The Literatures and Languages Department at UC Merced is seeking
a faculty member at the Assistant (tenure-track) level in Asian
Diasporic and Asian American Literature. Candidates working in all
areas of literature that engage with the Asian Diaspora, broadly
defined, are encouraged to apply, but we are particularly
interested in applicants who work on poetry, drama, environmental
literature and eco-criticism, and/or female writers and feminist
theory. Applicants whose research and teaching engages multiple
languages, in addition to English, would be ideal. This is a unique
opportunity for an individual to join the faculty at the newest
University of California campus and to engage in long-term program
building. We seek outstanding scholars who will establish and
maintain creative research programs; participate actively in the
development of innovative interdisciplinary programs and research;
and, teach effectively in the Interdisciplinary Humanities graduate
program and English literature undergraduate program, as well as
the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies undergraduate program.
Individuals with a history of and commitment to mentoring students
from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
In order to be considered, candidates must have a PhD in
literature, English, or a closely related field by the position
start date and a strong record of publication.
The anticipated start date for this position is July 1,
Applications must be submitted online. Completed applications
must be received no later than October 4, 2019 in order to be
considered. Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover
letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research; 4) statement
of teaching; 5) a writing sample that is either a journal article
or book chapter; 6) a contributions to diversity statement; and, 7)
a list of references with contact information including mailing
address, phone number and e-mail address.
The contributions to diversity statement should describe your
past experience, activities and future plans to advance diversity,
equity and inclusion, in alignment with UC Merced’s mission to
reflect the diversity of California and to meet the educational
needs and interests of its diverse population. Some faculty
candidates may not have substantial past activities. If that is the
case, we recommend focusing on future plans in your statement. A
more developed and substantial plan is expected for senior
candidates. For additional information on what should be
included on your Diversity Statement, please visit
Applicants for the Assistant Professor level should arrange to
have three letters of reference submitted online. After an
application is submitted, the letters of reference should be
electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be
provided by the application system). Letters of reference should be
received no later than October 18, 2019.
The University of California, Merced is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional
commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty,
students and staff.
Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC
academic salary scales.
For additional information, please contact Humberto Garcia
Applicants will be notified when the final candidate has been
To apply, please visit our UC Merced job posting at: https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/JPF00855.
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the
University of California system’s 10 campuses. With 8,500
undergraduate and graduate students (https://www.ucmerced.edu/fast-facts),
UC Merced is committed to interdisciplinary excellence in research
and teaching as well as to diversity, equity and inclusion. Ranked
as one of the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News
and World Report, UC Merced provides outstanding educational
opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of
California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special
connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting
edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the
economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project
doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic
distinction, student success, and research excellence (https://merced2020.ucmerced.edu).