We seek a scholar in Chicano/a - Latina/o Literary Studies and Cultural Studies. The candidate selected for the position will be appointed as the Robert and Liisa Erickson Presidential Chair in English which carries with it a generous annual research/programming budget as well as funding to recruit and/or support graduate students through fellowships.
We seek a candidate who privileges a revitalized civic engagement as the cornerstone of the humanities in the 21stC, who focuses on print, digital, or expressive cultures within local, transnational, cross-border, or hemispheric geographies. Areas of interest may include Chicano/a-Latina/o Literatures with possible specializations in migration; (un) documentation and social justice; performance and performativity; human rights; and/or race, ethnicity and indigeneity. PhD in a related field is required. Please visit the UCSB English website for further information on our department’s ongoing initiatives. Position effective from July 1, 2017.
To ensure full consideration, complete the online application process by October 30, 2016. Please submit your letter of application, CV, writing sample (25pp or less), and 3 letters of recommendation to: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00790
The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.