Assistant Professor of Literature
University of California San Diego
United States

Assistant Professor of Literature

 

Job #JPF03724
  • LITERATURE / Arts and Humanities / UC San Diego

Position overview

Position title:Senate
Salary range: A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $74,600-$87,700. The posted UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay as determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table(s) for the salary scale(s) for this position (https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/compensation/2023-24-academic-salary-scales.html). The base salary range, from the salary table(s), for this position is $74,600-$87,700.
“Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions, qualifications, and experience.
Additional UCSD salary information can be found here: https://aps.ucsd.edu/compensation/apo-salary.html

Application Window

Open date: September 21, 2023

Next review date: Wednesday, Nov 15, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Sep 20, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Literature at the University of California, San Diego invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Transborder Literature and Culture, beginning fall 2024.

The successful candidate will be a specialist in Mexico-US border literatures and cultures with the ability to teach in Spanish and English courses for Chicanx and Latinx Studies, Latin American Studies, and the Literature Department. In addition to literature, the candidate’s subareas of specialization might include but not be limited to film, performance studies, visual art, music, TV and digital culture. Intersectional approaches to border cultural production and ability to draw transnational connections with other borderlands in Latin America and elsewhere, as well as expertise in Indigenous studies, would be welcome additions to the candidate’s profile.

This position is one of 14 new ladder-rank faculty positions in the Latinx Cluster Hire Initiative (LCHI) at UC San Diego. The LCHI aims to increase faculty diversity, innovative research, and culturally relevant curriculum and mentorship through increased engagement and collaboration between various departments across campus with the Chicanx and Latinx Studies (CLS) and Latin American Studies (LAS) programs. Faculty hired under LCHI will have multiple opportunities to contribute to UC San Diego’s transformation from an emergent Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) to a full-status HSI that meets the curricular and cultural needs of Latinx, URM, and first-generation students. This includes faculty engagement with scholars across disciplines to address issues of race and racism, access and equity, and social and political debates pertinent to Chicanx, Latinx, and Latin American Studies, while also working within their home departments and professional communities. Faculty hired under LCHI will be expected to design and teach undergraduate courses that align with the CLS and LAS academic programs. They will also be expected to serve as faculty affiliates in CLS and/or LAS and mentor undergraduate students in one or both programs.

We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and service will advance UC San Diego’s transition to HSI and/or anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, and social justice with a focus on the Latinx/Chicanx community. We especially welcome candidates whose professional experience and community engagement will facilitate their understanding of and ability to better serve students from traditionally underrepresented communities in higher education. Faculty are expected to have an inclusive approach to mentoring and advising that incorporates working with women and underrepresented undergraduate and graduate students.

Authorization to work in US is a prerequisite of employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1985).

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • ABD in Latin American Studies, Hispanic Studies, or related fields
  • Competence in Spanish and English
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
  • PhD in Latin American Studies, Hispanic Studies, or related fields
Preferred qualifications
  • An MFA and/or a creative practice would be considered an added bonus
  • Expertise on the cultural production of the Tijuana-San Diego borderlands region is preferred
  • Competence in additional languages is a plus

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - A brief summary of past, current, and future research, teaching, and service/leadership (include job ad code “182” and the acronym showing where you found the ad at the top of your cover letter with personal statement).

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

  • Statement of Research

  • Writing Sample - In English, Spanish and/or some combination of the pair (max. 35 pages)

  • Teaching Portfolio – Two syllabi and recent student evaluations (if available), Teaching Statement, proposed courses for the department

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

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Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

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Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03724

Help contact: litadm@ucsd.edu

Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego 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, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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