The Department of Chicano Studies at the University of Minnesota invites applications for full-time, tenure-track position beginning fall 2011. Ph.D. in-hand by the start date of the appointment is preferred, but Advanced ABD's may be considered for appointment as a tenure-track instructor with the understanding that the Ph.D. is conferred within the first year of the appointment. To be assured of full consideration, applications must be complete by January 21, 2011.
The Department of Chicano Studies, located within the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities invites applications for full-time, tenure-track position beginning fall 2011. The department seeks to hire a highly motivated tenure-track assistant professor to teach courses, conduct research and participate in the delivery of an intellectually engaging curriculum and the development of a department whose students and faculty are advancing knowledge about Chicanos-Latinos within the university and in collaborative relationship with the Latino community.
Appointment will be 100%-time over the nine-month academic year (late August to late May).
The department is interested in reviewing applications from candidates whose interdisciplinary work analyzes race, class and gender in the social sciences or humanities with primary emphasis on Chicana/o Studies scholarship.
Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in-hand by the start date of the appointment (August 31, 2011), in Chicana/o Studies, Ethnic Studies, American Studies, Women's Studies or related interdisciplinary degree program; or in more traditional areas such as History, Sociology, Anthropology, Spanish, English, Rhetoric, Comparative Literature, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Psychology or similar disciplinary degree programs. Advanced ABD's may be considered for appointment as a tenure-track instructor with the understanding that the Ph.D. is conferred within the first year of the appointment. Candidates who are ABD must provide a letter from their dissertation chair indicating progress to date and detailing a time-line for completion.
Preferred Qualifications: Advanced assistant professors with a proven record of teaching and scholarship are particularly encouraged to apply. Preferred expertise in is History or Sociology, but all areas in Social Sciences and Humanities will be considered. The department is particularly interested in candidates who can teach outside their areas of expertise and who can cover at least two areas within a Chicano Studies curriculum.
Candidates will be evaluated according to the overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, evidence of research ability, evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and strength of recommendations. Faculty in the Department of Chicano Studies in the College of Liberal Arts are expected to maintain an active program of scholarly research or creative activity that includes publication, exhibition, or performance; teach undergraduate and graduate courses; advise students; and contribute service appropriate for the rank of appointment to the department, college, university, and profession.
Through teaching, research, and community partnerships the mission of the Department of Chicano Studies at the University of Minnesota is to promote critical understanding of the histories, politics, and cultures of Chicana/os and Latina/os of the United States. Since its establishment in 1972, the department has sought to fulfill this mission by offering a rigorous undergraduate degree program as well as an extensive public programming calendar.
One of our goals is to support and increase the presence of Chicana/os and Latina/os in the intellectual, political, and social professions, both within and beyond the Midwest. Both efforts promote cultural affirmation, social justice values and community service. Students in our courses gain insight into cultural dynamics, social processes and the historical significance of the contributions of Chicana/os as a group. Students also develop the necessary analytical and methodological skills to better understand the diverse character of the nation and the key role that Chicana/os and Latina/os have to play in society.
Visit the Chicano Studies website at http://chicano.umn.edu/
Applications must be submitted electronically. To be considered for a TENURE-TRACK position in Chicano Studies, please click on "apply for this posting" and follow the instructions. You will be given an opportunity to attach 1) a cover letter; and 2) a curriculum vitae. The letter of application should describe your research accomplishments and interests for future projects, as well as your teaching philosophy and teaching experience.
In addition to the materials submitted electronically, applicants for a TENURE-TRACK position are asked to submit 1) a writing sample; 2) a sample syllabus for a course you have taught or are prepared to teach; 3) teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching excellence; and 4) no fewer than three letters of recommendation. The letters of recommendation should address your research skills and accomplishments, as well as your teaching abilities, leadership skills, potential in program building. These additional materials may be attached to the online application or sent directly to the search committee at the following address:
Chicana/o Search Committee
Department of Chicano Studies
University of Minnesota,
19 Scott Hall
72 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Position is open until filled. To be assured of full consideration, applications must be complete by January 21, 2011. Review of completed applications will begin on January 25, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.
The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.