Urban Studies and Planning Assistant Professor (Latinx Cluster Hiring Initiative) – University of California San Diego

University of California - San Diego

Position title: URBAN STUDIES AND PLANNING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (Latinx Cluster Hiring Initiative)
Salary range: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales

Open date: December 15th, 2021Next review date: Monday, Jan 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Mar 18, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

The Department of Urban Studies and Planning and the Latinx Cluster Hire Initiative at UC San Diego invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor working in the area of urban studies and planning, to begin July 1, 2022.

This position is one of 14 new ladder-rank faculty positions in the Latinx Cluster Hire Initiative (LCHI) at UC San Diego. The LCHI aims to increase faculty diversity, innovative research, and culturally relevant curriculum and mentorship through increased engagement and collaboration between various departments across campus with the Chicanx and Latinx Studies (CLS) and Latin American Studies (LAS) programs.

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. This includes faculty engagement with scholars across disciplines to address issues of race and racism, access and equity, and social and political debates pertinent to Chicanx, Latinx, and Latin American Studies, while also working within their home departments and professional communities. As part of their teaching portfolio, faculty hired under LCHI will be expected to design and teach undergraduate courses that align with the CLS and/or LAS academic programs, mentor undergraduate students, and serve as faculty affiliates in one or both programs.

We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and service will advance UC San Diego’s transition to HSI and/or anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, and social justice with a focus on the Latinx/Chicanx community. We especially welcome candidates whose professional experience, community engagement, and personal background have facilitated their understanding of and ability to better serve students from traditionally underrepresented communities in higher education. Faculty are expected to have an inclusive approach to mentoring and advising that incorporates working with women and underrepresented students.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UC San Diego Partner Opportunities Program website: https://aps.ucsd.edu/recruitment/pop/index.html

Department: https://usp.ucsd.edu

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
A scholar at the assistant or associate level and holds the Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning or a related field, or who is near completion of such a Ph.D., with the degree anticipated within a year of the position start date. Demonstrated ability to teach courses in planning and in CLS or LAS.
Evidence of excellent teaching, and demonstrated commitment to department as well as the larger aims of the Latinx Cluster Hiring Initiative.

Preferred qualifications
Preferred candidates will, through their scholarship and teaching, bring innovative, nuanced approaches to themes of urban, suburban, and metropolitan inequalities; climate change and the city; and/or transnational approaches to urban planning. Preferred candidates will have a record of outstanding leadership in their field(s).

Document requirements
Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.

Cover Letter – No more than 4 pages, describing accomplishments and future plans in teaching and research

Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

Writing Sample – Up to three academic publications or other writing sample(s). No more than 100 pages total, please.

Reference requirements
3 required (contact information only)
Reference letters will be requested upon making the shortlist

Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03054
Help contact: yobando@ucsd.edu

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

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