University of California Santa Cruz, Humanities Division

Position ID:University of California Santa Cruz-Humanities Division-HCAP [#19428]
Position Title: History of Consciousness: Advanced Assistant - Associate Professor (Initial Review 11/01/21)
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Santa Cruz, California 95064, United States
Subject Area: History
Appl Deadline: finished (2021/09/02, finished 2022/07/14)
Position Description:    

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History of Consciousness: Advanced Assistant - Associate Professor (Initial Review 11/01/21)

Position overview
Position title: Advanced Assistant (tenure-track)/Associate Professor (tenured)
Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (nine-month basis)

Anticipated start: July 1, 2022, with the academic year beginning in September 2022.

Application Window

Open date: August 24th, 2021

Next review date: Monday, Nov 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position Description

The History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for two positions (Assistant Professor to Associate Professor) in History of Consciousness. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level should be at the advanced level, with at least three years of teaching experience.

In its more than fifty-year history, the History of Consciousness Department has been home to pathbreaking, field-changing, cross-disciplinary research and teaching. The department is hereby announcing two new positions for transdisciplinary scholars in global theory, broadly defined, who can help shape the department into the future. Current areas of interest include but are not limited to Science and Technology Studies (STS), indigeneity, decoloniality, Black studies, anthropocene studies, digital studies/new media, affect studies, Latin American critical theory, and we welcome applicants from emergent areas of knowledge not listed here. We seek scholars with experience in at least two areas, whose work stretches beyond those areas to produce something new. The successful candidate should be making original theoretical contributions beyond their fields of expertise. In particular, these contributions should address the social, political, and cultural implications of their analyses. The hires should be able to engage a broad range of projects represented by the History of Consciousness Department and the interdisciplinary Humanities more generally, to advise PhD students with a wide range of projects, and to participate in a small and innovative undergraduate program. While open to scholars with firm disciplinary training in fields such as intellectual history, comparative literature, philosophy, political theory, religion, anthropology, and visual studies, the successful candidates will demonstrate interdisciplinary reach in methodological approach and reading practice.

We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community through their research, teaching, and service. We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and minorities who are underrepresented in higher education careers (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

The chosen candidate will be expected to sign a statement representing that they are not the subject of any ongoing investigation or disciplinary proceeding at their current academic institution or place of employment, nor have they in the past ten years been formally disciplined at any academic institution/place of employment. In the event the candidate cannot make this representation, they will be expected to disclose in writing to the hiring Dean the circumstances surrounding any formal discipline that they have received, as well as any current or ongoing investigation or disciplinary process of which they are the subject. (Note that discipline includes a negotiated settlement agreement to resolve a matter related to substantiated misconduct.)



Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in a relevant field and demonstrated record of research and university teaching spanning at least two areas.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Letter of Application** - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position (required)
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Research**
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Sample publication (up to 50 pages) pdf format
  • Sample publication (up to 50 pages) pdf format (Optional)
  • Sample course syllabi (preferably both graduate and undergraduate)
  • Sample course syllabi (preferably both graduate and undergraduate)
  • Sample course syllabi (preferably both graduate and undergraduate) (Optional)
  • Sample course syllabi (preferably both graduate and undergraduate) (Optional)
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion** - Statement addressing your understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and your past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching and professional or public service. Candidates are urged to review guidelines on statements (see before preparing their application.

    ** Initial screening of applicants will be based on the letter of application, the statement on contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the research statement

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation* (a minimum of 3 are required and a maximum of 5 will be accepted). Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at
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Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives 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 the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (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 (see The university sponsors employment-based visas for nonresidents who are offered academic appointments at UC Santa Cruz (see

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If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact Disability Management Services at (831) 459-4602.

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