Director of the Chicano Studies Research Center University of California, Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF04722 Recruitment Period Open September 1st, 2019 through Friday, Nov 1, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) If you apply to this recruitment by November 1st, 2019, you will have until November 30th, 2019 to complete your application. Description
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the Institute of American Cultures (IAC) seeks a dynamic and respected scholar to provide intellectual research and programmatic leadership for Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) and invites applications for the position of Director of the Chicano Studies Research Center. Qualifications for success include an outstanding scholarly research and publication record; experience developing interdisciplinary research programs and community partnership in Chicano/Latino Studies; commitment to social justice; ability to administer budgetary and personnel processes; and proven effective experience in fundraising, including engaging in development activities as well as obtaining and managing extramural grants and/or contracts, gifts and donations, and endowment funds.
The CSRC is an established leader in the development of scholarly research on the Chicano-Latino population. The CSRC is one of four ethnic studies research centers established at UCLA in 1969 that are now part of the Institute of American Cultures (IAC), which reports to the Office of the Chancellor at UCLA. The CSRC is also a founding member of the nationwide Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR, est. 1983). The CSRC's research mission is supported by five distinct components: a library with the largest archival and digital collections in its field, an award-winning academic press, collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects, public programs and community-based partnerships, and a competitive grant and fellowship program.
Successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with CSRC staff members, the CSRC Faculty Advisory Committee, campus leadership and community stakeholders to develop research priorities. This individual needs to maximize external visibility of CSRC through building bridges between UCLA and Chicano/Latino communities and strengthening intercampus collaboration, in relation to research and community partnerships. This is a tenured faculty appointment in the appropriate department or school with the expectation at the associate or full professor rank. Ph.D. or equivalent is required by date of hire.
We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Candidate should provide: 1) A cover letter that includes statements on research, administrative and leadership experience, teaching, and commitment to diversity and community partnership 2) A curriculum vitae 3) Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement - describes a faculty candidate's past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. 4) Three-five references (names/contact information only)
Inquiries may be addressed to Professor Vilma Ortiz, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected] or (310) 206-5218, and Carol Fujino, Institute of American Cultures CAO, at [email protected] or (310) 825-6815.
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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.