Vacant Position: Assistant Professor – China Since 1949 – Department of History

Berkeley, CA, USA
Deadline: 1st Oct 2019

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 with an expected starting date of July 1, 2020.

The position is defined as “China since 1949.” We welcome applications from candidates working on topics within all subfields of History (political history, economic history, environmental history, cultural history, intellectual history, social history, diplomatic history, the history of gender and sexuality, the history of migration and diaspora etc.). Applicants with research projects that connect developments in post-1949 China to pre-1949 origins are encouraged to apply.

Basic Minimum Qualifications: Completion of all Ph.D. or equivalent international degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent international degree is preferred by date of hire. We are seeking candidates who demonstrate a superior command of archives and bibliography necessary for the training of advanced graduate students in the field of “China since 1949.” Competence in English as primary working language.

All application items must be submitted electronically by October 1, 2019. To apply please go to the following link:

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and within the History Department. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:

Three letters of recommendation 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 letters.

Questions may be addressed to Peter Zinoman, Chair, at Questions about the application process can be directed to Kimberly Bissell, Academic Personnel Coordinator, at

The department encourages individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths, may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g., children, disabled, or elderly), or have achieved excellence in careers outside academia (e.g., in professional or industry service) to apply.

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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Job location
Berkeley, CA


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Short statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. For additional information go to
  • Published and/or Unpublished Scholarly Work – Dissertation, dissertation draft, dissertation chapters, a book or book manuscript, articles, and/or book chapters
  • Published and/or Unpublished Scholarly Work (Optional)
  • Published and/or Unpublished Scholarly Work (Optional)
  • Cover Letter (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3 letters of reference required

College of Letters & Science – Social Sciences – History

Recruitment Period

Open August 5th, 2019 through Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

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