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Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Postdoctoral Instructor in American History

Applications Due:
November 15, 2017


The Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Instructorship in History beginning Fall 2018. Areas of Specialization: American Political History and/or American Race Relations. The successful candidate will be expected to teach three undergraduate courses per year (quarter system). The appointment is contingent upon completion of the Ph.D.

Interested candidates should electronically submit a letter of application, three letters of recommendation, a CV, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages. Candidates unable to apply electronically may send these materials to: Chair, American History Postdoc Search, Caltech, HSS 228-77, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA.

Deadline for applications is November 15, 2017.

If there are any questions during the search process, please contact us at american-history-pd@caltech.edu.

Instructions for Applicants

  1. Create an account.
  2. Fill out the application form.
  3. After you submit your application form send the link that is provided to your three references and have them upload their letters of recommendation.
  4. Upload the following documents (as individual files or in one combined pdf):
    • letter of application;
    • CV;
    • and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Caltech is committed to working with and providing access and reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. To request disability accommodations for any part of the interview or hiring process, please contact 626-395-4220 for assistance or contact american-history-pd@caltech.edu.