Faculty Tenure-Track Position in Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Humboldt State University

Humboldt State University’s Department of Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies (CRGS) invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in Comparative Ethnic Studies, emphasis in Transnational U.S. Latino Studies. 

The Department of Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies (CRGS) brings together scholars, teachers, and learners from Ethnic Studies, Women’s Studies, and Multicultural Queer Studies.  We aim to create a just and sustainable world by analyzing systems of inequality and strategies for resistance.  CRGS offers a major and three minors. For more information, please visit: https://www2.humboldt.edu/crgs

RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS: We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor rank; however, rank and salary are dependent on the appointee's qualifications and experience.  The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at:  http://www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/salary/Salary-Schedule.pdf.

Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty.  Information about benefits plans can be found at:  http://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/934.

Professional Qualifications: An earned Ph.D. or equivalent in Ethnic Studies or related field from an accredited college or university is preferred at the time of appointment.  Applicants with considerable progress towards terminal degree completion by appointment date will be considered.  Completion of terminal degree is required prior to the start of the second probationary year following initial appointment.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:

  • Broadly trained in Ethnic Studies, and places an analysis of the intersections of race, sexuality, class, gender, and nationality at the center of their scholarship and teaching;
  • Required expertise in Transnational U.S. Latino Studies;
  • Commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds;
  • Record of, or potential for, involving students in research and scholarly activity;
  • Potential for effective teaching or teaching experience using a variety of methodologies; and
  • Interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses (major, general education, etc.).

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • One or more of the following specializations: Diaspora Studies, Cultural Studies, Subaltern Studies, Multicultural Queer Studies, Feminist Studies, American Studies, or Postcolonial/Decolonial Studies.
  • A strong interest in program and curricular development, and a commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising.
  • Willingness to participate in the development of online learning experiences.

At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.  For information on the University policy on support for non-immigrant probationary faculty visa acquisition, please visit: http://www2.humboldt.edu/international/faculty.

Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire. 

Professional Duties: Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and to building a strong research record. Instructional assignments may include: Chican@/Latin@Lives; Critical Thinking about Migration; Growing up Chicanx/Latinx; Latin American Migrations; U.S.-Mexico Border; Chican@/Latin@ Culture and Society; Race, Gender and U.S. Law; Community Activism; Theory and Methods; “Queer” Across Cultures; and CouRaGeouS Cuentos Journal Production. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students.  

The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching; research, scholarship and creative activity; and service to the University, profession and to the community.  These responsibilities 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. Probationary faculty are typically provided ongoing mentorship to be a successful member of the faculty. During the first two years of the probationary period, teaching responsibilities will be reduced by approximately one course each semester. The reduced teaching load supports the establishment of research, scholarship and/or creative activities required for retention, tenure and promotion.

Additional application materials may be requested at a later time.

Please direct any questions pertaining to this position, the Department of Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies, or Humboldt State University to:

Barbara Curiel, Search Committee Chair
Department of CRGS
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA
Phone (707) 826-3474
Email: Barbara.Curiel@humboldt.edu

Application Deadline: This position is open until filled.  First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 27, 2017.  Early response is encouraged.

Application: Qualified candidates should submit electronically the following
materials through Interfolio:
http://apptrkr.com/1108881 Letter of application;

  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy;
  • Statement of Research Interests;
  • Teaching evaluations, and peer evaluations of teaching, if available;
  • A sample of Scholarly Writing;
  • One or more sample syllabi of relevant courses (taught or proposed);
  • Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial
  • review); and
  • Two letters of recommendation, three preferred (to be requested through
  • Interfolio).

ORIGINAL POST: https://apply.interfolio.com/46347

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