Associate/Full Professor of Cultural History/Politics

Cal State Los Angeles
California, United States
Oct 02, 2018
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Department of Chicana(o) & Latina(o) Studies

College of Natural & Social Sciences

Associate/Full Professor of Cultural History/Politics

Starting Date:

August, 2019

Minimum Qualifications:

1. An earned Ph.D. in a Social Sciences or Humanities field with a focus in Chicanx/Latinx Studies from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required at the time of application.
2. Evidence of a cultural history and/or cultural politics specialization broadly defined.
3. Evidence of successful teaching experience and teaching effectiveness at the undergraduate level and/or graduate level.
4. Evidence of sustained academic scholarship  and research publications in in Chicanx/Latinx Studies.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Evidence of expertise in urban cultural politics with an emphasis in historic analysis of Chicanx and/or Latinx communities.
2. A documented record of research and/or scholarship that considers social or political implications of cultural productions, expressions, and/or movements.
3. Demonstrated expertise in a closely-related area such as public history, indigenous movements, and/or digital humanities.
4. Demonstrated campus/department leadership.
5. Evidence of community-engaged scholarship and/or pedagogies


The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community.  These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

Faculty in Chicana(o) & Latina(o) Studies are expected to be committed to interdisciplinary scholarship that links our classrooms to local Chicanx and/or Latinx urban communities and movements. The successful candidate will teach existing courses in the curriculum, as well as develop new courses.

The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University’s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.


Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University:

California State University, Los Angeles Cal State LA) is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. Cal State LA is ranked number one in the United States for the upward mobility of its students. The University is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good, offering nationally recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, and the humanities. Founded in 1947, Cal State LA serves more than 28,000 students and more than 240,000 distinguished alumni. A majority of the University’s alumni live in the Los Angeles region, enriching their communities and contributing to the vitality of the local economy. Cal State LA is focused on developing a new bioscience entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley regions through partnerships with local business. To provide increased educational opportunities, Cal State LA recently opened a campus in downtown Los Angeles that offers graduate and undergraduate programs, as well as professional development and certificate programs. The university is home to the critically acclaimed Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs, Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center, Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility, Billie Jean King Sports Complex and the TV, Film and Media Center.

The College:

As a federally recognized Hispanic-serving and Minority-serving institution, Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. This longstanding commitment is reflected in the College of Natural and Social Sciences which is home to fifteen academic departments, including the nation’s first Chicano Studies program, second Pan-African Studies program, as well as Latin American and Asian and Asian American Studies programs. 

The Department:

Fifty years ago, in the midst of struggle, Chicano Studies was born at Cal State LA. As the first Chicano Studies program in the nation, it began with four classes.  This academic year, the Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Studies (CLS) Department, with over 150 annual course offerings, recognizes its 50th anniversary.  CLS has helped produce alumni who are scholars, educators, politicians, artists, health care providers, cultural workers, and more.  Our alumni, current students, and faculty continue to engage in scholarly excellence and public service, transforming Los Angeles and beyond. With Dr. Dolores Delgado Bernal as the new chair, the anniversary marks a rebirth of the department and a time to build upon our legacy of academic achievements, creative projects, and public service. The University remains committed to CLS and rededicates itself to the vision of the Department by launching two faculty searches in Fall 2018.

Required Documentation:

Please submit the following to the email address below: 
1) A cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications.
2) A curriculum vitae.
3) A narrative statement describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of first-generation students.
4) A University Application for Employment Form.
5) A list of three professional references with name, position, phone number, and email address.

Finalists will be required to submit: 
1) Official transcripts.
2) Three current letters of recommendation. 


Review of applications will begin December 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Please email all application materials (except reference letters) in a single PDF to: Please type “CLS Tenured Position Application” in the subject line. 

Please address all questions to the search committee chair, Alex Espinoza at:

Note: 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 offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran, or Vietnam era veteran status.


Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.




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