, immigration, and/or refugee resettlement with expertise in at least one of the following areas: Latinx, Southeast Asian American, African American, African diasporic, Native American, Indigenous, or Pacific Islander histories. Emphases on gender, sexuality, disability, empire, settler colonialism or sovereignty are especially welcome.

Applications must be submitted electronically at:

Qualifications: Ph.D. in History or relevant discipline. Applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. Ph.D. must be completed by the date of appointment (7/1/2020).

Candidates should submit a letter of application describing their research; a statement of teaching experience and interests*; a statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance UC Irvine's commitment to inclusive excellence**; a current CV; a writing sample not to exceed 30 pages; and a list of three references with contact information.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 1, 2019.

Please direct questions about the electronic submission procedure to Marcus Kanda (

*Guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement can be found at:
**Guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement can be found at:

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

To learn more about the department, please visit

Job location

Irvine, CA


Document requirements
  • Letter of Application - Cover letter describing your research.

  • Statement of teaching experience and interests - Guidance for writing an effective teaching statement can be found at:

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

    Guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement can be found at:

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

  • Writing Sample - A writing sample not to exceed 30 pages.

  • List of three references - A one page list of three references with contact information (mailing address, email, telephone number).

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)