The Departments of French, Germanic, and Italian and the Scandinavian Section in the UCLA Division of Humanities are seeking to hire one (1) new faculty at the Assistant Professor level as part of an initiative to establish a new Department of European Languages and Transcultural Studies (ELTS). The ideal candidate will have expertise in transcultural and transnational European contexts in the period from 1000 to 1700.
Candidates are expected to have near-native proficiency in at least one of the above language traditions, while also being able to contribute to foundation courses in the undergraduate curriculum. We are especially interested in applicants who work on the connectivity of literary studies, visual and material cultures, with new methodological approaches such as experimental humanities (Digital/ Environmental / Medical / Urban), Mediterranean and North Atlantic Studies. We particularly welcome research on issues related to race, religion, and gender/sexuality, with the potential for exceptional research, and excellence in teaching, and also a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of the faculty, graduate student population, and of the majors in transcultural European Studies. Ph.D. must be in hand by the time of appointment (July 1, 2020) and not obtained prior to 2016.
To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, three external references, one representative piece of writing, and a one-page statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion to Professor Dominic Thomas, Chair. The deadline for all application materials is October 21, 2019.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
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