University of Illinois - Chicago, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor – Global Immigration and Urban Spaces
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Illinois, United States|
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago seeks candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank beginning August 2015. The hire is part of the "Global Urban Immigration" Cluster under the Chancellor's Cluster hiring Initiative http://www.uic.edu/home/Chancellor/5_8_12.shtml. This search is part of a multiple hire cluster initiative in Global Urban Immigration that is designed to expand interdisciplinarity and diversity at UIC. We are seeking candidates studying the effect of migration on global cities. Topics can include the impact immigrants and immigration have on urban landscapes and culture including suburbs and new gateway cities; the aesthetics and representations of place; the creation and development of global cities; rescaling of cities and migrants; and authority and community in urban spaces, among others. Ideal candidates will be interrogating concepts of right of place, transformation of place and geographies of diversity. We invite applications from interdisciplinary scholars in disciplines and/or areas including Anthropology, Geography, History, Latin American and/or Latino Studies, Gender and Women Studies, Urban Studies, Humanities and Arts and Aesthetics. Scholars whose work relates to major contemporary debates on immigration with a transnational framework are strongly encouraged to apply. Departmental affiliation, including split appointments across units will be negotiable, but the candidate must be appointable in a unit (or units) within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. While geographic concentration in the Western Hemisphere is desired, suitable candidates with alternative geographic areas of interest will be considered. Because the cluster aims at creating a multidisciplinary, eclectic approach to migration studies, the ideal candidate should demonstrate the ability to lead cutting-edge research that is innovative and methodologically sound. The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is a leading research university located in the heart of one of the world's great cities. UIC has a long-standing tradition of research excellence. It is one of only 108 Carnegie classified "Research Universities with very high research activity in the United States, and one of four Illinois universities to be honored by this distinction. Over 25,000 students are enrolled in its fifteen colleges. UIC is ranked as one of the most diverse campuses in the nation, and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution through the Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) Initiative.
For fullest consideration please apply by December 15, 2014. Applicants should complete an online application with the names and email addresses of 3 references at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=46360 Application includes cover letter, statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and writing samples. The final authorization of this position is subject to availability of state funding. Anticipated start date is August 2015. Ph.D. is expected at start of employment. The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.
Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Andreas Feldmann, firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Primary Category:||Immigration History / Studies