Assistant Professor in the Department of Chicana/o Studies at UCLA

The UCLA Cesar E. Chavez Department of Chicana/o Studies is pleased to invite applications for an open Assistant Professor search. We invite applications from outstanding candidates for an open position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2020. Over the past decade, the department has grown in undergraduate and graduate course offerings, including opening one of the first Ph.D. Programs in Chicana/o Studies and offering introductory courses that draw over 800 students. Because there is a high demand for our classes among a diverse and growing Latina/o student body at UCLA from Central America, we welcome applicants who have expertise in Central American communities, but are open to any substantive area within Chicana/o or Latina/o Studies. We are particularly eager to consider applicants who take a social scientific approach that complements departmental strengths in evidence-based research methods (e.g., interviews, ethnographies, quantitative, archival research, etc.). We encourage applicants to show how their research and teaching will both complement current department strengths as well as contribute new topics and themes. We will consider applicants with a Ph.D. in Chicana/o Studies, Ethnic Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Criminology, Public Affairs, Political Science, Geography, Gender & Sexuality Studies and other related fields in hand by June 30, 2020. Pending administrative approval, we may consider outstanding candidates at the rank of Associate Professor.

UCLA and the department of Chicana/o Studies are firmly committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion and so we ask each applicant to submit with their application a statement that addresses their past efforts, as well as future plans, to advance equity, diversity and inclusion in their scholarship, teaching, and service. We encourage the development of new and diverse 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/o 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.

The online application should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, the aforementioned diversity statement, evidence of teaching excellence in related courses, at least one writing sample, a graduate transcript, and names of three reference letter writers. If selected, appointment will be effective July 1, 2020. Applications should be submitted through To assure full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 15, 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


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