Tenure Track Faculty - Pan African Studies (Ethnic Studies) 2
Instructional Faculty -
Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association,
Faculty - Social Sciences, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time
College of Social Sciences and
Tenure Track Faculty - Pan African
Studies (Ethnic Studies) [2 Positions]
The Ethnic Studies Department has been in existence for more than
50 years at Sacramento State. The Department is comprised of the
following programs: Asian American Studies, Chicanx/Latinx Studies,
General Ethnic Studies, Native American Studies, Pan African
Studies, and Teachers in Urban Settings or Teachers in Bilingual
Education. Ethnic Studies is a degree-granting interdisciplinary
program offering course work in the study of the past and present
histories, cultures, languages and issues that define ethnic group
experiences in the United States. In addition to its teaching
mission, the department is involved in research and community-based
projects. For more information about this department:
The Department of Ethnic Studies at invites applications for two
full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor positions beginning Fall
2023. The Ethnic Studies Department and the Pan-African Studies
Program seeks individuals who are knowledgeable in the African
The department seeks candidates that specialize in Black
Feminism/Pan African Womanist Experience and/or the Pan African
Diaspora with focus in one or more of the following areas: Peoples,
communities and/or transnational connections within the Black
Atlantic Region including but not limited to: the Caribbean;
Central America; South America; new African Diaspora populations
and communities developing throughout the United States.
In our retention, tenure and promotion decisions, teaching is
weighed 55%, research is 15%, University service is 15% and
community service is 15%.
1. Teaching our undergraduate and/or graduate Ethnic Studies
courses including: ETHN 11: Introduction to Ethnic Studies; ETHN
70: Introduction to Pan African Studies; ETHN 170: Pan African
Studies, and ETHN 100: Ethnic America.
2. Teaching General Education Area F.
3. Engaging in an active research agenda/scholarly activities in
Pan African Studies/Ethnic Studies.
4. Developing partnerships and/or engage in community
activism/organizing within African American and/or African Diaspora
5. Advising and mentoring a diverse student population.
6. Providing professional service within the department, college,
1) Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies, Pan African Studies, or related
discipline. J.D. (Juris Doctor), Ed.D., or ABD candidates will be
considered. If ABD, candidates will be required to complete the
doctoral degree by August 1, 2023.
2) Specialization in critical, comparative, intersectional, and/or
interdisciplinary, approaches of Pan African Studies
3) Specialization in Black Feminism/Pan African Womanist Experience
and/or a specialty in the Pan African Diaspora with focus in one or
more of the following areas: Peoples, communities and/or
transnational connections within the Black Atlantic Region
including but not limited to: the Caribbean; Central America; South
America; new African Diaspora populations and communities
developing throughout the United States.
4) Demonstrate an active research agenda that reflects relevant
and/or contemporary trends in Pan African Studies and Ethnic
5) Demonstrate the ability to develop partnerships and/or engage in
community activism/organizing within African American and/or
African Diaspora communities.
6) Demonstrate the ability to teach courses that satisfy GE area F,
such as ETHN 11: Introduction to Ethnic Studies and ETHN 70:
Introduction to Pan African Studies.
7) Demonstrate the ability to teach undergraduate upper-division
Ethnic Studies courses such as ETHN 100: Ethnic America, ETHN 170:
Pan African Studies and ETHN 194: Research in Ethnic Studies.
8) Demonstrate the ability to develop upper division courses in Pan
African Studies and/or Ethnic Studies.
9) Experience working effectively with diverse populations such as
first-generation college, low-income, underserved, underrepresented
1. Ability to teach one or more of the following courses: ETHN 71:
Leadership in the African Diaspora; ETHN 72: Black Images in
Popular Culture; ETHN 117 Black Political Thought; ETHN 141
Politics of the African Diaspora; ETHN 172 Black Women in America;
ETHN 173 The Black Family in the United States; ETHN 177A: Genocide
and Human Rights: Africa and ETHN 179: Black Music and Black
2. Ability to develop new lower division and upper division courses
that reflect contemporary trends in Pan African Studies and/or
3. Preference will be given to candidates with critical pedagogies
and methodologies that reflect Pan African Studies/Ethnic
4. Ability to mentor first-generation college, low-income,
underserved, underrepresented students.
5. Experience as a teaching assistant, college/university lecturer,
or professor in Pan African Studies/Ethnic Studies courses.
6. Experience in creating and integrating anti-racism in the
curriculum and classroom.
Screening of completed application files will begin on November 21,
2022. The position will remain open until filled.
A complete application is required and must include:
- An application letter addressing the position description and
qualifications (2 Page Limit)
- Curriculum Vitae that includes contact information for at least
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness such as student evaluations
and/or a Teaching Philosophy Statement (2 Page Limit)
- Diversity/Equity Statement that demonstrates experience working
effectively with diverse populations such as first-generation
college, low-income, underserved, underrepresented students (no
more than two pages)
- Unofficial copies of graduate transcripts (official transcripts
will be required at time of hire)
- 3 Letters of Recommendation - May be Required for Finalist(s)
Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs
website located at https://careers.csus.edu/en-us/listing/
Instructions on how to apply can also be found at this link.
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October 17, 2022 (9:00 AM)
Open Until Filled
To apply, visit https://careers.csus.edu/en-us/job/518571/tenure-track-faculty-pan-african-studies-ethnic-studies-2-positions