JOB: Asst. Prof, Chicano Stu, CSU Los Angeles

California State University, Los Angeles
Announcement of Opening
Department of Chicano Studies
College of Natural and Social Sciences

POSITION: Assistant Professor, tenure-track position in the multidisciplinary area of Chicano(a) Studies and Social or Behavioral Sciences. If unable to fill a position, it may be converted to a full-time temporary appointment.

STARTING DATE: September, 2007

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. or ABD in a social science discipline, specializing in the Chicano(a)/Latino(a) community, urban issues, politics, community health, and/or mental health, from an accredited institution of higher education. A doctorate is required for tenure. The candidate must demonstrate potential for effective and creative teaching at the college level, scholarship leading to publications, and service to the department, university, and community. Furthermore the candidate must show capability for effective teaching using a variety of methodologies as well as the ability and/or interest in working in a multiethnic, multicultural environment.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to those candidates who can demonstrate successful teaching in the following areas: the Chicano(a)/Latino(a) community, urban issues, politics, community health, and/or mental health as well as a broad range of multidisciplinary courses in Chicano(a) and Latino(a) studies. The candidate must demonstrate an ability to utilize diverse methodologies in teaching and research. The candidate must provide evidence of potential research productivity. Bilingual in Spanish language desired.

DUTIES: The successful candidate will be evaluated according to the following criteria: (1) Commitment to teaching and mentoring students at the undergraduate and graduate levels; (2) Ability to contribute to the University through a variety of activities such as student advisement, curriculum planning and development, and committee service; (3) Appreciation of and sensibility to issues of multi-ethnicity. The faculty member will be expected to teach courses in their specialization, as well as multidisciplinary courses in Chicano(a) and Latino(a) studies, and develop new courses in area of specialization, as well as support the department grant writing efforts.

THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, Los Angeles, a comprehensive urban university and one of 23 campuses that comprise the California State University, offers programs in more than 50 academic and professional fields. The campus is located at the eastern edge of Los Angeles, adjacent to the western San Gabriel Valley, and more than 22,000 full- and part-time students reflecting the rich, ethnic diversity of the area. The University is committed to student-centered learning, free scholarly inquiry, and academic excellence.

SALARY: Initial salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Applicants should send a letter of application including a statement of teaching and research interests, detailed curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and reprints or preprints to the address below. Finalists will be required to send official transcripts from their doctoral institution. Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States and completion of the University’s Application for Academic Employment form.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin December 15, 2006 and continue until the position is filled; however, the position may be closed when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. Address applications, required documentation and/or requests for information to:

Dr. Michael Soldatenko
Department of Chicano Studies
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8227
(213) 343-2190

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, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex gender identification, sexual orientation, age, disability, disabled veteran, or Vietnam era veteran status.

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 an undue hardship.

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