Assistant Professor: 1920-008
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Cal State University San Marcos (California State University San Marcos)
January 17, 2020
Starting Date: 
August 25, 2020
Post date: November 4, 2019

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Assistant Professor: 1920-008

Effective Date: Fall 2020

The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) at CSU San Marcos invites applications for an outstanding teacher-scholar-colleague for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning fall 2020. The WGSS department is committed to intersectional and critical approaches to the study of sex, gender, and sexuality.  As such, we seek a colleague who focuses on Queer and/or Trans* of Color Studies with a corollary emphasis in one or more areas (such as, but not limited to): Border Studies, (Global, Postcolonial, Transnational) Feminisms, Immigration and Diaspora Studies, Disability Studies, and/or Ethnic Studies.  We also seek a colleague committed to transformative pedagogies, undergraduate research, feminist theories, and feminist methodologies.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Gender Studies, Women's Studies, Ethnic Studies, LGBTQ Studies, or a relevant discipline in the Humanities or Social Sciences required. (Advanced ABD candidates will be considered, with a Ph.D. required in hand by August 2020).  In addition, the following is required: evidence of successful teaching at the university level; evidence of scholarly expertise in Queer and/or Trans* of Color Studies as well as intersectional approaches; evidence of success in scholarly productivity; demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research, and/or service; and ability and commitment to teach core and elective courses in WGSS-including courses in the candidate's primary areas of expertise-as well as upper division electives as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

  • An active research program that may involve students.
  • Interest in conducting and/or supporting interdisciplinary curriculum, scholarship, and collaborations.
  • Ability and commitment to mentor students in community-based learning, undergraduate research, and preparation for professional experiences.


  • Teach 3 undergraduate courses each semester.
  • The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all students and to an environment that respects and builds support for diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
  • Participate in activities serving the department, college, university, and community.

These duties typically include mentoring students, advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, participating in curriculum and program development and review, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

  • Teach general education and core courses in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, including courses in Queer and/or Trans* of Color Studies.
  • Develop innovative coursework in area(s) of expertise and in areas needed by the department
  • Maintain a research program and accomplishments (including publications) that aligns with their area of expertise.


For full consideration for this position, please submit the following materials by Friday, January 17, 2020:

  • A cover letter that addresses the candidate’s research and teaching interests, experience, and demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research, and/or service.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three current letters of recommendation
  • A sample of scholarly writing
  • Teaching Portfolio (sample syllabi, teaching evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy)
  • A completed Faculty Application
  • Applicant Survey 1920

Review of applications will begin on January 20, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.

Submit all application materials, including letters of recommendation as well as questions to:

The university is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups. 

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education.  Visit for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

The person holding this position is considered a limited 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.

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.

Application Instructions 
Review Begins: 
January 20, 2020

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