Assistant Professor in Chicano/Latino Studies

University of California, Irvine
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor in Chicano/Latino Studies

The Department of Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position.

We seek outstanding scholars of the Latina/o/e/x experience and particularly invite applications from scholars whose research, teaching, and service address Latina/o/e/x heterogeneity, broadly or specifically construed (e.g., Afro-Latinidad, Central America, LGBT, indigenous, and multi-racial identities). The UCI Department of Chicano/Latino Studies is a multi-disciplinary unit and we welcome scholars who examine aspects of Latina/o/e/x heterogeneity via a broad range of disciplines within the social sciences, humanities, arts, and/or ethnic studies (e.g., anthropology, history, ethnomusicology, Latina/o/e/x cultural production and performance, etc.).

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in a relevant discipline. Candidates should have an outstanding record of research, publication, teaching, and professional service. The successful candidate will produce nationally recognized research, teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, obtain independent or collaborative research funding, and provide professional service to the program, the university, and/or the community.

The position is offered at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1, 2022. The successful candidate will be expected to teach lower-division as well as upper-division undergraduate courses and graduate courses in their field of specialization and contribute to the overall research and pedagogical goals of the Department of Chicano/Latino Studies. See department website at:

Completed applications must include: a cover letter highlighting qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research, a statement of teaching, up to three publications, and three letters of reference by the deadline. A Inclusive Excellence Activities statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence must also be included in the application materials. Spanish language proficiency is regarded favorably.

The Department will begin to review applications on October 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted through the University of California, Irvine RECRUIT utility at Inquiries can be directed to the Department Manager, Debbie Michel: e-mail:; phone: (949) 824-1424. 

The Department of Chicano/Latino Studies is a top-ranked department with particular strengths in the areas of migration and health. Faculty and course offerings examine the historical and contemporary experiences of people of diverse Latin American origin. The Department offers a B.A. degree in Chicano/Latino Studies, a minor, a certificate program, and a graduate emphasis.  More information is available at

UCI is a top ten public research university that excels at improving outcomes for students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and as a consequence has consistently been ranked as the best university in the nation in promoting upward mobility of its graduates. UCI is a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI). These federal designations align with UCI’s aspiration to be a national leader and global model of inclusive excellence.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

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