Effective Date of Appointment: August 19, 2020 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)
Rank: Assistant Professor, Full time, tenure track
Salary: Dependent upon qualifications
CSUN’s Commitment to You:
CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. As both an AANAPISI & HSI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution & Hispanic Serving Institution), CSUN welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.
Terminal degree in Ethnic Studies, American Studies or relevant field (i.e. Ph.D., J.D., M.D., MFA, etc.) from an accredited institution awarded prior to August 19, 2020.
At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.
The University especially seeks individuals who will contribute both to their chosen disciplines and to the University’s commitment to student success. All faculty are expected to serve on departmental and/or university committees, contribute to teaching effectiveness, and demonstrate successful research, publication and other scholarly/professional/creative activities in their field of specialization. The standard teaching load is 12 units (4 courses per semester). Responsibilities include teaching 12 units per semester, with opportunities for reduction in teaching load for funded research. There will be a reduced teaching load during the first two years of appointment. The successful candidate is also expected to contribute the growth of the major/minor and the department, participate in faculty governance and departmental events, advise and mentor students. For purposes of reappointment, tenure and promotion, emphasis will be placed on teaching effectiveness; scholarly, creative, public scholarship, and/or community-based research products; service to the department, University and community.
We are seeking scholars/practitioners whose work/research focuses on South Asian, Southeast Asian, or Pacific Islander/Indigenous communities. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach courses in one or more of the following specialized areas: Psychology/Counseling/Social Work; Law & Legal/Policy Studies; Cinema/Television/Visual Arts; and/or Environmental Justice. The successful candidate also must be able to teach core AAS and General Education classes such as Asian American history, Introduction to Asian American Studies, and/or Contemporary Issues. Other considerations include community involvement, applied professional working experience with Asian American or Pacific Islander communities, experience working with Indigenous, immigrant, and low-income populations (whether inside or outside the classroom), and demonstrated potential to serve the overall needs of the department.
Screening of applications will begin November 20, 2019. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.
Please send cover letter, CV, and three letters of professional reference. Terminal degree in Ethnic Studies, American Studies or closely related field (i.e. Ph.D., JD, MD, MFA) from an accredited institution must be awarded before August 19th, 2020. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.
How to Apply:
This institution is using Interfolio’s ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants for this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge to: http://apply.interfolio.com/68578
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CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Asian American Studies department at (818) 677-4966.
One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor’s degrees to historically underrepresented students and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard of hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.