The Department of Literature at the University of California, San Diego invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Transborder Literature and Culture, beginning fall 2024. The successful candidate will be a specialist in Mexico-US border literatures and cultures with the ability to teach in Spanish and English courses for Chicanx and Latinx Studies, Latin American Studies, and the Literature Department. In addition to literature, the candidate’s subareas of specialization might include but not be limited to film, performance studies, visual art, music, TV and digital culture. Intersectional approaches to border cultural production and ability to draw transnational connections with other borderlands in Latin America and elsewhere, as well as expertise in Indigenous studies, would be welcome additions to the candidate’s profile.
This position is one of 14 new ladder-rank faculty positions in the Latinx Cluster Hire Initiative (LCHI) at UC San Diego. Faculty hired under LCHI will have multiple opportunities to contribute to UC San Diego’s transformation from an emergent Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) to a full-status HSI that meets the curricular and cultural needs of Latinx, URM, and first-generation students. Faculty hired under LCHI will be expected to design and teach undergraduate courses that align with the Chicanx and Latinx Studies (CLS) and Latin American Studies (LAS) programs. They will also be expected to serve as faculty affiliates in CLS and/or LAS and mentor undergraduate students in one or both programs.
Deadline: For full consideration of applications materials, please apply by Wednesday, Nov 15, 2023 at 11:59pm PDT.
To apply, please visit: https://apptrkr.com/4625028.