Postdoctoral Scholar in European History
University of California Los Angeles Department of History
United States

Eugen and Jacqueline Weber Postdoctoral Scholar in European History

Job #JPF05475
  • L&S Social Sciences - HISTORY

Recruitment Period

Open date: April 22nd, 2020

Next review date: Friday, May 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Jul 1, 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.


The History department seeks applicants for a one-year renewable Postdoctoral Scholar. The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in History. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must have received their Ph.D. between September 1, 2017 and June 12, 2020.

The Weber Postdoctoral Scholar position is made possible by a bequest from Jacqueline and Eugen Weber to the Department of History, to support the work of a recent Ph.D. We seek a historian of exceptional promise who will contribute to the excellence of our department’s teaching and research program. Candidates working in any area of European history are encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant will contribute intellectually to the department and will contribute to its mission by teaching two undergraduate seminars during the 2020-2021 academic year in a topic close to their area of research. The seminars will include History 187 (Variable Topic Research Seminar) and History 191 (Capstone Research Seminar).

The incumbent will also work with a faculty mentor on research and professional development. We are especially eager to interview candidates with a demonstrable commitment to the success and mentorship of students from
underrepresented and underserved populations and with an enthusiasm for building ties across fields within the department or the university.

The initial appointment (which includes benefits) will be for a 12-month period, with the possibility of renewal for an additional 12 months subject to satisfactory performance. Salary will follow standards for post-doctoral scholars and will reflect the applicant’s experience.

To apply, candidates must submit (a) a curriculum vitae, (b) cover letter, (c) statement of research describing their interests and plans for the postdoctoral period, (d) statement of teaching philosophy and discussion of possible seminar topics.

A statement addressing the applicant’s past and/or potential 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:

Applicants should also have three referees submit letters of reference. Applications will be accepted via the UC Recruit website at

Review of applications will begin June 1, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. The preferred start date is July 1, 2020.

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, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Los Angeles, California


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
  • Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

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