2 JOBS: Assoc or Full Prof, History of Consciousness, UC Santa Cruz


The Department of History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz, invites applications for two senior, tenured, full-time faculty members beginning July 1, 2009.

We seek candidates with an international research reputation based on innovative work that invites connections across disciplinary divides. Scholars coming from different disciplines, inter-disciplines, and other configurations of investigation and teaching are welcome in History of Consciousness. Questions about subjectivities, cultures, sexualities, ethnicities, histories, religions, and politics are all invited, as are deep ties between scholarship and other kinds of engagement in the world. Film and visual cultural studies, psychoanalysis, semiotics, social structural investigations, historical studies, ethnography, science and technology studies, literary studies, and poetics are all crucial to the History of Consciousness.

Regardless of disciplinary background, candidates should have a comprehensive knowledge in the bodies of thought and practice relevant to their questions. We are interested in the ability to work in a range of languages, especially non-European languages. We seek mature, versatile scholars, who are committed to both theoretical and empirical questions and whose strengths extend, challenge, and engage with the diverse research cultures that characterize the department’s faculty and graduate students. The successful candidates will be expected to make a sustained and active contribution to the department’s research output, exercise leadership in departmental development and administration, advise and mentor graduate students across disciplinary differences, assist in the development and management of the Ph.D. program, and engage creatively in the department’s graduate and undergraduate teaching.

The History of Consciousness Department is in the Division of Humanities, which also includes the Departments of American Studies, Feminist Studies, History, Language Program, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, and the Writing Program. The Division 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. The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service.

RANK: Upper Associate Professor through senior Professor
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in a field that contributes to the mission of the History of Consciousness Department. The successful candidates must present strong evidence of interdisciplinary research activity; university teaching experience, preferably at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including doctoral dissertation supervision; and effective work to build and support academic programs.


TO APPLY: Please provide the following:

1) Letter of application, including a discussion of past, current, and planned research; approaches to teaching graduate
and undergraduate students; and approaches to program development.
2) Curriculum vitae
3) Representative publications, including one or two recent essays or chapters
4) Names, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three referees whom we may contact for letters of recommendation.

Applicants are encouraged to submit a statement addressing their contributions to diversity through their research, teaching, and/or service. These materials should be sent to:

Senior Search Committee
C/O Professor Donna Haraway
Department of History of Consciousness
HUM 1, Room 415
University of California Please refer to position #330-09 in all correspondence.
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

CLOSING DATE: These positions will remain open until filled, but in order to be considered at initial screening the complete application (including supporting documents) must be postmarked by November 17, 2008.

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