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University of California San Diego

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Assistant Professor at the School of Global Policy and Strategy (Latinx Cluster Hiring Initiative)

JOE ID Number: 2022-02_111470320
Date Posted: 10/07/2022
Date Inactive: 01/31/2023
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor at the School of Global Policy and Strategy (Latinx Cluster Hiring Initiative)
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: La Jolla, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: A -- General Economics and Teaching
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS) and the Latinx Cluster Hire Initiative at UC San Diego invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in political science, economics, management, public policy, or a related field whose research primarily focuses on the Latin American region and/or the US Latinx or Chicanx population. We welcome applications from candidates with a variety of substantive specialties, but GPS is particularly interested scholars whose work considers health/health policy; identity and inequality; migration; redistributive policy; state and local politics; and urban/housing policy.

This position is one of 14 new ladder-rank faculty positions in the Latinx Cluster Hire Initiative (LCHI) at UC San Diego. The LCHI aims to increase faculty diversity, innovative research, and culturally relevant curriculum and mentorship through increased engagement and collaboration between various departments across campus with the Chicanx and Latinx Studies (CLS) and Latin American Studies (LAS) programs. Faculty hired under LCHI will have multiple opportunities to contribute to UC San Diego’s transformation from an emergent Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) to a full-status HSI that meets the curricular and cultural needs of Latinx, URM, and first-generation students. This includes faculty engagement with scholars across disciplines to address issues of race and racism, access and equity, and social and political debates pertinent to Chicanx, Latinx, and Latin American Studies, while also working within their home departments and professional communities. Faculty hired under LCHI will be expected to design and teach undergraduate courses that align with the CLS and LAS academic programs. They will also be expected to serve as faculty affiliates in CLS and/or LAS and mentor undergraduate students in one or both programs.

We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and service will advance UC San Diego’s transition to HSI and/or anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, and social justice with a focus on the Latinx/Chicanx community. We especially welcome candidates whose professional experience, community engagement, and personal background have facilitated their understanding of and ability to better serve Chicanx/Latinx students. Faculty are expected to have an inclusive approach to mentoring and advising that incorporates working with women and underrepresented undergraduate and graduate students.

The School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego (UCSD) is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body. Preferred candidates should demonstrate the highest standards of professional research, graduate and undergraduate teaching, and service and contribute to our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.

Basic Qualifications (required at time of application):

Currently pursuing a PhD in Political Science, Economics, Management, Public Policy, or a related policy discipline at time of application.

Additional Qualifications (required at time of start):

PhD in Political Science, Economics, Management, Public Policy, or a related policy discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:

Commitment to a research program, experience and interest in mentoring/training, and a commitment to building an equitable and diverse scholar environment. Applicants’ research should be primarily focused on the Latin American or Chicanx context.

Application Requirements
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter
- 3 Letters of recommendation
- Statement of Research
- Statement of Teaching
- Statement of Contributions to Diversity (description)
- Two Writing Samples (optional)
- COVID-19 Impact Statement (optional)

Application Link:

The University of California, San Diego 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, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 01/31/2023