College of Arts & Letters


Department of Liberal Studies

Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Liberal Studies

Starting Date:

Fall 2017

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Gender, Sexuality or Feminist Studies, Ethnic Studies, or other relevant field by the beginning of appointment. Candidates should have expertise in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies drawing on intersectional and transnational frameworks. Candidates should provide record of or potential for scholarly activity and peer-reviewed publications, as well as demonstrated potential for effective teaching that includes active learning and social justice pedagogy. Candidates should also demonstrate an ability or interest in teaching in a multicultural, multiethnic campus.

The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University’s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.

Preferred Qualifications:

We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in transnational Black, API, Indigenous, Muslim or Global South Studies whose research is based in one or more of the following areas: global gender and sexuality studies; queer of color critique; transgender studies; race, gender, sexuality, and health; disability studies; and environmental justice.


The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community.  These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

In addition to teaching primarily in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, duties include student advisement and service for the Department of Liberal Studies and the programs in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, the College of Arts and Letters, and the University.


Initial salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University:

Cal State LA is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. With over 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs led by award-winning faculty, Cal State LA’s dedication to access and excellence has been recognized nationally.  Founded in 1947, the University is located just minutes from downtown Los Angeles, adjacent to the San Gabriel Valley, and serves more than 27,000 students who reflect the rich ethnic and racial diversity of the area. As a federally recognized Hispanic-serving and Minority-serving institution, Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. This longstanding commitment is reflected in its history as home to the nation’s first Chicano Studies program, second Pan-African Studies program, as well as Latin American and Asian and Asian American Studies programs. Faculty have the opportunity to establish affiliate status with ethnic studies and other academic programs, including the Honors College. In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual.

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 is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.


Review of applications will begin on October 14, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Address application, required documentation and/or request for information to:


Dr. Dionne Espinoza
Liberal Studies/Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
E & T A 405
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8251


Note: The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Cal State LA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to achieving and supporting diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. Applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a strong record of mentoring students from underserved or underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

All qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.


Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.