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Greater Mexico and U.S. Latinx Perspectives, Open Rank Cluster HIre, University of California, Riverside in California

by Jennifer Boles | Dec 15, 2016

Due January 30
Job Posting 

The University of California at Riverside (UCR) is implementing a major expansion of our faculty and investing in state-of-the-art research facilities to support their work. This expansion will build critical mass in 34 vital and emerging fields of scholarship, foster truly cross-disciplinary work, and further diversify the faculty at one of America’s most diverse research universities. We encourage applications from scholars committed to excellence and seeking to help define the research university for the next generation. For more information about our hiring initiative or to submit an application, please visit clusterhiring.ucr.edu or academicpersonnel.ucr.edu.

Faculty recruited in the Greater Mexico/U.S. Latinx cluster will join an active and vibrant community of scholars at the University of California Riverside. Drawing on Americo Paredes’ term, “Greater Mexico,” we are interested in scholars whose work attends to Mexico, Central America, and US areas with significant populations of people from this region. We are seeking applicants to fill four full-time tenure-track and tenured positions at both the assistant and associate/full professor levels. We are seeking scholars with expertise in the areas highlighted below. The placement of each successful candidate may be in any of the departments in College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS), and/or in the Graduate School of Education, School of Public Policy, and School of Medicine, depending on the qualifications and preferences of the candidate and of the host departments/schools.

Preference will be given to candidates with one or more of the following research interests and expertise:

  • Race and Migration, including indigenous migration, transnationalism, and

Latinx/Barrio urbanism

  • Social Movements, including transnational and S. organizing around labor, migrant justice, and movements against criminalization and immigrant detention
  • Latinx Literature, Writing, and/or Public Humanities, with an emphasis on

Chicano/a and Greater Mexico perspectives

  • Latinx Performance, Culture and the Visual Arts
  • Latinx Education and Equity, including the school to prison pipeline, undocumented student access, and additive approaches for school and community engagement
  • Political Economy of Migration, including labor/work, and legal status
  • Health Issues in S. Latinx/Greater Mexico Communities, including innovative approaches to studying and working with underserved communities in the areas of public health, health policy and medicine.

Successful candidates will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and record of publications; teach a regular course load of 4 courses per year at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; and to participate in departmental activities and administrative service at college and campus levels. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to teach required courses and electives in their areas of specialization.

Junior applicants will submit applications through UCR’s on-line application portal at:

https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00693. Junior applications must include a two-page cover letter that includes a research statement, an updated curriculum vitae, a statement addressing contributions to or potential for contributions to academic diversity, a minimum of one writing sample or article reprint (additional writing samples may be requested later), evidence of teaching excellence, a sample of recent teaching evaluations, if available, and three letters of recommendation. Junior applicants must be ABD or have met the requirements for the PhD by time of appointment, July 1, 2017. (candidates within the Performing and Creative Arts may possess an MFA or MA and extensive years of experience in the field).

Senior applicants will submit applications through UCR’s on-line application portal at:

https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00694. Senior applications must include a two-page cover letter that includes a research statement, an updated curriculum vitae, a statement addressing contributions to or potential for contributions to academic diversity, a minimum of one writing sample or article reprint (additional writing samples may be requested later), evidence of teaching excellence, a sample of recent teaching evaluations, if available, and the names and contact information for three references.

Senior applicants must possess a PhD or MD (candidates within the Performing and Creative Arts may possess an MFA or MA and extensive years of experience in the field).

Candidates in the arts must also submit a website, dossier, or media-player links with access to samples of their artistic work. Additional materials may be requested for candidates who are placed on the short list.

Review of applications will begin January 30, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting materials must be received by January 30. Electronic submission is strongly encouraged.

Appointments will begin July 1, 2017. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Letters and inquiries should be addressed to: Jonathan Ritter, jritter@ucr.edu

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