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Critical Race and Ethnic Studies: Assistant/Associate Professor of Critical Filipinx Studies (REV review Nov. 13, 2023)

Position overview

Position title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Critical Filipinx Studies
Salary range: The salary range for an Assistant Professor identified through this recruitment is $90,000 – 105,000.
The salary range for an Associate Professor identified through this recruitment is $100,000 – 140,000.
The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. (See Faculty-Ladder Ranks-Professor Series) “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.
Percent time: Full-time, 100%
Anticipated start: July 1, 2024, with the academic year beginning in September 2024. Degree requirements must be met by June 30, 2024 for employment effective July 1, 2024.

Application Window

Open date: September 5, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, Nov 13, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 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 Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Department ( at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Critical Filipinx Studies. We seek applicants whose work engages in any area of critical Filipinx studies–focusing on the Philippines and/or diasporic communities in the United States or elsewhere. We are particularly interested in scholars with experience and a commitment to working collaboratively with Filipinx communities, including students. Training in ethnic studies, other interdisciplines and fields, including creative fields, at the bachelor’s, master’s, and/or doctoral levels is especially welcome.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated dedication to political education, social engagement, and community organizing. In addition to producing high-caliber research, candidates are expected to have a strong teaching record and experience developing curricula. Potential areas of research and teaching focus, among various areas of expertise, include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Labor and racial capitalism;
  • War, militarism, and empire;
  • Colonialism and decolonization;
  • Displacement, diaspora, and migration;
  • Environmental racism and climate justice;
  • Science and justice;
  • Indigeneity;
  • Authoritarianism and social movements;
  • Gender and sexuality;
  • Queer critique;
  • Public health;
  • Education;
  • Prisons and policing;
  • Community languages;
  • Art and visual culture;
  • Performance studies;
  • Creative writing and/or other arts practices.

We welcome both creative and comparative approaches to critical Filipinx studies. The area of research specialization is ultimately open.

This position carries a five-course equivalency workload, which typically translates to teaching four courses scheduled over three quarters and entails carrying other academic and service responsibilities to the department, division, and campus. Candidates should be prepared to teach regularly in both large lecture and advanced seminar course formats in the CRES core curriculum.

Beyond teaching responsibilities, this position requires a demonstrated commitment or clearly stated interest in programmatic and curricular development, in the service of strengthening and collaboratively building Filipinx studies at UC Santa Cruz. A key responsibility of this position entails working closely with UC Santa Cruz’s large Filipinx student population by serving as a faculty mentor for and co-teacher of CRES 45: Pilipinx Historical Dialogue. Continuously offered for twenty years, making it the longest-running ethnic studies class on this campus, Pilipinx Historical Dialogue is a 5-credit student-initiated, peer-to-peer, discussion-based, political education class. The candidate will work closely to train the student coordinators to facilitate the class and will advise them as they plan their lessons. For this reason, we seek a scholar who is experienced in and committed to mentoring undergraduate students. In addition, we hope that candidates will have ideas about how to collaborate with other programs, departments, and initiatives on campus to deepen and expand critical Filipinx studies at UC Santa Cruz.

UC Santa Cruz values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to hiring faculty who will work to advance these values. UC Santa Cruz is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) with a high proportion of first-generation students. We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing historically oppressed groups in higher education (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background) and who can clearly articulate participation in equity and diversity advancement efforts with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, and service towards building an equitable and scholarly environment. Activities promoting equity and inclusion at UC Santa Cruz will be recognized as important university service during the faculty promotion process. More information can be found:

The chosen candidate will be expected to sign a statement representing that they are not the subject of any ongoing investigation or disciplinary proceeding at their current academic institution or place of employment, nor have they in the past ten years been formally disciplined at any academic institution/place of employment. In the event the candidate cannot make this representation, they will be expected to disclose in writing to the hiring Dean the circumstances surrounding any formal discipline that they have received, as well as any current or ongoing investigation or disciplinary process of which they are the subject. (Note that discipline includes a negotiated settlement agreement to resolve a matter related to substantiated misconduct.)

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. or M.F.A. (or an equivalent foreign degree) in a relevant field, or portfolio of creative or scholarly work that demonstrates at least six years’ professional productivity and experience; a record of interdisciplinary research and scholarly output; and evidence of teaching experience at the university level. It is expected that the degree requirement or equivalent will be completed by June 30, 2024.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position.

  • Teaching Statement

  • Research Statement**

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion** - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at UC Santa Cruz. Candidates are urged to review guidelines on statements (see before preparing their application.

    ** Initial screening of applicants will be based only on the research statement and the statement on contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • One (1) representative writing sample - Either a published piece from a book, edited volume or journal or, if unpublished, a work or section of no more than 7,500 words.

  • One (1) sample syllabus - One sample syllabus at the undergraduate level that engages the field of critical Filipinx studies.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Applicants must provide the names and contact information of their references (3 required). The hiring unit will request confidential letters* from the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration. Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at

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