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Assistant Professor Indigenous and/or Pre-Colonial and/or Colonial Visual Cultures of Latin America Department of History of Art

Position overview Position title: Assistant Professor

Salary range: The posted UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See the following table for the current salary scale for this position: The current base salary range for this position is $74,600 – $97,200. “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, which would yield compensation that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

Anticipated start: July 1, 2024

Application Window
Open date: August 10, 2023

Next review date: Saturday, Sep 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Sep 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of History of Art, University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Indigenous and/or Pre-colonial and/or Colonial Art and Visual Cultures of Latin America, tenure-track.

The Department seeks candidates maintaining an active research agenda in the study of Indigenous and/or Pre-colonial and/or Colonial Art and Visual Cultures of Latin America, broadly defined. Scholars whose research and teaching reflect changes taking place in the field by means of critical, intersectional, and interdisciplinary approaches and/or interregional/global frames of inquiry, including Indigenous, postcolonial, and decolonial perspectives, are especially encouraged to apply. In recognition of the complex overlapping histories, continuities, and discontinuities of indigeneity and colonization, successful candidates may engage with pre-1500 visual and material cultures regardless of their chronological or geographical specializations in Latin America. A specialist in Indigenous and/or Pre-colonial and/or Colonial Art and Visual Cultures of Latin America will fortify, decenter, and expand our existing and emergent clusters of departmental inquiry. A successful candidate may be trained in relevant languages for research and mentoring as well as be engaged in the study of images, pictorial manuscript traditions, artifacts, architecture, archaeological sites, heritage and display economies, or other visual, material, and cultural practices. The Department welcomes research profiles that may include international collaboration, curatorial scholarship, public scholarship or outreach, archive initiatives, activism, cultural revitalization, historical conservation, or other modes of intellectual and institutional labor.

The appointee will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their areas of expertise; mentor undergraduate students and supervise doctoral students; and contribute to the department’s mission in advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging through their research, teaching, and/or service.

The University of California, Berkeley is a Latinx Thriving Campus and is making efforts to become a federally recognized Hispanic Serving Institution. A successful candidate’s area(s) of activity may also connect with one or more other departments, centers, museums, and initiatives on campus and beyond in the wider Bay Area and its communities. The University of California, Berkeley, is a large public land-grant research university that sits on the ancestral and unceded land of the Chochenyo Ohlone, the successors of the historic and sovereign Verona Band of Alameda County.

The department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia.

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
PhD (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications
Completion of the PhD (or equivalent international degree) strongly preferred by the start date of the position

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter – detailing interest in position, research, and teaching
  • Writing Sample – may be a sample of work in progress, a recent publication, or excerpt from a completed dissertation. ~ 30 pages
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley. /shortcuts/ofew_contributions_diversity.

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

References will only be contacted for those candidates under serious consideration and we will seek your permission before doing so
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Campus Information

UC Berkeley is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The excellence of the institution requires an environment in which the diverse community of faculty, students, and staff are welcome and included. Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and skill related to ensuring equity and inclusion in the activities of their academic position (e.g., teaching, research, and service, as applicable).

The University of California, Berkeley 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:

In searches when letters of reference are required 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 prior to submitting their letter.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location: Berkeley, CA

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