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Assistant Professor Position in the Field of Latinx Gender Studies 2022-23

University of California, Los Angeles
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Assistant Professor Position in the Field of Latinx Gender Studies 2022-23
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF07766

The Department of Gender Studies at UCLA is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track position in Latinx gender and/or sexuality studies at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning on July 1, 2023. We are interested in interdisciplinary feminist scholarship that engages the gendered production of Latinx ethnic-racial formations in the United States and recognizes the centrality of the histories of colonialism and racial violence in the Americas. We seek applicants whose research, teaching and service address Latinx heterogeneity in original ways.

The Department of Gender Studies at UCLA is interdisciplinary and we welcome applicants who examine Latinx life via a broad range of methodological frameworks. We are eager to build on our department's existing strengths in feminist Latinx gender and sexuality studies, to continue to expand these fields at UCLA, and to support the development of scholars in this area. Candidates with a PhD in Women's, Gender, Sexuality Studies and related fields are strongly encouraged to apply. The Department is particularly interested in candidates with a commitment to mentoring undergraduate and graduate students of color, queer, and trans students.

Complete applications must be received by November 1, 2022 and include:
1) A cover letter that discusses the candidate's research in the field of Latinx gender studies, teaching experience and interests, community engagement, and any other relevant experience; 2) a statement that indicates the applicant's investments and contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion, including research or related work that challenges racism and/or other forms of subordination such as sexism and homo/transphobia; 3) a CV; 4) the names of 4 references; and 5) a writing sample of 20-25 pages that represents the candidate's research areas and methodological strengths in the field of Latinx gender and/or sexuality studies; and 6) Authorization to Release Information Form

A PhD or equivalent terminal degree is required by the start date of July 1, 2023. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2022. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 1, 2022.. The committee will request additional materials, including letters of recommendation, after an initial examination of the applications. Questions about the position should be directed to the chair of the search committee Elizabeth Marchant at [email protected].

UCLA aims to achieve federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution by 2025. In preparation for this designation, the Office of the Chancellor and the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost have sponsored this search in order to recruit exceptional scholars whose teaching, scholarship and/or mentoring has strong ties to Latinx experiences in the United States. This search is conducted in partnership between the Chicano Studies Research Center and the Department of Gender Studies. Faculty hired through this search are expected to maintain an active affiliation to the Chicano Studies Research Center and encourage the success of Latinx and first generation scholars.

UCLA has programs to assist in partner employment, childcare, schooling and other family concerns. For additional information, visit the UCLA Academic Personnel Office website or the UC Office of the President's website.

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, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists' current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University's Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled "Authorization to Release Information" into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant 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 Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks.

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy,


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UCLA is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1919 and is the second oldest of the ten campuses affiliated with the University of California system. UCLA offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines and enrolls about 26,000 undergraduate and about 12,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world every year.

UCLA features the College of Letters and Science, seven general campus professional schools, and four professional schools for the health sciences. The UCLA College of Letters and Science has 34 academic departments and 900 faculty, and houses the majority of UCLA's 129 undergraduate majors as well as the students in the Graduate Division of Letters and Sciences. The UCLA College Honors Program is also housed in the College. The College of Letters and Science's programs are divided into five academic divisions: humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and the International Institute. UCLA also offers certificate programs, undergraduate degree-credit and continuing education credits for non-full-time students through its UCLA Extension education program.

The 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA as the 24th best university in the nation and 32nd best in the world. In the 2007 edition of U.S. News and World Report, UCLA Medical Center was ranked best in the West, as well as one of the top 3 hospitals in the United States alongside Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 15 of the 16 medical specialty areas examined, UCLA Medical Center ranked in the top 20.

The campus' location in Los Angeles makes excursions to local museums, theaters, or other entertainment venues relatively quick and easy.

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