University of California San Diego — Assistant Professor in Comparative Modernisms, Tenure-Track

Assistant Professor in Comparative Modernisms, Tenure-Track

University of California San Diego

Application Window
Open date: November 15th, 2021

Next review date: Monday, Dec 6, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Nov 15, 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.

Position description

The University of California, San Diego, Department of Literature invites applicants for a tenure-track position in Comparative Modernisms. We seek a candidate that studies modernist aesthetics and cultural production across multiple languages, geographic and historical positionalities, and/or media and genres. Candidates should have a substantive understanding in the field of modernism with a comparative and transnational approach that is critical and innovative. In particular, we invite scholarship that offers new perspectives and critical purchase on more traditional assumptions, approaches, and methods. This could include work that engages with global south modernisms, cultural production in non-English languages, or that centers the relationship between politics and modernist aesthetics, for example through a consideration of colonialism, race, and/or sexuality. Along these lines, we welcome work that is interdisciplinary and in conversation with fields including, but not limited to: Black Studies, Disability Studies, Critical Gender and Sexuality Studies, ecocriticism, or new media.

Ideal candidates should demonstrate the potential to build an excellent record of research, teaching, and service, as well as demonstrable interest in working within a world literature department with a focus on critical theory, social justice, and cultural, ethnic, and gender studies where faculty members work in multiple languages, geographies, and historical periods. We welcome candidates with the potential to demonstrate excellence in college-level teaching. Candidates will be expected to teach a range of graduate and undergraduate courses in literature, and cultural studies. In addition to specialized seminars, the successful candidate should also be prepared to teach large enrollment survey courses in contemporary U.S. literatures, including ethnic and African-American literatures.

Salary and level of appointment are based on qualifications and UC pay scale. Proof of authorization to work in the U. S. will be required prior to employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1985).

Review Date: Dec 6, 2021

Applicants are asked to submit applications using UC San Diego's online Recruit web page: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02981.
Qualifications Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD degree in literature, cultural studies, or a related field by the start of the appointment
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

  • Demonstrate the potential to build an excellent record of research, teaching, and service, as well as demonstrable interest in working within a world literature department with a focus on critical theory, social justice, and cultural, ethnic, and gender studies where faculty members work in multiple languages, geographies, and historical periods
  • Potential to demonstrate excellence in college-level teaching

Preferred qualifications

None
Application Requirements Document requirements

  • Cover Letter – Include job ad code “174” and the acronym showing where you found the ad at the top of your cover letter with personal statement
  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • One writing sample of 25-30 pages
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Applicants should include a personal statement summarizing their contributions to diversity and leadership. Contribution to diversity statements could include an attention to diverse learning needs, engaging learning fields of diverse communities, pedagogical methods that address learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds, an awareness of inequities in education and research, a track record of specific activities that address and mitigate inequities, follow-up of positive impact on under-represented students, and a specific plan of activities and follow-up at UCSD. UCSD guidelines for writing a statement on contributions to diversity: https://facultydiversity.ucsd.edu/recruitment/contributions-to-diversity.html.
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Reference requirements

  • 3 letters of reference required
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Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02981

Help contact: litadm@ucsd.edu
Campus Information

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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Job location La Jolla, CA

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