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Latin American & Latino Studies: Professor (all levels) South-South Migration (Open until filled; initial review 1/22/2018)

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The Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Department ( ) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a Professor (all levels) 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, 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, Associate, or Assistant Professor

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Social Sciences or Humanities field, or related fields and a demonstrated record of research. Degree requirements expected to be completed by June 2019.

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

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2018, with academic year beginning September 2018. Degree requirments must be completed by June 2019 for employment beyond that date.

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) sample syllabi at undergraduate level; (6) optional sample syllabi at the graduate level; (7) 2-3 publications (20-30 pages each) or writing samples (chapter- or article-length); and a (8) statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service ( ); and (9) three confidential letters of reference*. All documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

Apply at Refer to Position #JPF00508-18 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 January 22, 2018.
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.

UC Santa Cruz faculty make significant contributions to the body of research that has earned the University of California the ranking as the foremost public higher education institution in the world. In the process, our faculty demonstrate that cutting-edge research, excellent teaching and outstanding service are mutually supportive.
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Santa Cruz, CA

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Document requirements
  • Letter of Application

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

  • Research Statement

  • Pedagogy Statement

  • Sample Syllabus at Undergraduate Level

  • Sample Syllabus at Graduate Level (Optional)

  • Publication or Writing Sample (1 of 3) - Publication (20-30 pages each) Writing Sample (chapter- or article-length)

  • Publication or Writing Sample (2 of 3) - Publication (20-30 pages each) Writing Sample (chapter- or article-length)

  • Publication or Writing Sample (3 of 3) - Publication (20-30 pages each) Writing Sample (chapter- or article-length)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required