California State University-East Bay: College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences: Department of Ethnic Studies

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DUTIES OF THE POSITION: The faculty member in this position will serve as the Director of the Liberal Studies program and will teach and develop courses in both Liberal Studies and Ethnic Studies. Candidates should have a firm grounding in praxis-centered, interdisciplinary and intersectional Ethnic Studies pedagogies that are humanizing, decolonial, and culturally sustaining. We seek candidates who would be able to teach and develop courses for the Liberal Studies program, develop education-themed courses for the Department of Ethnic Studies, have a grounding in teacher preparation issues, and have experience in administering academic programs in the University. Administrative coordinating and advising time will be assigned to the faculty member for purposes of directing the Liberal Studies Program. Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord, and Online campuses.In addition to teaching, all faculty are required to do student advising, assist the department with administrative and committee work, and assume campus-wide committee responsibilities.

RANK AND SALARY: Assistant to Associate Professor, depending on experience. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience. Subject to budgetary authorization.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Fall Semester, 2020.

QUALIFICATIONS: The Department of Ethnic Studies seeks an innovative teacher/scholar/activist. Candidate must have a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Education, Ethnic Studies, or any related field in the humanities or social sciences. Candidates should have training and scholarship in K-12 educational issues with an emphasis on resiliency-informed practices that support students from historically minoritized and marginalized groups. We are especially interested in candidates that have a vision for sustaining, leading, and developing our Liberal Studies program, have knowledge of multiple subject teacher preparation programs, and are familiar with California Commission for Teacher Credentialing guidelines. The candidate should have a demonstrated ability to effectively administer educational programs in university settings. Applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity. We seek candidates whose experience in teaching, mentoring, research, community service and/or social justice has prepared them to contribute to our department’s commitment to and advocacy for diversity, equity, and inclusion at CSUEB. This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see:

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: The priority deadline to submit application materials is February 14, 2020. However, this position will be considered open until filled.The search committee will begin reviewing application materials on February 15, 2020. Please submit a letter of application (which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement, including teaching, research, administrative experience, and service), a complete and current vita, two sample syllabi, teaching evaluations, most current publication or writing sample, a 1-page diversity statement, three confidential letters of recommendation, and the names and contact information of three references. The diversity statement should cover specific strategies that you have implemented to create diverse, equitable, and inclusive (DEI) classroom environments, DEI mentoring relationships, and a DEI research agenda. All application materials should be submitted via Interfolio (Go to ). Address cover letter to search committee Chair, Dr. Enrique Salmon.

THE UNIVERSITY:California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) is a comprehensive university serving the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley. It is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, its diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study.With an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students and 900 faculty, CSUEB is organized into four colleges. The University offers bachelor’s degrees in 49 fields, minors in 52 fields, master’s degrees in 34 fields, 16 credentials programs, 18 certificate options, and 1 doctoral degree program.

THE PROGRAM AND DEPARTMENT: Starting in FALL 2020, the Liberal Studies Program will be housed in the Department of Ethnic Studies. The Liberal Studies Program serves approximately 400 majors and offers a B.A. degree that consists of a common core and three concentration options: Multiple Subject Preparation for Teaching Option, Early Childhood Education, and Liberal Arts. About half of the majors are in the Teacher Preparation options. The Department of Ethnic Studies has five full-time faculty members and four full-time lecturers. We offer a BA in Ethnic Studies with concentrations in Black Studies, Chicanx/Latinx Studies, Asian American Studies, American Indian Studies, Genders and Sexualities in Communities of Color and in Comparative Ethnic Studies. The Department of Ethnic Studies is committed to interdisciplinary, intersectional, decolonial, and social justice-oriented course content and pedagogies.

Note: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work in accordance with provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.A background check (including a criminal records check and prior employment verification) must be completed and cleared prior to the start of employment.