Faculty Openings 2019

Open Positions in the College of Ethnic Studies

 


 

Associate or Full Professor of Africana Studies:

Department of Africana Studies

Information coming soon!


Assistant Professor of Latina/Latino Studies: AfroLatinidad

Department of Latina and Latino Studies

Start date: August, 2020

Link to Apply Online:
https://facaffairs.sfsu.edu/tt-positions/75798

Campus Employment Homepage:
http://hr.sfsu.edu/Employment_HRMS/employment/jobs

Description:
San Francisco State University’s, Department of Latina/Latino Studies offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position focused on Afro-Latinidad from a social science or humanities perspective beginning August 2020.

We seek a colleague whose teaching and research interests include a transnational understanding of the intersections of Afro-Latinidad in the United States, the Spanish Caribbean, and Latin America.

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/os/x in the U.S. The Latina/Latino Studies Department favors a pan-Latino approach to the study of Chicana/o/x, 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.

Responsibilities:

The position requires undergraduate teaching of courses on the Afro-Latino diaspora, mentoring and advising of graduate and undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing scholarship program in one’s area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments.

Teaching assignments will include the following courses:
LTNS 215: Introduction to Latina/Latino Studies
LTNS 380: Afro-Latina/o Diasporas
LTNS 440: Caribbean Cultures and Spirituality
LTNS 467: Caribbeans in the U.S.: History and Heritage.

Teaching assignments may also include the following and other existing courses:
LTNS 470: Latina/o Immigration to the U.S.
LTNS 278: History of Latinos in the U.S.
The Department supports the creation of additional courses that focus on the broader Afro-Latino diaspora.

The candidate’s research agenda should address how ideas of Blackness and Latinidad have intersected historically and would connect this to contemporary experiences between and among African Americans, Afro-Latinos, and African, Caribbean and Latin American immigrants in the U.S.

Position description is available at https://latino.sfsu.edu/

Qualifications:

Required-
•Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies, Latina/Latino Studies, Sociology, American Studies, History, or similar social science or humanities field.
•Record of working and communicating effectively with colleagues and students.

Preferred-
•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.
•Awareness and engagement with critical concerns in the discipline and publication record that demonstrates a sustained research focus on Afro-Latinas/os/x.
•A demonstrated record of community involvement related to Afro-Latinas/os/x.

Rank and salary:

Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application Process:

Submit the following materials via email to ltnshire@sfsu.edu by November 1, 2019 and please list search # 28.19 in your subject heading (1) letter of intent/interest, (2) current CV, (3) sample of scholarly papers, (4) teaching philosophy regarding pedagogical approaches that address Afro-Latinidad, (5) description of research interests, (6) statement on how your teaching and scholarship align with the Latina/Latino Studies Department’s commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse academic community, (7) letters of recommendation from three references. Teaching evaluations will be requested at a later date.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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.


 

Assistant Professor of Latina/Latino Studies: Community Organizing

Link to Apply Online:
https://facaffairs.sfsu.edu/tt-positions/75799

Campus Employment Homepage:
http://hr.sfsu.edu/Employment_HRMS/employment/jobs
Description:
San Francisco State University’s Department of Latina/Latino Studies offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position focused on community organizing with an emphasis in Latina/o History, Ethnic Studies, Latina/Latino Studies, Sociology, American Studies, or similar social science or humanities field beginning August 2020.

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/os/x in the U.S. The Latina/Latino Studies Department favors a pan-Latino approach to the study of Chicana/o/x, 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.

Responsibilities:

The position requires undergraduate teaching of our department’s capstone course LTNS 680: Latina/Latino Community Organizing as well as LTNS 694: Community Service Learning. The position also requires mentoring and advising of graduate and undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing scholarship program in one’s area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments.

Teaching assignments will include the following courses:
LTNS 215: Introduction to Latina/Latino Studies
LTNS 680: Latina/o Community Organizing
LTNS 315: Latinas/Latinos in California
LTNS 694: Community Service Learning

Teaching assignments may also include the following courses:
LTNS 460: Central Americans of the U.S.: History & Heritage
LTNS 465: Mexican Americans: History & Heritage
LTNS 485: Latina/o Youth, Crime and Justice
LTNS 278: History of Latinos in the U.S.

The candidate’s research agenda should use rigorous methodological expertise -including mixed methods, critical ethnography and participatory action research - to enrich our department’s analysis of Latina/Latino community engagement and community organizing.

Position description is available at https://latino.sfsu.edu/

Qualifications:

Required-
•Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies, Latina/Latino Studies, American Studies, History or Sociology.
•Record of working and communicating effectively with colleagues and students.
•A demonstrated record of community involvement related to Latinas/os/x.

Preferred-
•One to two years of undergraduate teaching experience with a large, diverse student body or in a multicultural setting.
•A demonstrated record of community-engaged scholarship.
•Awareness and engagement with critical concerns in the discipline and a publication record that demonstrates a sustained research focus on Central American Studies.
•Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum design, instruction of individuals and groups, and the assessment of learning.

Rank and salary:

Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.


Application Process:

Submit the following materials via email to ltnshire@sfsu.edu by November 1, 2019 and please list search # 27.19 in your subject heading (1) letter of intent/interest, (2) current CV, (3) sample of scholarly papers, (4) teaching philosophy regarding pedagogical approaches that address community organizing, (5) description of research interests, (6) statement on how your teaching and scholarship align with the Latina/Latino Studies Department’s commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse academic community, (7) letters of recommendation from three references. Teaching evaluations will be requested at a later date. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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.


Position title:

Assistant Professor of Race and Resistance Studies: Women of Color Feminisms

Department of Race and Resistance Studies

Start date: August, 2020

Link to Apply Online:
https://facaffairs.sfsu.edu/tt-positions/76714

Campus Employment Homepage:
http://hr.sfsu.edu/Employment_HRMS/employment/jobs

Description:
San Francisco State University’s Department of Race and Resistance Studies offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position focused on Women of Color Feminisms beginning August 2020.

We seek a colleague whose teaching and research include the theories and experiences of women of color, emphasizing intersecting forms of oppression as well as strategies of resistance and empowerment. We are open to disciplinary and topical approaches to women of color feminisms (broadly defined). We seek a scholar who can teach comparative courses such as “Women, Race, and Class” as well as courses developed on the candidate’s interests and in consultation with the department and college.

We encourage candidates who can help build the major and minor programs in Race and Resistance Studies and/or whose work would add to curricular areas such as immigration, incarceration, borders, transnationalism, food, health, and climate justice. The candidate’s research can be comparative or focus on a context-specific community.

About the Department:

Race and Resistance Studies is the newest department in the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University. Our curriculum developed around the foci of social movements, intersectionality of race/class/sex/gender, cultural production, and borders and transnationalism. The Department offers a major in Race and Resistance Studies and minors in Arab & Muslim Ethnicities & Diasporas, Critical Pacific Islands and Oceania Studies, and Queer Ethnic Studies.

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.
•Serving the communities with which its students and faculty are engaged.

Responsibilities:

The position requires teaching undergraduate courses for Race and Resistance Studies, mentoring and advising undergraduate and graduate students, helping to build our minor and major programs, developing an active ongoing scholarship program in one’s area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments. A detailed position description is available at: http://rrs.sfsu.edu/

Qualifications:

Required-
•Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies, Women and Gender Studies, American Studies, or similar social science or humanities field.
•Record of contributing to collegial, supportive and collaborative work environments.

Preferred-
•One to two years of undergraduate teaching experience with a large, diverse student body or in a multicultural setting.
•Awareness and engagement with critical concerns in the discipline and publication record that demonstrates a sustained research focus on women of color feminisms.
•A demonstrated record of community involvement related to women of color.

Rank and salary:

Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application Process:

Submit the following materials via email to: wocfem@sfsu.edu by November 18, 2019: (1) letter of intent/interest, (2) current CV, (3) sample of scholarly work, (4) statement of teaching philosophy, (5) description of research interests; (6) three letters of recommendation, and (7) a statement on how your teaching and scholarship align with the commitment of the Race and Resistance Studies Department to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community.

Teaching evaluations will be requested at a later date. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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.


Assistant Professor of Race and Resistance Studies: Queer Ethnic Studies and/or Trans Ethnic Studies

Link to Full Job Description

Start Date: August 2020
 
Description:
San Francisco State University’s Department of Race and Resistance Studies offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position focused on Queer and/or Trans Ethnic Studies beginning August 2020.

We seek a colleague whose teaching and research focus on queer and trans communities of color, whose work is based in the arts and humanities (including history), and who specializes in queer/trans of color theory, practice, and resistance. We encourage candidates who focus on Black, Arab Diasporic, and/or Muslim communities but are open to other areas and broader comparative analyses.

We seek a scholar who can teach the foundational course of our Queer Ethnic Studies Minor, “Coloring Queer: Imagining Communities,” and build curriculum for the Queer Ethnic Studies minor as well as the minor and major in Race and Resistance Studies. We also encourage candidates who can teach courses for our minor in Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas.

About the Department:

Race and Resistance Studies is the newest department in the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University. Our curriculum developed around the foci of social movements, intersectionality of race/class/sex/gender, cultural production, and borders and transnationalism. The Department offers a major in Race and Resistance Studies and minors in Arab & Muslim Ethnicities & Diasporas, Critical Pacific Islands and Oceania Studies, and Queer Ethnic Studies.

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.
•Serving the communities with which its students and faculty are engaged.

Responsibilities:

The position requires teaching undergraduate courses for Race and Resistance Studies, mentoring and advising undergraduate and graduate students, helping to build the Queer Ethnic Studies Minor as well as the minor and major for RRS, developing an active ongoing scholarship program in one’s area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments. A detailed position description is available at: http://rrs.sfsu.edu/

Qualifications:

Required:
•Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies, Women and Gender Studies, American Studies, or related humanities field.
•Record of contributing to collegial, supportive and collaborative work environments.

Preferred:
•One to two years of undergraduate teaching experience with a large, diverse student body or in a multicultural setting.
•Awareness and engagement with critical concerns in the discipline and publication record that demonstrates a sustained research focus on queer/trans ethnic studies.
•A demonstrated record of community involvement related to queer/trans communities of color.

Rank and salary:

Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application Process:

Submit the following materials via email to: queerethnic@sfsu.edu by November 18, 2019: (1) letter of intent/interest, (2) current CV, (3) sample of scholarly work, (4) statement of teaching philosophy, (5) description of research interests; (6) three letters of recommendation, and (7) a statement on how your teaching and scholarship align with the commitment of the Race and Resistance Studies Department to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community. Teaching evaluations will be requested at a later date. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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.

 

Assistant Professor of Race and Resistance Studies: Equity in Student Success

Link to Apply Online:
https://csucareers.calstate.edu/detail.aspx?pid=76459
Campus Employment Homepage:
http://hr.sfsu.edu/Employment_HRMS/employment/jobs
Description:
San Francisco State University, Race and Resistance Studies Department in the School of Ethnic Studies offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2020.

We seek a colleague whose teaching and research interests focus on innovative approaches to students success and closing the equity gap in higher education. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the excellence of the academic community.

The Department of Race and Resistance Studies is the newest department within the College of Ethnic Studies (founded in 2010 with formal departmental status granted in 2017). The mission of Race and Resistance Studies is to prepare students to think critically, nurture a social consciousness, actively engage with, and respond to community needs while developing leadership skills. It is our goal for RRS students to deepen their knowledge related to the multiple histories and cultures of communities of color within and outside the United States. To do so, Race and Resistance Studies utilizes an approach that is comparative and relational, interdisciplinary, intersectional, and centered in a praxis of resistance.

Currently, RRS houses a BA degree and four minors (Race and Resistance Studies, Queer Ethnic Studies, AMED: Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas, and Critical Pacific & Oceania Studies http://rrs.sfsu.edu/home. This position is a partnership with the Metro College Success program a campus-wide effort to increase equity in graduation. The College of Ethnic Studies, created fifty years ago, is the only College of Ethnic Studies in the nation. It emerged in response to the demands of students and community members for academic programs that address the experiences and needs of underserved communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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.

Responsibilities:

The position includes a primary undergraduate teaching responsibility in the RRS Department’s undergraduate program and its partnership with Metro Academies College Success program. Responsibilities also include mentoring and advising undergraduate and graduate students; teaching relevant courses in the RRS program; curriculum design; creating and sustaining professional development activities to support faculty teaching lower-division courses for historically underserved communities served by the Metro College Success program; developing an active ongoing scholarship program in one’s area of specialization, and ongoing committee and service assignments.
Detailed position description is available at http://rrs.sfsu.edu.

Qualifications:

Required-

•Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Ethnic Studies or a related field such as Educational Equity
•Record of working and communicating effectively with colleagues and students
•Evidence of excellence in teaching

Preferred-

•Potential in establishing a successful research program.
•Record of excellence in teaching and curriculum development for historically underrepresented students.
•Active record of scholarship in Ethnic Studies in areas such as educational equity, student retention and success, social justice education, analysis of root causes of social/political injustice and community engagement.
•Demonstrated ability to incorporate inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in teaching, and scholarship/creative works.
•Experience teaching and working closely with students from historically underserved communities.
•Ability to work collaboratively in program development and education research
•Evidence of external support or the potential for external funding of these activities.
•Record of collegial, supportive, and collaborative work relationships.

Rank and salary:

Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

To Apply:

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 RRS Department and Metro mission; (4) a sample of scholarship; (5) a statement of teaching philosophy; (6) description of research interests; and, (7) teaching evaluations.. Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date.

Submit all materials via email to praxis@sfsu.edu by November 4, 2019. Review of applications will shortly thereafter and continue until the position is filled.