Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies
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Recruitment Number FA0235
Initial Review Date: November 15, 2021. Complete applications received after
that date may be considered.
Working Title Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies
Class Title Instructional Faculty
Salary Range (From $ to $) Salary commensurate with education and
Department Multicultural & Gender Studies
Number of Positions 1
FLSA Code Exempt
Full-time/part-time (if part-time, indicate time base) Fulltime
Pay Plan Academic Year
CBU/MOU R03 - CFA Faculty
Quick Link https: // jobs.csuchico.edu/postings/6835
Assistant Tenure-Track Professor of Asian American Studies. California State
University, Chico is seeking faculty who are competent in their field,
excellent teachers, collaborative with colleagues and staff, and committed to
student success. We are seeking a tenure-track position in Asian American
Studies. Candidates must be able to teach general and comparative Asian
American courses. Area of specialization is open, but a strong preference will
be given to applicants with demonstrated teaching and research interests in
one or more of the following areas: Hmong American Studies, Critical Hmong
Studies, Transnational Hmong Studies with a contemporary U.S. focus, South
Asian American Studies, Pacific Islander Studies, Community Studies, the Asian
American family, Asian American Contemporary Issues, Asian American Community
Research, Asian American popular culture, and Asian American Religion.
Minimum Education and Experience
The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a Ph.D.
or Ed.D. in a relevant discipline, with a strong research and teaching
background in Multicultural Studies/Inter-Ethnic Studies, using an
intersectional lens. Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate may be
considered; however, all requirements for conferral of the degree must be met
no later than August 17, 2022.
Additional Requirements and Responsibilities for this position
Expectations include: pursuing research and/or creative activities; teaching a
variety of courses in Multicultural & Gender Studies (including GE) through
an intersectional lens, including courses within the area of specialty Asian
American Studies and service within MCGS (e.g. outreach, recruitment,
retention, mentoring, and otherwise helping foster the success of students;
student advising; curricular development; and honors thesis direction, etc.)
as well as at the levels of College, University, and Profession. The
successful candidate will work with other colleagues to accomplish our MCGS
Strategic Plan and build enrollment in our intersectional programs. Teaching
assignments are based upon qualifications of the individual and the needs of
Effective September 30, 2021, the CSU will require faculty, staff, and
students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19
or have received a medical or religious exemption. Selected candidates should
be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be
found at https: // calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/. Questions
can be sent to: email@example.com.
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.
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 the
application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU
employees who apply for the position.
Preference for candidates with experience in mentoring, outreach and retention
efforts with students of color and/or students from other historically
underserved groups; demonstrated proficiency with interdisciplinary, inclusive
and/or student-centered pedagogy ;training and experience in high quality
online teaching and learning; involvement in curriculum development and/or
program development; and/or knowledge of and/or established relationships (or
strong potential for establishing relationships) with Asian American/Hmong
American communities in Northern California. Experience in leadership and
broader knowledge of university processes are also a plus.
Contact & Special Recruitment Information
Job-related questions should be directed to:
Dr. Susan Green, Search Committee Chair
CSU, Chico offers a defined benefit retirement plan through the California
Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS). See retirement plan benefits
at: https: // www. csuchico.edu/hr/benetis/savings-retirement/.
This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if
About the University, Hiring Department and Community
The Department: Multicultural and Gender Studies is the academic face of
diversity and inclusion at CSU Chico, ever striving to embody, inculcate,
promote and celebrate the values of multicultural respect, awareness and
understanding as fundamental to the socially and environmentally responsible
democratic citizen. We are a diverse community of scholars and activists
working together to critically examine gender, sexuality, socioeconomic class,
ability, race, and ethnicity and to cultivate social justice through informed
activism. MCGS offers one major (two options) and seven minors. See
https:// www. csuchico.edu/mcgs/ and https:// www. csuchico.edu/bss/for more
The University: California State University, Chico is a fully accredited,
state-supported member of a 23- campus CSU system. The university is a
residential campus serving a diverse student body of approximately 17,000.
Founded in 1887, CSU, Chico offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the
Colleges of Behavioral and Social Sciences; Communication and Education;
Computer Science, Engineering and Construction Management; Humanities and Fine
Arts; Natural Sciences; Business; and, Agriculture.
As a comprehensive university serving Northern California and other regions
nationally and internationally, our first priority is the education of our
students. We are committed to assisting students in their search for knowledge
and understanding and to prepare them with the attitudes, skills and habits of
lifelong learning in order to assume responsibility in a democratic community
and global society.
CSU, Chico is an 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 and only employ individuals authorized to
work in the U.S.
We acknowledge and are mindful that CSU, Chico stands on lands that were
originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda.
An annual security report disclosing crime statistics for California State
University, Chico can be obtained by contacting the Chico State University
Police Department (530-898-5555) or by visiting:
https: // www. csuchico.edu/clery/assets/documents/annual-security-
All positions are contingent on funding.
The Community: With a population of nearly 110,000, Chico is located in
the Sacramento Valley near the foothills of the Sierra Nevada range. It is 180
miles northeast of San Francisco and 90 miles north of Sacramento and offers a
reasonable cost of living compared to metropolitan areas.
Chico retains the charm of a small town while offering medical services,
excellent public and private schools, and many cultural and recreational
activities. The city's Bidwell Park, one of the largest municipal parks,
extends from the city center along a creek deep into the foothills and
surrounding canyons. For more information: https: // www. csuchico.edu/a
Open Date 10/06/2021
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