Assistant Professor: History of the Long Nineteenth Century of Latin America (excluding Mexico and Brazil)
University of California San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
March 1, 2024
Post date: October 11, 2023

Assistant Professor: History of the Long Nineteenth Century of Latin America (excluding Mexico and Brazil)

University of California San Diego


Position overview
Position title: Assistant Professor

Salary range: A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $74,600-$97,200.
The posted UC Academic salary scales set the minimum pay as determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table(s) for the salary scale(s) for this position []. The base salary range, from the salary table(s), for this position is $74,600-$97,200.
“Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions, qualifications, and experience.
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Application Window

Open date: October 6, 2023

Next review date: Monday, Nov 6, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Mar 1, 2024 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.

Position description



The Department of History in the School of Arts & Humanities at UC San Diego invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Latin American History (excluding Mexico and Brazil). We are particularly interested in candidates specializing in the long nineteenth century, including those applicants whose work bridges the 19th century with the late colonial and independence periods or the early twentieth century.

We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and service will advance UC San Diego's commitment to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, and social justice. We especially welcome candidates whose professional experience, and community engagement have facilitated their understanding of and ability to better serve students from traditionally underrepresented communities in higher education. Faculty are expected to have an inclusive approach to mentoring and advising that incorporates working with women and underrepresented undergraduate and graduate students.

The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2024. Duties include active research, graduate supervision, classroom teaching at all levels, and department and university service. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses in Latin American History. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Must be ABD in History or related discipline at time of application.
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Must possess a PhD in History or related discipline by time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications

Evidence of excellence in teaching commensurate with experience, and publications appropriate to the candidate's experience. Candidates with demonstrated strong leadership in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in academic settings.

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Writing Sample - Writing sample of approximately 8,000- 10,000 words
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3 letters of reference required

3 required (contact information only)
Names and contact information only at this time. Letters to be solicited later in the process.
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