JOB: Native American/Indigenous Studies, UC San Diego

The Ethnic Studies Department at the University of California, San
Diego invites applications for a position as an Assistant Professor of
Native American/Indigenous Studies beginning Fall 2012, pending budget
approval.  We welcome applicants whose work encompasses Native
American and Indigenous-centered knowledge production and
epistemologies.  We will prioritize applicants whose research engages
with gender, sexuality, and/or feminism.

We are especially interested in interdisciplinary and intersectional
research, including transnational and diasporic contexts, though
applicants in all social science or humanities disciplines are
encouraged to apply.  While the hiring institution is in California,
we recognize the transcolonial links that also extend outside of the
Americas to the Pacific Islands, Australia and New Zealand, and the
common Indigenous political, social, and cultural issues that have
given rise to international Indigenous rights and decolonization
movements.  Candidates with a history of leadership in teaching,
mentoring, research or service towards building an equitable and
diverse scholarly environment, including active research partnerships
with Native American/Indigenous communities, are also urged to apply.

Situated in a region where the US-Mexico border zone, indigenous
national and tribal governments, and the Asia-Pacific interact to
produce a dynamic geopolitical location, UCSD¹s Ethnic Studies
Department is a vibrant community of scholars committed to the
interdisciplinary study of race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender,
sexuality, class, and dis/ability. The department¹s innovative
approach represents a commitment to transnational, relational, and
intersectional methods for producing critical knowledge about power
and inequality, including systems of knowledge that have emerged from
racialized and indigenous communities in global contexts. Ethnic
Studies is devoted to creative, conceptual, and empirical research;
critical pedagogy; collaborations with a broad group of affiliated
faculty; and social justice projects developed with and for the
university, our home communities, and the broader public.

Applications are accepted electronically on the UCSD Academic
Personnel Website. Please include electronic versions of:  an
application letter, resume, a sample publication of no more than 50
pages, and three reference letters.  Applicants are also invited to
submit a summary of leadership experience, especially in terms of
diversity. We will begin reviewing applications on October 30, 2011,
but will continue to accept applications until positions are filled
for start date of 07/01/12. Salary based on published UC pay scales.

UCSD is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong
institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

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