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Race and Resistance Studies
California State University in Stanislaus, California
Date Posted 03/12/2021
Faculty-Liberal Arts-Ethnic & Multicultural Studies
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

LECTURER IN ETHNIC STUDIES. The Ethnic Studies Program at California State University, Stanislaus invites applications for a full-time lecturer of Ethnic Studies with expertise in Black/African American Studies. This position requires specialization in the use of critical, intersectional, decolonial, and/or culturally sustaining approaches to the study of Black/African American populations. The successful applicant will teach undergraduate Ethnic Studies courses, including some combination of the following: Introduction to Ethnic Studies, Introduction to Black/African American Studies, Black/African American Experiences, Black/African American Families, and Racial/Ethnic Experiences. Candidates selected for interviews should be prepared to integrate scholarly interests with student learning, with careful attention to advising and providing community engagement opportunities for undergraduates. The candidate chosen for this position will be expected to: 1) teach in their area of expertise in Ethnic Studies and contribute to ongoing curricular development; 2) contribute to advancing formal relationships with Black/African American populations in and out of the university; and 3) contribute to the ongoing development and programming in support of the Ethnic Studies program, such as working with campus engagement, community organizations, and/or educational institutions in the region. Full-time teaching load is 15 units per semester. Some courses may be centered on the Stockton campus.

MA in Ethnic Studies, African American Studies, or closely related discipline, with university level teaching experience.

PhD in Ethnic Studies, or PhD or EdD in closely related field. Preference will be given to candidates with a social justice-oriented pedagogy and scholarship, with specialty in one or more of the following areas: Afrofuturism, creative arts and popular culture, Black activism and social movements, gender and sexuality in African American communities, Black diasporas in the U.S. In addition to having evidence of effective undergraduate teaching in Ethnic Studies, preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a commitment to sustained and collaborative community work with underrepresented and underserved students in higher education, specifically African American/Black populations in the region and beyond.

A complete application is required and must include: 1) a two-page cover letter addressing the position description and qualifications; 2) a Curriculum Vitae that includes contact information for at least three references; 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness (formal evaluations); 4) Diversity Statement; and 5) unofficial copies of graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required at the time of hire). The screening of completed application files will begin on March 1, 2021. Applications must be submitted through the campus CHRS system. Please note that the teaching evaluations should be uploaded in the
"other document" option.

Send correspondence concerning this position to the Ethnic Studies Search Committee: ethnicstudies@csustan.edu

Commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package.

The Anthropology, Geography, and Ethnic Studies Department consists of collegial faculty members engaged in regional and community-based research and teaching. Ethnic Studies is an interdisciplinary critical program that offers a minor and major with a general focus on theory, practice, and social change. The department is located within the College of the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Our faculty maintains numerous cross-disciplinary connections with Sociology, Anthropology, Gender Studies, Theatre and Community Service Learning.

California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

CSU Stanislaus values shared governance: Handbook statement on shared governance

The university is an Equal Opportunity 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. You can learn more about federal equal employment opportunity protections by accessing the Department of Labor’s notices: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf and http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/Supplement_English.pdf.

Individuals with disabling conditions who require accommodation during the recruitment process may contact the ADA Coordinator at (209) 667-3159.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

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, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, Stanislaus State annually posts the Campus Security Report. The annual report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Stanislaus State; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, and sexual assault. You can obtain a copy of this report at: https://www.csustan.edu/annual-campus-security-report .

Or you may request a printed copy by calling: (209) 667-3572; fax: (209) 664-7011; or email: compliance@csustan.edu.

Information regarding campus security reports at other locations can be found at: https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety/#/

The university requires a criminal and/or child abuse background check to be completed for many of its new employees, current employees seeking promotional or transfer opportunities, and current employees assigned new duties. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position. Failure to consent to any background check will disqualify an applicant from further consideration. Additionally, an applicant who fails to provide the necessary information or who provides false or misleading information may also be disqualified from further consideration. Later discovery of false or misleading information related to the background check may result in the offer of employment being withdrawn or subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

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