Job Description

Assistant Professor of Social Relations

Posting Numberreq6584
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeTenure/Tenure-Track
Hiring DepartmentUC Chicano Studies Program (476A)
Academic LocationCollege of Arts & Sciences
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary

THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO seeks applications for an Assistant Professor of Social Relations in Chicana and Chicano Studies with an anticipated start date of August 2019. The position is probationary leading to a tenure decision. The University of New Mexico, located in Albuquerque, is New Mexico’s flagship institution ranked a "very high activity" Carnegie Research University that has also been designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. The Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies (CCS) features an undergraduate major in CCS that has experienced double-digit growth in the past several years even as enrollments have declined in other fields. It includes areas of concentration in intersectional politics and social movements and in transnational perspectives, and has an M.A./Ph.D. degree in CCS expected to start enrolling graduate students in the fall of 2019. The Department’s tenure and promotion requirement include, besides excellence in research, teaching and service, as well as service in local communities.

The successful candidate will find excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching, research, and program development at UNM, including the Southwest Hispanic Research Institute (which shares office space with CCS) and other cross-campus initiatives. We seek an excellent teacher and scholar who can offer a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in Latinos in a Global Society, Introduction to Chicana and Chicano Studies, and social science research and methods. Duties include teaching the normal load of courses each semester.


Minimum qualification: (1) PhD in Chicano/Latino Studies or terminal degree in related social science field awarded by date of appointment.

Preferred qualifications: (1) research and publications that employ statistical or other quantitative methods; (2) a record of publication within the field of Chicana and Chicano Studies or related topics in other social science fields; (3) teaching experience at the university or college level including demonstrable ability to teach lower and upper-division courses in CCS; (4) ability to mentor undergraduates and graduate students at the MA and PhD levels; (5) demonstrated commitment to community service; and (6) a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Application InstructionsApplications must include: (1) a letter of application detailing research and teaching interests with 2-3 references and their contact information; (2) a copy of the applicant’s curriculum vitae; (3) an article length writing sample of scholarly work; (4) a sample syllabus for an upper-division undergraduate course and a list of courses that the candidate has taught or is prepared to teach; and (5) teaching evaluations.Candidates are requested to include an e-mail address at which they can be contacted. The above materials must be submitted electronically at , and reference posting number 6584. In addition, please request that two letters of reference be sent to the department’s e-mail address. Signed e-mail letters of reference may be sent to with subject line "Letter of Reference." For best consideration, all application materials must be received by November 15, 2018. The position will remain open until filled. The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator, with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success.

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 11/15/2018. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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