Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

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Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies

The University of San Diego and the Ethnic Studies Department invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies beginning in the Fall 2015.

Candidates should have expertise in globalization/transnationalism, economic justice and/or environmental justice pertaining to U.S.
racial/ethnic groups.

All candidates must hold a PhD or terminal degree in Ethnic Studies or a related field.

Applicants must be able to teach courses in one ethnic-specific area (e.g. African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, or Native American Studies) and in Comparative Ethnic Studies
utilizing interdisciplinary teaching and critical scholarly perspectives.

Ability to teach Introduction to Ethnic Studies required.


The second largest city in California, San Diego sits on the Indigenous homeland of the Kumeyaay people,
includes the busiest port of entry on the world's busiest national border, and hosts significant ethnic,
immigrant, and refugee communities from around the globe, including Central America, the Caribbean,
Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and Africa.

The University of San Diego is a private, Roman Catholic university with more than 5,500 undergraduate students and a commitment to advancing academic excellence, global citizenship, ethical knowledge and conduct, and compassionate service.

The Ethnic Studies Department at the University of San Diego focuses on the importance of race and ethnicity in the US context, and at the heart of our work is a commitment to social justice and community service learning that directly supports the values of Catholic Social Teaching. Applicant cover letters should clearly state how the applicant fits within this larger programmatic vision. The candidate must demonstrate evidence of strong undergraduate teaching.

A complete application will include:

1) A cover letter that includes your relevant teaching experience, research, and direct experience working
with and in U.S. ethnic communities

2) A statement on your teaching philosophy that addresses teaching at a small, liberal arts Roman Catholic

3) A sample publication

4) A resume/vita

5) Sample course syllabi

6) Three reference letters (submitted directly by your recommenders)


1. Submit your complete application as a single .pdf file to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2. Submit one hard copy of your complete application to:
Jesse Mills, Chair
Department of Ethnic Studies
University of San Diego
Maher Hall 210
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

3. To apply, go to ( Look for job IRC15348 and follow all instructions to create a
full profile. For assistance with iRecruitment, please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806
or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The final deadline for receipt of application materials is December 1st, 2014. Applicants should meet the
deadline for full consideration. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until
position is filled.

The University of San Diego is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.