Assistant Prof of Migrant Health & Social Justice, Latin American & Latino Studies at UC Santa Cruz

Employer
University of California, Santa Cruz
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 30, 2021

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

The Latin American & Latino Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an assistant professor of Migrant Health & Social Justice. We welcome applications from scholars in Latina/o/x, Native/Indigenous, Afrolatinx, Central American, and ethnic studies; medical anthropology; health communication; public health; health humanities; and related fields that explore intersections of health, migration, and social justice. We are particularly interested in thematic specializations including: decolonial, Indigenous, and collective health practices and epistemologies; political economies of care; health equity, disparity, and access; mental health; working conditions and occupational health; reproductive justice; migrants in transit; and intergenerational trauma. We are looking for a scholar who both grounds these themes in concrete migrant communities and links them with systemic dynamics (e.g., globalization, neoliberal restructuring, climate change, and social justice struggles).

The successful candidate will hold a 100% appointment in the Department of Latin American and Latino Studies; build on and enhance the Department’s substantive themes (culture and power, social justice, migration, intersectionality, social movements, and human rights); expand our existing partnerships with community health organizations; support our efforts toward a minor in Human Rights and Social Justice; and strengthen the connections and contributions of LALS to UC Santa Cruz’s Global and Community Health program.

We seek scholars with teaching and mentoring experience in higher education and evidence of a developed research program.

 

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