[URBANTH-L] JOB: Asst/Assoc/Full Prof in Culture, Performance and Globalization (UCLA)

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Thu Dec 20 14:35:48 EST 2007

UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures
Announcement of Faculty Position
Beginning Fall 2008 or when filled

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

Position Description

The Department of World Arts and Cultures at UCLA invites applications from 
scholars and scholar-artists for a tenure-track open-rank position focused 
on culture, performance, and globalization. The applicant's scholarly or 
artistic research might focus on the migration of aesthetic practices; 
borders and border crossing; mestizaje and creolization; cultural action in 
political contexts; the role of culture in environmental movements; and new 
approaches to ethnographic inquiry and research methods, all with the 
intention of critiquing theories and practices of globalization and the 

Responsibilities of the positions include active pursuit of a program of 
research, publication, and creative work; graduate and undergraduate 
teaching, including mentoring students from diverse backgrounds; service to 
the department and university; and leadership within the Culture and 
Performance degree program. 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. Possible courses to be taught include 
Intro to World Arts and Cultures; World Arts, Local Lives; Art as 
Social/Moral Action; Culture: An Introduction; Theories of Performance; and 
Ethnographic Methods, as well as courses of the candidate's own devising.


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. Theoretical and geographical interests 
are open, although candidates whose international engagements include Latin 
America or the Black Atlantic are strongly encouraged to apply. 
International experience and commitments are essential. Demonstrated ability 
to mentor and challenge students of diverse backgrounds, and administrative 
leadership skills and experience are desirable.


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 three letters of reference. Hard copies 
of supplemental materials that cannot be uploaded should be sent directly 

                     Chair, CPG Search Committee; Ref.#0430-0708-02
                     UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures
                     P.O. Box 951608
                     Los Angeles, CA 90095-1608

Deadline: Application period begins Friday December 21, 2007, closing on 
Friday February 15, 2008, with all supplemental materials to be received at 
the address above by February 22, 2008. On-line applications will be 
accepted starting January 7, 2008.
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). 

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