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Assistant Professor Position Department of Multicultural and Gender Studies African American Studies

California State University, Chico
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Mar 5, 2021

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The Position: Assistant Tenure-Track Professor

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Initial Review Date: 04/05/21 complete applications received after that date may be considered.

How to Apply: Applicants must provide a current cover letter demonstrating a commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds, a CV, and contact information of three professional references.

All applicants must apply online at:
Applications submitted via email or in-person to the department will not be considered.

Minimum Qualifications: The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in a relevant discipline, with a strong research and teaching background in Multicultural/Inter-Ethnic Studies, using an intersectional lens. Candidates nearing completion of the terminal degree may be considered; however, all requirements for conferral of the degree must be met no later than August 17, 2021.

Additionally, candidates must demonstrate:
(1) solid preparation and interest in contemporary African American issues and identities;
(2) evidence of cultural knowledge of and experience with the community(ies) of study;
(3) potential excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level;

Preferred Qualifications: Preference for candidates with experience in mentoring, outreach and retention efforts with students of color and/or students from other historically underserved groups; demonstrated proficiency with interdisciplinary, inclusive and/or student-centered pedagogy; established or potential for establishing relationship with African American communities in Northern California.

Responsibilities: Expectations include: pursuing research and/or creative activities; teaching a variety of courses in Multicultural & Gender Studies (including GE) through an intersectional lens, including courses within the area of African American Studies and service within MCGS (e.g. outreach, recruitment, retention, mentoring, and otherwise helping foster the success of students; student advising; curricular development; and honors thesis direction, etc.) as well as at the levels of College, University, and Profession. The successful candidate will work with other colleagues to accomplish our MCGS Strategic Plan and build enrollment in our intersectional programs. Teaching assignments are based upon qualifications of the individual and the needs of the department.

The Department: Multicultural and Gender Studies is the academic face of diversity and inclusion at CSU Chico, ever striving to embody, inculcate, promote and celebrate the values of multicultural respect, awareness and understanding as fundamental to the socially and environmentally responsible democratic citizen. We are a diverse community of scholars and activists working together to critically examine gender, sexuality, socioeconomic class, ability, race, and ethnicity and to cultivate social justice through informed activism. MCGS offers one major (two options) and seven minors. See and for more information. 

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