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Assistant Professor of Critical Latinx Health Studies

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor of Critical Latinx Health Studies

Application Window

Open date: October 21, 2022

Next review date: Wednesday, Jan 4, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Sep 29, 2023 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 Ethnic Studies Department at the University of California, San Diego invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Critical Latinx Health, beginning Fall 2023. We seek an interdisciplinary scholar working in any historical period, whose research critically engages Latinx-Chicanx studies, race and medicine, critical public health studies, and/or community health. We value research that addresses gender and utilizes relational approaches.

We further seek candidates whose research, teaching, and service will advance UC San Diego’s transition to an HSI, and campuswide anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, and social justice efforts 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 underrepresented genders and underrepresented undergraduate and graduate students.

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 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 and mentor undergraduate students in one or both 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.

COVID-19 Impact Statement
We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on academic productivity. In our academic hiring processes, we will be keeping this in mind as we consider achievement relative to opportunity. We encourage you to reflect on constraints on opportunity in your field that were caused by the events of the pandemic and where applicable, to discuss your achievements in this light.

For more information about the Ethnic Studies Department: https://ethnicstudies.ucsd.edu/
For more information about the Chicanx Latinx Studies Program: https://cls.ucsd.edu/.
For more information about the School of Social Sciences: https://socialsciences.ucsd.edu/

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

ABD at the time of application in an Ethnic Studies and Critical Latinx Health related field.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

PhD in an Ethnic Studies and Critical Latinx Health related field by time of appointment. Related fields include but are not limited to the medical humanities, medical anthropology, psychology, science and technology studies, history, disability studies, public health and medicine, race/gender/sexuality and medicine—all with an emphasis on Latinx populations; a robust research agenda; and a demonstrated commitment to building equitable, diverse classroom and research environments.

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.

  • Teaching Evaluations

  • Authorization to Release Form - Applicants must complete, sign and upload this form. See Institutional Reference Check (https://aps.ucsd.edu/recruitment/background_check/) for more information.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03392

Help contact: cozkan@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

La Jolla, CA