Tenure Track Faculty - Women's and Gender Studies
Instructional Faculty -
Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association,
Faculty - Social Sciences, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time
: College of Social Sciences and
: Women's and Gender Studies
Assistant Professor of Black
Women's and Gender Studies is a dynamic interdisciplinary
department preparing students to be future leaders, scholars, and
social justice activists. We are dedicated to studying the social
production of gender and women's experiences in relation to
formations of sexuality, race, class, nationality, ability, ageism,
and other categories of difference. Scholarship and research in the
field of women's and gender studies emphasize the importance of
connecting what students learn in the classroom to political
projects and personal experiences.
Our curriculum empowers students to be agents of change in their
communities and society. It provides them tools to examine
relations of gender in local, national, and global contexts. Our
courses situate gender within specific historical and cultural
contexts, allowing students to examine how our lives are shaped by
social and economic institutions, political movements, and
individual experiences. “Putting Theory into Practice” since 1971,
we place a strong emphasis on community involvement and activism,
and we offer many opportunities for internships and service work
The B.S. in Women's and Gender Studies prepares students for
careers in education, as professors, teachers, or curriculum
specialists; counseling, as school counselors, psychological or
family therapists; law; health; human services; student services;
and public service.
Sacramento State has been ranked as the 2nd most diverse campus in
the Western United States, and has official designations as an
Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution
(AANAPISI) and as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). More than
two-thirds of the student population identify as students of color,
and 31% are first-generation students. Sacramento State provides
robust support services for students, including mental health
services, resources to help students with basic needs, and programs
to help underrepresented student groups. The department and College
are committed to providing resources to support the startup and
ongoing success of faculty in pedagogy, scholarship, and service as
well as facilitating opportunities for additional engagement and
advancement on campus, and meaningful work in the region.
The department of Women's & Gender Studies is inviting
applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in
Black Feminisms starting Fall 2022. As a department advocating
social justice and intersectionality as core principles of our
program, we emphasize diversity in our curriculum and all our
hiring. New tenure track faculty have a reduced course load in the
first two years.
- Teach a wide range of courses in Women's & Gender Studies,
such as Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, Introduction to
the Women's Movement, Gender, Race & Class, Women of Color, and
Seminar in Feminist Theory.
- Propose and teach introductory, mid-level and advanced
undergraduate courses in areas of expertise.
- Supervise students in independent study and fieldwork
- Engage in research and scholarship.
- Engage in Service to the College and University.
- Engage in community service.
- Involve in student advising and mentoring, and in the
recruitment of majors.
- Work as an integral member of the Department, actively
contributing to curriculum and department building.
- Ph.D. in Women's and Gender Studies or Ph.D. in other social
science disciplines such as Ethnic Studies, American Studies,
Cultural Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, or Political
Science with research focus on women's and gender issues. ABD
candidates will be considered. If ABD, candidates will be required
to complete the doctoral degree by January 2023.
Special Knowledge, Abilities and Experience:
- Specialization in Black Feminisms with focus on racialization
and racism in the United States.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the Women's & Gender Studies
- Demonstrated ability to teach courses from intersectional
- Ability to propose and teach new courses in areas of
- Ability to conduct independent research.
- Ability to demonstrate an interdisciplinary approach to Women's
& Gender Studies.
- Ability to work with diverse students and colleagues, success
in creating inclusive classrooms, and experiences with a variety of
teaching methods and curricular perspectives.
- We welcome all areas of specialization related to Black
Feminisms, preferably from candidates with an interdisciplinary
background in the social sciences to complement the department's
existing strengths in the humanities.
- Teaching experience in a Women's & Gender Studies
department using intersectional feminist frameworks.
- Teaching that reflects an interdisciplinary approach to Women's
& Gender Studies.
- Ability to propose and teach introductory, breadth, and
advanced undergraduate courses in areas such as Black feminist
intellectual history, school-to-prison pipeline, family and child
welfare, criminal legal system, gender and racial violence, Black
women's experiences with interpersonal and institutional racism,
media and technology, activism and organizing, climate justice and
- Ability to teach large as well as small size classes.
- Experience or interest in curriculum design.
- Potential or proven track-record as a researcher.
- Experience working with community organizations.
- Experience communicating effectively with ethnically and
culturally diverse communities and integrating diversity issues in
- Innovative teaching and ability to enhance instruction through
use of creative pedagogical strategies, digital technologies, and
Review of applications will begin on November 29,
; position open until filled.
In order to receive full consideration, please submit application
by the above deadline.
- Cover letter that describes teaching and research interest
- Current curriculum vita
- Unofficial transcripts of all graduate work.
- Diversity statement addressing past and/or future contributions
to DEI, social justice, and anti-racism through
scholarship/creative activity, teaching, and service.
Candidates invited for a Zoom interview will be asked to provide
the following additional documents prior to the interview:
- Two sample course syllabi - a) Gender, Race & Class, and b)
a course in area of specialization;
- Relevant teaching evaluations; and
- Writing sample (no more than 20 pages).
Confidential letters of recommendation will be requested from the
references of candidates who are invited for a campus visit.
For information please email Dr. Tristan Josephson, Search
Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 1800 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
, diversity, equity and
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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
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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
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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).
October 07, 2021 (9:00 AM)
Open Until Filled
To apply, visit https://careers.csus.edu/en-us/job/505369/tenure-track-faculty-womens-and-gender-studies