Assistant Professor - Chicana and Chicano Studies - #21-07

California State University, Northridge
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 09, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Department: Chicana and Chicano Studies

Faculty Hire Number:  21-07

Rank:  Assistant Professor

Effective Date of Appointment: August 23, 2021 (Contingent upon Provost’s approval and budget


Salary: Dependent upon qualifications

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Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate General Education courses on the Chicana/o and the Arts, as well as upper division painting and art related studio courses at the graduate level.  The faculty member will also advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate Chicana/o Studies majors.

The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which he/she is housed for recommending tenure and promotion.


MFA in Art with a specialization in drawing and painting or terminal degree in related field from an accredited institution required. Candidate must be a professional working artist with expertise in drawing, painting, printmaking, muralism, experience with Día de Los Muertos traditions, and new interpretations of cultural rituals and community-based practices. Knowledge of Chicana/o/x  Art, Mexican Art, and Mesoamerican Art is required.  Artists with a basic knowledge and/or experience in Native American, AfroLatinx, and/or Indigenous Art are encouraged to apply. The candidate must be active in the field with a record of exhibition and experience with the organization of community-based art events. The successful candidate must be able to teach introductory-level survey courses in Chicana and Chicano Studies and the Arts, as well as related upper division courses and M.A. graduate-level seminars related to the arts.  Evidence of teaching effectiveness is desired. Preferred qualifications include experience teaching courses in Chicana/o Studies or Ethnic Studies, and arts based civic engagement, experience with digital media/technology, online and/or hybrid instruction, and a demonstrated record of educational equity and social justice integrated into their teaching, research, and community-based work.

Candidates must demonstrate a commitment and ability to teach, mentor, and work with a diverse student population.

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.

All positions are contingent upon Provost’s approval and budget considerations.

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin December 1, 2020.  Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants must submit a Cover letter, a Resume or Curriculum Vita, 15-20 examples of professional/creative artwork, two samples of current or proposed syllabi with assignments and course outline to Interfolio as listed below. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide letters of recommendation, 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:

Inquiries should be addressed to:

Rosa Rivera Furumoto, Search Committee Chair

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.

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General Information:

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The person holding this position may be 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.

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 Chicana/o Studies Department (818) 677-2734.

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