Postdoctoral Scholar on Non-citizenship
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||California, United States|
The Chicano Latino Research Center at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), invites applications for the position of One-Year Postdoctoral Scholar as a part of Non-citizenship, a year-long Andrew W. Mellon Foundation John E. Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Culture under the direction of Professor Catherine S. Ramírez. We welcome applications from scholars in any discipline or field in the humanities or humanistic social sciences who study migration, mobility, and/or (non-)citizenship in any region of the world or period.
The Non-citizenship Sawyer Seminar is a year-long series of events rethinking the categories of citizen and non-citizen, their connections, and their fissures. The seminar’s primary goal will be to foster a dialogue about belonging and rights, to shed light on the historical development of the category of the non-citizen, and to produce knowledge for a world being remade by human mobility.
Applicants should be able to contribute to the Chicano Latino Research Center and units in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and/or Arts Divisions in humanities-based investigations that are observational and/or theoretical in nature. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out original research, independently or in collaboration with faculty, students, or visiting scholars affiliated with the Chicano Latino Research Center and units with which we collaborate; to participate in seminar activities with faculty, students, and visiting scholars, such as workshops, film screenings, lectures, and colloquia; and to help build a research and teaching tool for scholars, teachers, and other researchers with an interest in migration, mobility, and/or (non-)citizenship, such as a syllabus bank. There are no teaching obligations.
RANK: Postdoctoral Scholar
SALARY: $42,840-$51,615 annually, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in the humanities or humanistic social sciences is expected to be completed by July 1, 2016.
POSITION AVAILABLE: September 01, 2016 – August 31, 2017, Ph.D. must be conferred at the time of appointment.
TERM OF APPOINTMENT: The appointment is for one year. For appointments within the University of California, the total duration of an individual’s postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at other institutions.
TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system and must include (1) a letter of application addressing how the applicant meets the qualifications; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a 1-2-page research statement; (4) a 20-30-page writing sample; and (5) three confidential letters of recommendation.* Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.