Women & Gender Studies
The Department of Women and Gender Studies at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in Women and Gender Studies with appointments to begin Fall 2019. CSUF values and is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research, and/or service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community.
The Women and Gender Studies Department at Cal State University, Fullerton is seeking candidates who will teach women and gender studies courses at both the introductory and upper division level. Students take our courses as electives, to fulfill General Education, or to complete a Minor in Women & Gender Studies, Minor in Queer Studies, or B.A. in Women & Gender Studies. We seek interdisciplinary scholars of gender and/or sexuality studies who have a working understanding of Critical Race Theory, Feminist and Queer Theory. In addition, applicants should have research and teaching specialization in some combination of the following fields:
- race and ethnicity;
- intersectional and/or Black feminist methods and theories;
- human rights and transnational feminisms, particularly as these relate to immigration, citizenship and/or refugee status;
- non-Western and/or indigenous studies and feminisms;
- cultural and/or social history;
- queer theory (with an emphasis on queer of color critique) and/or trans* studies;
- decolonial, postcolonial, and/or anticolonial thought;
- social media studies, digital humanities, and/or digital activism;
- history of science, with an emphasis on ecofeminism and transnational geopolitics;
- social science theories, methods and approaches.
Department faculty members are expected to develop courses in their areas of specialization. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department, advise students, serve on academic committees, and participate in the broader disciplinary community.
- Ph.D. in Women's Studies, Gender Studies, or a related field. ABD’s that apply must show evidence that the degree will be completed by the appointment date.
- A background and research specialization in Women and Gender Studies.
- A strong record of scholarly accomplishments appropriate to the level of appointment
- Ability to balance excellent teaching, scholarship, and service.
- Experience in working collaboratively with colleagues and community.
- Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.
- Ability to interact effectively with a wide and culturally-diverse range of students.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Rank and Salary
The positions will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary is subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving expenses, start-up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to http://hr.fullerton.edu/payroll_benefits/HealthCarePlans.php
A complete on-line application/resume must be received by electronic submission in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: https://apps.fullerton.edu/facultyrecruitment to view all job listings and select 10432BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:
- letter of application that details your scholarly research agenda and describes your teaching experience and interests
- curriculum vitae
- undergraduate and graduate transcripts
- sample course syllabus (introductory course, if possible), and teaching evaluation summaries, if available
- a student success statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in teaching or working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)
- three letters of recommendation (see instructions below)
On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.
Please direct all questions about the position to: Professor Karyl Ketchum at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 657-278-2480.
Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received by September 15, 2018 will be given full consideration. Positions are open until filled.
Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.
The person holding this position is considered a ‘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.
California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.