Assistant Professor, Latina/Latino Studies (507507)

  • Cal State University (CSU) San Francisco
  • San Francisco, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Education and Training Public Health

Job Description

Description:

The Department of Latina/Latino Studies at San Francisco State University, offers an exciting
opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2022. Recently
passed Assembly Bill 1460 requires that all CSU students take a course in Ethnic Studies as part
of their General Education requirements. To meet the demands of this important requirement,
the CSU has committed funding to support this position. We welcome applicants from any area
of study who are committed to advancing Latina/o/x Studies, and Ethnic Studies more
generally, as part of San Francisco State's curriculum, and may specialize in Community Health,
Indigeneity, and/or Central American Communities. We welcome and strongly encourage
applications from queer and trans scholars and scholars with disabilities.

About the Department: The Department of Latina/Latino Studies is a unique liberal arts B.A.
degree program with an emphasis on equity, social justice, and community empowerment
focused on developing critical thinking, analytical writing skills, and an area of expertise
centered on Latinas/os/x in the U.S. The Latina/Latino Studies Department favors a pan-Latino
approach to the study of Chicana/o/x, Mexican, Central American, South American, and
Caribbean-American communities in the U.S. We emphasize gender, transnational identities,
global economies, social movements, and critical, socially responsible scholarship that links our
classrooms to local communities and their empowerment through both our curriculum and our
community service learning program.

About the University: The mission of San Francisco State University is to create and maintain an
environment for learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom,
human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to
promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly
accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and
world. To fulfill its mission, the University is committed to the following goals:
• Attracting, retaining and graduating a highly diverse student body
• Providing disciplinary and interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional education that is
academically rigorous and intellectually challenging
• Providing curricula that reflect all dimensions of human diversity, and that encourage
critical thinking and a commitment to social justice
• Recruiting, retaining and supporting a diverse faculty whose teaching demonstrates an
active engagement with their individual fields of study and whose creative and scholarly
work is an extension of the classroom, laboratory or studio
• Employing a staff and administration reflecting the diversity of our student community
and the values of the campus;
• Fostering a collegial and cooperative intellectual environment that includes recognition
and appreciation of differing viewpoints and promotes academic freedom within the
University community; and
• Serving the communities with which its students and faculty are engaged.

Responsibilities: The position requires undergraduate teaching in the one's area of
specialization, mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students, developing an
active ongoing scholarship program in one's area of specialty, and ongoing committee and
service assignments.
Teaching assignments may include the following courses:
LTNS 215: Introduction to Latina/o Studies
LTNS 210: Latina/o Health Care Perspectives
LTNS 211: Latina/o Families Narrative
LTNS 460: Central Americans of the US
LTNS 450: Indigenous Cultures of the Americas
LTNS 500: Latina/o Community Mental Health

The candidate's research agenda should use rigorous methodological expertise to enrich our
department's analysis of Latina/Latino communities.

Qualifications:
Required:
• Ph.D. in relevant field of study. Terminal degree must be completed by the first day of
employment.
• Record of working and communicating effectively with colleagues and students.
Preferred:
• One to two years of undergraduate teaching experience with a large, diverse student
body or in a multicultural setting.
• Awareness and engagement with critical concerns in the discipline and a publication
record that demonstrates a sustained research focus on Central American Studies,
indigeneity, and/or community health, broadly defined.
• A demonstrated record of community-engaged scholarship.
• Experience teaching and working closely with students from historically underrepresented
communities

Rank and salary: Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application Procedure:
A complete online application must be submitted to receive consideration. To apply,
upload the following materials by January 10, 2022:
1. Cover letter (relating your experience to the required qualifications)
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Teaching philosophy
4. Research Statement
5. A diversity statement that is no more than 500 words that provides an understanding of your
capabilities to address diversity in support of SFSU's diverse student and community populations. Please
discuss how you have addressed diversity in your teaching, research, and service.

Three letters of recommendation and teaching evaluations will be requested at a later date.

Please direct all questions about the position to: ltnshire@sfsu.edu

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 this
requirement. The systemwide policy can be found
at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to hr@campus.edu

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical
condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. We welcome and strongly encourage the application of individuals from
historically underrepresented groups. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager. Additional information on the requirements for new hires may be found at
the Human Resources web page (https://hr.sfsu.edu/about-hr).


Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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