UC San Diego Ethnic Studies Position

The Ethnic Studies Department (http://ethnicstudies.ucsd.edu) at the
University of California, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and
diversity within the faculty, staff and student body, and invites
applications for an open rank tenure-track or tenured appointment in
Transnational Asia and Asian Diaspora Studies beginning Fall 2015, pending
budget approval.

We welcome applicants from all fields and disciplines whose work
conceptualizes Asia and Asian diaspora in relation to the history of
colonialism and settler colonialism, imperialism, militarism and
globalization. We seek to increase our expertise in transnational migration,
indigeneity, religion, gender and sexuality, labor, and science or
environmental studies/justice. The appointee must have a rich knowledge of
the linkages between Asian nation-states/cultures, Asian or Pacific Islander
Indigenous or stateless peoples and their global diasporas. Research projects
that are rooted in the global south and that emphasize cross-national,
trans-Pacific, and inter-Asian relations are especially welcome. We also
encourage applications from candidates who can teach courses on South Asian
Americans, Southeast Asian Americans and/or Muslim Americans. The preferred
candidate will have demonstrated strong leadership or a commitment to support
diversity, equity, and inclusion in an academic setting.

Situated in a region where the US-Mexico border zone, indigenous national and
tribal governments, and the Asia-Pacific interact to produce a dynamic
geopolitical location, UCSD’s Ethnic Studies Department is a vibrant
community of scholars committed to the interdisciplinary study of race,
ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, sexuality, class, and dis/ability. The
department’s innovative approach represents a commitment to transnational,
relational, and intersectional methods for producing critical knowledge about
power and inequality, including systems of knowledge that have emerged from
racialized and indigenous communities in global contexts. Ethnic Studies is
devoted to creative, conceptual, and empirical research; critical pedagogy;
collaborations with a broad group of affiliated faculty; and social justice
projects developed with and for the university, our home communities, and the
broader public.

Applications are accepted electronically at:
https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00630 . Please include electronic
versions of: an application letter, resume, a sample publication of no more
than 50 pages, and three reference letters. Applicants are required to submit
a statement summarizing their past and/or potential contributions to
diversity. (See http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp
for further assistance regarding diversity requirements).

We will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2014 for a position
effective date of 7/1/2015.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on published UC pay
scales.

UCSD is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong
institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

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