Position title: Assistant Professor
Open date: December 20, 2023
Next review date: Saturday, Feb 10, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Monday, Feb 12, 2024 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.
Candidates should hold a Ph.D. and have expertise in Native American / Indigenous cultural heritage. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with collections and with Native American / Indigenous communities. Research specialization may be in Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Visual Anthropology, Museum Studies, Tribal Law, or other similar fields. Evidence of sustained engagement with Native American or Pacific Islander communities is highly desired. Faculty appointed through this search are expected to actively maintain an affiliation with the American Indian Studies Center or the IAC and AASC (for Pacific Islanders), champion the achievements of Native American or Pacific Islander scholars, and further develop their mentoring initiatives. Strong candidates will have a demonstrable record of work within the Program’s core values of collaboration, sustainability, and diversity, equity, & inclusion.
The successful candidate will pursue an ambitious multidisciplinary research agenda, be able to bridge material and cultural knowledge, and incorporate some aspect of the conservation of cultural heritage in their research and teaching. They will be hired through the Institute of American Cultures (IAC) https://iac.ucla.edu/, and will be expected to be an active member of the centers in IAC as well as the larger IAC community. Upon separation from the university, the faculty line will go back to the IAC/center along with acknowledgement that IAC/center is the source of the hire (or portion thereof).
The UCLA/Getty Conservation IDP is the only academic program in the Western United States devoted to cultural heritage conservation: https://conservation.ucla.edu/. The three-year MA degree educates students in the theory and practice of conserving archaeological and Indigenous cultural heritage. The doctoral program engages students in a broad range of research within the conservation of material culture. The Program is embedded in the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA and has state of the art teaching labs at the Getty Villa in Malibu. There are rich interdepartmental research opportunities at UCLA and potential for research partnerships with other academic and cultural institutions. Primary among potential partners is the Fowler Museum, with a large collection of Native American / Indigenous cultural materials: https://fowler.ucla.edu/.
Interested candidates should submit application materials via UC Recruit. Each application should include: (1) Statement of Interest (1 page) describing qualifications and interest in the Program, (2) Statement of Research, (2 pages), (3) Statement of Teaching (2 pages) including classes the applicant is prepared to teach, (4) Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement (1 page), (5) Curriculum Vitae, (6) Three Publications or writing samples (7) Names and email addresses of three References (8) Signed Authorization to Release Information Form. Please refer to the UCLA Guidance for Candidates for information on EDI Statements: https://equity.ucla.edu/faculty-search-process/
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Candidates must complete their application by January 19, 2024 to ensure full consideration. After the initial review date, new applications will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled. For more information about the Program or the position, contact Glenn Wharton, Program Chair, at email@example.com.
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Link to Authorization to Release Information Form
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
Letter of Interest – Statement of Interest (1 page) describing qualifications and interest in the Program.
Statement of Research
Statement of Teaching
Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our EDI Statement FAQ document.
Three Publications – Three Publications or writing samples
Authorization to Release Information – https://ucla.box.com/shared/static/wqlh4ovm24bl79os5juy3rc7l9s0wpsj.pdf
- 3-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08917