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Assistant Professor - 20th Century Russia - Department of History
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Sep. 1, 2021
Title Assistant Professor - 20th Century Russia - Department of History
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 10/8/2021
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • History - General

Assistant Professor - 20th Century Russia - Department of History


Anticipated start:July 1, 2022


Open August 31st, 2021 through Friday, Oct 8, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The University of California at Berkeley seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty appointment at the level of assistant professor in the Department of History.

The position is defined as "20th Century Russia," including Russian, Soviet, and post-Soviet history and all ethnic groups living within those territories. We welcome applications from candidates working on topics in all subfields of History (political, economic, environmental, cultural, intellectual, social, diplomatic, transnational, the history of gender and sexuality, the history of borderlands, migration, and diaspora etc.).

In the Department of History and the Division of Social Sciences, we recognize the intrinsic relationship between diversity and excellence in all our endeavors and embrace open and equitable access to opportunities for learning and development as our obligation and goal. We seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging through their research, teaching, and/or service. Our Division is committed to upholding the university's principles of community so that every individual can be successful in a healthy, welcoming, and safe environment.

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Basic qualifications(required at time of application)

Completion of all Ph.D. or equivalent international degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications

Ph.D. or equivalent international degree is preferred by date of hire.


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to
  • Published and/or Unpublished Scholarly Work - Dissertation, dissertation draft, dissertation chapters, a book or book manuscript, articles, and/or book chapters
  • Published and/or Unpublished Scholarly Work (Optional)
  • Published and/or Unpublished Scholarly Work (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3 letters of reference required

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