Call for Application – Associate or Full Professor, Endowed Chair in Modern Chinese History (UCSD, San Diego, CA)

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 30th, 2017
Next review date: November 1st, 2017
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: March 1st, 2018
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.


Discipline(s)/Area(s) of Interest: Modern Chinese History

Academic Title: Associate or Full Professor – Endowed Chair in Modern Chinese History

The Department of History at UC San Diego is pleased to announce a search for the Paul G. Pickowicz Endowed Chair in Modern Chinese History and concurrent tenured appointment at the full or associate professor level in the Department of History. We prefer candidates in all subfields of modern Chinese history from circa 1890 to the present with a vision for the field, a long-term research agenda that also connects China with other departmental strengths, and a commitment to graduate education. The successful candidate will have a PhD in History or a related field at the time of appointment on July 1, 2018.

The preferred candidate will have demonstrated strong leadership and a commitment to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in an academic setting.

Income earned from the Chair’s endowment will be available for the support of research and related scholarly and teaching activities.

Proof of authorization to work in the U.S. will be required before employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986). For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program website at

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

Applications, including a cover letter, statement of research agenda, and curriculum vitae will be accepted electronically at Three letters of recommendation should be uploaded electronically by the letter writers. Applicants should include in their cover letter a personal statement briefly summarizing their research interests, teaching experience, and leadership efforts. They should also include a separate personal statement summarizing their experience and leadership contributions in the arena of equity and diversity see for further information.

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Diego, CA

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More information about this recruitment:



  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter – Applicants should include in their cover letter a personal statement briefly summarizing their research interests, teaching experience, and leadership efforts.
  • Statement of Research – Statement of Research agenda
  • Statement of Contributions to diversity – Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)


3-5 letters of reference required

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