Assistant Professor in History or Comparative Literature, w/focus on Mexico and/or Central America
- University of California Irvine
- Location details
- Irvine, California
- Position type
- Professor, Assistant
- Organization type
- 4-year college or university
- English, Spanish
- Comparative literature, Criticism and theory, Cultural studies, Gender and women's studies, Interdisciplinary, Humanities, Film and media studies, Literature, American, Literature, global anglophone, Literature, other minority
- Employment category
- Tenure Status
- Tenure or tenure track
View this position online:https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07021
Open September 7th, 2021 through Monday, Nov 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
The Departments of History and of Comparative Literature at the University of California Irvine invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the cultural history of Mexico and/or Central America, open period, with preference for scholars working on Indigenous communities and/or environmental humanities. Interdisciplinary scholars who apply intersectional approaches to the production and analysis/reading of texts, performances, visual culture, and artifacts are encouraged to apply. This is a collaborative search by the Departments of History and of Comparative Literature, for potential appointment in one or both departments.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in History, Comparative Literature, Spanish, or an interdisciplinary field. Applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. Ph.D. must be completed by the date of appointment (7/1/2022).
Candidates should submit a letter of application describing their research; a statement of teaching experience and interests; a statement addressing past and potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion; an article-length writing sample not to exceed 30 pages; a current CV; a list of three references with contact information; and Authorization to Release Information Form.
To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 1, 2021. Additional materials, such as letters of recommendation and sample syllabi, may be requested at a later date.
To learn more about the Department of History, please visit http://www.humanities.uci.edu/history and about the Department of Comparative Literature, please visit https://www.humanities.uci.edu/complit/
As a recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.
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The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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