Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies (Asian American Studies)

California State University, Stanislaus
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 28, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies (Asian American Studies)

Job no: 497947
Department: Coll of Arts, Hum, Soc Science
Work type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

Faculty Employment Opportunity


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ETHNIC STUDIES (Asian American Studies): The Ethnic Studies Program at California State University, Stanislaus invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies with expertise in Asian American Studies. This position requires specialization in the use of critical, intersectional, decolonial, and/or culturally sustaining approaches to the study of Asian American populations. The successful applicant will teach undergraduate Ethnic Studies courses, including some combination of the following: Introduction to Ethnic Studies, Introduction to Asian American/Pacific Islander Studies, Asian American/Pacific Islander Experiences, Asian Americans in Media and Popular Culture, Contemporary U.S. Immigration, Ethnic Studies Research Methods, Community Engagement, or Hmong American Experiences. Candidates selected for interviews should be prepared to demonstrate an active research agenda and the ability to integrate scholarly interests with student learning, with careful attention to advising and providing community engagement opportunities for undergraduates. The candidate chosen for this position will be expected to: 1) develop new courses in their area of expertise in connection to Ethnic Studies; 2) develop a professional certificate for the Ethnic Studies program; and 3) contribute to the ongoing development and programming of the Ethnic Studies program, such as with campus engagement, community organizations, and/or collaborations in the region. Effective teaching, scholarly productivity and service to the Ethnic Studies Program and University are required for retention, promotion, and tenure.


Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies or closely related discipline, with evidence of effective university-level teaching experience.


Preference will be given to candidates who emphasize critical pedagogies and scholarship that advances social justice efforts, with specific attention to one or more of the following areas: Southeast Asian American experiences, critical refugee studies, decolonial studies, transnationalism/migration, social movements, critical gender/sexuality studies, or community-based research. Preference will also be given to candidates who demonstrate a commitment to mentoring underrepresented students, engaging and sustaining collaborative community work (specifically with Asian American populations in the region), and advising campus clubs, such as the Asian Pacific Islander Club.


A complete application is required and must include: 1) a cover letter addressing the position description and qualifications; 2) a Curriculum Vitae that includes contact information for at least three references; 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness; 4) Diversity Statement; and 5) unofficial copies of graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required at the time of hire). Please note that the teaching evaluations should be uploaded in the "other document" option.

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If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Ethnic Studies Program, College of The Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
California State University, Stanislaus
One University Circle Turlock, CA 95382

The screening of completed application files will begin on December 14, 2020. Applicants must submit their materials electronically.

An application must include a statement of your demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds in addition to any other required documents as indicated above.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package.


Ethnic Studies is housed within the Anthropology, Geography, and Ethnic Studies Department. We are a small collegial faculty engaged in regional and community-based research and teaching. Ethnic Studies is an interdisciplinary critical program that offers a minor and major with a general focus on theory, practice, and social change. The department is located within the College of the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Our faculty maintains numerous cross-disciplinary connections with Sociology, Anthropology, Gender Studies, Theatre and Community Service Learning.


California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion - one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West's No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

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