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Associate or Full Professor - Central American and Transborder Studies 24-62

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California State University, Northridge
Location
California, United States
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Salary Not specified
Date posted
Mar 4, 2024

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Associate or Full Professor - Central American and Transborder Studies 24-62



Tenure-Track Faculty Position Announcement

Department: Central American and Transborder Studies

Faculty Hire Number: #24-62

Rank: Associate or Full Professor

Effective Date of Appointment: August 21, 2024 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary: $93,000 for Associate Professor; $102,000 for Full Professor
*If hired as Department Chair, salary is increased 15% plus a stipend for a 12-month position.

CSUN's Commitment to You:

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation, and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

As a Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI), inclusiveness and diversity are integral to CSUN's commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement. As of Fall 2023, CSUN enrolls ~36,000 students, where 55.7% are Latinx, 19.7% are White, 8.9% are Asian-American, 5.0% are Black/African American, 0.1% are Native American, and 0.1% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.

For more information about the University, visit: http://www.csun.edu

About the College:

For more information about the College of Humanities see: https://www.csun.edu/humanities

About the Department:

For more information about the Department of Central American and Transborder Studies see: https://www.csun.edu/humanities/central-american-transborder-studies

Position:

The Department of Central American and Transborder Studies at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is seeking a tenure-track faculty member in Central American and Transborder Studies at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor for an academic year position. If qualified, the new hire could be appointed to the role of department chair at the time of hire or in the future. The Department Chair role is a 12-month position.

The successful candidate will teach in Central American and Transborder Studies (CATS) and have research interests in issues that engage Central American communities in the Central American region and the Diaspora. The candidate's research will center Central American cultures and transborder epistemologies that emphasize human rights, justice, labor, migration, youth, family separation, and organizing through critical race, people's movement, environmental healing, and/or transnationalism analyses. The candidate must have a commitment to work and collaborate with the Central American community in Los Angeles and the southern California region.

The associate/full professor position requires weekly office hours, , participation in assessment of student learning, and service to the department, college, and university. The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which he/she/they are housed for recommending tenure and promotion. Given CSUN's commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement in a diverse environment, the successful candidate will help the Department achieve equitable academic outcomes for all students through teaching, student mentorship, scholarship, and service.

If hired as chair, the new hire will lead the department to further its excellence in teaching and research through innovation and collaboration; strategic planning with departmental, college, university, local, national, and international communities; overseeing budgets; personnel and facility management; faculty development; student recruitment and retention; curriculum development; and other required duties such as planning and facilitation of faculty meetings. The Chair will report to the Dean and will work collaboratively with other departments in the College of Humanities. The initial appointment as chair is for a three-year term and is renewable for an additional three-year term.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will help the Department achieve equitable outcomes for all students through teaching, student mentorship, scholarship, and service.

Required Qualifications:
  • Doctorate or Terminal Degree from an accredited institution with research emphasis in Central American Studies, Ethnic Studies, or closely related field.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching undergraduate courses focused on Central American and Transborder Studies and Ethnic Studies topics and discourses
  • Research and scholarly expertise (i.e., publications and conference presentations) in Central American and Transborder Studies, Mesoamerican Studies, Labor Studies, or closely related fields
  • Evidence of effective engagement, pedagogy, and mentoring of a culturally diverse student body

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to communicate and interact in Spanish and/or Indigenous languages
  • Experience with or potential to develop and teach courses in areas such as domestic labor, migration, and transnational studies
  • Evidence of or potential for collaborating with other Ethnic Studies programs and fostering interdisciplinary work
  • Experience with or potential to engage with local communities, particularly the Central American Diaspora and/or region
  • To be considered for Department Chair, evidence of or potential to conduct relevant administrative experience and ability to assume the role of CATS department chair. CATS chair responsibilities include leading the department to further its excellence in teaching and research through innovation and collaboration; strategic planning with departmental, college, university, local, national, and international communities; overseeing budgets, personnel and facility management, faculty development, student recruitment and retention, curriculum development, and other required duties.

  • Faculty Responsibilities:

    Faculty success at CSUN is measured by three criteria: teaching effectiveness; contributions to one's field of study; and service to the University and Community. The standard teaching assignment is 12 units (4 courses per semester). However, new probationary (untenured) faculty members in their first two years teach 9 units per semester (3 courses). Successful candidates should be able to teach courses offered by the Department. Faculty members are encouraged to develop new courses as needed by the Department.

    Peer-reviewed publications are important for tenure and promotion, and CSUN faculty members can apply for competitive awards that provide course releases for research or fund travel for research. Presentations at academic conferences are supported with annual travel funds. Tenure-line faculty members participate in shared governance, usually in Department, College, and University committees and other service assignments.

    Application Deadline:

    Screening of applications will begin March 22, 2024. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

    How to Apply:

    Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN online application. To apply and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link: www.csun.edu/careers.

    Inquiries may be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Douglas Carranza at douglas.carranza@csun.edu

    Applicants must submit:

    (1) Cover Letter that addresses how you fulfill the qualifications listed above. Where relevant, discuss in depth, specific examples

    (2) CV. Please also include the names and contact info for at least three professional references

    (3) Sample syllabus

    In later stages of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide additional materials, including sample writings and/or teaching philosophy.

    At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.

    General Information:

    In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line here. Print copies are available by request from the Department of Police Services, the Office for Faculty Affairs, and the Office of Equity and Diversity.

    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 position.

    CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination based on 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 Nondiscrimination Policy. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Dr. Yarma Velazquez at 818/677-3314.


    To apply, visit https://careers.pageuppeople.com/873/nr/en-us/job/535964/associate-or-full-professor-central-american-and-transborder-studies-2462




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