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Junior Faculty Position Search 2022-2023: Latina/o Experiences in Politics & Society

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor

Application Window

Open date: August 5, 2022

Most recent review date: Sunday, Sep 4, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Sunday, Apr 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The UCLA Department of Political Science invites applications from outstanding candidates in any subfield of political science or political sociology whose teaching, research, and scholarship and/or mentoring has strong ties to Latina/o experiences in the United States, for 1 to 2 positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin on July 1, 2023. We are especially eager to consider applicants who contribute to teaching and research on gender and Latinas, and who will help bolster our diversity and inclusion at UCLA and the communities that we serve.

UCLA aims to achieve federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution by 2025. In preparation for this designation, the Office of the Chancellor and the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost have sponsored this search in order to recruit exceptional scholars whose teaching, scholarship and/or mentoring has strong ties to Latina/o experiences in the United States. This search is conducted in partnership between the Department of Political Science and the Chicano Studies Research Center. Faculty hired through this search are expected to maintain an active affiliation to the Chicano Studies Research Center and encourage the success of Latina/o and first generation scholars.

UCLA and the UCLA Department of Political Science are firmly committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Therefore, we ask each applicant to submit with their application a statement that addresses their past efforts, as well as future plans, to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in their scholarship, teaching, and service, including how their research, teaching and service relate to advancing gender equity or Latina experiences.

The online application should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, aforementioned diversity statement, evidence of teaching excellence in related courses, at least one writing sample, a graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation. The letters of recommendation should be uploaded directly by the referees. PhD in Political Science or related field should be in hand prior to the appointment. To ensure full consideration, the online application should be completed by September 4, 2022. After the initial review date, new applications will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists’ current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e. those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment refence checks.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. in Political Science or related field in hand prior to the appointment.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Letter of Interest

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Writing Sample

  • Graduate Transcript

  • Authorization to Release Information - https://ucla.app.box.com/s/8awvkn4szd0u3l20zs325lon1r560qj6

  • Misc./Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Applicants will enter the names and contact information of their references, UC Recruit will then generate an
email invitation for the referee to submit their letter. Applicant will have the ability to send letter writers
reminders via their UC Recruit application.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07685

Help contact: egodinez@polisci.ucla.edu

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA