UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ
DEPARTMENT OF LATIN AMERICAN AND LATINO STUDIES
Full or Associate Professor, Political Economy
The Latin American and Latino Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a position in Political Economy, at the Full or Associate Professor (tenured) level. The position is open with respect to substantive focus. We seek candidates whose research focuses on political economy from an interdisciplinary perspective, with an emphasis on how economic structures
enable and constrain different pathways of change in Latin America and/or for Latinos/as in the United States. The candidate’s work should demonstrate expertise in transnational approaches. We are open as to scale of analysis—local, regional, national, hemispheric, or global—and encourage applicants who demonstrate an emphasis on urban-regional studies and/or natural resource policy challenges. Preference will be given to candidates qualifying for the rank of Full Professor.
While we are open to the specific issues that the successful candidate would focus on in his/her research, we seek to hire a political economy professor whose approach will fit the department’s four substantive themes: cultural flows/cultural politics, collective action/social movements, social inequalities, or transnational migration.
The Department of Latin American and Latino Studies has a strong tradition of collaborative and interdisciplinary work, and we especially encourage applications from strongly qualified candidates eager to extend their teaching and research activities across departmental and disciplinary boundaries.
We seek scholars with significant teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including doctoral supervision, and with evidence of a developed research trajectory and successful history of extramural funding. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute administrative service to the department and campus.
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 and we encourage both domestic and international
RANK: Full or Associate Professor
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Social Science or Humanities field, or other related field. Demonstrated record of research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels; record of publication, extramural funding, and administrative service.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese or an indigenous language in the Americas. Demonstrated excellence in research and publication, successful extramural funding record and proven distinction in university teaching and administrative service.
POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2014, with academic year beginning September 2014. Position contingent upon final budgetary approval.
TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Application, three selected publications, research statement, pedagogy statement, three confidential letters of reference*, and teaching evaluations. Applicants are invited to
submit a statement addressing their contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.
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*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 http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm
CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2013.
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 6/30/2014.
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