| The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate professor rank in border studies beginning August 2014. This hire is part of the “Global Urban Immigration” cluster, which is part of the Chancellor’s cluster hiring Initiative http://www.uic.edu/home/Chancellor/5_8_12.shtml. Over the next several years the Global Urban Immigration Cluster will make three additional hires. We are seeking scholars working on border issues/studies, broadly conceived, from disciplines and/or areas including Anthropology, Geography, Political Science, Latin American and Latino Studies, Gender and Women Studies, African American Studies, Sociology, Urban Studies, and Humanities, whose work relates to major contemporary debates on immigration. While geographic concentration in the Western Hemisphere is desired, suitable candidates with alternative geographic areas of interest will be considered. Because the cluster aims at creating a multidisciplinary, eclectic approach to migration studies, the ideal candidate should demonstrate the ability to lead cutting-edge research that is innovative and methodologically sound. UIC is particularly interested in scholars working on topics such as hybrid identities, migrancy, and culture; urban spaces and right to place; territory, sovereignty, enforcement, and securitization of territorial presence; detention, deportation and freedom of movement; and survival migration. |
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is a leading research university located in the heart of one of the world’s great cities. UIC has a long-standing tradition of research excellence. It is one of only 108 Carnegie classified “Research Universities with very high research activity in the United States, and one of four Illinois universities to be honored by this distinction. Over 25,000 students are enrolled in its fifteen colleges. UIC is ranked as one of the most diverse campuses in the nation, and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution through the Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) Initiative.
For fullest consideration please apply by January 12, 2014. Applicants should complete an online application with the names and email addresses of 3 references at https://jobs.uic.edu (position number 36953). Application includes cover letter, statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, writing samples. The final authorization of this position is subject to availability of state funding. Anticipated start date is August 2014. Ph.D. is expected at start of employment.
Women and members of minority groups are especially encouraged to apply. AA/EOE