UNM Chicana/o Studies
The Chicana and Chicano Studies Department at the University of New Mexico is an interdisciplinary program. The purpose of the department is to promote a critical understanding of Chicano/Hispano/Mexicano communities through teaching, research, and advocacy. Since our program resides at the flagship institution of the state that has the largest percentage of Hispanics in the country, this mission is integral to furthering the understanding of New Mexico’s present and the nation’s future.
Chicana and Chicano Studies accomplishes its mission by offering an undergraduate minor, promoting research, and establishing community partnerships. Curriculum and community engagement efforts focus on three areas:
- Chicana/o cultural studies
- Politics and social justice
- The transnational U.S.-Mexico experience
The program offers courses on gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, arts and culture, political and social mobilization, immigration and citizenship, history and heritage, land grant studies, Chicana feminism, and queer studies. We address our three areas through a curriculum taught in both English and Spanish and maintain a regional and transnational focus on New Mexico, the U.S. Southwest, and Mexico. We view our partnerships with community and student organizations as central to our academic mission and our objectives for student learning.
CCS has launched a search for an assistant professor of social relations in Chicana and Chicano Studies. The tenure-track position is expected to start with the fall 2019 semester in August. The minimum requirement for this position is a Ph.D. in Chicano/Latino Studies or terminal degree in a related social science field by date of appointment. Preferred qualifications include (1) research and publications that employ statistical or other quantitative methods; (2) a record of publication within the field ofChicana and Chicano Studies or related topics in other social science fields; (3) teaching experience at the university or college level including demonstrable ability to teach lower and upper-division courses in CCS;(4) ability to mentor undergraduates and graduate students at the MA and PhD levels; and (5) demonstrated commitment to community service; and (6) a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities. For best consideration, all application materials must be received by November 15, 2018.
- Application information for CCS assistant professor of social relations in Chicana and Chicano Studies
- Chicana & Chicano Studies Online Bachelor's Degree
- Please visit the Chicana-o Vlog at www.xicana-ostudies.blogspot.com
- Connect with us on Facebook
- Chicana and Chicano Studies and other units at UNM prepared a statement on legislation adopted by the state of Arizona in 2010 regarding ethnic studies programs and immigration enforcement
- Also, please visit the Julian Samora Legacy Project for historical information on civil rights and the chicano movement