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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY- Los Angeles Faculty Position, Chicano/a Studies

Position: Assistant Professor, Chicano Studies and Honors College


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent degree from an accredited institution of higher education by the beginning of the appointment. Candidates should have expertise in cultural studies, including mastery of interdisciplinary methodologies from the social sciences and/or humanities. Candidates should provide record of--or potential for--scholarly activity (involving students whenever possible) and peer-reviewed publications, as well as the demonstrated potential for effective teaching using a variety of methodologies. Candidates should also demonstrate an ability or interest in teaching in a multicultural, multiethnic campus.

As a University dedicated to engagement, service and the public good, the successful candidate will be expected to join faculty, staff, students and administrators in a commitment to these purposes.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have experience and/or interest in teaching in Honors and in helping to build an Honors culture that promotes diversity and student success. Additionally, applicants should also have experience and/or interest in teaching in a multi-disciplinary department that address issues specific to Latino/a Chicana/o populations. Areas of interest include leadership, public policy studies, health disparities, community medicine and community based organizations/programming. Experience mentoring students in undergraduate research and community based participatory research is also preferred, as is potential for success in securing external funding, participation in relevant professional organizations, and university teaching experience

DUTIES: In addition to teaching service for Chicano Studies and the Honors College, duties also include undergraduate research and mentorship, outreach and recruitment, advisement, and assisting with co-curricular programming.

SALARY RANGE: Initial salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, Los Angeles is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. Founded in 1947, the University is in the city of Los Angeles, adjacent to the San Gabriel Valley, and has more than 23,000 students who reflect the rich ethnic diversity of the area. The University is a federally recognized Hispanic-serving, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving, and Minority-serving institution. Faculty may have the opportunity to establish affiliate status with other academic programs, including the Honors College and ethnic/area studies.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, transcripts (unofficial transcripts accepted, but official transcripts required of finalists at a later stage), three letters of recommendation and the University's Application for Academic Employment form. Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Address applications, required documentation and/or request for information to:

Mike Soldatenko

Department of Chicano Studies

California State University, Los Angeles

5151 State University Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90032

PHONE: 323-343-2190