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Assistant Professor of Queer/Trans & Latinx Studies

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Recruitment Details

Position Details and Department Information

Recruitment Number FA0104
Posting Period

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017; completed applications received after that date may be considered.

Working Title Assistant Professor of Queer/Trans & Latinx Studies
Class Title Instructional Faculty
Level/Range/Grade 3
Salary Range (From $ to $) Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Department Multicult & Gender Studies
Number of Positions 1
FLSA Code Exempt
Status Tenure-Track
Full-time/part-time (if part-time, indicate time base) Full-time
Shift Varies
Pay Plan Academic Year
CBU/MOU R03 - CFA Faculty
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Position Summary

Postion Information

CSU, Chico and the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences seek candidates whose teaching, research, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. We are proud to now hold HSI Designation. EO/M/F/Vet/Dis

Multicultural and Gender Studies (MCGS) is searching for a probationary tenure-track assistant professor to start August 2018. 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. Position is contingent on funding.

Minimum Education and Experience

The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a Ph.D. (or Ed.D. with a research background) in Queer/Trans and Latinx; or related areas such as: U.S. Ethnic, Latinx, Chicanx, Gender, Queer, Trans, and/or LGBTQ Studies. Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate may be considered; however, all requirements for conferral of the doctorate must be completed prior to the beginning of the academic year (August, 2018).

Additionally, candidates must document (1) a strong focus in Queer/Trans Latinx; (2) proven excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level; (3) demonstrated oral and written communication skills; (4) superior human relations skills; AND (5) potential for, and commitment to, professional activities and growth. The successful candidate should also demonstrate a commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds.

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); and service within and outside of MCGS (e.g. outreach, recruitment, retention, and helping foster the success of students; advising; curricular development; and honors thesis direction, etc.). The successful candidate will work with other colleagues to accomplish our MCGS Strategic Plan and build a new major in intersectional Latinx Studies. Teaching assignments are based upon qualifications of the individual and the needs of the department.

Recruitment Preferences

Bilingual with preference in Spanish; prior experience in intersectional and interdisciplinary teaching, curriculum development, program development, and/or student outreach and retention.

Contact & Special Recruitment Information

Three letters of recommendation should be emailed by the referees to the MCGS Director.

Job-related questions should be directed to:
Dr. Sara E. Cooper, Director
Multicultural & Gender Studies
California State University
Chico, CA 95929-0420 / 530-898-5158

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employees who apply for the position.

For disability related accommodations please call the ADA Coordinator at
(530) 898-5959.

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.


CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). Eligibility for standard CSU benefits is based on an appointment of half-time or more for a period exceeding six months. Employees appointed less than half-time or less than six months are not eligible for standard CSU benefits but do receive prorated sick leave and vacation.

Eligibility for Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits is based on an appointment of at least three-quarter time, hired to work a minimum of 130 hours per month over the course of the appointment or works an average of 130 hours or more per month during the measurement period. The ACA guidelines provide for health coverage or FlexCash only. ACA does not provide dental or vision plan coverage.

Benefits Information

This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

About the University, Hiring Department and Community

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 the department and college websites for more information.

For detailed information on the University, click here.

As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment. We also welcome those who share a passion and commitment to the University’s 6th Strategic Priority that focuses on sustainability, stewardship, and the environment – for more information on sustainability click here.

California State University, Chico is committed to achieving excellence through diversity in the classroom and the workplace. It strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students, faculty, and staff.

The university is an CSU, Chico is an EOE/Minority/Females/Vet/Disability and only employs individuals authorized to work in the U.S. We also do not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Posting Details

Open Date 09/06/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Information

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Complete Set of Transcripts (unofficial acceptable)
  3. Cover letter addressing qualifications for position.
  4. Student Evaluations from at least one course
  5. Cover letter that includes a reflection on the importance of diversity and inclusion in higher education, including personal experience, if any, where you have directly advocated for or supported diversity and inclusion.
Optional Documents
  1. REQUIRED - 3 Letters of Recommendation must be submitted to Committee Chair (see posting for address) in order for application to be considered complete