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*Please feel free to post widely. Application closing date: November 17, 
2008

The Department of History of Consciousness at the University of 
California, Santa Cruz, invites applications for senior, tenured, 
full-time faculty members beginning July 1, 2009.  *
 
            We seek candidates with an international research reputation 
based on innovative work that invites connections across disciplinary 
divides.  Scholars coming from different disciplines, inter-disciplines, 
and other configurations of investigation and teaching are welcome in 
History of Consciousness. Questions about subjectivities, cultures, 
sexualities, ethnicities, histories, religions, and politics are all 
invited, as are deep ties between scholarship and other kinds of 
engagement in the world.  Film and visual cultural studies, 
psychoanalysis, semiotics, social structural investigations, historical 
studies, ethnography, science and technology studies, literary studies, 
and poetics are all crucial to the History of Consciousness.  Regardless 
of disciplinary background, candidates should have a comprehensive 
knowledge in the bodies of thought and practice relevant to their 
questions. We are interested in the ability to work in a range of 
languages, especially non-European languages. We seek mature, versatile 
scholars, who are committed to both theoretical and empirical questions 
and whose strengths extend, challenge, and engage with the diverse 
research cultures that characterize the department's faculty and 
graduate students.  The successful candidate will be expected to make a 
sustained and active contribution to the department's research output, 
exercise leadership in departmental development and administration, 
advise and mentor graduate students across disciplinary differences, 
assist in the development and management of the PhD program, and engage 
creatively in the department's graduate and undergraduate teaching.
 
The History of Consciousness Department is in the Division of 
Humanities, which also includes the Departments of American Studies, 
Feminist Studies, History, Language Program, Linguistics, Literature, 
Philosophy, and the Writing Program.  The Division has a strong 
tradition of collaborative and interdisciplinary work, and we especially 
encourage applications from strongly qualified candidates eager to 
extend their teaching and research activities across departmental and 
disciplinary boundaries.  The campus is especially interested in 
candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the 
academic community through their research, teaching and/or service.

 

*RANK:* upper Associate Professor through senior Professor

 

*SALARY*: commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

*MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:*  Applicant must have a Ph.D. or foreign 
equivalent in a field that contributes to the mission of the History of 
Consciousness Department.  The successful candidate must present strong 
evidence of interdisciplinary research activity; university teaching 
experience, preferably at both undergraduate and graduate levels, 
including doctoral dissertation supervision; and effective work to build 
and support academic programs.**

 

*POSITION AVAILABLE:*  July 1, 2009

 

*TO APPLY:*  Please provide the following:

 

1)  Letter of application, including a discussion of past, current, and 
planned research; approaches to teaching graduate and undergraduate 
students; and approaches to program development
2)  Curriculum vitae
3)  Representative publications, including one or two recent essays or 
chapters

4)  Names, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of 
three referees whom we may contact for letters of recommendation. (All 
letters will be treated as confidential documents; please refer to 
UCSC's confidentiality statement at 
http://www2.ucsc.edu/ahr/policies/confstm.htm.)

 

Applicants are encouraged to submit a statement addressing their 
contribution to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

 

These materials should be sent to:

 

Senior Search Committee

Care of Professor Donna Haraway

Department of History of Consciousness

HUM 1, Room 415

University of California

1156 High Street

Santa Cruz, CA 95064                       

 

*CLOSING DATE: * 

The position will remain open until filled, but in order to be 
considered at initial screening the complete application (including 
supporting documents) must be postmarked by the closing date of November 
17, 2008.

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