Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of European Languages and Transcultural Studies, 1000-1700

The Department of European Languages and Transcultural Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles has been authorized to make an appointment to a full-time position with expertise in transcultural European studies during the period of 1000 to 1700. This is an open-rank search.

A Ph.D. in a humanities field must be in hand by the time of appointment (July 1, 2024).

Candidates are expected to have near-native proficiency in at least one of the primary language traditions of the department (French, Italian, German, or Scandinavian languages), while also being able to contribute to transcultural approaches to the study of literary and humanistic traditions. We welcome research on race, religion, migration, media, and gender/sexuality, as well as new approaches to orality, literacy, translation, and Medieval/Renaissance studies writ large. We are interested in applicants whose work connects literary, cultural, material, and manuscript/early book studies and who bring to bear comparative Mediterranean Studies, North Atlantic Studies, and early global studies and/or new methodological approaches in the experimental humanities (Digital, Environmental, Health, Urban, and Public Humanities). The successful candidate will be expected to teach foundational courses in the undergraduate curriculum (especially in Medieval, Renaissance and/or Early Modern studies), support majors and minors in transcultural European Studies, and mentor graduate students in European Languages and Transcultural Studies. We seek the potential for exceptional research, excellence in teaching (lower division to graduate), and value candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment [https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/compensation/index.html]. See Table 1. The salary range for this position is $74,600-$197,100. “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions. See campus compensation page for additional information.

To apply, please send a cover letter, current CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness (sample syllabi and teaching evaluations), Authorization of Release/Reference Check form, and an EDI statement that describes past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
To assure full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 15, 2023. Review of applications will begin on November 16, 2023.

Candidates who progress to the next stage in the recruitment process will be asked to provide two representative pieces of writing and the committee will contact their 3-5 letters of references for letters.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists’ current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks.