Assistant Professor- Disability Studies – Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society
Assistant Professor- Disability Studies - Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society The University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with an anticipated starting date of July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will be housed in the academic unit(s) most relevant to his or her specialization. Joint appointments are possible. The search is part of the interdisciplinary Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society and will be conducted under the auspices of its Disability Studies Research Cluster. Applicants may read about the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at http://diversity.berkeley.edu/haas-institute. The successful applicant for this second of two faculty positions in the Cluster will help develop UC Berkeley's strengths and potential so that the campus can play a leading role in theoretical and applied research, policy analysis, teaching, and community partnership on disability issues. We seek a scholar or a leader of outstanding creative work, achievement and reputation whose work complements that of existing faculty on campus and whose research helps further the general goals of disability studies: eliminating barriers to full social integration, advancing the civil and human rights of people with disabilities, elucidating the social complexities of disability experience, and opening up new ways of thinking about and from the vantage point of disability. The successful candidate will be expected to become a core faculty member of the Disability Research Cluster, be actively involved in planning Cluster programming and research, share responsibility for the administration of the Cluster, and teach courses in their own discipline as well as in the undergraduate Disability Studies minor program. The ideal candidate will have the potential to emerge as an engaged scholar or nationally recognized creative leader with proven understanding of advocacy, community work, and a range of disability issues. We are particularly but not exclusively interested in candidates in the following fields: political movements and coalition building; disability- related design (in a number of possible fields, including design for the built environment, human/computer interaction, and new media); issues related to disability identities and socialities; political economy; policy; migration studies; environmental humanities; the roles of medicine and technology; disability and systems of institutionalization (group homes, state institutions, hospitals, prisons, shelters, juvenile detention facilities, schools, etc.);art practice (including theater and performance studies); education; city and regional planning; cultural studies; work in any of these fields (and more) on emerging new directions for disability studies (for instance, on nonvisible, cognitive and psychosocial disability, and on links between disability studies and deaf studies); work in any of these fields (and more) that develops new critical, intersectional paradigms for understanding disability in relation to race, gender, sexuality, citizenship, transnational perspectives, and economic disparities. The applicant should be able to work collaboratively across disciplines, help develop new interdisciplinary approaches in disability studies, and have the capacity for distinguished teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. We seek candidates with exceptional promise in research, teaching and service, who will proactively contribute to the University's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students. Basic qualifications: Completion of all Ph.D. or equivalent international degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application. Preferred qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent international degree in the candidate’s field is preferred by the start date. To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01866 Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, summary of teaching experience and interests, and a writing sample (up to 25 pages in length) or equivalent professional portfolio as applicable to the field in which the applicant is in. Applicants are also required to provide a diversity statement that addresses past experience or future plans to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity). Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted via the application portal, although these may come in after the application deadline. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html prior to submitting their letters. The deadline for complete applications is November 6, 2018. Please note it is not necessary to reapply if you have already submitted an application. Please direct questions to the search chair, Professor Karen Nakamura at email@example.com. UC Berkeley is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents, as well as research and teaching accommodations for disabled faculty. For more information, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct Job location Berkeley, CA Requirements Document requirementsCurriculum Vitae Cover Letter Statement of Research Statement of Teaching - Summary of teaching experience and interests Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity Writing Sample - Writing sample (up to 25 pages in length) or equivalent professional portfolio as applicable to the field in which the applicant is in. Reference requirements 3 letters of reference required.