JOB: Asst. Prof. Chicana & Chicano Studies, CSU Fullerton

Chicana and Chicano Studies Department at CSU-Fullerton has been authorized to conduct a tenure-track search for a new faculty member whose work emphasizes Culture & Literature. We would greatly appreciate your assistance in circulating the link herein and attachment to any and all interested parties. Interested persons can find all the relevant application information at the following link:

Thank you for your time and assistance.

Rob Castro


Robert F. Castro Ph.D., J.D.,Assistant Professor

Chicana and Chicano Studies Department, California State University, Fullerton

Cultural Studies with an Emphasis in Literature, Tenure-Track

The Chicana and Chicano Studies Department at Cal State Fullerton is undergoing a period of rapid, planned growth. The campus is a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution (Title V) and fifth in the nation in graduating Hispanics with bachelor’s degrees. We seek a highly motivated, collegial individual to teach courses, conduct research, and to develop curriculum in cultural studies with an emphasis on literature.

The Department is interested in reviewing applications from candidates whose interdisciplinary work focuses on race, class and gender within the following areas: Cultural/Ethnic Studies, Chicana/o Literature, Comparative Literature, and Spanish American Literature. Teaching responsibilities include courses such as: “Chicana/o Literature,” “Main Trends in Spanish American Literature,” Mexican Heritage,” and “Mexican Literature Since 1940.” This position will also require the faculty member to teach courses like: “Introduction to Chicano Studies,” “Introduction to Ethnic Studies,” and “Communication Skills.” Faculty have opportunities to develop new courses in their specialties. Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellent teaching, research resulting in peer-reviewed publications, and participation in the broader intellectual community. Faculty members are responsible for advising undergraduate students and student organizations, as well as participating in departmental and university committees.

Substantive research domains are open, but relevant concentrations include: cultural politics/empowerment, global feminisms, poverty/labor, race, community & family, Mexican history, human rights/social justice, border studies – immigration. Applications whose work emphasizes transnational, international, and/or critical perspectives between Chicana/o and other Latina/o populations are particularly welcome.

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  • PhD (advanced ABD’s considered) in Chicana/o Studies, Ethnic Studies, American Studies/Civilization, Women’s Studies, or other similar interdisciplinary degree programs; or in more traditional areas such as Anthropology, History, Spanish, English, Rhetoric, Comparative Literature, Religious Studies, Philosophy, or other similar disciplinary degree programs with a focus in Chicana/o Studies and/or Ethnic Studies.
  • Doctorate completed by August 2009. If ABD, please have your dissertation chair provide a letter indicating your progress to date and detailing a timeline to completion.
  • Strong commitment to excellence in student-centered teaching and in research.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide and culturally diverse range of students and faculty.
  • A genuine interest in becoming part of an energetic faculty team dedicated to conducting community-oriented research and enhancing student learning.

Also desirable: Diverse theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches including: cultural and literary analysis, critical ethnographies, critical race theory, feminist epistemologies, narrative, testimonials, and autobiography

Rank and Salary
The position is at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with rank, experience, and qualifications. Periodic salary adjustments are enacted by the state legislature. Additional teaching opportunities during summer are frequently available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available which includes: health/vision/dental plans, spouse, domestic partner, and/or dependent fee waiver, access to campus child-care as well as affordable housing programs, and a generous defined benefit retirement (pension plan) through the state system, as well as optional tax-sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to

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Appointment Date
August 2009

Application Procedure
Your dossier for the position must include a letter of application describing teaching philosophy and experience as well as research interests and accomplishments, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence, graduate transcripts, and three current letters of recommendation addressing your teaching and research. Candidates should also include a writing sample and, optionally, a sample syllabus.

Please send all materials to:

Chicana/o Search Committee
Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies
California State University, Fullerton
P.O. Box 6868
Fullerton, CA 92834-6868

Application Deadline
All applications must be complete by October 31, 2008 for full consideration. The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately after the aforementioned deadline and continue its review until the position is filled.

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