Job Opportunities

Assistant Professor of Migrant Health and Social Justice

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The Latin American & Latino Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an assistant professor of Migrant Health & Social Justice. We welcome applications from scholars in Latina/o/x, Native/Indigenous, Afrolatinx, Central American, and ethnic studies; medical anthropology; health communication; public health; health humanities; and related fields that explore intersections of health, migration, and social justice. We are particularly interested in thematic specializations including: decolonial, Indigenous, and collective health practices and epistemologies; political economies of care; health equity, disparity, and access; mental health; working conditions and occupational health; reproductive justice; migrants in transit; and intergenerational trauma. We are looking for a scholar who both grounds these themes in concrete migrant communities and links them with systemic dynamics (e.g., globalization, neoliberal restructuring, climate change, and social justice struggles).

The successful candidate will hold a 100% appointment in the Department of Latin American and Latino Studies; build on and enhance the Department’s substantive themes (culture and power, social justice, migration, intersectionality, social movements, and human rights); expand our existing partnerships with community health organizations; support our efforts toward a minor in Human Rights and Social Justice; and strengthen the connections and contributions of LALS to UC Santa Cruz’s Global and Community Health program.

We seek scholars with teaching and mentoring experience in higher education and evidence of a developed research program.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach four courses per academic year. This position carries academic, teaching, and service responsibilities to the Department of Latin American and Latino Studies, with some teaching in Global and Community Health. The ability to contribute significantly to graduate education and the mentoring of graduate students is highly desirable. The successful candidate 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.

UC Santa Cruz values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to hiring faculty who will work to support these values. UC Santa Cruz is a Hispanic-Serving Institution with a high proportion of first-generation college students. To be considered, candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and must discuss their past, present, and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and service.

The chosen candidate will be expected to sign a statement representing that they are not the subject of any ongoing investigation or disciplinary proceeding at their current academic institution or place of employment, nor have they in the past ten years been formally disciplined at any academic institution/place of employment. In the event the candidate cannot make this representation, they will be expected to disclose in writing to the hiring Dean the circumstances surrounding any formal discipline that they have received, as well as any current or ongoing investigation or disciplinary process of which they are the subject. (Note that discipline includes a negotiated settlement agreement to resolve a matter related to substantiated misconduct.)


Lecturers – Ongoing Pool

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The Latin American & Latino Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of part-time lecturers who may be appointed to teach various undergraduate courses in our curriculum such as: Introduction to LALS (LALS 1); Introduction to Human Rights & Social Justice (LALS 5); Race & Ethnicity (LALS 143); Truth, Justice and Statistics (LALS 15); Migration, Gender, and Health (LALS 175); and Social Movements in Latin America (LALS 30); as well as elective courses that focus on social justice, statistical methodology, ethnic studies, and Latin American and Latino Studies (see the UCSC Course Catalog for a complete list of our courses).

LALS is an interdisciplinary field and department, with a hemispheric focus that intentionally bridges Ethnic Studies and Latin American studies. Applicants with a Ph.D. in related disciplines or fields are encouraged to apply.

LALS is multilingual and students are encouraged to develop advanced language skills. The department offers elective courses in Spanish and Portuguese and strongly encourages applicants to apply who are experienced with teaching in Spanish or Portuguese at the college or university level.

The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching and other assigned duties.

The hiring unit will not sponsor employment-eligible immigration statuses for this position.