CSU Dominguez Hills, Assistant Professor, TT, CCS


Assistant Professor

Chicana & Chicano Studies
College of Arts & Humanities



The Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for a Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (Academic Year) with the appointment starting in Fall 2023.

At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University’s mission, vision, and core values.

For more information: Mission, Vision, and Core Values.

The Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies
Chicanxs/Latinxs will comprise a majority population in California, a state characterized by diverse, multicultural and transnational audiences. A degree in Chicana and Chicano Studies provides students with the critical skills and social knowledge to work and live in a society characterized by populations with varying social needs. The degree and minor program emphasize a theoretical and empirical foundation preparing students to pursue diverse career tracks, graduate school, and post-baccalaureate studies and training in a variety of related fields.

The Chicana and Chicano Studies Department sponsors an extensive co-curricular activities calendar throughout the academic year. The department faculty collaborate with university areas such as the Affinity Student Centers including the La Casita: Latinx Cultural Resource Center, the Toro Dreamers Success Center, and the Queer Culture Resource Center to foster community awareness on anti-racism and social justice and equity. The department also co-sponsors and supports campus-wide programs and events such as the annual Dia de Los Muertos (day of the dead) celebration and the Dolores Huerta graduation celebration. In support of student organizations, Chicana and Chicano Studies faculty serve as advisors and work closely with a number of campus Chicana/o/x, Latina/o/x student organizations. For more information: https://www.csudh.edu/chicano/

The Position
The tenure-track assistant professor of Chicana/o/x Studies is an arts and humanities scholar who specializes in sexuality or queer studies with a focus on queer of color critique (i.e. Indigeneity, and/or Afro-Latinx Studies). The assistant professor will engage in research and teaching on Chicana/o/x and/or Latina/o/x populations. Experience in civic engagement is preferred as is experience with pedagogy that provides students with opportunities in the Chicana/o/x Studies curriculum. Experience in online and/or hybrid instruction is also preferred. The assistant professor involves students in his/her/their research and is involved in communities beyond the university. The assistant professor is also a dynamic teacher who is qualified to teach a variety of courses within the department’s curriculum as well as general education courses and is committed to teaching the culturally diverse student body at CSU Dominguez Hills. Candidates with significant experience may be appointed at the assistant professor level and offered service credit based on their professional achievements.

The assistant professor will assume a normal teaching load of four undergraduate courses per semester in both lower-division and upper-division courses, including courses in the General Education curriculum. The successful candidate will be expected to develop courses in his/her area of expertise. Excellence in teaching and research, including publication in area of expertise is expected and required. The assistant professor will also be responsible for student advising, and service to the university.

Required Qualifications

  • Applicants must have experience in teaching undergraduates from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
  • Ph.D. in an Arts or Humanities field, or related discipline, with a specialization in Chicana/o/x or Latina/o/x scholarship and sexuality or queer studies; degree must be in hand by the time of appointment.
  • Evidence of a highly promising research agenda and commitment to ongoing research and scholarly activity.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach interdisciplinary lower and upper division courses within the Chicana/o/x Studies and general education curriculum and to develop new courses within area of expertise.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated record of research and scholarly activity and/or creative activities in sexualities and/or queer studies.
  • Experience with high impact practices, pedagogies, and advising that promote student success, retention, and graduation online and/or hybrid instruction, community-based research.
  • Bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish.

Employment Requirement
Background Check
Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Policy
The California State University (CSU) is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities we serve, as well as maintaining higher education access and attainment for our students, as such, we embrace a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce the likelihood of transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption if eligible. Any candidate advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The system-wide policy can be found at: https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/.

Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy may be sent to hrm@csudh.edu.

Mandated Reporter Per CANRA
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

How to Apply- To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in November 28, 2022. For full consideration, please submit your completed application with the required materials no later than November 18, 2022.

  • Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
  • Cover letter
  • Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (2 pages maximum)*
  • List of 3 references with contact information**
  • Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist)**
  • A Statement on Teaching (2 pages maximum)
  • A Statement on Research (2 pages maximum)
  • Sample Publications or Evidence of Creative/Scholarly Activity
  • Teaching Evaluations (if available)

*Given CSUDH’s commitment to diversity and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, and administrators, describe your individual commitment and experiences in advancing diversity and inclusion and how they relate to your future teaching and research.

**This position requires three letters of recommendation (LORs). Please do not upload your LORs with your application. Your list of references will be notified at the appropriate time during the search process. They will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the LOR. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUDH by logging back into your applicant portal.

**For finalist with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.

A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate’s, Doctor’s of Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to facultyaffairs@csudh.edu or mailed directly to the office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Corina Benavides López, Ph.D.
Search Committee Chair
CSU, Dominguez Hills
1000 East Victoria Street, (La Corte Hall B-304)
Carson, CA 90747

Closing Statement
CSUDH 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.

For more information: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources’ Office (310) 243-3771.

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Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9.

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