The UCI Paul Merage School of Business is seeking candidates to fill one tenure-track Assistant Professor position whose research, teaching and/or service contribute to UCI’s Black Thriving Initiative and Cluster hiring in Poetic Justice. This position is open to individuals in any academic area in business.
QUALIFICATIONS: We are seeking individuals from all areas of business with a commitment to research on creative enterprises, with a focus on diversity and equity. A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline is required (Ph.D. must be completed by Summer 2023). Salary will be commensurate with prior performance and experience.
At every crucial juncture in our nation’s history, Black authors, artists and other creative workers have produced new narratives, images and social practices that challenge systemic anti-black racism and affirm Black life and humanity. This position is part of a BTI Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative on Poetic Justice, which mobilizes a whole university approach to transform UCI into the preeminent place of higher education where black and system-impacted students, faculty and staff thrive while producing new visions of social justice. Leveraging campus-level cultural infrastructure, including the Langson Libraries and Institute and Museum of California Art, the Poetic Justice initiative is a collaboration between the Departments of African American Studies and Comparative Literature in the School of Humanities; the Department of Art in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts; the Paul Merage School of Business; and the Department of Criminology, Law and Society in the School of Social Ecology. Faculty hired as part of the cluster will develop the Poetic Justice initiative, including innovating how we study the racial effects of slavery, segregation and mass incarceration; and leading community-based activities that support the economic and cultural well-being of black communities in Southern California and beyond.
Candidates should demonstrate a strong interest in art and creative industries, incorporating a lens on diversity and equity in these sectors. Art and creative industries play a central role in the economy and society. They are sites of entrepreneurship activity as well as management of existing institutions. Despite the overlap between the arts and business, few business schools have expertise in art and culture. The ideal candidate investigates the role of diverse voices in creative production, the obstacles members of marginalized groups face in participating in creative industries, and/or the cultivation of historically marginalized audiences.
New hires will join a dynamic business school located in the heart of Orange County’s thriving business community. The Merage School faculty has been globally recognized for their research contributions and teaching innovations. The Financial Times ranks the Merage School #1 in number of female faculty. Our programs also strive to fully represent our professional community, continually searching for applicants with different backgrounds to enrich the educational experience.
Merage School faculty are actively involved in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts, supporting the new Black Management Association and the School’s Latinx Initiative. The School also houses seven faculty-led Centers of Excellence which serve as a bridge between the Merage School and the local business community: the Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Center for Digital Transformation, the Center for Global Leadership, the Center for Health Care Management and Policy, the Center for Investment and Wealth Management, the Center for Real Estate, and the UCI Long US-China Institute.
Launched in 2020 during the racial reckoning, the UCI Black Thriving Initiative mobilizes the entire university to transform UCI into the nation's foremost destination for Black people to thrive as students, faculty, staff, and communities served by the university. To this end, it consists of three action platforms that seek to inform choices, decisions, and priorities as a great public research university. These are: change the culture, leverage the mission, and engage with communities. A major feature of BTI involves advancing understanding about the multifaceted Black experience and drivers of well-being in support of Black communities. The associated faculty cluster hiring program builds on and expands our shared values of diversity, equity and inclusion and commitment to social justice. Selected from a multi-year competition, the three BTI hiring clusters reflect the power and promise of interdisciplinary collaboration. They are: Environmental Health Disparities, Infrastructure Equity, and Poetic Justice. To accelerate and elevate the impact of the research, teaching, and service of participating and affiliated faculty, each cluster will receive dedicated programming support for three years. For more information, consult the BTI website: https://inclusion.uci.edu/action-plan/msi/uci-black-thriving-initiative/.
For information about the University of California, Irvine and The Paul Merage School of Business, learn more at http://www.merage.uci.edu/ .
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To apply, visit UC Irvine’s RECRUIT at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07696
Applicants must complete an online application profile and upload the following application materials electronically to be considered for the position:
(1) Curriculum Vitae (2) Cover Letter (3) Statement of Research (4) Statement of Teaching (5) Statement of Service (optional) (6) Statement of DEI that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion and UCI’s Black Thriving Initiative through research, teaching, and/or service. (7) Three Letters of Recommendation (8) Teaching Evaluations (9) Publications, working papers, and dissertation proposal (if others are co-authored)
DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, although first consideration will be given to completed applications received by October 31, 2022.
If you have any questions about the application process please contact:
Academic Personnel Analyst The Paul Merage School of Business University of California, Irvine Irvine, CA 92697-3125 FacultyRecruitment@merage.uci.edu
You will be expected to teach across all programs (undergraduate, graduate (Masters and doctoral), some of which may occur at night and/or on weekends, including summers. You may be expected to develop on-line or hybrid courses consistent with the School's objectives and teaching needs.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.
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, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UC Irvine conducts institutional reference checks for candidates finalists to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer of appointment into Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full). The institutional reference checks involve contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Irvine requires all candidates of Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into AP RECRUIT as part of their application. If the candidate 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 Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) positions will be subject to institutional reference checks.