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Application Window

Open date: November 1st, 2021

Next review date: Friday, Jan 14, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, May 2, 2022 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.

Position description

The History departments 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, 2018 and December 10, 2021.

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 as well as to its mission by teaching two undergraduate courses during the 2022-2023 academic year in a topic close to their area of research. The courses will include History 187 (Variable Topic Research Seminar) and another course on European history to be determined by the department. 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, and (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 at

Review of applications will begin January 14, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. The preferred start date is July 1, 2022.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD in History received between September 1, 2018 and December 10, 2021.

Application Requirements

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
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

3 letters of recommendation are required

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Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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.

Job location

Los Angeles, California