As part of its commitment to diversity and academic excellence, the College of Arts and Sciences is filling six tenure-track faculty positions to address issues of race and racism; access and equity; and social, cultural, and political debates pertinent to Chicanx, Latinx, and Latin American Studies.
The goal of CAS’s cluster hire is to make the UO a national leader in Latinx Studies and to expand culturally relevant curricular offerings and opportunities for our students. The new faculty members will be invited to support the university's Latinx Studies Program, which is dedicated to understanding the perspectives and experiences of Latinx communities in the US and Latin America, and will join a community of scholars, including those in our Black Studies Program and Native and Indigenous Studies Program, focused on issues of race and ethnicity.
Hiring six tenure-track faculty is also a part of the UO's commitment to becoming a Hispanic-serving institution. This would allow the university to access federal funding to expand educational outcomes and improve academic outcomes for Latinx students and other underrepresented students. Read more about the Latinx cluster hire.
Where We’re Hiring
Six departments are hiring Latinx cluster faculty positions and will have information for applicants on their websites. The following departments are hiring:
Anthropology: Latinx expressive culture. Anthropology faculty conduct research in identity, heritage and globalization. This department has a focus on Latinx expressive culture concerning social movements for environmental and social justice. Find the position description here.
English: Latinx literature and cultural production. The English department has a robust engagement with interactions among race, ethnicity, and environmental justice. Its research is especially focused on the disparate impacts of climate change. Find the position description here.
History: Mexico/Indigenous borderlands pre-1848. The Department of History is nationally recognized for the study of the American West and hopes to include a more diverse and inclusive vision of the pre-1848 West. Find the position description here.
Linguistics: Applied linguistics/multilingualism. The department combines student coursework with language courses from at least two languages other than their first language. Find the position description here.
Political science: Racial and ethnic politics within the US with a focus on Latinx politics. The department has faculty known across the country for its study of identity, ideology, and cultural influences on political engagement. Find the position description here.
Sociology: The sociology of race and ethnicities. Sociology has a strong reputation for its work in race and ethnicity. Those two areas are popular courses for undergraduates. Find the position description here.