Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies

California State University - Chico
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 6, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, American Studies, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Other Humanities, Women's & Gender Studies, Administrative, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
Recruitment Details

Recruitment Number FA0235 Posting Period
Initial Review Date: November 15, 2021. Complete applications received after that date may be considered. Working Title Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies Class Title Instructional Faculty Level/Range/Grade 3 Salary Range (From $ to $) Salary commensurate with education and experience Department Multicultural & Gender Studies Number of Positions 1 FLSA Code Exempt Status Tenure-Track Full-time/part-time (if part-time, indicate time base) Fulltime Shift varies Pay Plan Academic Year CBU/MOU R03 - CFA Faculty Quick Link
Position Information
Assistant Tenure-Track Professor of Asian American Studies. California State University, Chico is seeking faculty who are competent in their field, excellent teachers, collaborative with colleagues and staff, and committed to student success. We are seeking a tenure-track position in Asian American Studies. Candidates must be able to teach general and comparative Asian American courses. Area of specialization is open, but a strong preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated teaching and research interests in one or more of the following areas: Hmong American Studies, Critical Hmong Studies, Transnational Hmong Studies with a contemporary U.S. focus, South Asian American Studies, Pacific Islander Studies, Community Studies, the Asian American family, Asian American Contemporary Issues, Asian American Community Research, Asian American popular culture, and Asian American Religion. Minimum Education and Experience
The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in a relevant discipline, with a strong research and teaching background in Multicultural Studies/Inter-Ethnic Studies, using an intersectional lens. Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate may be considered; however, all requirements for conferral of the degree must be met no later than August 17, 2022. Additional Requirements and Responsibilities for this position
Expectations include: pursuing research and/or creative activities; teaching a variety of courses in Multicultural &Gender Studies (including GE) through an intersectional lens, including courses within the area of specialty Asian American Studies and service within MCGS (e.g. outreach, recruitment, retention, mentoring, and otherwise helping foster the success of students; student advising; curricular development; and honors thesis direction, etc.) as well as at the levels of College, University, and Profession. The successful candidate will work with other colleagues to accomplish our MCGS Strategic Plan and build enrollment in our intersectional programs. Teaching assignments are based upon qualifications of the individual and the needs of the department.

Effective September 30, 2021, the CSU will require faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID -19 or have received a medical or religious exemption. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at Questions can be sent to:

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 (revised July 21, 2017) 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. Recruitment Preferences
Preference for candidates with experience in mentoring, outreach and retention efforts with students of color and/or students from other historically underserved groups; demonstrated proficiency with interdisciplinary, inclusive and/or student-centered pedagogy ;training and experience in high quality online teaching and learning; involvement in curriculum development and/or program development; and/or knowledge of and/or established relationships (or strong potential for establishing relationships) with Asian American/Hmong American communities in Northern California. Experience in leadership and broader knowledge of university processes are also a plus. Contact & Special Recruitment Information
Job-related questions should be directed to:
Dr. Susan Green, Search Committee Chair
530-898-5158 Benefits
CSU, Chico offers a defined benefit retirement plan through the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS). See retirement plan benefits at: . Benefits Information
This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible). About the University, Hiring Department and Community
The Department: Multicultural and Gender Studies is the academic face of diversity and inclusion at CSU Chico, ever striving to embody, inculcate, promote and celebrate the values of multicultural respect, awareness and understanding as fundamental to the socially and environmentally responsible democratic citizen. We are a diverse community of scholars and activists working together to critically examine gender, sexuality, socioeconomic class, ability, race, and ethnicity and to cultivate social justice through informed activism. MCGS offers one major (two options) and seven minors. See and for more information.

The University: California State University, Chico is a fully accredited, state-supported member of a 23- campus CSU system. The university is a residential campus serving a diverse student body of approximately 17,000.

Founded in 1887, CSU, Chico offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the Colleges of Behavioral and Social Sciences; Communication and Education; Computer Science, Engineering and Construction Management; Humanities and Fine Arts; Natural Sciences; Business; and, Agriculture.

As a comprehensive university serving Northern California and other regions nationally and internationally, our first priority is the education of our students. We are committed to assisting students in their search for knowledge and understanding and to prepare them with the attitudes, skills and habits of lifelong learning in order to assume responsibility in a democratic community and global society.

CSU, Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status and only employ individuals authorized to work in the U.S.

We acknowledge and are mindful that CSU, Chico stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda.

An annual security report disclosing crime statistics for California State University, Chico can be obtained by contacting the Chico State University Police Department (530-898-5555) or by visiting:

All positions are contingent on funding.

The Community: With a population of nearly 110,000, Chico is located in the Sacramento Valley near the foothills of the Sierra Nevada range. It is 180 miles northeast of San Francisco and 90 miles north of Sacramento and offers a reasonable cost of living compared to metropolitan areas.

Chico retains the charm of a small town while offering medical services, excellent public and private schools, and many cultural and recreational activities. The city’s Bidwell Park, one of the largest municipal parks, extends from the city center along a creek deep into the foothills and surrounding canyons. For more information:
Open Date 10/06/2021 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Supplemental Information

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  3. Cover Letter including how you have addressed, or plan to address teaching to diverse student groups
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