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Latin American & Latino Studies: Associate or Full Prof: South-South Migration (Open Until Filled; Initial Review 10/24/17)

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The Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a Full or Associate Professor (tenured) position focused on migration within the Global South. We seek a scholar whose work on South-South, Inter/Intraregional Migration strengthens one or more of our Department’s substantive themes and contributes to emerging geographic and thematic areas.

We welcome inter- or transdisciplinary approaches in the Social Sciences and Humanities. We seek to recruit in the fields of Anthropology, Geography, History, Literature, Politics, Sociology, and Cultural, Ethnic, Critical Race, Feminist, Gender, Latin American & Latinx, Media, Sexuality, and Urban Studies. We are particularly interested in applicants whose work engages popular culture, media/digital media, indigeneity, Afro-descendant communities and/or dissident sexualities.

We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community through their research, teaching (including classroom), and service, and we encourage both domestic and international candidates to apply. The successful candidate will expand the research and curriculum profile of our recently launched doctoral program and will participate significantly in our undergraduate program. Candidates must be able to work with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds.

RANK: Full or Associate Professor

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Social Sciences or Humanities field, or related field; demonstrated record of research, university teaching, and service.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated record of excellence in research, publications, and extramural funding; demonstrated experience in university teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels; administrative experience. Proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, or an indigenous language of the Americas

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2018, with academic year beginning September 2018.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include: (1) letter of application; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) research statement; (4) pedagogy statement; (5) 1 - 2 sample syllabi at each level of graduate and undergraduate; (6) statement on service and leadership; (7) 2-3 publications (20-30 pages each); (8) three confidential letters of reference*; and (9) a statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, teaching and/or service. All documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

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Refer to Position #JPF00473-18 in all correspondence.

*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

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on October 24, 2017.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete and letters of recommendation received by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2018.

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