University of California - San Diego, Literature
Assistant Professor 20th-century contemporary American and/or Asian-American literatures
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||California, United States|
Description: The Department of Literature within the Division of Arts & Humanities at the University of California, San Diego (http://literature.ucsd.edu) seeks candidates specializing in Asian American literature and culture whose research, teaching, and service demonstrate commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education and accomplishments or concrete plans in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity. We welcome applications at every level of the assistant professor rank. The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The organization of the Department of Literature is unique within the University of California system in that it is neither a department of English nor a department of Comparative Literature as either is traditionally construed. Rather, from its beginning, the Literature Department at UCSD has aimed to be a department of world literatures and cultures within a single unit committed to the multilingual, historical study of the connections and conflicts between cultures and society. We seek candidates who have demonstrated the highest standards of scholarly research and professional activity and who will actively participate in our department's multilingual, transnational projects.
We are interested in candidates whose methodological approaches and research may demonstrate expertise in gender and sexuality studies, cultural studies, 20th century U.S. literature and culture, materialist approaches (corporeal and economic), theories of migration and diaspora. Ability to teach courses ranging from broad undergraduate surveys of Asian American literature and culture to more specialized upper-division courses to graduate seminars is desirable. As a department of world literature we welcome research interests in transatlantic and transpacific literary studies, minority discourse, and the culture of empire.
Successful candidates will have strong, demonstrated accomplishments or concrete plans in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity.
Salary: Salary will be based on published UC pay scales.
Closing Date: Application Deadline is November 15, 2014
To Apply: Submit all application documentation using UCSD’s online Recruit web page https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00638
Please apply the following elements to your application:
Literature (10- 829)
Required documents include: 1) a cover letter (include job ad code  and the acronym showing where you found the ad) at the top of your cover letter, 2) current CV, 3) at least 3 letters of recommendation; please add contact names and requested information (click on the prompt to contact references, which generates an email to these references), 4) a writing sample of 20-30 pages. Upload in .doc or .pdf format. Request your dossier services to upload reference letters to your online application web page, 5) a personal diversity and leadership statement (see below).
Applicants should include a personal statement summarizing their contributions to diversity and leadership. Contribution to diversity statements could include an attention to diverse learning needs, engaging learning fields of diverse communities, pedagogical methods that address learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds, an awareness of inequities in education and research, a track record of specific activities that address and mitigate inequities, follow-up of positive impact on under-represented students, and a specific plan of activities and follow-up at UCSD (see http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp for further information).
Proof of authorization to work in the U. S. will be required prior to employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1985).
AA-EOE: UCSD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity (http://diversity.ucsd.edu/).