Assistant Professor in North American Slavery

The Department of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship focusing on the history of slavery in North America (colonial period through the Civil War era, African-American or African Diaspora). The area of specialization is open, but we particularly welcome scholars whose work will extend department and campus strengths, including but not limited to comparative race and ethnicity, borderlands history, economic history, public history, and/or gender history (see

The successful candidate will contribute to the department's lower-division United States history survey, as well as teach and supervise research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Ph.D. expected at time of appointment. Applications should include a cover letter including discussion of current and future research, curriculum vita, writing sample not to exceed 8,000 words, and at least three letters of recommendation.

Applicants should apply at:

To ensure full consideration, materials must be received by November 1, 2014.

Further inquiries can be addressed to the North America Slavery Search Committee co-chairs, Professor Debra Blumenthal, and Professor James F. Brooks,

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. The UCSB history department recognizes the value of public history and digital humanities contributions, and considers all such scholarly contributions in its review of applicants. The University of California at Santa Barbara is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Application deadline: 01/11/2014

Published on: 
11 Aug 2014