Job Opening – Associate or Full Professor, Visual Studies (07/2012)

2012 July 18

University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California

The History of Art and Visual Culture Department (,  at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a senior tenured faculty position in Visual Studies. The department seeks a scholar of distinction who will join us in shaping our undergraduate major and visual studies doctoral program. We are open to specialists of any time period, geographic area, culture, or media, whether such expertise augments current strengths of the department or provides added breadth. The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.

We seek an interdisciplinary scholar who has demonstrated the ability to work beyond the confines of art history, possesses a distinguished publication record, teaching excellence and, ideally, experience mentoring graduate students. The position comes with a competitive salary and generous start-up package to fund equipment and research expenses.

The campus operates on a schedule of three 11-week quarters per academic year. In accordance with the department’s workload policy, faculty members are required to offer the equivalent of 5 five-unit courses per year (which normally means teaching 4 courses over three quarters and carrying out other academic and service responsibilities), advise and mentor students, actively engage in research, and undertake administrative service for the department, affiliated college, and university.

We have a strong undergraduate major and a young, dynamic Ph.D. program. Under the leadership of a new dean, our division is enjoying faculty growth, significant fundraising successes, new research centers, and is planning for a new Museum of the Arts and the Sciences, which is one of the top four initiatives in the university’s comprehensive campaign.

RANK: Associate or Full Professor

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. (or equivalent professional degree/experience) in a relevant field, distinguished research profile, demonstrated commitment to and talent for teaching and mentoring, and evidence of aptitude for and willingness to share in administrative work.

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2013, with academic year beginning September 2013. Position contingent upon final budgetary approval.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include: 1) a letter of application outlining scholarly background as well as current and future research plans, and 2) curriculum vitae. The university welcomes applicants’ submission of a statement addressing their contributions to diversity through their research, service, and/or teaching. All requested materials must be submitted as PDF files.

Apply at Refer to Position JPF00004-13 in all correspondence.

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2012. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/14.
UC Santa Cruz faculty make significant contributions to the body of research that has earned the University of California the ranking as the foremost public higher education institution in the world. In the process, our faculty demonstrate that cutting-edge research, excellent teaching and outstanding service are mutually supportive.

The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, committed to excellence through diversity. We strive to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686. Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available here or from the Academic Personnel Office (APO) at (831) 459-4300.

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