California Institute of Technology Eleanor Searle Visiting Fellowship in History 2018, USA

Publish Date: Sep 19, 2017

Deadline: Jan 12, 2018

Eleanor Searle Visiting Professor in History

The Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), in collaboration with the Research Division of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (The Huntington), invites applications for the annual Eleanor Searle Visiting Professor in History. The appointment runs from a minimum of six months up to a full academic year (September 2018–June 2019) and includes a half-time teaching position (two ten-week undergraduate courses) at Caltech as well as a half-time research position at The Huntington. Interested candidates should have demonstrated superb teaching and research skills. All applicants must currently hold a Ph.D. and a full-time tenured or tenure-track appointment at another university.

Please apply by sending a statement detailing the research you wish to carry out at The Huntington, a current curriculum vitae, a recent sample of writing, copies of teaching evaluations, and three reference letters to or by mail to Chair, Eleanor Searle Visiting Professor Search, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, MC 20-7, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125.

Applications will be accepted until January 12, 2018.


The Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) is focused on understanding the human experience—from the evolution of culture and institutions to social, political, and economic behavior, from the products of the imagination to the conceptual underpinnings of science.

With the same commitment to rigorous analysis that extends across all disciplines at Caltech, HSS researchers apply cutting-edge methodologies to deepen our knowledge and understanding of our world.

Nearly 100 faculty, lecturers, and visiting scholars in the division share a strong commitment to the highest levels of teaching and research in the humanities and social sciences. HSS offers undergraduate options (the Caltech equivalent of majors) in Business, Economics, and Management; English; Economics; History; the History and Philosophy of Science; Philosophy; and Political Science. Additional course offerings range from art history, creative writing, film studies, and music history and theory to anthropology, law, and psychology. Graduate students may pursue doctoral degrees in either the Social Sciences or Behavioral and Social Neuroscience.

In addition, the HSS faculty and lecturers provide fully a quarter of the core-curriculum courses that undergraduate students are required to take as part of their studies at Caltech.

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