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Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies (Liberal Studies Program)

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: East Bay
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Social Sciences, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Position Description





THE UNIVERSITY:  California State University, East Bay (CSUEB), one of the 23 California State Universities, is a comprehensive university serving the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley.  It is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, its diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study.  With an enrollment of approximately 12,500 students and 900 faculty, the University offers bachelor’s degrees in 49 fields, minors in 52 fields, master’s degrees in 34 fields, 16 credentials programs, 18 certificate options, and 1 doctoral degree program. Cal State East Bay has three campus locations: the main 342 acre campus in the Hayward hills, the Concord campus, and the downtown Oakland campus.

Cal State East Bay has a mission to support a diverse student body through academically rich and culturally relevant learning experiences. Cal State East Bay is a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) as well as an Asian American & Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) which serves a richly diverse, multicultural population of students drawn largely from regional community colleges and high schools. The successful candidate will bring with them expertise or an openness to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all students, many of who may be first-generation college students and/or working students.

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THE DEPARTMENT: Since Fall 2020, the Liberal Studies Program has been housed in the Department of Ethnic Studies. The Liberal Studies Program serves approximately 200 majors and offers a B.A. degree that consists of core courses and three concentration options: Multiple Subject Preparation for Teaching, Early Childhood Education, and Liberal Arts. About half of the majors are in the Teacher Preparation options. A new Ethnic Studies Education option will be offered in the future.

The Department of Ethnic Studies provides an academically rigorous program that substantively contributes to the University's public commitment to provide a multicultural learning experience. Our comparative and interdisciplinary program covers six core areas: American Indian Studies; Asian American Studies; Black Studies; Chicanx and Latinx Studies; Comparative Ethnic Studies (Available online only); and Genders and Sexualities in Communities of Color. In our courses, we teach students to analyze social relations of race, class, gender, and sexuality; develop nuanced understandings of social justice; and act as socially responsible global citizens.  The Department of Ethnic Studies has eight full-time faculty members and four full-time lecturers. The Department of Ethnic Studies is committed to interdisciplinary, intersectional, decolonial, and social justice-oriented course content and pedagogies. 

DUTIES OF THE POSITION:  The faculty member in this position will serve in the Liberal Studies program and will teach and develop courses in both Liberal Studies and Ethnic Studies. A successful candidate would be prepared to teach large courses through an intersectional lens and CSU-required Ethnic Studies courses (Area F). Candidates should have a firm grounding in praxis-centered, interdisciplinary and intersectional Ethnic Studies pedagogies that are humanizing, decolonial, and culturally sustaining. We seek candidates who would be able to teach and develop courses for the Liberal Studies program, develop education-themed and other courses for the Department of Ethnic Studies, and have a grounding in teacher preparation issues for early childhood and/or elementary education. Desirable research foci include (but are not limited to) Indigenous, abolitionist, feminist, queer, bilingual and other critical approaches to educational theory, policy and/or practice. The faculty member may be assigned administrative time for assistance in coordinating the Liberal Studies program. Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord, and Online campuses. In addition to teaching, all faculty are required to advise and mentor students, assist the department with administrative and committee work, and assume campus-wide committee responsibilities.

Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord, and Online campuses. The policy and expectation of the California State University is that tenure-track faculty members will perform their duties within the state of California. In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities.

RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience, and the salary ranges can be found at: CSU Salary Schedule. Subject to budgetary authorization. 

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Fall Semester, 2023



- Demonstrated commitment to Ethnic Studies, anticolonial and antiracist pedagogical strategies and mentoring undergraduate students.

-Specialization in Latina/x/o Education, Asian American & Pacific Islanders in Education, Black/African American Education, American Indian/Indigenous Education, LGBTQ Education, Disability Studies in Education, and/or Social Justice Education

- Experience in preschool and/or TK-8 classroom settings.

- Actively engaged in research and demonstrated record of success (or potential for success) in research or creative activities with diverse populations.

- Ph.D. or Ed.D. (or ABD with doctorate degree awarded by August 2023) in Ethnic Studies, Education, Sociology, Psychology, History or related interdisciplinary field. 


- Familiarity with Commission on Teacher Credentialing guidelines (Elementary Subject Matter, Early Childhood Education Matrix).

- Research/training in genders and sexualities, women of color feminist approaches to education.

- Experience as an instructor or as a teaching assistant at the college level.

Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity. This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see: For more information about accommodations for employees, contact: Iris Gallardo, Human Resources, at 510-885-2335 or email:

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  The priority deadline to submit applications for this position, including letters, references, and all other application materials is December 9, 2022. However, this position will be considered open until filled. The search committee will begin reviewing application materials on December 12, 2022. Please submit a cover letter, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement; a complete and current vita; teaching evaluations; sample Area F syllabi; and three reference letters via PageUp.

Address all inquiries for the Liberal Studies position to Dr. G.T. Reyes at 

Applicants are required to also submit a 1-2 page diversity and equity statement that addresses how they would successfully engage our diverse student population in your teaching, research, mentoring, and advising. Below are guidelines/examples of evidence that demonstrates a commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) in Higher Education, taken from San Diego State University’s Building for Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria document:

  • Mentoring or advising of individual students from underrepresented populations
  • Advising relevant student clubs or organizations
  • Meaningful involvement with professional organizations or campus committees that advance underrepresented populations
  • Serving on the board of a non-profit organization focused on serving underrepresented populations
  • Narrative discussion or other evidence of effective mentoring or advising of students or faculty from underrepresented populations
  • Narrative discussion or other evidence of own experience as member of underrepresented group or different cultural group
  • Narrative discussion or other evidence of inclusive pedagogical methods
  • Recognition for good teaching at prior institution with diverse student population
  • Participation in workshops or other training on inclusive pedagogy
  • Research addresses or incorporates underrepresented populations and communities
  • Mentoring or advising of students or faculty from underrepresented groups
  • Narrative discussion or other evidence of inclusive pedagogical methods that support artistic or scholarly success
  • Research requires engagement with subjects from underrepresented communities
  • Meaningful engagement in collaborative projects with partners from other cultures
  • Research requires engagement with subjects from other cultures
  • Has a body of research that specifically addresses diversity and equity within the candidate’s area of focus

Note: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work in accordance with provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.  A background check (including a criminal records check and prior employment verification) must be completed and cleared prior to the start of employment. 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.       

CSU Vaccination Policy

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

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