Position: Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies (Asian
Job#: 23/24 SSE 12
Academic Year: 2023-2024
Available: August 2023
Department of Ethnic Studies
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Hwy
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022
Dr. Doreen Anderson-Facile, Chair
Department of Sociology
Application Deadline: Review begins on/about December 1, 2022 and
continues until the position is filled.
University Background: California State University, Bakersfield
(CSUB), founded in 1970, is a regional, comprehensive university
serving the southern San Joaquin Valley of California. CSUB's
service area covers nearly 25,000 square miles and is home to a
socially and ethnically diverse population of over 11,000 students.
CSUB is the only four-year degree granting institution within a
100-mile radius. Due to this, CSUB has a vital role in the
educational obtainment, economic development, and quality of life
within the region. The accolades CSUB has received include
Washington Monthly's #2 Best Bang for the Buck for Western Colleges
(2018), Washington Monthly's #6 Best Affordable Elite Colleges and
#17 out of 200 for Graduate Schools, and "A Top Public School" by
US News and World Report (2019).
CSUB serves 9,800 undergraduate students and 1,400 graduate,
credential, and post-baccalaureate students. 63.5% of CSUB's
students are Hispanic/Latinx, 4.9% are African-American, 0.2% are
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 0.5% are American Indian/Alaskan Native,
7.1% are Asian, and 2.3% are multiracial. CSUB is a federally
designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).
Commitment to Diversity: The Department of Ethnic Studies within
the School of Social Sciences and Education at CSUB is committed to
academic and inclusive excellence and diversity within the faculty,
staff, and student body.
School Information: The School of Social Sciences and Education has
an enrollment of more than 5,000 students composed of ten
departments: Advanced Educational Studies, Child, Adolescent, and
Family Studies, Criminal Justice, Ethnic Studies, Kinesiology,
Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, and Teacher
Education. For additional information about the School's programs,
visit its web page at http://www.csub.edu/sse/
Department Information: The Department of Ethnic Studies was
approved and confirmed in late Fall 2021 and became the tenth
department in the SSE. As the newest academic unit, the Department
is committed to growing its curricular offerings and collaborations
with campus stakeholders and community partners. With faculty
expertise in the areas of Black Studies, Chicanx/Latinx Studies,
and Pacific Islander/Asian American Studies, the Department offers
approved GE-lower division courses in Chicanx/Latinx Studies,
Pacific Islander/Asian American Studies, and general Ethnic Studies
for undergraduate students can satisfy the Area F (Ethnic Studies
GE requirement) in several ways. Located in the heart of
California's central valley and the birthplace of farmworker labor
protests and activisms, the Department of Ethnic Studies is
committed to sustaining an anti-racist, feminist, and liberatory
education for current and future students so they may become active
agents of change for their communities and our world.
Position Description: The Department of Ethnic Studies at
California State University Bakersfield invites candidates to apply
for one Tenure-Track faculty position in Asian American
Studies/Indigenous Studies to begin in Fall 2023. Candidates will
be expected to teach an introductory lower-division Ethnic Studies
survey course that examines racialized groups in the United States,
including Asian-Americans, Black Americans, Indigenous/Native
Americans, Latina/o/x/Chicana/o/x Americans, and Native Hawaiians
and Pacific Islanders, and encouraged to develop new courses
according to expertise and curricular need.
1) Earned a Ph.D. (ABD with degree completed before start date) in
Ethnic Studies, or closely related discipline, from an accredited
2) Evidence of effective teaching.
3) Demonstrated commitment to teaching undergraduates from diverse
socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds, including
4) Evidence of potential to conduct independent research in the
area of expertise and mentor undergraduate students in
5) Possess a commitment to promote equity and inclusion through
teaching, research, and service at CSUB.
1) Teaching experience using a variety of teaching modalities (in
person, synchronous, asynchronous).
2) Experience with teaching comparative Ethnic Studies survey
courses and developing courses in area of expertise.
3) Demonstrate a commitment to department (i.e., curricular,
4) Experience with academic advising and student mentorship.
Application Materials: To be considered, complete applications must
include: 1) Cover letter; 2) current curriculum vitae; 3) statement
of teaching philosophy; 4) research statement; 5) diversity,
equity, inclusion statement; 6) copy of university transcripts
verifying academic record and award of doctorate (or anticipated
date of award); and 7) List of three (3) references with contact
information. All applications materials should be sent
electronically as one PDF in the order listed above to: https://apptrkr.com/3596884/spanspan
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Background Check: 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 position.
Mandated Reporter: The person holding this position is 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
Clery Act: CSUB's annual crime report includes statistics for the
previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on
campus, in certain off-campus centers, such as our Antelope Valley
Satellite Campus and on property within, or immediately adjacent to
and accessible from CSUB. The report also includes policies
concerning security on campus, such as alcohol and drug use, crime
prevention, reporting crimes, sexual assault, and other subjects.
Additionally, a daily log of offenses is maintained and can be
reviewed at the front desk of the Department of Public Safety. You
can obtain a copy of the annual report by contacting the Department
of Public Safety/ University Police at (661) 654-2111 or by logging
on to: https://www.csub.edu/compliance/Clery
EEO Statement: CSUB is committed to Equal Employment. Opportunity.
Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age,
color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital
status, disability or covered veterans' status.