Position Overview: 'Off-scale salaries' and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions, qualifications, and experience. A reasonable estimated salary range for this position is $109,000-$168,000, inclusive of the salary scale and off-scale salary components.
The Department of Chicana/o Studies at the University of California, Davis seeks a full-time advanced associate or full professor with research and teaching specialties in political structures and social movements in a hemispheric context. The successful candidate will hold a strong scholarly record with an expertise in one or more of the following areas: Chicanx and/or Latinx/Central American history, politics and social movements (war, labor, migration), contemporary social, economic, and political conditions and structures (immigration law, labor, environment, health, gender and sexuality), and the field of Chicanx Studies (particularly in social and political movements, structures, and policy).
The Chicana/o Studies Department is rooted and aligned with the decolonial project that emerged from the Third World Liberation Front and envisions Chicana/o/x Studies as a space for liberation, resistance, freedom, and decolonial and abolitionist futurities. The Department maintains an active legacy of foundational Chicana feminist scholarly activism. We are a vibrant community of scholars whose work is inter/transdisciplinary and intersectional, and committed to fostering a collegial and equitable student-centered pedagogy and multidisciplinary teaching community. The Department of Chicana/o Studies offers a large successful undergraduate major and minor program and oversees the Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer (TANA) in Woodland, California, the Oaxaca Latinx Health Internship program, Knights Landing One Health Clinic, and the Davis Bridge program. UC Davis is located west of Sacramento and north of the San Francisco Bay Area. Expected salary range is $109,000-$168,000, commensurate with rank and experience.
Applicants must be exceptional advanced scholars, teachers, and practitioners, with a preference for leadership experience(s). We seek a scholar with a strong and established commitment to research and teaching. Teaching duties include introductory and advanced undergraduate and graduate curricular offerings. The successful candidate will provide leadership in fostering excellence in research, teaching and mentorship, as well as community engagement at large. Strong candidates will align with the department's values to work and build inter/transdisciplinary and cross-departmental connections with other units on campus and the community.
We encourage applications from scholars engaged in inter/transdisciplinary, decolonial, feminist, anti-racist and critical approaches to the study of political economy and socio-political theories and philosophies, global racial capitalism, hemispheric migration, refugee and diaspora studies, the criminalization of migration, borders, environmental justice, geographies, displacements, and land struggles, immigration and labor policies, state and legal violence, colonialism, the racialization of crime, and related social movements including Chicana/Latina women's, queer, and trans and Indigenous social movements.
From this perspective, the successful candidate will assist in revising existing curriculum and create new course offerings such as: Chicanas in Politics and Policy, Political Economy of Chicana/o Communities; and Transnational Latina/o Political Economy, while innovating new curricular offerings in their research areas. Other sites of analytical interest include the political, economic, and juridical formations that constituted material and spiritual dispossession, disenfranchisement and liberal relegation of Chicanx peoples through both the theoretical and quantifiable forces of biopolitics, capitalism, neoliberalism, imperialism and other neo-colonial practices and institutions of the West.
Interested candidates should submit a 1) cover letter including a statement of research, and leadership and administrative experience 2) curriculum vitae, 3) two writing samples recent or representative of research (no more than 100 pages total), 4) statement of contributions to diversity and equity, 5) statement of teaching philosophy, experience and effectiveness including two recent teaching evaluations, and 6) contact information for four references (letters of reference may be solicited at a later date).
To receive full consideration, applications must be received by December 15, 2023.
The Department is committed to providing accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities and to those with children and/or caretaking obligations. To request an accommodation please contact us.
The University of California, Davis and the Department of Chicana/o Studies are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equity and diversity.
The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all first choice candidates for Academic Senate Assistant Professor or Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment, Steps 4, 5, or 6, or Acting Professor of Law positions. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant's previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University's Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for assistant professor to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled 'Authorization to Release Information' into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for Academic Senate Assistant Professor or Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment, Steps 4, 5, or 6, or Acting Professor of Law positions will be subject to reference checks.
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