Assistant/Associate Professor of Anthropology

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University of California-Irvine
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University of California Irvine

Assistant/Associate Professor of Anthropology



The University of California Irvine's Department of Anthropology invites applications for a position at the level of Assistant/Associate Professor with research focused on environmental injustice in Black communities and subsequent health disparities. This call for applicants is part of cluster hire through UCI's Black Thriving Initiative (BTI). Through BTI, UCI aspires to become the nation's foremost destination for Black people to thrive as undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, alumni and communities served by the campus in California, the United States and around the world. (For more information about the UCI BTI, please visit https://inclusion.uci.edu/uci-black-thriving-initiative/.)

The Department of Anthropology seeks candidates whose research examines and engages with diverse stakeholders in environmental injustice (including diverse community members, government agencies, business sectors, activist organizations, media outlets, etc), how they perceive both problems and restorative possibilities in Black communities, and the many cultural and social dynamics that undermine inclusive prosperity and Black thriving. Successful candidates will have research programs that advance understanding of Black experiences and perspectives in environmentally stressed communities while also providing critical perspective on ways that structural underpinnings -- including racism, white supremacy, and racial capital -- have historically and actively worked against Black well-being. UCI's Anthropology Department has a reputation for experimental and interdisciplinary methods robustly tied to social justice commitments so will be a welcoming environment.

This position is part of a BTI Environmental Health Disparities cluster hire through which UCI aims to build capacity for collaborative, multidisciplinary research to understand and address ways environmental stress and racism contribute to health disparities in Black communities. The cluster includes the Program in Public Health, the Henry Samueli School of Engineering, the School of Social Sciences, and the School of Medicine. In Southern California, we see extreme environmental health disparities in Black communities, including those living near the Los Angeles International Airport and the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. This hiring program and UCI's Black Thriving Initiative provides an opportunity to build the foundation for an impactful Center for Environmental Health Disparities Research. For more information about the Center, please visit https://sites.uci.edu/cehdr/.

The Environmental Health Disparities cluster hiring program builds on UCI's enduring commitment to inclusive excellence. A recipient of the STEMM Equity Achievement (SEA Change) Institutional Bronze Award, UCI is a federally recognized Asian American Native American Pacific Island Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). The ADVANCE program for Equity and Inclusion in the Office of Inclusive Excellence offers several resources for recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce, including the Chancellor's ADVANCE Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Academic Diversity, Dependent Care Travel Awards, and participation in the Faculty Success Program through the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. UCI offers competitive salary and attractive benefits packages, including a housing assistance program for new faculty members.

UC Irvine is one of ten campuses of the highly regarded University of California system. With approximately 37,000 students, 1,500 ladder-rank faculty members, a highly ranked medical school, and over $500 million per year of extramural grant funding, our campus offers a wealth of opportunities for research collaboration and is ranked among the top 10 public universities in the US. More information is available on the Department of Anthropology's website at https://www.anthropology.uci.edu/

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The Department of Anthropology recognizes the value of diversity in its faculty and strongly supports UCI's mission for equity and inclusiveness. We are committed to ensuring accountability, providing training and education, conducting responsive research and building sustainable partnerships. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants must have the demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of colleagues and to teach and mentor a diverse student body.

Requirements:
Applicants must hold a Ph.D., from an accredited institution (required at time of appointment).

Application Process:
To apply, please log onto UC Irvine's recruitment site located at

https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07056

Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the following application materials electronically to be considered for this position:
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Current and Future Research Plans
  4. Statement of Teaching
  5. Statement of Inclusive Excellence Activities - Statement addressing past and future planned contributions to inclusive excellence that will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence (For more information about the UCI Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement, please visit https://inclusion.uci.edu/recruitment-resources/)
  6. Contact information to request three reference letters


To apply, visit https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07056





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Founded in 1965, UC Irvine combines the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. Over five remarkable decades, UCI has become internationally recognized for efforts that are improving lives through research and discovery, fostering excellence in scholarship and teaching, and engaging and enriching the community.UC student center

With more than 33,000 students, 1,200 faculty members and 10,000 staff, UCI is among the fastest-growing campuses in the University of California system. Increasingly a first-choice campus for students, UCI ranks among the top U.S. universities in the number of undergraduate applications and continues to admit freshmen with highly competitive academic profiles. Orange County’s second-largest employer, UCI generates an annual economic impact on the county of $5 billion.

UCI is a center for quality education that honors classic instruction while incorporating the best new scholarship. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UCI among the nation’s best universities. Achievements in the sciences, social sciences, social ecology, arts, humanities, medicine and business also have garnered numerous national rankings for UCI’s schools, departments and programs. Three UCI researchers have won Nobel Prizes – most recently Irwin Rose, in chemistry, in 2004.

Interdisciplinary research, a UCI hallmark, is evident in the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, or Calit2, Newkirk Center for Science and Society, Center for the Study of Democracy, Institute of Transportation Studies, Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics, and innovative instructional programs in biomedical engineering, international studies, global cultures, arts and technology, and other collaborations.

The university is dedicated to excellence through diversity and to the goal of reflecting equity and inclusion in our faculty, staff and student populations. Faculty and staff diversity affinity groups foster cross-departmental social interaction, professional networking, cultural competencies, recruiting and mentoring.

Committed to the Community

UCI reaches beyond the classroom and laboratory to help solve societal issues and support human development. In the health sciences, UCI is noted for its research on cancer, the neurosciences and the genetic underpinnings of disease. UCI Medical Center, Orange County’s only university hospital and Level I trauma center, has been ranked among the nation’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for 16 consecutive years.

UC Irvine parkA major intellectual and cultural center, UCI engages the community through public activities and events. Speakers on campus, for example, have included Nobel Peace Prize winners His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and Iranian human rights activist Shirin Ebadi, all of whom also received the UCI Citizen Peacebuilding Award for their efforts toward world peace.

The university is also addressing the needs of the community and growing world population in an environmentally sustainable way. From the development of new and reliable processes for electricity and alternative fuels to critical water and waste management solutions, UCI consistently tops the list in Sierra magazine’s “Coolest Schools” report, its annual sustainability ranking of U.S. colleges and universities.  

A hub for innovation and entrepreneurship, the university collaborates with the community on many strategic partnerships such as UCI Applied Innovation , a center which brings campus-based discoveries together with Orange County’s vibrant business sector to support job creation and economic growth. Development also continues on the 185-acre University Research Park adjacent to campus, where R&D companies enjoy collaborative opportunities in medical research, biotechnology, engineering, computer science and business.

UCI is benefiting the community and the world in countless ways through its scholarly, scientific, creative and economic contributions. On its way to becoming a flagship UC campus and one of the nation’s very best universities, UCI has embarked on a strategic plan that will ensure the campus continues to inspire excellence as it fulfills its research, teaching and public service missions in the decades ahead.

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