Open date: August 9, 2023
Most recent review date: Monday, Oct 2, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Friday, May 31, 2024 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.
Assistant Professor (Area Open)
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 such as Accounting, Economics/Public Policy, Finance, Information Systems, Marketing, Operations and Decision Technologies, Organization and Management, and Strategy and Entrepreneurship.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, although first consideration will be given to completed applications received by September 30, 2023.
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 2024). Salary will be commensurate with prior performance and experience.
Candidates should demonstrate a strong interest in art and/or 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. Preference will be given to candidates whose research centers the Black experience in particular.
About the Poetic Justice Initiative & UCI’s Black Thriving Initiative
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.
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/.
About the Merage School of Business
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.
For information about the University of California, Irvine and The Paul Merage School of Business, learn more at http://www.merage.uci.edu/ .
To apply, visit UC Irvine’s RECRUIT at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF08596
Applicants must complete an online application profile and upload the following application materials electronically to be considered for the position:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter (optional)
- Statement of Research
- Statement of Teaching
- Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence
- Sexual Misconduct, Harassment, and Discrimination Declaration Form
- Statement of Service (optional)
- Publications and working papers
- Teaching Evaluations (optional)
- Miscellaneous/Additional materials you wish the Search Committee to consider (optional)
- Three Letters of Recommendation
SALARY: The current base pay range for this position is $99,700-$125,000. The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Professor and Professor of Teaching Series – Business/Economics/Engineering/ICS Scales - Academic Year Rates [https://bpb-us-e2.wpmucdn.com/sites.uci.edu/dist/1/1819/files/2022/08/prof-BEE-AY.pdf] “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.
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact:
The Paul Merage School of Business
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-3125
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.
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
A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline is required (Ph.D. must be completed by Summer 2024).
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter (Optional)
Statement of Research - Required for final consideration
Statement of Teaching - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.
Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.
Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form - All applicants of academic positions at the University of California, Irvine must download, complete, sign, and upload the following form with their application: Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form
Statement of Service (Optional)
Publication and working papers - Required for final consideration
Teaching Evaluations (Optional)
Miscellaneous / Additional - Please feel free to upload additional materials you wish the Search Committee to consider
- 3 letters of reference required
About UC Irvine
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.
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.