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Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chicana/o/x Transnational Arts and Culture

San Diego State University
California, United States
Posted Date
Oct 9, 2019

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies 

The Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies seeks a Chicana/o/x Transnational Arts and Culture specialist who can advance our strong focus on the borderlands, gender, and social justice at the rank of Assistant Professor.  We seek an intersectional and interdisciplinary scholar with broad training in Chicana/o/x Transnational Arts and Culture who is prepared to teach general education and specialized courses in film, music, borderlands folklore, and theater/performance, as well as a graduate course in cultural studies in collaboration with the Master of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences (MALAS) Program at SDSU. The successful candidate will also have a record of research and publications related to any of the following transnational art expressions: visual arts, plastic arts, performance, music, and multimedia arts. Relevant topical areas of specialization may include feminist and queer artistic practices; the arts and politics of identity; the arts and political activism for social justice; the arts and the politics of border life; and figurations of Chicana/o/x bodies. In addition, we seek a transnational arts scholar who has experience with community-based research and/or performance as it relates to marginalized and working-class Chicana/o/x populations, and who is committed to developing a community-based research arts project. While not required, experience in art production is welcomed.  Moreover, we seek a theoretically and methodologically sophisticated and innovative scholar. An earned doctorate is required. The successful candidate should meet the following requirements and in their letter of application address all points below:

  • Strong record and promise of scholarly publication appropriate to level of appointment;
  • Research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education and integrate understanding of underrepresented populations and communities;
  • Commitment to student-centered teaching of a diverse student population in a Hispanic-Serving Institution;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty in higher education;
  • Commitment to working collaboratively with colleagues and communities in and out of the university to develop social justice oriented scholarship and pedagogical practices;
  • Demonstrated theoretical and methodological sophistication and innovation;
  • Engagement in service with underrepresented populations in higher education;
  • Experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students;
  • Extends knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group;
  • Commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities;
  • Demonstrated expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration

Other Desired Qualification

  • Commitment to sustained and collaborative work with and in service to Chicana/o/x communities.

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

SDSU is the oldest higher education institution in the San Diego region. Since its founding in 1897, the university has grown to become a leading public research university. Each year, SDSU provides more than 35,000 students with the opportunity to choose from 91 undergraduate majors, 78 master’s programs, and 22 doctoral degree programs.

SDSU ranks among the top universities nationwide in terms of ethnic and racial diversity among its student body, as well as the number of bachelor’s degrees conferred upon students of color. Increasingly recognized for innovative research, SDSU is establishing itself as a leading public research university. It is classified as a “research-high” institution by the Carnegie Foundation.

To ensure full consideration, apply via Interfolio at by November 15, 2019. The position will remain open until filled. All additional inquiries should be addressed to the search committee chair Dr. Victoria González-Rivera, Associate Professor, Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-6034. Email:

Additional Information 

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.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

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