Associate Professor of Latinx Studies
Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
Deadline: 
December 14, 2022
Starting Date: 
July 1, 2022
Post date: January 12, 2022

The Ethnic Studies Department at the University of California, San Diego invites applications for an Associate Professor of Latinx Feminist Gender and Sexuality Studies, beginning July 1, 2022. We seek an interdisciplinary scholar working in any historical period, whose research critically engages Latinx studies in comparative and relational ways. While open to a variety of topics and approaches, we especially welcome applications from scholars working on Afro Latinx contexts.

We further seek candidates whose research, teaching, and service will advance UC San Diego’s transition to HSI and/or anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, and social justice with a focus on the Latinx/Chicanx community. We especially welcome candidates whose professional experience, community engagement, and personal background have facilitated their understanding of and ability to better serve students from traditionally underrepresented communities in higher education. Faculty are expected to have an inclusive approach to mentoring and advising that incorporates working with women and underrepresented undergraduate and graduate students.

This position is one of 14 new ladder-rank faculty positions in the Latinx Cluster Hire Initiative (LCHI) at UC San Diego. The LCHI aims to increase faculty diversity, innovative research, and culturally relevant curriculum and mentorship through increased engagement and collaboration between various departments across campus with the Chicanx and Latinx Studies (CLS) and Latin American Studies (LAS) programs. Faculty hired under LCHI will have multiple opportunities to contribute to UC San Diego’s transformation from an emergent Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) to a full-status HSI that meets the curricular and cultural needs of Latinx, URM, and first-generation students. This includes faculty engagement with scholars across disciplines to address issues of race and racism, access and equity, and social and political debates pertinent to Chicanx, Latinx, and Latin American Studies, while also working within their home departments and professional communities. Faculty hired under LCHI will be expected to design and teach undergraduate courses that align with the CLS and LAS academic programs. They will also be expected to serve as faculty affiliates in CLS and/or LAS and mentor undergraduate students in one or both programs.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC San Diego requires all candidates for academic appointments with tenure or security of employment to complete, sign, and upload the Institutional Reference Check release form entitled “Authorization to Release Form” into RECRUIT as part of their application.

We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on academic productivity. In our academic hiring processes, we will be keeping this in mind as we consider achievement relative to opportunity. We encourage you to reflect on constraints on opportunity in your field that were caused by the events of the pandemic and where applicable, to discuss your achievements in this light.

Application Instructions 

All applications must be submitted via: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03015

A PhD in Ethnic Studies, Chicanx or Latinx Studies, or related discipline, evidence of excellence in teaching and service commensurate with experience, and publications appropriate to the candidate’s experience.

CV
Cover Letter
Statement of Research
Statement of Teaching
Statement of Contributions to Diversity
Teaching Evaluations
Authorization to Release Form
3 Letters of Recommendation

 

Review Begins: 
January 31, 2022

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