The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois Chicago is seeking candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Global Migration. The person will be offered a joint appointment in the Department of Anthropology and the Latin American and Latino Studies Program. The ideal candidate will specialize in the study of borders and migration with a focus on the Americas on topics including but not limited to: (i) migration and border governance, (ii) securitization and illicit economies, (iii) human mobility and human rights, (iv) transnational migrant justice movements, (v) indigeneity across borders, (vi) migration and health, (vii) migration and climate, and (viii) the transnational environmental politics of the border. The position is open to candidates with an outstanding research record and a demonstrated commitment to engaged scholarship, teaching a diverse student body, and public service. Faculty members are expected to maintain an active research, teaching, and service program.
Candidates must receive a Ph.D. in Anthropology by August 16, 2022. We prefer a scholar who approaches migration and border studies from a transnational migration lens and is open to interdisciplinary work. Preference will be given to candidates with active research agendas in social anthropology who can complement the existing research of migration scholars on campus. UIC has scholars in multiple fields involved in cutting-edge research on migration studies including issues of security, development, deportation, migrant community organizing, migrant health, transnational migration and labor advocacy, and transnational environmental politics.
Applicants should submit an online application and additional materials to https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=150412 by October 15, 2021. Applications must include (1) cover letter, (2) CV, (3) diversity statement, and (4) the names and contact information of at least three references. Questions about this position can be sent to Andreas Feldmann (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This position aims to attract and retain promising scholars to the University of Illinois Chicago, as well as diversify our faculty to better serve our students, our community, and the nation. UIC is a comprehensive, urban, public, Research 1 university with state-of-the-art research facilities and a national leader among public higher education institutions in providing access to underrepresented students. We are among the nation’s top five most diverse campuses and are designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). See https://oae.uic.edu/resources/diversity-resources/ for more about Diversity at UIC.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, Veteran or disability status.The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899.