Assistant Professor, Chicana/o Studies (Sexuality or Queer Studies)
Chicana & Chicano Studies, California State University, Dominguez Hills (Carson, CA)
September 19, 2023
Post date: September 20, 2022

Position Description

The Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for a Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (Academic Year) with the appointment starting in Fall 2023.

At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University’s mission, vision, and core values.

The Position

The tenure-track assistant professor of Chicana/o/x Studies is an arts and humanities scholar who specializes in sexuality or queer studies with a focus on queer of color critique (i.e. Indigeneity, and/or Afro-Latinx Studies). The assistant professor will engage in research and teaching on Chicana/o/x and/or Latina/o/x populations. Experience in civic engagement is preferred as is experience with pedagogy that provides students with opportunities in the Chicana/o/x Studies curriculum. Experience in online and/or hybrid instruction is also preferred. The assistant professor involves students in his/her/their research and is involved in communities beyond the university. The assistant professor is also a dynamic teacher who is qualified to teach a variety of courses within the department’s curriculum as well as general education courses and is committed to teaching the culturally diverse student body at CSU Dominguez Hills. Candidates with significant experience may be appointed at the assistant professor level and offered service credit based on their professional achievements.


Required Qualifications

  • Applicants must have experience in teaching undergraduates from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.

  • Ph.D. in an Arts or Humanities field, or related discipline, with a specialization in Chicana/o/x or Latina/o/x scholarship and sexuality or queer studies; degree must be in hand by the time of appointment.

  • Evidence of a highly promising research agenda and commitment to ongoing research and scholarly activity.

  • Demonstrated ability to teach interdisciplinary lower and upper division courses within the Chicana/o/x Studies and general education curriculum and to develop new courses within area of expertise.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated record of research and scholarly activity and/or creative activities in sexualities and/or queer studies.

  • Experience with high impact practices, pedagogies, and advising that promote student success, retention, and graduation online and/or hybrid instruction, community-based research.

  • Bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish.

Application Instructions 

To apply, submit your resume through our online application at:

Review Begins: 
September 20, 2022

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