The faculty of the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at California State University Dominguez Hills invites applications from individuals for a Tenure Track position at the level of Assistant Professor.
The ideal candidate is an interdisciplinary Chicano/a Studies scholar in the social sciences or humanities who specializes in race, ethnicity, gender, class, and/or sexuality, or a combination thereof. The successful candidate will assume a teaching load of four undergraduate courses per semester in both lower-division and upper-division courses, including courses in the General Education curriculum and will be expected to develop courses in his/her area of expertise. Excellence in teaching and research, including publication in area of expertise is expected and required. Responsibilities also include student advising and service to the university.
The Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies
The Chicana and Chicano Studies Department (CHS) at California State University, Dominguez Hills is dedicated to providing students an interdisciplinary understanding of the political, economic, historical and cultural realities, perspectives and experiences of Chicana/o and Latina/o populations. A Chicana/o Studies Department degree provides students with the critical skills and social knowledge to work and live in a society characterized by populations with varying social needs. The department cultivates the intellectual gifts and academic talents of all its students through interactive, multimedia and arts-based pedagogies. The department is responsive to the CSUDH service community through its curriculum program and activities. Moreover, faculty members prioritize involvement in activities that promote student support, retention and graduation for Chicana/o and Latina/o students campus wide.
• Ph.D. in a Chicano/a Studies related field by the time of appointment with a focus on race, ethnicity, gender, class and/or sexuality, or any combination thereof
• Evidence of successful teaching
• Evidence of strong commitment to and experience in teaching a diverse student population
• Evidence of a highly promising research agenda and commitment to on-going research activity
• Ability to teach interdisciplinary courses within the Chicana/o Studies curriculum and either the Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences curriculum.
CSU Dominguez Hills was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise the California State University system. CSU Dominguez Hills is a comprehensive public university located in the South Bay region of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. With approximately 300 full-time faculty, the University serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of approximately 15,000 students in an urban setting.
How to apply
While the position will remain open until filled, review of applications, consisting of a current CV, cover letter and a list of 3 references will begin December 1, 2012. Applications should be submitted online at the following link:
Applicants should request references to submit reference letters directly to the following address by December 1, 2012:
Recruitment Committee Chair
Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies
California State University, Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson, CA 90747
California State University, Dominguez Hills, is an equal opportunity employer, and is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. The University actively encourages applications of all qualified individuals.
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Upon appointment all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.