University of California, Davis: Assistant Professor of Chicana/o Studies

Next review date: Monday, Dec 12, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Jan 13, 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 Department of Chicana/o/x Studies at the University of California, Davis invites applicants with a PhD or an MFA for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in Chicanx Literature and/or cultural production, broadly defined. Successful candidates will be expected to engage in research and teaching interests in: Chicanx literary history and theory and Chicanx aesthetics and cultural forms. Current areas of interest include but are not limited to decoloniality, Indigeneity, Central American studies, Afro Latinx studies, Marxist theory, racial capitalism, feminist studies, queer and trans Latinx studies, theater, mixed media and performance studies, as well as other emergent areas that would expand the department’s strengths. Successful candidates should address the social, political, and cultural implications of representation and social justice. They should also be able to engage a broad range of projects represented by the Chicana/o/x Studies Department and the interdisciplinary Humanities more generally, to teach our core curriculum courses in our cultural studies track, to develop new courses in their areas of focus, as well as to advise undergraduates and graduates.

The successful candidate will have a record of high-quality scholarship and a commitment to future production. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to racial equity and justice-focused goals of our academic community through their research, teaching, and service and who understand the barriers facing women of color and non-dominant people underrepresented in higher education.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a writing sample, contact information for three (3) references (letters of reference may be solicited at a later date), evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness, and a statement of contributions to diversity through the online application form: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05187.

Applications must be received by December 12, 2022 for full consideration.

Informal inquiries may be directed to Professor Maceo Montoya, chair of the search committee: email address mbmontoya@ucdavis.edu

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all first choice candidates for Academic Senate Assistant Professor or Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment, Steps 4, 5, or 6, or Acting Professor of Law positions. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for assistant professor to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for Academic Senate Assistant Professor or Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment, Steps 4, 5, or 6, or Acting Professor of Law positions will be subject to reference checks.

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. or an MFA in Chicana/o Studies or related field.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Document requirements

  • Cover Letter – Include discussion of research and teaching interests

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

  • Writing sample – No more than 25 pages

  • Teaching statement

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

  • Authorization to Release Information Form – A reference check will be completed only if you are
    selected as the first choice candidate. Download, complete, sign, and upload the form:
    https://aadocs.ucdavis.edu/your-resources/forms-and-checklists/forms/ARF.pdf

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05187

Help contact: kdpearson@ucdavis.edu

CAMPUS INFORMATION

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals’ with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UC Davis positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available at: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify

The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is committed to inclusive excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. UC Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its community by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment demonstrated through a variety of resources and programs available to academics, staff, and students. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values of UC Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by members of our academic community who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our strategic plan: “To Boldly Go,” our Principles of Community, the Office of Academic Affairs’ Mission Statement, and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement. UC Davis is making important progress towards our goal of achieving federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers a plethora of resources on their website, and the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI) has outlined similar goals in their Anti-Racism and DEI Action Plan.” There are a plethora of links available on the About Us webpage where you can learn more about our Administration, Diversity and Inclusion, Rankings, Locations, Native American Land Acknowledgement, Sustainability, Visiting UC Davis, UC Davis Health, and Campus Safety.

The university is consistently ranked among the top institutions in the world for campus sustainability practices by the UI Green Metric World University Rankings. UC Davis is focused on achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and repeatedly shown its commitment to preserving a healthy and sustainable environment for generations to come.

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