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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Chicana/o Studies Assistant Professor Position-St. Cloud State

The Department of Chicana/o Studies at St. Cloud State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor position beginning August 2010. PhD required. Position requires teaching courses in Chicana/o Studies (introductory, upper level, contemporary issues, cultural expressions) and introductory course on major U.S. communities of color. Expertise in Chicana/o Mexican-American Studies is preferred. Application deadline: January 20, 2010.

Chicana/o Studies Assistant Professor Position-St. Cloud State
Position Available:
Assistant Professor in Chicana/o Studies, probationary nine-month position* (contingent on funding) (Vacancy Number 793614)
Salary: Dependent on educational background and experience
Date of Appointment: August 17, 2010
Responsibilities: Teach courses in Chicana/o Studies (introductory, upper level, contemporary issues, cultural expressions) and introductory course on major U.S. communities of color. Advise students interested in a Chicana/o Studies minor, engage in community outreach, work with students both formally and informally. Conduct study abroad opportunities for students in Mexico and/or other Latin American countries. In order to be considered for tenure, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to: 1) teach and/or perform assignment effectively; 2) conduct scholarly achievement or research; 3) continue preparation and study in discipline; 4) contribute to student growth and development; and 5) provide service to the university and community.
Qualifications and Experience: Required: PhD or other terminal degree; ABD considered if record shows the desired qualifications below, and degree completed by 8/17/10. Highly Desired: expertise in Chicana/o Mexican-American Studies; experience in study abroad in Mexico, border areas and/or indigenous Latin America; ability to act as role model for Chicana/o students; experience in Chicana/o communities; commitment to teaching excellence and scholarly activity. Desired: knowledge of and/or experience in Chicana/o life in U.S. Midwest; knowledge of Spanish language.
Apply to:
St. Cloud State University
Ethnic Studies Department; 51B-Room 227
Search Committee Chair
720 Fourth Avenue South
St. Cloud , MN 56301-4498
Phone: 320.308.4928
Fax: 320.308.5660
Application Information: Application must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, 3 recent letters of profession recommendation, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (copies accepted for initial screening), and other evidence of qualifications as outlined above. Application must be postmarked no later than January 20, 2010 to be considered. *Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization http://www.stcloudstate.edu/humanresources/documents/IFO07-09Contract-complete.pdf.
Application Deadline: January 20, 2010
Department Information: www.stcloudstate.edu/ethnicstudies
The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds. SCSU is committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. To promote this endeavor, we invite individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply, including minorities, women, GLBT, persons with disabilities and veterans. SCSU is a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.
SCSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educator and employer.
In accordance with federal regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. This material can be given to you in an alternative format such as large print, Braille, etc., by contacting the department listing this vacancy. TTY: 1-800-627-3529