Assistant Professor: South Asian History
University of California San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
March 1, 2024
Post date: October 11, 2023

Assistant Professor: South Asian History

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 position specializing in South Asian History. We welcome applications from scholars focusing on any period, topic, thematic area, religion, nation or region within South Asia, including the pre-colonial, colonial and postcolonial periods, diasporic communities, and anti-casteist, anti-Islamophobic approaches. Specialists in Indian Ocean History or other inter-regional fields are particularly encouraged to apply. 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. The successful candidate will be charged with crafting a foundational curriculum in South Asian History. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Must be at least 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 5,000- 10,000 words
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity, including, if applicable, within South Asian Studies. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3 letters of reference required

Names and contact information of three referees only at this time. Letters to be solicited later in the process.
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