Associate Professor, Critical and Cultural Theory - University of California-Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz California

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University of California-Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California 95064

United States

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Department of History of Consciousness
Associate Professor, Critical and Cultural Theory

The Department of History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a position in Critical and Cultural Theory at the associate professor (with tenure) level. We seek a scholar who is making original theoretical contributions beyond any one field of disciplinary expertise. The successful candidate should be able to engage with the broad range of interdisciplinary projects represented by the doctoral program in History of Consciousness and the interdisciplinary Humanities. Possible areas of research and teaching may include, but are not limited to: 1) race and ethnicity; disability; gender and sexuality; animal studies; 2) philosophy and theory, including psychoanalytic, political, postcolonial, Marxist; science and technology studies; humanisms and posthumanisms, human rights; theology and religion; 3) political economy and social movements, including globalization, world systems, environmentalism; 4) media, aesthetics, poetics: visual culture, music, literature, and digital arts.

We seek scholars with teaching and mentoring experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including doctoral supervision, and an interest in program building on both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to graduate education and the mentoring of graduate students and must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service.

This position carries a five-course equivalency workload, which normally means teaching four courses scheduled over three quarters and carrying other academic and service responsibilities.

RANK: Associate Professor
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in a relevant field in the Humanities, Social Sciences, or Arts; a record of interdisciplinary research and scholarly productivity; a record of college teaching and graduate student supervision.

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2016, with academic year beginning September 2016.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include
•an informative letter of application (clearly outlining your educational background, teaching experience, and publication record);
•curriculum vitae;
•2-4 syllabi (graduate and undergraduate courses);
•1-2 writing samples of no more than 50 pages (in pdf format);
•3-5 current confidential letters of recommendation (addressing research and scholarly productivity).*
•Applicants are invited to submit: a research statement; a statement of teaching pedagogy; and a statement addressing their contributions to diversity through research, teaching and/or service. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

Apply at 
Refer to Position #JPF00296-16 in all correspondence.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on October 19, 2015.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete and letters of recommendation received by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2017.

UC Santa Cruz faculty make significant contributions to the body of research that has earned the University of California the ranking as the foremost public higher education institution in the world. In the process, our faculty demonstrate that cutting-edge research, excellent teaching and outstanding service are mutually supportive.

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. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available here or from the Academic Personnel Office (APO) at (831) 459-4300.

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at (831) 459-4300.


Keyword Phrases

  • Critical
  • Cultural
  • Theory
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: At least 1 years
Level of Job: Associate Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Competitive
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume