[URBANTH-L]URBANTH-L Job Postings, Nov. 22- Dec. 4, 2005

Benito Vergara bvergara at sfsu.edu
Sun Dec 4 23:00:52 EST 2005

URBANTH-L Job Postings, Nov. 7 - Nov. 13, 2005
1. University of California, Los Angeles, World Arts and Cultures,
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
2. Michigan State University, East Lansing, Sociology, Associate or Full Professor
3. University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, Ethnic Studies, Assistant Professor
4. Yale University, Forestry & Environmental Studies (Urban Environment),
Junior-Level Faculty Position

1.  UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures
Announcement of Two Faculty Positions
Beginning Fall 2006 or when filled

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Culture, Performance, and Globalization

Position Description

The Department of World Arts and Cultures at UCLA invites applications from
scholars and/or artists for two open-rank positions focused on culture,
performance, and globalization. The applicants’ artistic or scholarly research
might focus on the migration of aesthetic practices; borders and border
crossing; citizenship and immigration; new approaches to ethnographic inquiry
and research methods; or new approaches to choreography/performance, with the
intention of extending, illuminating, or critiquing theories and practices of

Responsibilities of the positions include active pursuit of a program of
research, publication, and/or creative work; graduate and undergraduate teaching
and advising; and service to the home unit. Successful candidates will be
expected to contribute energetically to the interdisciplinary and intercultural
theoretical dialogues that define the intellectual vitality of the Department of
World Arts and Cultures. One candidate may also be invited to accept a split
appointment with UCLA’s International Institute.


Ph.D., M.F.A., or other terminal degree preferred. We especially invite
applications from candidates who are interested in connecting with fields and
disciplines outside their own, and who are strongly committed to scholarly or
artistic research. Theoretical and geographical interests are open, though
candidates whose international engagements include Mexico, Latin America, the
Black Atlantic, Asia, the Islamic world, and the borders between, are strongly
encouraged to apply. International experience and commitments are essential.


Level of appointment and salary will be determined by the candidates’
qualifications and professional experience.


Applicants must apply online at www.wac.ucla.edu. Requirements include a CV;
150-250-word narrative bio and a statement providing context for the applicant’s
research and teaching interests; sample publication and/or documentation of
creative work; and email addresses for three references. Hard copies of
supplemental materials that cannot be uploaded should be sent directly to:

Chair, Search Committee
UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures
P.O. Box 951608
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1608

Deadline: applications will be accepted beginning Thursday, December 1, 2005,
closing on Friday, January 13, 2006, with all supplemental materials to be
received at the address above by January 13, 2006.
UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks to recruit and retain a diverse
workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California,
to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly
varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. The
University of California, Los Angeles is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be
required prior to employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986).

Contact Info:
For supplementary materials only:

Chair, Search Committee
UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures
PO Box 951608
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1608

Website: http://www.wac.ucla.edu


2. Associate or Full Professor in African Diaspora & Migration

Field of Work and Duties: The Department of Sociology at Michigan State
University is seeking applications for a senior-level tenure-stream faculty
position in the comparative international or global systems study of African
diaspora and migration. This will involve examination of diasporic groups
(African origin), their identities, cultural forms, economic and political ties,
social organization as well as post-national and transnational processes/
movements. We seek a sociologist with secondary areas of expertise in race,
ethnicity, gender and/or urban studies. This position will play a critical role
in developing the new department theme, Global Transformations, and the focus
area of urban, race and migration. The faculty candidate will teach
undergraduate and graduate courses in race and ethnicity and migration.
Preference will be given to candidates who can teach classical or contemporary
social theory, comparative research methodology or sociology of globalization.
Relevant language skills are desirable. Candidates with regional areas of
interest in Africa, Asia, and/or Latin America and the Caribbean are preferred.
The candidate will share leadership and provide direction for the MSU African
Diaspora Research Program. This is an academic year appointment.

Successful candidates will have experience with, or demonstrate potential for,
securing outside funding. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, a
curriculum vitae and names of four references to: Dr. Steven Gold, Search
Committee Chair, Michigan State University, 316 Berkey Hall, Department of
Sociology, East Lansing, MI 48824-1111. Further information on the department
and the position announcement are also available on the department website:
http://www.soc.msu.edu/. Initial review of applications will begin December 15,
2005 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Date position is available: August 15, 2006
Organization: Michigan State University
Department: Sociology
Address: Michigan State University, 316 Berkey Hall, Department of Sociology,
East Lansing, MI 48824-1111
Representatives: Dr. Steve Gold, Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jan Bokemeier,
Department Chairperson
Contact information: (517) 353-6352 or gold at msu.edu
Application deadline: October 1, 2005 or until a suitable candidate is identified


Contact Information:

Web Site : http://www.soc.msu.edu/
Dr. Steven Gold
Search Committee Chair
Department of Sociology
Michigan State University
316 Berkey Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1111


3. The Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa is
seeking a specialist in Chinese American studies from a transnational
perspective for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the
College of Social Sciences.  This is a full-time, 9-month position to begin
August 1, 2006.

Duties: Teach undergraduate courses analyzing the intersections of race, class
and gender; transnational migrations; and Chinese immigrant communities in
Hawai’i and the U.S., and/or other parts of the world. Advise and supervise
undergraduate students; seek extramural funding; participate actively in local
communities. The successful applicant should maintain an active program of
research and scholarly publication that integrates innovative theoretical
analyses with empirical work and furthers the University’s excellence in
Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific studies.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies or related interdisciplinary
studies or social sciences field at the time of appointment on August 1, 2006.
Demonstrated ability to teach and to conduct research on Chinese diaspora
communities; evidence of excellent research and writing skills; evidence of
collegiality, and commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and community

Desirable Qualifications: Evidence of research and university-level teaching
about Asia or the Pacific; ability to teach courses on immigration,
transnational communities, and/or ethnic/race relations; ability to contribute
to the College of Social Sciences Public Policy Center; a record of
peer-reviewed publications; commitment to innovative educational strategies and
to working with students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Salary Range: Actual salary commensurate with experience.
To Apply:  Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and
desirable qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to
Dean T. Alegado, Chair, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of Hawai‘i at
Manoa, George Hall 301, 2560 Campus Road, Honolulu, HI 96822

Closing Date: February 6 , 2006.

The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action


4. URBAN ENVIRONMENT FACULTY POSITION: Yale University's School of Forestry &
Environmental Studies (FES) seeks to fill a junior-level faculty position
focused on the urban environment.  We seek an individual who takes an integrated
view of the natural and human aspects of urban systems.  Candidates should have
an interdisciplinary approach and a capacity to address both natural and social
science aspects of the urban environment.
Research topics of interest include but are not limited to: urban land use and
land cover; urban environmental modeling, transportation and environment
linkages; and alteration of urban ecological conditions by development,
including waste management, and air or water pollution, and habitat
fragmentation and destruction.  The successful candidate will have an earned
doctorate and an active research program that complements those of
existing faculty in FES.  She or he will demonstrate capacity for excellence in
teaching, and will be expected to advise Master’s and Doctoral students.  We
prefer a candidate with formal training in a one or more relevant disciplines
such as ecological sciences (e.g., ecology, hydrology, chemistry, geoscience),
geography, political science, urban planning, or allied fields.

Applicants should send a c.v., a statement of research and teaching interests,
two reprints or other professional publications, and a list of three references
to: Eleanor Migliore, Urban Environment Search Committee, School of Forestry and
Environmental Studies, Yale University, 205 Prospect St., New Haven, CT 06511,
USA.  The deadline for receipt of applications is November 18, 2005.

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  Men and
women of diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds and cultures are encouraged to apply.
 Women and minority candidates, as well as candidates from developing countries,
are particularly urged to apply.

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