Assistant Professor: Huntington-UC Program for the Advancement of the Humanities

Huntington-UC Program for the Advancement of the Humanities. The College of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences at the University of California, Riverside, in partnership with The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, announces a search for two beginning Assistant Professors to be appointed in the departments of Art History, English or History. The College is searching for scholars whose research will engage deeply with The Huntington’s extraordinary collections, which contain extensive and diverse materials that encourage approaches from a rich variety of perspectives. Scholars whose research investigates the Long Eighteenth-Century or the History and/or Cultures of Science, are particularly encouraged to apply in these areas of great strength in The Huntington Collections.

During their first five years of employment, the appointees to these positions will receive two years of full-time research fellowship in residence at The Huntington, with approval of the second year contingent on adequate research and publication progress by the appointee. Appointment will begin June 30, 2016, with salary commensurate with education and experience.

UCR 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. A demonstrable commitment to this mission in research and teaching is a preferred qualification. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

Required qualifications include: PhD degree, evidence of excellence in teaching commensurate with experience, and publications appropriate to the candidate’s discipline and experience; and a research agenda that integrates The Huntington collections. Must have degree by time of appointment, June 30, 2016.

To apply: Applicants must use UCR’s online portal at to submit the following material: cover letter; curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching experience and excellence; the names of three referees familiar with the candidate’s academic qualifications; a three-page statement articulating their interest in Huntington collections; and a writing sample or publication. Inquiries should be addressed to: Professor Steven Hackel, Chair, Huntington/UCR Search Committee, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, University of California, Riverside, at

Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2015.

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.