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Native American/Mexican Indigenous Studies Tenure-Track Position California State University, Stanislaus   One University Circle  

Turlock, CA 95382



The Ethnic Studies Program at California State University, Stanislaus invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Ethnic Studies with expertise in Native American/Indigenous Studies. The successful candidate for this position will specialize in using critical and intersectional approaches in the study of Native American/Indigenous populations. The successful applicant will teach undergraduate courses in Ethnic Studies, including: Introduction to Ethnic Studies, Native American/Indigenous Experiences, Theories and Concepts in Ethnic Studies, Interdisciplinary Research Methods, Race and Ethnicity in the U.S., and Race and Education. Candidates should have an active research agenda and be able to integrate their scholarly interests with student learning, which may include providing community engagement opportunities for undergraduates.  Candidates should expect to develop new courses in their area of expertise to enrich the curriculum and be receptive to exploring connections between Ethnic Studies and other disciplines.  Effective teaching, scholarly productivity, and service to the Ethnic Studies Program and University are required for retention, promotion, and tenure.  



Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies, Native American Studies, or closely related discipline, with evidence of effective university level teaching experience.



Preference will be given to candidates with social justice oriented teaching and scholarship emphasizing one or more of the following areas: Native American/Mexican Indigenous culture, Hemispheric Indigenous Studies, settler/exploitation colonialism, land rights and tribal sovereignty, environmental justice and activism, Indigenous literature and film, and/or decolonial feminism. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a commitment to sustained and collaborative community work with underrepresented students in higher education, specifically outreaching and interacting with Native American/Indigenous populations in the region.



A complete application must include: an application letter addressing the position description and qualifications; Curriculum Vitae that includes three references with contact information; copies of graduate transcripts; and evidence of teaching effectiveness.  Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.  Screening of completed application files will begin on October 15, 2017.  The position will remain open until filled. Applicants may submit their materials electronically.

Send applications and correspondence concerning this announcement to the Ethnic Studies Search Committee Chair at:

             Xamuel Bañales, Ph.D.

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Department of Anthropology, Geography and Ethnic Studies

California State University, Stanislaus

One University Circle

Turlock, CA  95382


Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer a competitive benefits package.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT and THE COLLEGE: The Anthropology, Geography, and Ethnic Studies Department consists of collegial faculty members engaged in regional and community-based research and teaching. Ethnic Studies is an interdisciplinary critical program that offers a minor and major with a general focus on theory, practice, and social change. The department is located within the College of the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Our faculty maintains numerous cross-disciplinary connections with Sociology, Anthropology, Gender Studies, Theatre and Community Service Learning.

CAMPUS & AREA: California State University Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six county region of approximately 1.5 million people. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and approximately 400 full-time faculty. Over eighty percent of full time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 41 undergraduate majors, 24 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, and a doctorate in education serving 8,900 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences, and performing arts.

CSU Stanislaus continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 373 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks CSU Stanislaus as one of "The Top Public Universities-Master's" institutions in the West in its America's Best Colleges ratings. CSU Stanislaus also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.



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In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.



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.



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