UCLA Recruitment: Assistant Professor in Central American Studies

The Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, announces a search for a tenure-track position in Central American Studies to be filled effective July 1, 2019. Applicants are invited from scholars with research and teaching interests in ethnic studies (focused primarily on US Central American cultural production, the politics of memory, social history and aesthetics). Candidates will teach a variety of classes including large undergraduate courses, such as an Migrating U.S./Central American Cultural Production, Chicanos in Film/Video, Politics of Crisis: Migration, Identity, and Religion, and small graduate text seminars (Radical Constructions and/or Racial Constructs in Central America). We encourage the development of new courses in a candidate’s field of expertise. Candidates should be eager to help build an engaged, intellectually transformative, diverse, and growing department, including making a significant contribution to the undergraduate and PhD program in Chicana and Chicano Studies.

We value candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.
Eligible applicants will have a Ph.D. or equivalent in hand by June 30, 2019. Applicants should submit a letter of application describing research and teaching, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, writing samples and the names of three references. Letter should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee. Applications should be submitted through https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF04651. To assure full consideration, applications should be submitted by July 7, 2019.

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 at http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.