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

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 marchant@gender.ucla.edu.

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.

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QUALIFICATIONS

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A PhD or equivalent terminal degree is required by the start date of July 1, 2023.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Document requirements

  • Cover Letter - Include research in the field of Latinx gender studies, teaching experience and interests, community engagement, and any other relevant experience.

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

  • Names of four references - Names and contact information of four references.

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) 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.

    To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Writing sample - 20-25 pages that represents the candidate’s research areas and methodological strengths in the field of Latinx gender and/or sexuality studies.

  • Authorization to Release Information Form - https://ucla.app.box.com/s/8awvkn4szd0u3l20zs325lon1r560qj6

Reference requirements

  • 4-6 required (contact information only)

Only contact information.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07766

Help contact: marchant@gender.ucla.edu

CAMPUS INFORMATION

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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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