Assistant Professor for Ethnic Studies (Comparative Ethnic Studies)

California State University- East Bay
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 4, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Media Studies, Humanities, American Studies, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Religion, Women's & Gender Studies
Employment Type
Full Time





THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) is a comprehensive university serving the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley. It is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, its diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study. With an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students and 900 faculty, CSUEB is organized into four colleges. The University offers bachelor’s degrees in 49 fields, minors in 52 fields, master’s degrees in 34 fields, 16 credentials programs, 18 certificate options, and 1 doctoral degree program.

THE PROGRAM AND DEPARTMENT: The Department of Ethnic Studies provides an academically rigorous program that substantively contributes to the University's public commitment to provide a multicultural learning experience. Our comparative and interdisciplinary program covers six core areas: American Indian Studies; Asian American Studies; Black Studies; Chicanx and Latinx Studies; Comparative Ethnic Studies (Available online only); and Genders and Sexualities in Communities of Color. In our courses, we teach students to analyze social relations of race, class, gender, and sexuality; develop nuanced understandings of social justice; and act as socially responsible global citizens. The Department of Ethnic Studies has eight full-time faculty members and four full-time lecturers. The Department of Ethnic Studies is committed to interdisciplinary, intersectional, decolonial, and social justice-oriented course content and pedagogies.

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: The Department of Ethnic Studies seeks an innovative teacher/scholar/activist with training in Comparative Ethnic Studies. The new faculty member would develop and teach a variety of courses in our department, especially courses that meet the new CSU Ethnic Studies Graduation Requirement (Area F). Candidates should be able to apply critical, interdisciplinary, intersectional, de/anticolonial, and/or culturally sustaining methods to their teaching, mentorship, and research. We especially welcome candidates with an active interest in continuing research and scholarship that specialize(s) in Critical Mixed Race Studies, community engagement, abolition, Critical Media Studies, and arts and culture.

Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Oakland, Concord, and Online campuses. The policy and expectation of the California State University is that all faculty members will perform all of their duties within the state of California. Faculty teach core courses required of all majors as well as courses in their area of concentration. All faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide responsibilities.

RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience. Subject to budgetary authorization.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Fall Semester, 2022.

  • Earned doctorate (PhD) in Ethnic Studies, Gender/Women’s Studies, Education, or any related interdisciplinary field with degree in hand no later than the effective date of the appointment.

  • Specialized preparation in one or more of the following areas of Comparative Ethnic Studies: Critical Mixed Race Studies, Community Engagement, Abolition, Critical Media Studies, or Arts and Culture.

  • Demonstrate commitment to anticolonial and antiracist pedagogical strategies and mentoring undergraduate students.

  • Experience as an instructor or as a teaching assistant at the college level.

  • Actively engaged in research and have demonstrated a record of success (or potential for success) in research or creative activities with diverse populations.

  • Demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, community service and/or social justice that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

The University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff, and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see: .


The priority deadline to submit application, letters, references, and all other application materials is April 3, 2022. However, this position will be considered open until filled. The search committee will begin reviewing application materials on April 4, 2022. Please submit a cover letter, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement; a complete and current vita; teaching evaluations; sample Area F syllabi; and three reference letters via PageUp . Applicants are also required to submit a one-page diversity statement that addresses how you engage a diverse student population in your teaching, research, mentoring, and advising. This statement should include specific strategies of how you would implement Ethnic Studies pedagogy to create an inclusive classroom. Address letters to search committee Chair, Dr. Carlos Manuel Salomon.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

Note: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work in accordance with provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. A background check (including a criminal records check and prior employment verification) must be completed and cleared prior to the start of employment.

Advertised: March 04, 2022 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
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