Associate Professor Social Justice

San Diego State University
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Dec 15, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Africana Studies requests a tenure-track replacement position at the rank of associate professor
specializing in either historic and contemporary social justice movements, Africa, or the Caribbean. We seek to fill this
position with a scholar who has a commitment to an engaged student-centered teaching pedagogy and a demonstrated
interest in and vision for the future of Africana Studies, and whose research applies to the needs and interests of Africana
communities (including mass incarceration, criminal justice, policing, housing and employment segregation and
discrimination, family, gender relationships, cultural patterns and behavior, and other issues of social justice). Further, the
scholar’s research and teaching philosophies should interrogate the intersection of power, culture, society, and behavior
from a culturally centered perspective. This hire would strengthen the department’s social justice and/or Africa and
Diaspora curriculum and offer and/or design general education and specialized courses on the Africana experiences human
capital needs of our full-time staff and enabling the department to meet the needs of new initiatives on campus, but
strengthen the department’s social justice and/or Africa or the Caribbean that highlight the diversity and commonalities of
Africana people. The scholar will also contribute to the overall vision and development of Africana Studies in the
following ways:
• Ph.D. in Africana Studies/African American Studies;
• Strong record and promise of scholarly accomplishment appropriate to level of appointment;
• Research interests that contribute to diversity and integrate understanding of underrepresented
populations and communities;
• Commitment to student-centered teaching of a diverse student population;
• Record of service in Africana communities.
• Commitment to working collaboratively with colleagues and communities in and out of the university
to develop social justice-oriented scholarship and pedagogical practices.
Candidates must meet three (3) or more of these eight (8) criteria:
1. Is committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline
2. Has demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the
3. Has experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students
4. Has experience or has demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of underrepresented
populations and communities into research
5. Has experience in or has demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and
challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group
6. Has experience in or has demonstrated commitment to research that engages underrepresented
7. Has expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural communication
and collaboration
8. Has research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education.
To ensure full consideration, apply via Interfolio by January 29, 2021. All additional inquiries should be addressed
to the search committee chair Dr. Charles Toombs, Department of Africana Studies, San Diego State University.