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Assistant Professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies

Apply now Job no: 493595
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Fullerton
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Letters/Humantiies, Tenure Track, Full Time

Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Assistant Professor

August 2020


The Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in History (or related discipline) with a focus on Chicana/o and Latina/o populations with appointment to begin Fall 2020. The goal of the Chicana and Chicano Studies Department is to expand critical thinking, communication, and civic-mindedness through an engaging and interdisciplinary curriculum focusing on the arts, humanities, and social sciences. We prepare our scholars for future academic and employment endeavors and to be successful leaders in their communities.



The ideal candidate will be a teacher/scholar who is trained in Chicana/o Studies and History and will be committed to promoting student academic success through culturally relevant and inclusive pedagogies and mentoring. The primary responsibilities of this person will include teaching three courses per semester of introductory and core courses in History, and the development of courses in their area(s) of specialization. Specific courses that this person will likely teach include Introduction to Ethnic Studies, Communication Skills, Introduction to Chicana/o Studies, Survey of American History with Emphasis on Ethnic Minorities, Chicana/o Identities, History of the Chicano, and Mexican Life and Culture. A record of scholarly/creative activity or potential, and evidence of effective teaching are required. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department, including advising students, serving on committees, and participating in the broader university and disciplinary communities.


California State University, Fullerton is a minority-serving institution, and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ departments and programs offer students the breadth of a traditional liberal arts education in the humanities and social sciences while preparing them for a wide range of professions, for graduate school, and for advanced professional study. Candidates who can contribute to these values through their teaching, scholarship/creative activity, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals advancing the university’s strategic diversity goals and those from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.


Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Chicana/o Studies, Ethnic Studies, American Studies, History or a related interdisciplinary field with a focus on Chicana/o and Latina/o populations
    • ABD candidates must show evidence that the degree will be completed by the appointment date
  • Specialization in Oral and/or Public History (e.g., methods, museum studies, digital humanities, archival collections development, etc.)
  • Evidence of effective teaching experience at the college or university level
  • A record of scholarly/creative accomplishments or potential
  • Experience in working collaboratively with colleagues and community
  • Demonstrated contributions to diversity through scholarship/creative activity, teaching, and service
  • Demonstrated commitment to and excellence in undergraduate teaching of a very diverse student population


Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience and interest in topics related to interdisciplinary and/or comparative approaches, preferably with Chicana/o expertise and one of the following: Central Americans, or Caribbean populations, African Diaspora, Indigenous Studies, etc.
  • Specialization in Queer Studies, Sexuality, Transgender and/or Gender Studies
  • Specialization in Critical Race Studies


Application Procedure

To apply, visit https://hr.fullerton.edu/careers/ and select Job# 493595. Applicants will need to submit the following required materials:

  1. A complete on-line application
  2. Letter of application in which you respond to the required and preferred qualifications
  3. Curriculum vitae
  4. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (Unofficial transcripts to be accepted during application process)
  5. Evidence of successful teaching, e.g., representative course syllabi, peer observation reports, etc. (submit as a single pdf)
  6. Diversity Statement: Statement addressing past and/or future contributions to diversity through scholarship/creative activity, teaching, and service (max of two pages)
  7. Teaching Philosophy Statement (max of two pages)
  8. A list of three references with relevant contact information


Finalists will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation and official transcripts. Please have these ready for the referents to submit. On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents that will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. Should you advance to the finalist stage, they will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.


Please direct all questions about the position to Faculty Search Chair: Patricia A. Pérez, Ph.D. at pperez@fullerton.edu.


Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin on September 13, 2019.


Additional Information

The positions will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track.


Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.


Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications, and is subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving expenses, start‐up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee‐waiver; access to campus child‐care; and a defined‐benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit http://hr.fullerton.edu/payroll_benefits/HealthCarePlans.php


The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.


A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be formally offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.


Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self‐disclose.


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