Academic Recruitment: East African – Indian Ocean History

Open July 20th, 2018 through October 15th, 2018
EAST AFRICA – INDIAN OCEAN. The Department of History at UCLA invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the field of East African History, with preference for a candidate with expertise in Indian Ocean History. Ability to teach a pre-1800 survey course on Africa would be an added strength. We value rigorously grounded and conceptually innovative research, informed by training and/or competency in at least one East African language. The appointment will begin July 1, 2019. All candidates should have completed their PhD in history, or a related field, by that time.

The deadline for receiving applications and required documents is October 15, 2018. Applications will be reviewed immediately thereafter.

The department welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online at to upload their information for this position. This position is subject to final administrative approval.

Documents should include a letter of application; curriculum vitae; writing sample; sample syllabi; and three letters of recommendation. A statement addressing the applicant’s contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion is also required. Please visit the UCLA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion website for Sample Guidance for Candidates on the Statement of Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

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: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Los Angeles, CA
Document requirements
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Cover Letter

Statement of Research (Optional)

Statement of Teaching (Optional)

Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Sample syllabi

Writing sample

sample syllabus 2 (Optional)

sample syllabus 3 (Optional)

additional writing sample 2 (Optional)

Reference requirements
3-5 letters of reference required