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Faculty Recruitment


Assistant Professor of Critical Latinx Studies

ETHNIC STUDIES 

APPLICATION WINDOW

Open date: October 21, 2022

Next review date: Wednesday, Jan 4, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Sep 29, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Ethnic Studies Department at the University of California, San Diego invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Critical Latinx Health, beginning Fall 2023. We seek an interdisciplinary scholar working in any historical period, whose research critically engages Latinx-Chicanx studies, race and medicine, critical public health studies, and/or community health. We value research that addresses gender and utilizes relational approaches.

We further seek candidates whose research, teaching, and service will advance UC San Diego’s transition to an HSI, and campuswide anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, and social justice efforts 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 underrepresented genders 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 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 and mentor undergraduate students in one or both 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.

COVID-19 Impact Statement
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.

For more information about the Ethnic Studies Department: https://ethnicstudies.ucsd.edu/
For more information about the Chicanx Latinx Studies Program: https://cls.ucsd.edu/.
For more information about the School of Social Sciences: https://socialsciences.ucsd.edu/

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

ABD at the time of application in an Ethnic Studies and Critical Latinx Health related field.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

PhD in an Ethnic Studies and Critical Latinx Health related field by time of appointment. Related fields include but are not limited to the medical humanities, medical anthropology, psychology, science and technology studies, history, disability studies, public health and medicine, race/gender/sexuality and medicine—all with an emphasis on Latinx populations; a robust research agenda; and a demonstrated commitment to building equitable, diverse classroom and research environments.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Teaching Evaluations

  • Authorization to Release Form - Applicants must complete, sign and upload this form. See Institutional Reference Check (https://aps.ucsd.edu/recruitment/background_check/) for more information.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

BSP Postdoctoral Fellowship

BLACK STUDIES PROJECT

 

APPLICATION WINDOW

Open date: October 31, 2022

Next review date: Thursday, Dec 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Black Studies Project (BSP) at UCSD invites applications for 1 or 2 postdoctoral fellows. The position is a 12-month appointment beginning any time after January 1, 2023.

During this time of social unrest, state-sanctioned and vigilante-led violence, health and education inequality, and emergent forms of data-driven and algorithmic bias, Black Studies scholarship remains vitally important. BSP focuses on sustaining faculty and student intellectual life at UCSD, while building active relationships with local organizers, artists, and community groups. As such, we seek a postdoctoral fellow whose work attends to public-facing community work and/or intersections of Black Studies with fields that impact contested framings of public life.

BSP focuses on three areas vital to contemporary African American and African Diaspora Studies: Intersectional Analysis of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality; Transnational and Diasporic Studies; and Social Justice Movements. We look forward to supporting scholars addressing topics in one of the following areas:

• Work grounded in black feminist studies, gender studies, and/or queer studies
• Critical analyses at the intersection of black studies and STEM fields
• Analyses of historical periods pre-1900 that shed light on present-day and/or world-building concerns

The research areas may include fields and disciplines in the Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, or STEM fields with a focus in Black Studies and/or Black communities in the African Diaspora.

Postdoctoral Overview:

• This is a residential postdoctoral fellowship. This position comes with full benefits through the University of California, San Diego, research funds, shared office space and work equipment. The actual appointment salary step will be based on previous postdoctoral experience. For more information on UCSD postdoctoral scholars, please visit https://postdoc.ucsd.edu/postdocs.
• Together with BSP Directors, the candidate will identify a dedicated mentor with whom they will meet regularly throughout the fellowship.
• Postdoctoral fellows facilitate periodic research workshops and public lectures, and participate in BSP events throughout the year as an active interlocutor.
• The fellow will present their work in a public forum during the fellowship period.
• Teaching potential at the graduate and undergraduate level. The teaching component of the position will be under the lecturer title, (1630/1632)

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Must be ABD at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Must possess a PhD by the time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications

• A demonstrated scholarly commitment to Black Feminist, Black Intellectual or Black Radical traditions

• Work grounded in black feminist studies, gender studies, and/or queer studies

• Critical analyses at the intersection of black studies and STEM fields

• Analyses of historical periods pre-1900 that shed light on present-day and/or world-building concerns

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Writing Sample of no more than 30 pages - Examples: a dissertation chapter or published article

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 letters of reference required