Position title: Assistant Professor, tenure-track
Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic
year (nine-month basis).
Anticipated start: July 1, 2022, with academic year beginning September
2022. Degree requirements must be completed by June 30, 2022 for employment
beyond that date.
Open date: September 13th, 2021
Next review date: Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 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
The Latin American & Latino Studies Department at the University of
California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an assistant
professor of Migrant Health & Social Justice. We welcome applications from
scholars in Latina/o/x, Native/Indigenous, Afrolatinx, Central American, and
ethnic studies; medical anthropology; health communication; public health;
health humanities; and related fields that explore intersections of health,
migration, and social justice. We are particularly interested in thematic
specializations including: decolonial, Indigenous, and collective health
practices and epistemologies; political economies of care; health equity,
disparity, and access; mental health; working conditions and occupational
health; reproductive justice; migrants in transit; and intergenerational
trauma. We are looking for a scholar who both grounds these themes in concrete
migrant communities and links them with systemic dynamics (e.g.,
globalization, neoliberal restructuring, climate change, and social justice
The successful candidate will hold a 100% appointment in the Department of
Latin American and Latino Studies; build on and enhance the Department's
substantive themes (culture and power, social justice, migration,
intersectionality, social movements, and human rights); expand our existing
partnerships with community health organizations; support our efforts toward a
minor in Human Rights and Social Justice; and strengthen the connections and
contributions of LALS to UC Santa Cruz's Global and Community Health program.
We seek scholars with teaching and mentoring experience in higher education
and evidence of a developed research program.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach four courses per academic
year. This position carries academic, teaching, and service responsibilities
to the Department of Latin American and Latino Studies, with some teaching in
Global and Community Health. The ability to contribute significantly to
graduate education and the mentoring of graduate students is highly desirable.
The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty, and
staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially
interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of
the academic community.
UC Santa Cruz values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to
hiring faculty who will work to support these values. UC Santa Cruz is a
Hispanic-Serving Institution with a high proportion of first-generation
college students. To be considered, candidates must demonstrate an
understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and
must discuss their past, present, and/or future contributions to diversity,
equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and service.
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
Department : https: // lals.ucsc.edu/
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Social Sciences or Humanities field, or
related fields; demonstrated record of research, university teaching, and
service. It is expected that the degree requirement will be completed by June
Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your
qualifications and interest in the position
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion -
Statement addressing your understanding of the barriers facing
traditionally underrepresented groups and your past and/or future
contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching and
professional or public service. Candidates are urged to review guidelines
on statements (see https: // apo.ucsc.edu/diversity.html) before preparing
Initial screening of applicants will be based on the statement of
contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Statement of Research
Publication or writing sample
Publication or writing sample (1 of 2) (Optional)
Publication or writing sample (2 of 2) (Optional)
Sample syllabus - 1 at the undergraduate level is required
Sample syllabus - undergraduate or graduate level (1 of 2) (Optional)
Sample syllabus - undergraduate or graduate level (2 of 2) (Optional)
3 required (contact information only)
Applicants must provide the names and contact information of their references
(three are 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 https:// apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.
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Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC
Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to
establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the
contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the
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Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California,
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documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
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