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Assistant/Associate Professor of Latin American Studies

Organization: ​California State University, Los Angeles
Date Posted: 12/7/2017
City: Los Angeles
Location: California
Country: United States
Primary Category: Faculty, Non-Tenured

Description & Details

The Department of Pan-African Studies and the Latin American Studies Program at California State University, Los Angeles invite applications for the position of Joint Assistant/Associate Professor of Latin American Studies with specialization in Afro-Latino Cultures, Experiences, and Resistance in the Americas, to begin August 16, 2018.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned Ph.D. in a field of the Social Sciences or Humanities closely-related to Afro-Latino Cultures, Experiences, and Resistance in the Americas, including Pan-African/Africana/Black Studies, Latin American Studies, Chicano/a/Latino/a Studies, Comparative Literature, Ethnomusicology, Economics, History, Sociology, Political Science, and Women/Gender Studies is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (8/16/2018).
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness and demonstrated experience teaching classes in the area of Afro-Latino Cultures, Experiences, and Resistance in the Americas;
  • Evidence of academic scholarship in the area of Afro-Latino / Afro-Caribbean Cultures, Experiences, and Resistance in the Americas. Evidence includes any of the following: books, scholarly journal articles, chapters, or grant-based monographs, and;
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of first-generation students.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated success in teaching, research, and publication in Afro-Latino Cultures, Experiences, and Resistance in the Americas
  • Demonstrated experience of community-engaged research, teaching, and practice

The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in the University's shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.

To Apply:

Please submit the following documents electronically, compiled in one single PDF file:

Finalists will be required to submit

  • three current letters of recommendation
  • official transcripts

Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Review of Applications will begin January 2, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please address any additional required documentation or questions to:

Dr. Melina Abdullah
Department of Pan African Studies
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90032

For more information, please email with the subject  "PAS-LAS Search," with a .pdf file of required documentation.

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