Department of History Faculty Search: Japan

The UCLA History Department seeks a historian of early modern or modern Japan to the mid-twentieth century. This position will be searched with rank open and a preference for applicants at the assistant and associate professor levels. Applicants are invited to locate their subjects within broader geographical and/or historiographical contexts, to speak both to historians of other countries and Japan specialists in other disciplines.

Candidates are encouraged to apply online. Information should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a short writing sample, sample syllabi, and three letters of recommendation. This position is subject to final administrative approval.

The deadline for receiving applications is November 30, 2012. Applications will be reviewed immediately thereafter, and the search will continue until the position is filled.

UCLA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to achieving diversity among its faculty, students and staff. Individuals with a history of and commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply?

Please fill out the necessary application materials by  APPLYING HERE.


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What to Submit?

  • Letter of application
  • CV
  • Writing sample
  • Sample syllabi
  • 3 three letters of recommendation


  • Applications accepted immediately
  • Deadline: November 30, 2012

Letters of Recommendation

  • *IMPORTANT: When you submit your portion of the application UCLA will be contacting via email those individuals whom you name as references. The email will contain directions for submitting their letters of recommendation on line. Please notify these individuals of your application and tell them to expect to hear from us shortly.