The Department of Ethnic Studies at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies, beginning fall 2018. We seek applicants with expertise in Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies with an emphasis on interdisciplinary social scientific research to support the newly-created undergraduate Ethnic Studies major and contribute to the department scholarship in critical race and ethnic studies, and intersectional and interdisciplinary research.
We welcome applicants from any of the social sciences, but we are especially interested in scholars with a record of training and research centered on Latinas/os in the U.S. and intersecting with Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a social science discipline, or a related field, and strong scholarly potential, including a record of existing publications or research accomplishments, works in progress, plans for future research, connection to resources that will support a productive research plan and potential for success as a teaching scholar. Candidates should also demonstrate strong teaching potential including experience teaching on topics of race, ethnicity, and intersectionality to a diverse population of undergraduates, ability to contribute to department core and major, and interest and potential in mentoring undergraduates in research and/or internships. Candidates should demonstrate the ability or potential to contribute to department, College, and University priorities. The ideal candidate should also have a program of research that has the potential to incorporate undergraduates as research assistants, leading to peer-reviewed publications. We seek balance between teaching and scholarship and are interested in candidates with a passion for both.
Santa Clara is a private, Jesuit, Catholic university located in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. Faculty are teaching scholars who balance a commitment to quality teaching with active programs of research and creative scholarship. Ideal candidates should therefore demonstrate not only potential for excellent undergraduate teaching, but also promise in sustained research and scholarly publication, as well as an understanding and support of the University's mission and goals.
Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, specifically invites applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.
Competitive salary and benefits package; housing assistance program
Minimum Qualifications: 1. Completion of the Ph.D. in a social science discipline or related field by the time of appointment. 2. Evidence of a program of scholarly research and publication. 3. Evidence of excellent university-level teaching on topics of race and/or ethnicity, intersectionality, and specifically Chicana/o and Latina/o studies, to a diverse population in upper- and lower-division classes.
The successful candidate will teach six courses a year (the teaching load is officially seven, with one release for an active scholarly program), including a mix of lower division courses such as Ethnic Studies 5: Introduction to Study of Race and Ethnicity in the U.S., and Ethnic Studies 20: Introduction to Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies; as well as upper division courses such as Ethnic Studies 122: Chicana/o Communities, as well as additional courses in her/his area of expertise. The successful candidate will also provide support to the department's new major in Ethnic Studies by teaching an upper division theory and methods course, by advising students pursuing the major and minor, and by guiding students conducting independent research in fulfillment of the Ethnic Studies capstone. For this reason, the ideal candidate will have a record of strong teaching as well as training and expertise in interdisciplinary research methods and the ability to convey those effectively to undergraduate students while supporting collaborative research.
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offers its more than 8,000 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees. Distinguished nationally by the fourth-highest graduation rate among all U.S. master's universities, California's oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice.