UCSD Assistant Prof. History Latinx/Latin American Studies
Professor, Department of History
Latinx and Latin American history
Focus on Central
America, the Spanish-speaking
Caribbean, and/or the U.S.-Mexico border
Review date: Sunday, Jan 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time). Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Saturday, Apr 1, 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
Department of History in the School of Arts & Humanities at UC San
Diego invites applications for a full- time Assistant Professor
specializing in Latinx and Latin American
history with a focus on Central America, the Spanish-speaking
Caribbean, and/or the U.S.-Mexico border to begin July 1, 2023. We have a
strong preference for scholars whose research and teaching prioritizes
the relationship between communities in the U.S.
and Latin America, immigration, Afro-Latinidades, indigeneity, and/or
the nineteenth century. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to
excellence in research, teaching, and service. 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)
hired under LCHI will be expected to design and teach undergraduate and
graduate courses in Chicanx and/or Latinx history, as well as the
successful candidate's thematic
areas of expertise. They will also be expected to teach courses that
align with the CLS and LAS academic programs, serve as faculty
affiliates in CLS and/or LAS, and mentor undergraduate students in one
or both programs.
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.
candidates whose research, teaching, and service will advance UC San
Diego's transition to HSI and/or anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity,
and social justice 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 women and underrepresented undergraduate and graduate students.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on the University of California pay scales.
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Must be ABD in History or related discipline at time of application.
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
Must possess a PhD in History or related discipline by time of appointment.
excellence in teaching commensurate with experience, and publications
appropriate to the candidate's experience. Candidates with demonstrated
strong leadership in supporting
diversity, equity, and inclusion in academic settings.
• Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
• Cover Letter
• Writing Sample - no more than 10,000 words
• Statement of Teaching
• 3-5 letters of reference required
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