University of California, San Diego

Assistant Professor, History of Early Modern Science

The Division of Arts & Humanities at the University of California, San Diego, in partnership with The Huntington Library, announces a search for an entry-level Assistant Professor specializing in the History of Early Modern Science. The successful candidate will be appointed in the Department of History with membership in the Science Studies Program. During the first five years of employment, the appointee will have up to two years of full-time research as a fellow in residence at The Huntington (the second year subject to approval). The department is therefore searching for a scholar whose research will engage deeply with The Huntington's collections.

The UC San Diego is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college and graduate students. The faculty is committed to fulfilling this mission in both its research and teaching.

Required qualifications include: A PhD in history of science and technology or a related field is required by the time of appointment, evidence of excellence in teaching commensurate with experience, and publications appropriate to the candidate's discipline and experience. All candidates should submit a statement that articulates how their research projects will make use of The Huntington collections.

Applications must be made through UC San Diego's online portal at

Review of applications will begin on September 30th, 2019.

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

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Location:

San Diego, CA

Document Requirements:

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Plans for Work in The Huntington collections: A 1-2 page statement itemizing the applicant's plans for work in The Huntington collections. All candidates should submit a statement that articulates how their research projects will make use of The Huntington collections.
  • 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
  • Writing Sample or Publication
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference Requirements:

  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Recruitment Period:

  • Open date: June 1st, 2019
  • Next review date: Monday, Sep 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
  • Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
  • Final date: Sunday, May 31, 2020 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.

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Last updated: 2019-10-07