We seek candidates who specialize in literature and American race/ethnicity in a global, transnational, or comparative context. We welcome candidates who engage with the methods, archives, and theories of reading literature while specializing in such areas as Latino/a Studies, Chicana/o, Afro-Latina/o, Hemispheric Asian literatures and culture, indigenous culture, transnationalisms and/or transoceanic networks.
The ideal candidate will be able to teach a range of courses (from the introductory level to the graduate level) in literature and race/ethnicity studies, as well as a literary historical field; and contribute to the department’s American Cultures& Global Contexts Center and Hemispheric South/s initiative. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. (Please visit english.ucsb.edu for information on our department’s ongoing centers and initiatives.) Position effective July 1, 2012. Ph.D. required at the time of appointment.
Send letter of application, CV, 3 letters of recommendation, and nonreturnable sample of written work (20pp or less) to Literature and American Race/Ethnicity Studies Search Committee, Department of English, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3170. Applicants should also complete the supplemental online data form at
More information about the English Department and its centers, initiatives, and specializations may be found at english.ucsb.edu.
To ensure full consideration, applications should be postmarked by October 21, 2011. Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged. The University of California is an EO/AA employer.
Professor Bishnupriya Ghosh
Department of English
University of Santa Barbara
2607 South Hall
Santa Barbara, Ca 93106-3170