Instructor of Latinx Culture
Job no: 528635
Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Humanities, Philosophy/Religion, International Studies, History, Political Science
Department: Clark Honors College
Annual Basis: 9 Month
Review of Applications Begins
January 14, 2022
Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply, please complete the following:
1. Curriculum vitae
2. Letter of interest (1-2 pages) that addresses your expertise and experience in your field, your interest in teaching at the Clark Honors College, and your potential curricular and pedagogical contributions to a community that focuses on teaching excellence
3. DEI statement (1-2 pages) that discusses how your teaching, advising, and mentoring practices foster inclusivity and address issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in both classroom and co-curricular contexts
3. Two course descriptions for liberal arts courses in Latinx Culture that you could envision teaching in the Clark Honors College
5. Names and contact information for three references (letters will not be requested at the time of application)
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The Robert D. Clark Honors College (CHC) is a liberal arts honors college within the University of Oregon. Founded in 1960, it is one of the oldest public university honors colleges in the United States. The College features a newly restructured curriculum that provides students a strong interdisciplinary foundation in the liberal arts, as well as a series of signature programs, including Calderwood Seminars in Public Writing, the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, and an Academic Residential Community. CHC courses are typically run as seminars. They are writing-intensive and open only to honors college students. Courses are capped at 19 students, allowing for vibrant intellectual discussions, unique opportunities for pedagogical experimentation and extensive faculty-student interaction.
The University of Oregon is home to a vibrant community of scholars working in Latinx studies in different disciplines. The successful candidate will have many opportunities for collaboration and community across campus including the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS), the Heritage Language Program, the Department of Indigenous, Race and Ethnic Studies (IRES), and the Latinx Academic Residential Community. In conjunction with the Provost's Diversity Initiative, the university has launched exciting new academic programs in Latinx Studies and Black Studies.
The University of Oregon is located on Kalapuya Ilihi, the traditional indigenous homeland of the Kalapuya people. Following treaties between 1851 and 1855, Kalapuya people were dispossessed of their indigenous homeland by the United States government and forcibly removed to the Coast Reservation in Western Oregon. Today, Kalapuya descendants are primarily citizens of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, and they continue to make important contributions to their communities, to the UO, to Oregon, and to the world.
The Clark Honors College (CHC), a liberal arts honors college within the University of Oregon, invites applications for a career faculty member with demonstrated teaching excellence in Latinx culture in the arts and humanities. We are especially interested in scholars of Latinx literature, philosophy, language, or the visual and performing arts, who combine a humanities approach with expertise in one or more of the following areas: the history of Latinx activism and social movements, borders/migration studies, environmental racism, critical theory, and media and/or cultural studies. The successful candidate will teach CHC required seminars and will develop and teach lower- and upper-division courses that support students from all majors in learning about the historical and contemporary concerns that shape Latinx lives. CHC Career faculty are members of the college's core faculty and fully participate in College governance. We especially encourage applicants with experience and/or training in equity and inclusion in the classroom, navigating issues of linguistic discrimination, and with teaching students from a variety of majors. The successful applicant should demonstrate their experience using evidence-based student-centered and inclusive pedagogies.
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