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Date Posted:
July 16, 2014
Closing Date:
Open until filled
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Faculty (Unit 3)
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Department of Ethnic Studies

THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, a diverse student body of over 14,000 students, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study. The University has campuses in Hayward, Contra Costa County, Online, and in Oakland, California. Our 600 faculty offer bachelor's degrees in 42 fields, minors in 62 fields, master's degrees in 36 fields, and 1 doctoral degree program.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Ethnic Studies provides an academically rigorous program that substantively contributes to California State University East Bay’s public commitment to provide a multicultural learning experience. Our comparative and interdisciplinary program covers five core areas: African American Studies; American Indian Studies; Asian American Studies; Latino/a and Latin American Studies; and Gender/Sexualities in Communities of Color. We offer a Bachelor’s degree in Ethnic Studies including a degree that can be obtained through online courses. In our courses, we teach students to analyze social relations of race, class, gender, and sexuality; develop nuanced understandings of social justice; and act as socially responsible global citizens. In addition, our program is committed to comparative, transnational, and intersectional approaches. The content of our major mirrors three elements of Cal State East Bay’s mission to "support a diverse student body with academically rich, culturally relevant learning experiences which prepare students to apply their education to meaningful lifework, and to be socially responsible contributors to society, “work collaboratively and respectfully as members and leaders of diverse teams and communities, and to “apply knowledge of diversity and multicultural competencies to promote equity and social justice in our communities.

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: The successful candidate will teach coursework within the area of African American studies with an emphasis on African American social justice. The successful candidate will also teach other coursework as assigned within the Department of Ethnic Studies. The successful candidate will be required to collaborate with other hires within the 2015 new hire cohort theme of Teaching Sustainability in Diversity towards producing and implementing educational models that promote student learning in an integrative approach to social justice and sustainability. Successful candidate will be required to work with cross-campus initiatives to increase African-American student retention and graduation rates. In addition to teaching and research, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities. Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay may include courses at the Hayward, Concord, and Online campuses.

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

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Fall Quarter, 2015.

QUALIFICATIONS: Earned PhD in Ethnic Studies or an allied field/discipline with specialization in African American Studies at time of appointment is required. Research in social justice within in an African American context as demonstrated by a record of scholarly achievement is required. Additional expertise and training in one or more of the following areas is preferred: sustainability/environmental racism, women of color feminism/womanism; civil rights movements; prison abolition movements; African-American GLBTQ activism; transnational organizing; structural inequality in education; and /or restorative justice. Additionally, candidates must have a demonstrated ability to teach effectively; experience working with a diverse student population, including first generation college students and students whose first language is not English. Experience with online coursework preferred. Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity. 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 DEADLINE: For full consideration, all materials should be submitted by October 6, 2014. Please submit a letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement; a complete and current vita at

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 the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. If you are considered as a finalist for the position, you may be subject to a background check.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.