Director of the
Chicano Studies Research Center
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the Institute of
American Cultures (IAC) seeks a dynamic and respected scholar to provide
intellectual research and programmatic leadership for Chicano Studies
Research Center (CSRC) and invites applications
for the position of Director of the Chicano Studies Research Center.
Qualifications for success include an outstanding scholarly research and
publication record; experience developing interdisciplinary research
programs and community partnership in Chicano/Latino
Studies; commitment to social justice; ability to administer budgetary
and personnel processes; and proven effective experience in fundraising,
including engaging in development activities as well as obtaining and
managing extramural grants and/or contracts,
gifts and donations, and endowment funds.
The CSRC is an established leader in the development of scholarly
research on the Chicano-Latino population. The CSRC is one of four
ethnic studies research centers established at UCLA in 1969 that are now
part of the Institute of American Cultures (IAC), which
reports to the Office of the Chancellor at UCLA. The CSRC is also a
founding member of the nationwide Inter-University Program for Latino
Research (IUPLR, est. 1983). The CSRC’s research mission is supported by
five distinct components: a library with the
largest archival and digital collections in its field, an award-winning
academic press, collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects,
public programs and community-based partnerships, and a competitive
grant and fellowship program.
Successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with CSRC
staff members, the CSRC Faculty Advisory Committee, campus leadership
and community stakeholders to develop research priorities. This
individual needs to maximize external visibility of
CSRC through building bridges between UCLA and Chicano/Latino
communities and strengthening intercampus collaboration, in relation to
research and community partnerships. This is a tenured faculty
appointment in the appropriate department or school with the
expectation at the associate or full professor rank. Ph.D. or
equivalent is required by date of hire.
We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or
community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to
diversity and excellence. Candidate should provide:
1. A cover letter that includes statements on research, administrative
and leadership experience, teaching, and commitment to diversity and
2. A curriculum vitae
3. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement - describes a faculty
candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity,
diversity, and inclusion.
4. Three-five references (names/contact information only)
Inquiries may be addressed to Professor Vilma Ortiz, Search Committee Chair, at
or (310) 206-5218, and Carol Fujino, Institute of American Cultures CAO, at
or (310) 825-6815.
All application materials should be submitted via UCRecruit:
by November 1, 2019. Preferred starting date of July 1, 2020.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
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: