College of Natural & Social SciencesPosition:
Department of Pan-African Studies and Latin American Studies Program
Joint Assistant/Associate Professor position with specialization in Afro-Latino Cultures, Experiences, and Resistance in the Americas in the Department of Pan-African Studies and Latin American Studies Program.
1) An earned Ph.D. in a field of the Social Sciences or Humanities closely-related to Afro-Latino Cultures, Experiences, and Resistance in the Americas, including Pan-African/Africana/Black Studies, Latin American Studies, Chicano/a/Latino/a Studies, Comparative Literature, Ethnomusicology, Economics, History, Sociology, Political Science, and Women/Gender Studies is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (8/16/2018).
2) Evidence of teaching effectiveness and demonstrated experience teaching classes in the area of Afro-Latino Cultures, Experiences, and Resistance in the Americas;
3) Evidence of academic scholarship in the area of Afro-Latino / Afro-Caribbean Cultures, Experiences, and Resistance in the Americas. Evidence includes any of the following: books, scholarly journal articles, chapters, or grant-based monographs, and;
4) Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of first-generation students.
1) Demonstrated success in teaching, research, and publication in Afro-Latino Cultures, Experiences, and Resistance in the Americas, and;
2) Demonstrated experience of community-engaged research, teaching, and practice.
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.
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.
Initial salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
California State University, Los Angeles 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 28,000 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.
Please submit the following documents electronically, compiled in one single PDF file: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a list of three professional references, and; 4) a university application for employment (found here). Finalists will be required to submit 1) three current letters of recommendation, and; 2) official transcripts. Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Review of Applications will begin January 2, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
Please put the words “PAS-LAS Search” in the subject line of your email and send a pdf file of required documentation to: email@example.com.
Address any additional required documentation and/or request for information to:
Dr. Melina Abdullah
Department of Pan African Studies
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90032
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.
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 tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, 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.
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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.