Position overviewPosition title: Assistant Professor
Open date: November 1, 2023
Next review date: Friday, Dec 15, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Monday, Jan 15, 2024 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.
UCLA - Department of Theater - Assistant Professor in Pasifika Theater and Performance Studies
The UCLA Department of Theater seeks an assistant professor in Theater and Performance Studies; the position will also be affiliated with the Asian American Studies Center as part of the Native American and Pacific Islander Bruins Rising Initiative. The successful candidate will serve as one of the core faculty supervising UCLA’s PhD in Theater and Performance Studies program, as well as teaching undergraduates and participating fully in a department that serves undergraduate, MFA, and PhD students. The appointment is held in the Department of Theater while service commitments will cross the Department of Theater and the Asian American Studies Center. Duties to commence Academic Year, 2024-25.
The UCLA Department of Theater has a long and demonstrated commitment to equity and diversity in academia and the performing arts and we welcome applications from underrepresented communities.
The search committee and the Department of Theater at UCLA acknowledges our presence on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples.
● A terminal degree in a relevant field is required. Preference will be given to applicants who have a PhD in Theater & Performance Studies. The candidate should explain an anticipated career trajectory as a scholar. Applicants must also demonstrate evidence of research, publication, and/or community engagement in Theater & Performance Studies and Pacific Islander Studies.
● Research, publication and/or community engagement emphasis on Indigenous Pacific Islander and Pasifika Theater, Performance, and Theories is required.
● Demonstration of commitment to one or more Indigenous Pacific Islander/Oceania communities.
● Evidence of conference participation in the fields of Theater and Performance Studies as well as Pacific Islander Studies (understood broadly in a comparative and intersectional frame).
● Candidates should have a strong commitment to academic publication and professional activity (inclusive of community engagement) that demonstrates the promise of excellence in the scholarly field of Theater and Performance Studies and Pacific Islander Studies (and/or allied disciplines such as Dance, Gender Studies, Religious Studies, etc.).
● Ability to teach critical studies and historical courses (both general and in the area of specialization) to performing arts students in professionally oriented BA, MFA, and PhD programs. There is the possibility of teaching artistic practice as well.
● Capacity to guide PhDs dissertations and otherwise guide and mentor PhD students. Capacity to work collaboratively with colleagues and commitment to administrative work. We are interested in applicants who will imagine theater practice in novel ways and will open understandings of performance.
● We seek a scholar attuned to interdisciplinary collaboration with the various areas of the Department of Theater; the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media; the Center for Asian American Studies; as well as across the College of Letters and Sciences and professional schools. Appointment at Assistant Professor level.
We are seeking applicants who qualify for an appointment to a Senate Faculty position in the University of California. A reasonable estimated salary range for the position is $107,700 - $128,000, inclusive of the salary scale and off-scale salary
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS AND DEADLINE
To apply, please submit:
● Cover letter (should include statement of demonstrated commitment to one or more Indigenous Pacific Islander communities)
● Writing sample up to 8000 words or portfolio that demonstrates the selection criteria (4-6 images or up to ten minutes of video sent as a link)
● Sample syllabus, for grad or undergraduate classes
● Statement of contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion.
● Reference check authorization release form
● Contact information of three references.
Please address your materials to the Chair of the Faculty Search Committee, Professor Sean Metzger.
Position will remain open until filled. For full consideration materials must be received by Dec 15, 2023.
The University of California, Los Angeles, and the Department of Theater are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of professional activities and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. Underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
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 reference checks.
A terminal degree in a relevant field is required.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter - should include statement of demonstrated commitment to one or more Indigenous Pacific Islander communities
Sample syllabus - for graduate or undergraduate classes
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 EDI Statement FAQ document.
Writing Sample / Portfolio - Writing sample up to 8000 words or portfolio that demonstrates the selection criteria (4-6 images or up to ten minutes of video sent as a link). Please upload as a PDF file.
Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form [https://ucla.app.box.com/s/8awvkn4szd0u3l20zs325lon1r560qj6]
- 3-4 required (contact information only)
the names of 3 references who may be contacted at a later date regarding your application
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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.