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Job ID: 13054
Social/Behavioral Sciences
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Date Posted:
October 10, 2016
Closing Date:
Open until filled
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California State University, Fresno
College of Social Sciences
Women's Studies Program
Vacancy # 13054
Assistant Professor

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect and ethical behavior, please visit:
• Available for Academic Year: 2017/2018.
• Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
• Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.
• Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience.
• California State University, Fresno is a vibrant and growing campus. When necessary, the University may decide to make more than one faculty appointment from a single search.

The successful candidate’s scholarship and teaching will specialize in intersectional approaches within LGBTQ+ studies. Successful applicants will teach intersectional LGBTQ+ courses, particularly Introduction to LGBTQ+ Studies, for undergraduate women’s studies majors/minors and general education students, as well as design courses on these topics to cross-list with other departments and programs. Candidates will teach at least one of the following courses in the Women’s Studies core sequence: feminist theories, history of feminisms, feminist research methods, and/or a seminar on feminist activism. Candidates will regularly teach Women’s Studies Program General Education offerings. Successful candidates will work in a program committed to feminist and intersectional teaching, scholarship, and community building.

The primary mission of Women's Studies is to analyze how gender is constructed through a variety of social institutions and cultural processes so that gender inequality can be dismantled. Students acquire both a local and global perspective on gender. The program is interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary in its approach and thereby draws on a range of feminist theories, methodologies, and practices. Attentiveness to diversity, privilege and power, and women's unique creative contributions to human experience are central aspects of this training. More than simply a body of knowledge, Women's Studies encourages students to apply their learning to transform their lives and their communities.

In the California State University system, teaching is considered a priority. Women’s Studies is a highly consultative and collaborative program.

Required Education:
An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Women’s Studies, Women and Gender Studies, LGBTQ+ studies, or other closely related discipline from an accredited institution is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. The doctorate must be completed by 8/1/2017.

Required Experience:
Candidates will show evidence of successful scholarly and teaching experience in intersectional approaches within LGBTQ+ studies. Candidates will also show commitment to feminist scholarship, teaching, and/or community outreach.

The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and to engage with diverse communities in the central California region.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to candidates who bring the potential to expand course offerings in African/African American, Asian/Asian Pacific Islander, Latina/Chicana, Indigenous/American Indian, or Middle Eastern populations. Preference will also be given to candidates able to expand Women’s Studies’ outreach to prominent ethnic and cultural communities in the Central Valley. Preference will also be given to candidates who show experience working with diversity focused interdisciplinary programs, such as Women’s and Gender Studies, etc.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin November 15, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants must complete an on-line application at and attach the following: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) up to two sample syllabi, 4) writing sample, 5) contact information for five references, and 6) unofficial graduate transcripts. Finalists will be required to submit: 1) a statement on intersectional LGBTQ+ curriculum or programming development ideas, 2) official transcripts, and 3) three written letters of reference. For inquires, contact: Dr. Loretta Kensinger, Search Committee Chair; California State University, Fresno; College of Social Sciences; Women’s Studies Program; 2225 E. San Ramon, M/S MF19; Fresno, CA 93740-8029; Phone: 559.278.8150; E-mail:

Other Requirements:

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Necessary background investigations will be completed depending on the requirements of the position. Those could include, but are not limited to, processing of fingerprints through the Department of Justice and FBI, and degree and license verification. A conditional offer may be made based on the results of these verifications.

California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.