Assistant Professor of Native American and Indigenous Studies
California State University, Fullerton
Location: Fullerton, California
Internal Number: 2558955
Assistant Professor of Native American and Indigenous Studies
Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies (CHIC) College of Humanities and Social Sciences Assistant Professor Fall 2022
The Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies (CHIC) at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a tenuretrack Assistant Professor or advanced Assistant Professor position in Native American and Indigenous Studies. The advanced rank will include up to two years of service credit (time counted toward the normal six-year probationary period). The appointment will begin in Fall 2022.
California State University, Fullerton is a Hispanic Serving and Minority Serving Institution, and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities. Individuals advancing the university's strategic diversity goals and those from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.
Position We are seeking a candidate who will develop and teach introductory and advanced courses in Native American and Indigenous studies, focusing on, but not limited to North America. We invite applicants with a PhD in any liberal arts discipline who can demonstrate extensive interdisciplinary training and research in a field closely related to North American Indigenous studies at the PhD level. Research interests may span subjects including, but not limited to, art history/practice, poetry/literature/creative writing, museum studies/curation, digital humanities, culture, religion/theology, philosophy, linguistics/rhetoric, history, governance, law, public policy, health, economics, and the environment in Native American and Indigenous communities.
The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in working collaboratively with others in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and on campus to initiate a Native American and Indigenous Studies program at Cal State Fullerton. The candidate chosen for this position will have the opportunity to provide mentorship for the Inter-Tribal Student Council, as well as lead and participate in campus and California State University initiatives designed to deepen the university's commitment to Native American and Indigenous Studies and strengthen relationships with local tribes and Native American serving organizations. The university and college will provide the necessary support to promote participation. An ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of research with Indigenous communities, experience teaching and mentoring Native/Indigenous and other underrepresented students, and/or a record of collaboration with Native communities.
Ph.D. in any liberal arts discipline with an emphasis on Native American and Indigenous Studies. ABDs may apply but must show evidence that the degree will be completed by the appointment date
Demonstrated experience and interest in topics related to Native American and Indigenous Studies including Indigenous or decolonized pedagogies, methods, and theories
Evidence of successful teaching experience at the college or university level
A strong record of or potential for scholarly/ creative accomplishments
Ability to balance excellent teaching, scholarship, and service
Experience in working collaboratively with colleagues and community
Demonstrated contributions to equity through research, teaching, and service
Demonstrated commitment to and excellence in undergraduate teaching of a very diverse student population, including firstgeneration college students, low-socioeconomic students, and racially minoritized students
Experience working with Native American and Indigenous communities
Experience working with tribal governments or nations
Experience in administration or the desire to work in a leadership position
Experience in interdisciplinary curriculum development
Working within an ethnic studies collaborative and towards an institutional formation
Specialization in comparative ethnic studies, relational formations of race, queer studies, settler colonialism, or feminist, women, and gender studies
Knowledge of Southwest or Pacific Northwest Native American communities with expertise of California tribes
Application A complete online application must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To apply, please visit http://hr.fullerton.edu/careers/Faculty.php to apply for Job #505527, and provide the following required materials:
Cover letter in which you address the following:
How you meet the qualifications of the position and are prepared to support the mission of the university, college, and department
The importance of Native American and Indigenous Studies at a public teaching centered university
Research statement that highlights how your research agenda aligns with the job call
Teaching Philosophy Statement in which you respond to the following questions:
What role should faculty play in student success?
What are some of the techniques you use to teach in a culturally relevant and/or responsive way?
Why do Indigenous methodologies, theories or standpoints matter in teaching and for student learning?
Candidate statement on commitment to inclusive excellence
This statement provides the candidate's unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional careers. The purpose of this statement is to help the department identify candidates who have professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could help CSUF contribute to its mission in these areas.
Graduate transcripts (Unofficial transcripts to be accepted during application process. Official transcripts required upon start of appointment if selected)
Reprints and preprints of publications and presentations
Representative course syllabi and teaching evaluation summaries
A list of three references with relevant contact information
Finalists will be required to have three letters of recommendation submitted. Please have these ready for the referents to submit. 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. At the appropriate time in the search process, they will 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 into your applicant portal.
Please direct all questions about the position to: Alexandro Jose Gradilla, Ph.D., CHIC Search Committee Chair at [email protected] or call 6572784210.
Application Deadline To be assured full consideration, all application materials must be received by January 7, 2022.
The College The mission of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences is to educate students to be culturally, globally, socially, historically and environmentally astute, civically responsible alumni able to navigate and increasingly complex and interconnected world. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is the largest college at Cal State Fullerton, offering 23 undergraduate degrees, 38 minors, and 15 graduate degrees. The 20 departments and programs employ over 450 faculty and 50 staff members serving more than 7,500 students and annually awarding over 2,000 degrees. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers students the breadth of a traditional liberal arts education in the humanities and social sciences while preparing them for a wide range of professions. Faculty members in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences are committed teacher/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and individually mentored projects. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is committed to the University's strategic plan objective to increase the number of tenured and tenure-track faculty, with a concentrated attention to those from historically underrepresented groups. For more information about the college, please go to http://hss.fullerton.edu/
About the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies
The mission of the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies is to expand critical thinking, communication and civic mindedness through an engaging and interdisciplinary curriculum focusing on the arts, humanities, and social sciences. We aim to prepare our students for future academic and employment endeavors to be successful leaders. Our vision is to establish and uphold a premier Chicana/o Studies Department that promotes social justice through student-centered teaching/mentoring, research and service that focuses on Chicanx/a/o- and Latinx/a/o-origin communities. We seek a colleague that can build off these efforts and contribute innovative practices and strategies for further promoting student success.
Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications, and is subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving expenses, startup 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 feewaiver; access to campus childcare; and a definedbenefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit https://hr.fullerton.edu/total-wellness/.
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 as a condition of employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be formally 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.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who selfdisclose.
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=2558955&targetURL=.
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to [email protected].
California State University, Fullerton is a major regional university in a vital, flourishing area that includes Orange County, metropolitan Los Angeles and the expanding Inland Empire. The beautiful, 236-acre campus is set in Fullerton in north Orange County, about 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles and about 21 miles from nearby beaches. Cal State Fullerton has more than 37,000 students and approximately 1,800 full and part-time faculty members. The University offers 107 degree programs in eight colleges. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, CSUF is fourth in the nation for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to minority students and first in California for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics.The University is one of the 23 campuses in the California State University System. Since the campus opened, CSUF has awarded degrees to more than 215,000 graduates. Many are leaders in business, government, education, and the arts.