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Job no: 507507
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San Francisco
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Social Sciences, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time
The Department of Latina/Latino Studies at San Francisco State University, offers an excitingopportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2022. Recentlypassed Assembly Bill 1460 requires that all CSU students take a course in Ethnic Studies as partof their General Education requirements. To meet the demands of this important requirement,the CSU has committed funding to support this position. We welcome applicants from any areaof study who are committed to advancing Latina/o/x Studies, and Ethnic Studies moregenerally, as part of San Francisco State’s curriculum, and may specialize in Community Health,Indigeneity, and/or Central American Communities. We welcome and strongly encourageapplications from queer and trans scholars and scholars with disabilities.
About the Department: The Department of Latina/Latino Studies is a unique liberal arts B.A.degree program with an emphasis on equity, social justice, and community empowermentfocused on developing critical thinking, analytical writing skills, and an area of expertisecentered on Latinas/os/x in the U.S. The Latina/Latino Studies Department favors a pan-Latinoapproach to the study of Chicana/o/x, Mexican, Central American, South American, andCaribbean-American communities in the U.S. We emphasize gender, transnational identities,global economies, social movements, and critical, socially responsible scholarship that links ourclassrooms to local communities and their empowerment through both our curriculum and ourcommunity service learning program.
About the University: The mission of San Francisco State University is to create and maintain anenvironment for learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom,human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; topromote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadlyaccessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation andworld. To fulfill its mission, the University is committed to the following goals:• Attracting, retaining and graduating a highly diverse student body• Providing disciplinary and interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional education that isacademically rigorous and intellectually challenging• Providing curricula that reflect all dimensions of human diversity, and that encouragecritical thinking and a commitment to social justice• Recruiting, retaining and supporting a diverse faculty whose teaching demonstrates anactive engagement with their individual fields of study and whose creative and scholarlywork is an extension of the classroom, laboratory or studio• Employing a staff and administration reflecting the diversity of our student communityand the values of the campus;• Fostering a collegial and cooperative intellectual environment that includes recognitionand appreciation of differing viewpoints and promotes academic freedom within theUniversity community; and• Serving the communities with which its students and faculty are engaged.
Responsibilities: The position requires undergraduate teaching in the one’s area ofspecialization, mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students, developing anactive ongoing scholarship program in one’s area of specialty, and ongoing committee andservice assignments.Teaching assignments may include the following courses:LTNS 215: Introduction to Latina/o StudiesLTNS 210: Latina/o Health Care PerspectivesLTNS 211: Latina/o Families NarrativeLTNS 460: Central Americans of the USLTNS 450: Indigenous Cultures of the AmericasLTNS 500: Latina/o Community Mental Health
The candidate’s research agenda should use rigorous methodological expertise to enrich ourdepartment’s analysis of Latina/Latino communities.
Qualifications:Required:• Ph.D. in relevant field of study. Terminal degree must be completed by the first day ofemployment.• Record of working and communicating effectively with colleagues and students.Preferred:• One to two years of undergraduate teaching experience with a large, diverse studentbody or in a multicultural setting.• Awareness and engagement with critical concerns in the discipline and a publicationrecord that demonstrates a sustained research focus on Central American Studies,indigeneity, and/or community health, broadly defined.• A demonstrated record of community-engaged scholarship.• Experience teaching and working closely with students from historically underrepresentedcommunities
Rank and salary: Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.
Application Procedure:A complete online application must be submitted to receive consideration. To apply, upload the following materials by January 10, 2022:1. Cover letter (relating your experience to the required qualifications)2. Curriculum vitae3. Teaching philosophy4. Research Statement 5. A diversity statement that is no more than 500 words that provides an understanding of yourcapabilities to address diversity in support of SFSU’s diverse student and community populations. Pleasediscuss how you have addressed diversity in your teaching, research, and service.
Three letters of recommendation and teaching evaluations will be requested at a later date.
Please direct all questions about the position to: firstname.lastname@example.org
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunizedagainst COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidatesadvanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with thisrequirement. The systemwide policy can be foundat https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to email@example.com
San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medicalcondition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. We welcome and strongly encourage the application of individuals from historically underrepresented groups. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager. Additional information on the requirements for new hires may be found atthe Human Resources web page (https://hr.sfsu.edu/about-hr).
Advertised: November 23, 2021 (4:40 PM) Pacific Standard Time
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