[KS] Faculty Position at UCLA

Cedar Bough Saeji umyang at gmail.com
Thu Jan 3 15:59:20 EST 2008

* I'm just forwarding this on in hopes that a Korea specialist would get
this job!

UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures

Announcement of Faculty Position

Beginning Fall 2008 or when filled

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Culture, Performance, and
*Position Description*

The Department of World Arts and Cultures at UCLA invites applications from
scholars and scholar-artists for a

tenure-track open-rank position focused on culture, performance, and
globalization. The applicant's scholarly or

artistic research might focus on the migration of aesthetic practices;
borders and border crossing; mestizaje and

creolization; cultural action in political contexts; the role of culture in
environmental movements; and new approaches

to ethnographic inquiry and research methods, all with the intention of
critiquing theories and practices of

globalization and the arts.

Responsibilities of the positions include active pursuit of a program of
research, publication, and creative work;

graduate and undergraduate teaching, including mentoring students from
diverse backgrounds; service to the

department and university; and leadership within the Culture and Performance
degree program. Successful candidates

will be expected to contribute energetically to the interdisciplinary and
intercultural theoretical dialogues that define

the intellectual vitality of the Department of World Arts and
Cultures. *Possible
courses to be taught include Intro to*

*World Arts and Cultures; World Arts, Local Lives; Art as Social/Moral
Action; Culture: An Introduction; Theories of*

*Performance; and Ethnographic Methods, as well as courses of the
candidate's own devising*.


Ph.D., M.F.A., or other terminal degree preferred. We especially invite
applications from candidates who are

interested in connecting with fields and disciplines outside their
own. *Theoretical
and geographical interests are open*,

although candidates whose international engagements include Latin America or
the Black Atlantic are strongly

encouraged to apply. *International experience and commitments are essential
*. Demonstrated ability to mentor and

challenge students of diverse backgrounds, and administrative leadership
skills and experience are desirable.


Level of appointment and salary will be determined by the candidates'
qualifications and professional experience.


Applicants must apply online at www.wac.ucla.edu. Requirements include a CV;
150-250-word narrative bio and a

statement providing context for the applicant's research and teaching
interests; sample publication and/or

documentation of creative work; and three letters of reference. Hard copies
of supplemental materials that cannot be

uploaded should be sent directly to:

Chair, CPG Search Committee; Ref.#0430-0708-02

UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures

P.O. Box 951608

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1608

Deadline: Application period begins Friday December 21, 2007, closing on
Friday February 15, 2008, with all

supplemental materials to be received at the address above by February 22,
2008. On-line applications will be

accepted starting January 7, 2008.

UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks to recruit and retain a
diverse workforce as a reflection of our

commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of
the University, and to offer our students richly

varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. The
University of California, Los Angeles is an Equal

Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Proof of U.S. citizenship or
eligibility for U.S. employment will be required

prior to employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986).

Cedar Bough Saeji
3180 Sawtelle Boulevard #301, Los Angeles, Cali.  90066
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