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Tenure Track Faculty - Pan African Studies (Ethnic Studies) 2 positions

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California State University, Sacramento
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California, United States
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Oct 19, 2022

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Tenure Track Faculty - Pan African Studies (Ethnic Studies) 2 positions

Job No: 518571
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Social Sciences, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time



COLLEGE: College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

DEPARTMENT: Ethnic Studies

POSITION TITLE: Tenure Track Faculty - Pan African Studies (Ethnic Studies) [2 Positions]

DEPARTMENT SUMMARY:

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: https://www.csus.edu/college/social-sciences-interdisciplinary-studies/ethnic-studies/.

POSITION DETAILS:

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 Diaspora.

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%.

JOB DUTIES:

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. https://www.csus.edu/college/social-sciences-interdisciplinary-studies/ethnic-studies/spotlight/area-f-criteria-page.html

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 communities.

5. Advising and mentoring a diverse student population.

6. Providing professional service within the department, college, and/or university.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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 Studies.

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 students.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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 Consciousness.

2. Ability to develop new lower division and upper division courses that reflect contemporary trends in Pan African Studies and/or Ethnic Studies.

3. Preference will be given to candidates with critical pedagogies and methodologies that reflect Pan African Studies/Ethnic Studies.

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.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

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:
  1. An application letter addressing the position description and qualifications (2 Page Limit)
  2. Curriculum Vitae that includes contact information for at least 3 references
  3. Evidence of teaching effectiveness such as student evaluations and/or a Teaching Philosophy Statement (2 Page Limit)
  4. 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)
  5. Unofficial copies of graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required at time of hire)
  6. 3 Letters of Recommendation - May be Required for Finalist(s) Only

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.

About Sacramento State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State's 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, and campus safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit https://www.csus.edu/administration-business-affairs/internal/your-hr/benefits/reasonable-accomodation.html.

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit https://www.csus.edu/compliance/hr-compliance/mandatory-dhr-training.html .

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at https://www.csus.edu/clery .
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Background Check Disclaimer
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/.

Out of State Employment

Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be available to perform work in the State of California if their assignment is in-person.

Eligibility Verification
Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).


Advertised: October 17, 2022 (9:00 AM)
Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

To apply, visit https://careers.csus.edu/en-us/job/518571/tenure-track-faculty-pan-african-studies-ethnic-studies-2-positions




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