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Chair and Associate Professor / Professor - Chicano and Latino Studies

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID351525
LocationTwin Cities
Job FamilyAcademic
Full/Part TimeFull-Time
Job Code9402
Employee ClassInstr Fac/TC and Coord Cmp
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The Department of Chicano and Latino Studies, College of Liberal Arts, invites applications for an academic leader and scholar to serve as department chair, with an expected start date of fall semester 2023 (08/29/2023). The chair should have academic credentials commensurate with an appointment at the rank of associate or full professor with tenure. A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in a related field is required. Salary is competitive.The chairship is a 100%-time position, 12-month position and will be made at the rank of either associate or full professor with tenure. The typical length of chair appointment is three years (renewable). Regular faculty appointments are 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late August to late May), as consistent with collegiate and university policy. The ideal candidates will be those with a distinguished record of scholarship, teaching, advising, and service in Chicana/o/x Studies and/or Latina/o/x Studies as well as administrative experience at a research institution. We are looking for someone who has demonstrated a potential for strong academic leadership, will serve as an outstanding faculty colleague and mentor, and can represent our department to the wider college, university, and community. Applicants from all disciplines are invited to apply. We are especially interested in candidates whose scholarship will add to and complement existing departmental strengths and faculty research. In particular, we seek to expand our Latina/o/x Studies curriculum and research portfolios with scholarship on Central American, South American, and/or Caribbean communities in the United States.

Faculty in the Department of Chicano and Latino Studies in the College of Liberal Arts are expected to maintain an active research agenda that includes publication, teaching courses in area(s) of specialty as well as core Chicano and Latino Studies curriculum, advise students, and contribute service to the department, college, university, profession, and broader communities as appropriate. Applicants may find our course offerings , which are labeled CHIC by the Registrar. As mentioned before, we seek an applicant who is prepared to lead the Department as Chair for at least a three-year term at the start of their hire. For information on workload guidelines and principles, click . The Standards for Promotion and Tenure in the Department of Chicano and Latino Studies are available at: QualificationsRequired qualifications:

Ph.D. or foreign equivalent. Distinguished record of scholarship or creative activity and college or university teaching experience in Chicana/o/x Studies and/or Latina/o/x Studies commensurate with an appointment at the rank of associate or full professor with tenure Previous administrative experience as chair, director, or other faculty leadership positionPreferred qualifications:
Scholarly focus on Central American, South American, and/or Caribbean communities in the United States.
About the Department

Founded in 1972 as a result of student activism and guided by El Plan de Santa Barbara, the Department of Chicano Studies at the University of Minnesota was the first department of its kind in the Upper Midwest. Our department has evolved to become a Department of Chicano and Latino Studies responding to the ongoing demographic changes occurring in Minnesota and throughout the nation. During our fifty-year history, we have been committed to research, teaching, and service through reciprocal and redistributive relationships with university and off-campus partners. To that end, we offer a rigorous undergraduate degree program that is complemented by extensive civic engagement, outreach efforts, and public programming activities. With only four core faculty at present, we are, however, strengthened by being a part of the Race, Indigeneity, Disability, Gender and Sexuality Studies cluster of units (RIDGS), which have been at the forefront of teaching and advancing research and community engagement about complex issues of identities, histories and systems of power and inequality, and imaginings of social transformation. About the College of Liberal ArtsHome to the arts, social science and humanities disciplines and programs, the College of Liberal Arts comprises 31 academic departments, and over 20 interdisciplinary research centers and administrative/support units. CLA has over 1200 faculty and staff spanning research, teaching, advising, outreach, and administrative functions. CLA units reside in over twenty buildings on the East Bank and West Bank of the Twin Cities campus. CLA enrolls nearly 14,000 undergraduate students, half of the undergraduate enrollment on the Twin Cities campus, and over 1,600 graduate students and has an annual all-funds budget of over $250 million.CLA is a destination for curious, compassionate individuals who are committed to making our increasingly interdependent and diverse global community work for everyone. That . CLA is committed to increasing enrollment of underrepresented and under-resourced students, diversifying our faculty across all disciplines, recruiting, and retaining a diverse staff, and promoting the expression and exploration of diverse perspectives and viewpoints-so that we all gain the background knowledge and analytical skills we need to understand and respect differences. About the InstitutionThe University of Minnesota Twin Cities is located on traditional, ancestral, and contemporary lands of Indigenous people. The University resides on Dakota land ceded in the Treaties of 1837 and 1851. Founded in 1851, the University of Minnesota, with its five campuses and more than 65,000 students, is one of the largest, most comprehensive universities in the United States, and ranks among the most prestigious research universities in the world. It is both a major research institution, with scholars of national and international reputation, and a state land-grant university with a strong tradition of education and public engagement. The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Campus is located in the heart of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, which is rich in cultural and natural attractions, and where the greatest concentration of the 300,000 people of Latino descent in Minnesota live and work. Latino-owned businesses, organizations and cultural events are numerous, and our department has historically had an important presence in the community through initiatives of outreach and engagement.

Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the for more information regarding benefits.
    How To Apply

    Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section. The following materials must be attached to your online applications.
  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Writing sample
  • Names, addresses and email contact information for three references Additional materials may be requested at a later date.Review of applications will begin November 1st. We encourage applications before that date, but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647). For further information, please email James Carlisle, Administrative Manager, at

    The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:
    Employment Requirements

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

    Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:
    About the U of M

    The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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