Dominican is located in Marin County, whose affluent and progressive
reputation is juxtaposed with a reality of extreme economic and racial
disparity. While the campus is situated in a privileged neighborhood, our
institution has deep ties in surrounding neighborhoods where resources and
representation for minoritized people are exceedingly disproportionate.
Dominican is committed to improving our internal policies and practices
related to equity and inclusion; it is also demonstrably engaged in
collaborating with local, long-term community partners to improve equity and
inclusion in Marin.
Our student body is remarkably diverse and we strive to see that diversity
reflected in our faculty and staff. We seek candidates from all backgrounds
who, through their research, teaching, work ethic, and service, will
meaningfully contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus and
Resume/CV and cover letter are required and must be attached in attachment
section of the application process (Step 2). Refer to the posting
instructions for any additional materials that may be required.
Refer to the Dominican Employment Pagehere for adjunct opportunities
and application instructions.
Title: Assistant Professor, Latino Studies and Social Justice
Department: Public Affairs
Division: School of Liberal Arts and Education
Reports to: Chair, Division of Public Affairs
Status: Full-time/Tenure-Track, 9 Months, Commence Fall 2022
The Division of Public Affairs at Dominican University of California is
seeking a teacher/scholar/activist to teach in our newly revised community-
engaged Latin American and Latino Studies minor and our Social Justice major.
While the discipline of specialization is open, the position entails a focus
on Latino communities including indigenous migrants and U.S. issues (domestic
and foreign policy/laws). The successful candidate will have an expertise in
community-based and social justice scholarship and organizing, and be
bilingual with an ability to teach at least two service-learning courses in
Spanish to assist primarily heritage speakers refine and expand their Spanish
vocabulary and skills (not primarily grammar courses but focused on community
issues, field specific vocabulary, interpretation and linguistic capital).
The successful candidate for this tenure-track Assistant Professor position
will be committed to social justice for immigrant communities, value working
with a diverse student population (many of whom are first generation), and
dedicated to best practices in community engagement. Secondary emphases:
social science expertise in U.S. public policy in relation to structural
social change and/or post-colonial studies. Tenure-track faculty members are
required to participate in scholarship and university service. All faculty
adhere to requirements in the Dominican Faculty Handbook.
Teach five four-unit courses per year, which includes two service-learning
courses in Spanish as well as courses within our Social Justice major that
also serve as general education courses for all students.
Shape future course offerings in both the community-engaged Latin American
and Latino Studies minor, the Social Justice major, public policy
programming, and participate in our Service-Learning program.
Scholarship/publication consistent with Dominican's requirements for
tenure, with emphasis on community-engaged research and scholarship.
Three-unit release for scholarly work.
Attend and contribute to faculty meetings and other professional
development activities, including shared governance via service on
university-wide committees and through participation in faculty forum
Mentor and academically advise students
Uphold academic performance standards and integrity
Earned Ph.D., or have one in hand by time of appointment
Bilingual with ability to teach courses in Spanish
Demonstrated involvement in community-engaged scholarship
Academic teaching experience
Additional Position Information
The deadline to apply for this position is December 10, 2021
Must be willing to consent to a background check
Dominican University of California is an independent, international, learner-
centered university, offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. The
University is located 12 miles north of San Francisco nestled in the foothills
Marin County. Dominican has a 1:10 teacher-to-student ratio, an average class
size of 16 with a small-town feeling in a park-like campus. We blend
interdisciplinary core courses, real-world studies, and small classes with
close and supportive academic advising and mentoring.
Dominican's Service-Learning Program is well established and implements
critical community engagement through service-learning designated classes
across the curriculum. The learning outcomes include critical analysis of
structural issues and valuing of community voice and knowledge. The program
has very well established partnerships of mutual respect and trust, especially
with the Canal Latino immigrant community that is in San Rafael, a ten minute
drive from campus.
Link to apply: https: // dominican.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/careers
A cover letter and statement of teaching philosophy required with your
Compile resume/CV, cover letter, and teaching philosophy in one pdf
document and upload in the Resume/CV section
For further questions on the application process, please contact
For More Information Contact:
Dr. Laura Stivers
Professor of Ethics
Co-Chair Division of Public Affairs
Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901
Dominican University of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed
to excellence through diversity, and takes pride in its multicultural
environment. We are committed in thought, word, and deed to recruiting and
retaining a workforce that values the diversity of its student body. The
University actively promotes an institutional culture that practices equity
and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of all under-
represented groups in higher education.