Chicano/Latino Studies Assistant Professor - Tenure Track

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University of California-Irvine
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University of California Irvine

Chicano/Latino Studies Assistant Professor - Tenure Track



The Department of Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position.

We seek outstanding scholars of the Latina/o/e/x experience and particularly invite applications from scholars whose research, teaching, and service address Latina/o/e/x heterogeneity, broadly or specifically construed (e.g., Afro-Latinidad, Central America, LGBT, indigenous, and multi-racial identities). The UCI Department of Chicano/Latino Studies is a multi-disciplinary unit and we welcome scholars who examine aspects of Latina/o/e/x heterogeneity via a broad range of disciplines within the social sciences, humanities, arts, and/or ethnic studies (e.g., anthropology, history, ethnomusicology, Latina/o/e/x cultural production and performance, etc.).

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in a relevant discipline. Candidates should have an outstanding record of research, publication, teaching, and professional service. The successful candidate will produce nationally recognized research, teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, obtain independent or collaborative research funding, and provide professional service to the program, the university, and/or the community.

The position is offered at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1, 2022. The successful candidate will be expected to teach lower-division as well as upper-division undergraduate courses and graduate courses in their field of specialization and contribute to the overall research and pedagogical goals of the Department of Chicano/Latino Studies. See department website at: https://www.chicanolatinostudies.uci.edu/

Completed applications must include: a cover letter highlighting qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research, a statement of teaching, up to three publications, and three letters of reference by the deadline. A separate diversity statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion must also be included in the application materials. Spanish language proficiency is regarded favorably.

The Department will begin to review applications on October 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted through the University of California, Irvine RECRUIT utility at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF07047. Inquiries can be directed to the Department Manager, Debbie Michel: e-mail: [email protected]; phone: (949) 824-1424.

The Department of Chicano/Latino Studies is a top-ranked department with particular strengths in the areas of migration and health. Faculty and course offerings examine the historical and contemporary experiences of people of diverse Latin American origin. The Department offers a B.A. degree in Chicano/Latino Studies, a minor, a certificate program, and a graduate emphasis. More information is available at http://www.chicanolatinostudies.uci.edu/.

UCI is a top ten public research university that excels at improving outcomes for students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and as a consequence has consistently been ranked as the best university in the nation in promoting upward mobility of its graduates. UCI is a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI). These federal designations align with UCI's aspiration to be a national leader and global model of inclusive excellence.

A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

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 as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UC Irvine conducts institutional reference checks for candidates finalists to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer of appointment into Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full).

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 as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UC Irvine conducts institutional reference checks for candidates finalists to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer of appointment into Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full). The institutional reference checks involve contacting the administration of the applicant's previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University's Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Irvine requires all candidates of Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into AP RECRUIT as part of their application. If the candidate does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) positions will be subject to institutional reference checks.


To apply, visit https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07047





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