About the University:
California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) opened in
2002 as the newest campus in the California State University
system. Since that time, the University has grown and developed
into one of the premier public universities, not only in the
California State University system, but also in the nation. Indeed,
U.S. News & World Report listed CSUCI as 20th among “Top Public
Schools” in its 2021 edition of Best Colleges Rankings. In 2020,
CollegeNET also ranked CSUCI 20th out of over 1,449 schools in its
“Social Mobility Index,” and Money Magazine rated CSUCI as the 15th
“Most Transformative College” in the nation.
CSUCI is a public comprehensive university that engages students
in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a
global society. The University is located in Ventura County and is
home to more than 6,900 undergraduate and 239 graduate students.
Approximately 55% of CSUCI’s students are Pell Grant eligible, and
approximately 62% are first-generation college students. CSUCI is
also proud to be designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution
(HSI), with 55% of its undergraduate students self-identifying as
Latinx, 25% as White, 6% as Asian/Asian American, 4% as
multiracial, and 2% as Black/African American. In 2019, CSUCI was
awarded Excelencia in Education’s inaugural “Seal of Excelencia”
for its facilitation of Latinx student success.
CSUCI is committed to diversifying its faculty in order to
address students’ ever-changing needs in the 21st century. The
University is also taking steps to confront racism and to advocate
for social justice. To this end, CSUCI encourages applicants to
apply who are motivated to serve and contribute to the university’s
tenure-track body, which self-identifies as 62% White, 21% Latinx,
9% Asian/Asian American, and 2% Black/African American.
CSUCI is committed to recruiting individuals who are dedicated
to furthering inclusive excellence in our campus community. We seek
to enhance our diverse University population by welcoming people
from all backgrounds, and by working to sustain an environment
where colleagues can not only work and learn, but also create and
CSUCI Mission Statement:
Placing students at the center of the educational experience,
California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate
and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across
disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential
and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and
CSUCI’s Commitment to You:
CSUCI is committed to helping newly hired faculty develop a
sense of belonging in a collaborative and supportive community
dedicated to providing resources and opportunities for establishing
and sustaining a research agenda and engaging in continuous
improvement in equitable teaching and learning.
About the Programs:
California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) invites
applications for open ranked (Assistant, Associate, and Full
Professor) faculty candidates who have a pro-active commitment to
curriculum, pedagogy and/or research that address systemic racism,
anti-racism, or the experiences of Black communities in the U.S.
Although this call is multidisciplinary, the hired faculties may
have a joint-appointment or affiliated status with Africana
Studies, or collaborate from within the hiring department.
Below is a list of the disciplines participating in this cluster
hiring search as well as a brief description of their hiring
priorities related to anti-racism and teaching, research and/or
service related to Black/African American populations:
- The mission of the Africana Studies minor at CSUCI is to
support the development of critical consciousness, intellectual
curiosity, and principles among our students by facilitating and
rewarding sustained interdisciplinary study of the people and
cultures of Africa and of African descent. The Minor in Africana
Studies explores the cultures, histories, philosophies,
experiences, and multiple ways of knowing engaged in by people of
African descent globally.
- The ideal candidate will have experience in program building
and developing a major in Africana Studies. Preferred expertise in
Africana/African American Studies, African American History, Ethnic
Studies, American Studies, Critical Race Theory, and/or
- The mission of the Anthropology program at CSUCI is to foster
an inclusive academic environment that stimulates social and
intellectual growth by providing critical interdisciplinary
perspectives on human social and biological diversity across space
and time by teaching key theoretical concepts recognizing that the
multifaceted nature of human communities and the practical skills
necessary for academic and professional success.
- The hiring program priorities are for a medical anthropologist
or a historical archaeologist with academic/research focus on
Black/African American populations to continue the growth of the
department and assist our expansion into high demand fields that
improve the lives of countless individuals from communities
experiencing historical and contemporary practices related to
discrimination, exclusion, racism, and disinvestment.
- The Chemistry program is dedicated to creating a culture of
student engagement, favoring knowledge construction over knowledge
acquisition. We center undergraduate research in our curriculum,
build course-based research experiences into many classes, support
active learning in all classes, and are actively working to build
connections with regional stakeholder communities (e.g., K-12,
community engagement, industry).
- The hiring priorities are for a faculty member whose research
and/or expertise focuses on inclusive pedagogies in STEM
curriculum, including a focus on minoritized populations.
Candidates might have disciplinary expertise in a range of areas
(e.g., Analytical, Biochemistry, Computational, Organic, Inorganic,
or Physical), and have expertise in creation of inclusive practices
in teaching and research.
- Chicana/o Studies (CHS) was founded as part of the Third World
Liberation Front’s efforts to establish Ethnic Studies in U.S.
colleges and universities.
CHS at CSUCI uses a transborder approach to examine racial and
social justice issues through its interdisciplinary curriculum,
critical pedagogy, community engagement/service learning projects,
and culturally relevant programming.
- CHS hiring priority is for a faculty member in Ethnic Studies,
Black Studies or Chicana/o Studies whose teaching and/or research
is in Afro-Latinidad or Black-Latinx relations.
- The mission of the Health Sciences Program is to prepare future
health professionals who are competent, compassionate, creative and
critical thinkers, and whose work addresses health disparities in
the community. Our vision is a just and equitable world of
physically, mentally, and socially healthy people living in healthy
communities. Rapidly growing and currently enrolling about 700
majors, a majority of whom are historically underrepresented and
first generation students, the program prioritizes meeting student
- The program hiring priority is for a faculty member in Minority
Health and Health Disparities, with a specific focus in the African
Political Science and Global
- The Performing Arts - Theater emphasis program is in the
process of being redesigned into a Theater and Performance Studies
program, and aims to provide an inclusive learning environment that
promotes and values creativity, collaboration, and culture through
the lens of theater and performance, offering students a strong
foundation of performance skills in the areas of theater as well as
new media. Coursework is anchored in imagination, individual
experiences, current and historical events, and the performance
traditions of diverse cultures, all as sources of artistic
expression and intellectual inquiry.
- The program hiring priorities are for someone who can bring
needed expertise in an intersection of Africana Studies,
Performance Studies, and Theater Studies and Practice to our
- The mission of the Political Science and Global Studies program
centers on the principles of constitutional democracy, inclusion,
participation, and global citizenship. The Program of Political
Science cultivates students and teacher-scholar faculty in
integrative, research-based understandings of political systems and
public sectors. We focus on long-term student success as
demonstrated by life-long civic engagement and achievement in a
broad spectrum of careers in express service of the mission pillars
- The program hiring priorities are for a Political Theory
faculty member engaged in critical anti-racist scholarship and
- The mission of the Psychology program is to provide academic
training in Psychology through a variety of approaches and
perspectives. The Psychology Program exposes students to
educational experiences that provide excellent training in
Psychology and helps them meet program learning outcomes. Our
coursework further prepares students to function in a world of
diverse cultural, economic, ethnic, historical, and political
- The program hiring priorities are for a faculty member who is
engaged in research on racism and inclusion, up-to-date with the
contemporary theories in these areas, and engages students in
research on discrimination, ethnic disparities, and/or ethnic
About the Positions:
Studies Program seeks a professor (open rank) with
teaching and research focus on Africana/African American Studies
addressing experiences of Black communities in the U.S. and the
diaspora; dedicated to anti-racism, equity, and creating systemic
change for our campus and region; and committed to community
engagement and a spirit of collaboration to help develop the
nascent minor into a major. Field of specialization open;
initial disciplinary home for tenure and promotion will align with
The Anthropology Program
seeks a teacher-scholar colleague (open rank) with expertise in
either Medical Anthropology or Historical Archaeology. For Medical
Anthropology, we seek a scholar with an overarching scholarly
agenda focused on issues of health equity/disparities in
Black/African American communities in the U.S. and/or the diaspora.
For Historical Archaeology, we seek a scholar focused on
Black/African American/African Diaspora communities with a
willingness to develop a program in California or the American
West. Additionally, the program has a strong preference for
candidates engaged in applied and/or advocacy activities and who
engage students in high impact practices.
The Chemistry Program
seeks a professor (open rank) with teaching and/or research focus
on inclusive, culturally sustaining instructional practices and
dedicated to anti-racism, equity, and the creation of systemic
change for our campus and region. Fields of specialization open,
including Analytical, Biochemistry, Computational, Organic,
Inorganic, or Physical Chemistry.
Studies Program seeks a professor (open rank) with expertise in
Afro-Latinidad and Black-Brown relations and who can expand our
teaching on the diverse histories and cultural expressions of
African descent populations in the U.S. Latinx communities. We are
particularly interested in scholars who focus on African-diasporic
peoples, cultures, and histories with particular attention to race,
racism, diaspora, identity and social justice movements.
The Health Sciences
Program seeks a teacher-scholar colleague (open rank) with
expertise in the broad area of Minority Health and Health
Disparities, with specific focus in the African American community.
This position aims to develop and integrate current topics in
health disparities within the curriculum, as well as to enhance the
capacity of program faculty and students to incorporate health
disparities within their ongoing scholarship and education, so as
to fully address the program’s mission statement. Candidates are
expected to be able to teach across the curriculum, and to involve
students in research and scholarship.
The Performing Arts
Program seeks a professor (open rank) to assist in reorienting
Theater curriculum to acknowledge the origins, contributions, and
confluences of African, Latin, Asian, European, and the Indigenous
peoples of North and South America on the theatrical and related
performance forms we practice today, and analyze the roles of the
theater and performance as they relate to race and racism, class,
gender, sexuality, religion, spirituality, national origin,
immigration status, ability, tribal citizenship, sovereignty,
language, and/or age in diverse contemporary as well as historical
cultures and societies.
The Political Science
Program seeks a teacher-scholar colleague (open rank) for a
Political Theory position engaged in scholarship and critical,
anti-racist pedagogy, with the opportunity for this scholar to
become involved with the African Studies minor.
The Psychology Program seeks
a colleague (open rank) who is up-to-date with theoretical and
Psychology disciplinary approaches related to racism and inclusion.
The candidate must demonstrate a commitment and ability to teach,
mentor, and work with a diverse student population. Students and
the CI campus community have a strong social justice interest; the
potential candidate will provide opportunities for students to
learn and engage in research on discrimination, ethnic disparities,
and/or ethnic identity and provide mentorship for those who desire
to work with Black communities after graduation.
Minimum Degree Requirements:
Applicants must have a terminal degree in a discipline relevant
to each program participating in this call, or closely related
fields, at time of appointment.
- Applicants with a terminal degree with scholarship, teaching,
and service that focus on anti-racism, specifically addressing the
experiences of Black communities in the U.S. as well as personal
lived experience of these issues will be considered.
- Demonstrated success in building and sustaining academic
programs that advance
cultural engagement, profound commitment to the stewardship of
equity and inclusion, deep understanding of the ideas and practice
of social justice, and enthusiasm to reflect these values.
- Demonstrated clear understanding of the racialized challenges
faced by our diverse
student body and equally diverse surrounding community.
- Record of effective teaching at the university level,
achievement in scholarship or creative activities, and
- Evidence of commitment to student success and diversity in
- Evidence of commitment and ability to work in teams.
- Evidence of commitment to one's own discipline and to the
- Applicants should demonstrate the commitment to effectively
work with and engage a diverse student population and evidence of
how they would successfully mentor minoritized students with
special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, American Indian,
and Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander students.
- Demonstrated record of success in teaching, research, and
community service with anti-racism and Black/African American
populations and/or Africana Studies, with a strong record of
mentoring underrepresented Black students and faculty.
- Experience in program building and developing a major in
- Outstanding entrepreneurial, interpersonal, communication, and
skills to develop and support anti-racist leaders and
- Experience in and commitment to ongoing, outcomes-based,
program assessment of
teaching and learning.
- Experience in on-line or blended teaching and course
- Develop and teach courses for hiring departments that engage
curriculum and pedagogy that address a variety of manifestations of
systemic racism, anti-racism, or the experiences of Black
communities in the U.S.
- Produce scholarly work and publications in the area of
- Participate in the development of the new Africana Studies
Program, which currently offers a minor, to include an Africana
- We are looking for scholars who are dedicated to anti-racism,
equity, and creating systemic change for our campus and our region;
someone committed to community engagement and dedicated to a spirit
- Service activities in the hiring department, School of Arts and
Sciences, University, and Community.
- Advise students and expose students to diverse forms of
Screening of applications will begin 9/8/2021.
Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening
deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.
Applicants must submit the following
- A letter of application,
- Current curriculum vitae,
- Names and email addresses of three references,
- A statement describing your experience mentoring and/or working
with minoritized students with a special focus on Latinx,
Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander and
American Indian students, and
- A teaching philosophy describing how you plan to engage and
interact with students, with a special focus on Latinx,
Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander, and
American Indian students.
In later phases of the search process, applicants may be
requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and
Submit all required materials to the CSUCI Careers application
web address below:
Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule:
Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience.
The University offers excellent fringe benefits.
Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.
At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S.
citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and
Immigration Services to work in the United States.
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
CSUCI 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 Faculty Affairs