Assistant Professor, Race and Resistance Studies

San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA
Closing date
Dec 10, 2021

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Organization Type
*Job no:* 504687
*Work type:* Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
*Location:* San Francisco
*Categories:* Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Social Sciences, Tenured/Tenure-Track

San Francisco State University's Department of Race and Resistance Studies offers an excitingopportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position focused on Queer and/or Trans EthnicStudies beginning August 2022. We seek a colleague whose teaching and research focus on queer and/or trans communities ofcolor, whose work is based in the arts and humanities (including history), and who specializes inqueer and/or trans of color theory, practice, and resistance. We encourage candidates who focuson Black communities but are open to other areas and broader comparative analyses. We seek ascholar who can teach the foundational course of our Queer Ethnic Studies Minor, "ColoringQueer: Imagining Communities," and build curriculum for this minor as well as the minor andmajor in Race and Resistance Studies. We are especially interested in qualified candidates with ademonstrated commitment -- through their research, teaching, and service -- to the diversity andexcellence of our academic community. About the Department:Race and Resistance Studies is the newest department in the College of Ethnic Studies at SanFrancisco State University. Our curriculum developed around the foci of social movements,intersectionality of race/class/sex/gender, cultural production, and borders and transnationalism.The Department offers a major in Race and Resistance Studies and minors in Arab and MuslimEthnicities and Diasporas, Critical Pacific Islands and Oceania Studies, and Queer EthnicStudies. About the University:The mission of San Francisco State University is to create and maintain an environment forlearning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity,and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence ininstruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher educationfor residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world. To fulfill its mission, theUniversity is committed to the following goals:• Attracting, retaining and graduating a highly diverse student body.• Providing disciplinary and interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional education that isacademically rigorous and intellectually challenging.• Providing curricula that reflect all dimensions of human diversity, and that encouragecritical thinking and a commitment to social justice.• Recruiting, retaining and supporting a diverse faculty whose teaching demonstrates anactive engagement with their individual fields of study and whose creative and scholarlywork is an extension of the classroom, laboratory or studio.• Employing a staff and administration reflecting the diversity of our student communityand the values of the campus.• Fostering a collegial and cooperative intellectual environment that includes recognitionand appreciation of differing viewpoints and promotes academic freedom within theUniversity community.• Serving the communities with which its students and faculty are engaged. Responsibilities:The position requires teaching undergraduate courses for Race and Resistance Studies,mentoring and advising undergraduate and graduate students, helping to build the Queer EthnicStudies Minor as well as the minor and major for RRS, developing an active ongoing scholarshipprogram in one's area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments.Qualifications:Required:• Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies, Women and Gender Studies, American Studies, or relatedhumanities field.• Record of working and communicating effectively with colleagues and studentsPreferred:• One to two years of undergraduate teaching experience with a large, diverse student bodyor in a multicultural setting.• Awareness and engagement with critical concerns in the discipline and publication recordthat demonstrates a sustained research focus on queer and/or trans ethnic studies.• A demonstrated record of community involvement related to queer and/or transcommunities of color. Rank and salary:Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The CaliforniaState University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits. Application Process:Submit the following materials via PageUp application link button at top of this pageby October 15, 2022:(1) letter of intent/interest, (2) current CV, (3) sample of scholarly work, (4) statement ofteaching philosophy, (5) description of research interests; (6) three letters of recommendation,and (7) a statement on how your teaching and scholarship align with the commitment of theRace and Resistance Studies Department to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community.Teaching evaluations will be requested at a later date. Review of applications will continue untilthe position is filled. Please direct all questions about the position to: Gautam Baksi, Department Coordinator San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against personson the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, genderidentity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexualorientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodationswill be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting theSenior Human Resources Manager.*Advertised:* September 03, 2021 (3:00 PM) Pacific Daylight Time
*Applications close:* Open until filled

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