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Assistant Professor - Sociology (Latinx Cluster Hiring Initiative)

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor
Salary range: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Application Window

Open July 13th, 2022 through Friday, Sep 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The Department of Sociology [https://sociology.ucsd.edu]/ and the Latinx Cluster Hire Initiative at UC San Diego invite applications for an Assistant Professor to be appointed as part of UCSD’s Latinx Cluster Hire, to begin July 1, 2023. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and welcome applicants who study societies in any region of the world. While the search is open field, we have a preference for candidates who study international migration, social inequalities, gender, and/or environmental sociology.

The individual hired into this position will be expected to teach courses and mentor at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. We invite applicants of a wide variety of theoretical and methodological approaches with an innovative research program and commitment to outstanding teaching. Applicants must have strong research accomplishments and have experience or a willingness to participate in teaching, mentoring, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

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. As part of their teaching portfolio, faculty hired under LCHI will be expected to design and teach undergraduate courses that align with the CLS and/or LAS academic programs, mentor undergraduate students, and serve as faculty affiliates 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, community engagement, and personal background have facilitated 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 students.

For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program website:
https://aps.ucsd.edu/recruitment/pop/

The application deadline is September 30, 2022. Applicants should submit all application materials electronically via UCSD’s Academic Personnel On-Line RECRUIT (https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03254). 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, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A scholar at the assistant level and holds a Ph.D. in Sociology or a related field, or who is ABD, pursuing a Ph.D. Demonstrated ability to teach courses in Sociology and in Chicanx and Latinx Studies (CLS) and Latin American Studies (LAS) programs.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

A completed PhD by the time of the position start date, in Sociology or related field.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

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

  • Sample of written work

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03254

Help contact: b1guzman@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 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. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location

San Diego