Lecturer, Food Studies - Decolonizing French Food through Literature and Film University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF05640
The UCLA Food Studies Program unit seeks a lecturer for Fall 2020 to teach an upper division undergraduate course in the Food Studies program. Given the interdisciplinary and evolving nature of the field, Food Studies at UCLA is looking for our instructors to represent multiple perspectives, and we encourage applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds to apply.
The Food Studies 187 course will explore the culinary traditions in France that are deeply rooted in legacies of colonialism. In order to decolonize French food, this seminar turns to literature and film, as well as archival documents such as advertisements, maps, and cookbooks, and engages with theoretical perspectives from postcolonial and food studies, feminism, and critical race and gender studies. Students will examine materials from across the French-speaking worldfrom Haiti, Guadeloupe, and Martinique in the Caribbean; to Mauritius in the Indian Ocean; from the Vietnamese diaspora in France, Canada, and the United States; to North, Central, and West Africa. Students will analyze questions such as, In what ways do writers and filmmakers use food to interrogate the human, environmental, and cultural toll that French colonialism has taken on the world? How do their references to food demonstrate the complex cultural creations, exchanges, and asymmetries that have arisen from legacies of colonialism? through discussions that will focus on literature and film, but will also take into account perspectives from the fields of history, anthropology, and biology.
UCLA has a diverse student population in one of the more diverse cities in the nation; we particularly seek candidates who have taught similarly diverse students in a major research university.
An earned advanced degree from an accredited university
College-level teaching experience
Knowledge and training in food-related history, specifically French food, French Literature, or related fields
Experience in teaching writing and composition
At least three years of college-level teaching experience
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Must be capable of delivering high-quality instruction to a diverse student body
Knowledge of popular media
Statement of teaching
Names and contact information of two references
The University of California 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: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.
The University of California 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: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.