Visiting Endowed Chair in Social Justice in African American Communities
Position title: Assistant or Associate Professor.
Gender and Sexuality specialist in Latina/Latino Studies
Start date: August, 2019
Email to chair of hiring committee: email@example.com
San Francisco State University, Department of Latina/Latino Studies, offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position focused on Latina/Latino gender and sexuality from a history or social science perspective.
The candidate’s scholarship should draw from historical or social science methodologies and may address a range of topics in the areas of Latina/Latino Studies, Ethnic Studies, Latina/Latino History, Women’s and Gender Studies, Sexuality Studies, Sociology, American Studies or related discipline.
Teaching assignments will include the following courses:
Seminar on Gender and Latinas/os Gender, Sexuality, and Latino Communities
Teaching assignments could also include some of the following courses:
Oral History Methods: Theory and Practice
History of Latinas/os in the U.S.
Central American History and Heritage
Mexican American History and Heritage
Caribbeans in the US: History and Heritage
Latinas/os in California
Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, productive participation on departmental, college, and university-wide committees; mentoring and advising undergraduate students; holding regular office hours; curriculum development and improvement, particularly with regard to student learning outcomes; and remaining current in both subject area and teaching methodologies.
Rank and Salary:
Assistant or Associate Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.
Submit (1) letter of intent/interest, (2) a current CV, (3) a statement on how your teaching and scholarship align with the commitment of the Latina/Latino Studies Department to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community, (4) a sample of scholarly papers, (5) teaching philosophy regarding pedagogical approaches that address Latina/o gender and sexuality, (6) description of research interests, and (7) letters of recommendation from three references. Teaching evaluations will be requested at a later date.
Submit all materials via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 5, 2018. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Prepare course materials such as syllabi, lecture and discussion materials, readings and assignments, assessments, and learning resources.
Initiate, moderate, and facilitate classroom discussions.
Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, papers, etc. in a timely manner.
Compile, administer, and grade examinations or other learning assessments.
Maintain student grades and other required records or reporting materials.
Conduct research in one’s field of interest and present findings in peer-reviewed journals, books, or professional conferences.
Stay current on developments in the discipline by reading new literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
Plan, evaluate and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
Hold regularly-scheduled office hours for the purpose of advising and assisting students.
Actively participate on assigned committees in accordance with department or College needs, and SF State's strategic vision.
Actively participate in collegial interactions in fulfilling service assignments and other duties at the department, college, and university level.
Additional duties as assigned.
The position includes a full-time faculty workload per the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the California State University and the California Faculty Association. The workload primarily includes teaching assigned undergraduate courses in Latina/Latino Studies and conducting an active scholarship program, which advances knowledge in the field of one’s specialty.
Ph.D. or equivalent degree in History, Ethnic Studies, Latina/Latino Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Sexuality Studies, Sociology, American Studies or related discipline.
One to two years of undergraduate teaching experience with a large, diverse student body or in a multicultural setting.
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum design, instruction of individuals and groups, and the assessment of learning.
Planning and organizing skills sufficient to ensure implementation of the assigned curriculum, job duties, and established expectations.
Oral and written communication skills in the English language at a level that comprehends and conveys information to and from students, colleagues, and others in an effective manner.
Awareness and engagement with critical concerns in the discipline and a publication record that demonstrates a sustained research focus on Latina/o gender and sexuality.
A demonstrated record of community involvement related to Latinx gender and sexuality.
Interpersonal orientation that encourages productive interactions with students, colleagues, and other campus stakeholders and promotes collegiality in department, college and university contexts.
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 empowerment focused on developing critical thinking, analytical writing skills, and an area of expertise centered on Latinas/Latinos in the U.S. The Latina/Latino Studies Department favors a pan-Latino approach to the study of Chicana/o, Mexican, Central American, South American, and Caribbean-American communities in the U.S. We emphasize gender, transnational identities, global economies, social movements, and critical, socially responsible scholarship that links our classrooms to local communities and their empowerment through both our curriculum and our community service learning program.
About the University:
The mission of San Francisco State University is to create and maintain an environment 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; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world. 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 is academically rigorous and intellectually challenging
•Providing curricula that reflect all dimensions of human diversity, and that encourage critical thinking and a commitment to social justice
•Recruiting, retaining and supporting a diverse faculty whose teaching demonstrates an active engagement with their individual fields of study and whose creative and scholarly work is an extension of the classroom, laboratory or studio
•Employing a staff and administration reflecting the diversity of our student community and the values of the campus;
•Fostering a collegial and cooperative intellectual environment that includes recognition and appreciation of differing viewpoints and promotes academic freedom within the University community; and
•Serving the communities with which its students and faculty are engaged.
San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity 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, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.