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Chicana/o Studies Part-Time Lecturer

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Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: Channel Islands
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Social Sciences, Temporary, Part Time

Program:  Chicana/o Studies
Rank:  Lecturer Faculty
Title:   Chicana/o Studies Part-Time Lecturer

About the University: 

California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) opened in 2002 as the newest campus in the California State University system. Since that time, the University has grown and developed into one of the premier public universities, not only in the California State University system, but also in the nation. Indeed, U.S. News & World Report listed CSUCI as 20th among “Top Public Schools” in its 2021 edition of Best Colleges Rankings. In 2020, CollegeNET also ranked CSUCI 20th out of over 1,449 schools in its “Social Mobility Index,” and Money Magazine rated CSUCI as the 15th “Most Transformative College” in the nation.

CSUCI is a public comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. The University is located in Ventura County and is home to more than 6,900 undergraduate and 239 graduate students. Approximately 55% of CSUCI’s students are Pell Grant eligible, and approximately 62% are first-generation college students. CSUCI is also proud to be designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), with 55% of its undergraduate students self-identifying as Latinx, 25% as White, 6% as Asian/Asian American, 4% as multiracial, and 2% as Black/African American. In 2019, CSUCI was awarded Excelencia in Education’s inaugural “Seal of Excelencia” for its facilitation of Latinx student success.

CSUCI is committed to diversifying its faculty in order to address students’ ever-changing needs in the 21st century. The University is also taking steps to confront racism and to advocate for social justice. To this end, CSUCI encourages applicants to apply who are motivated to serve and contribute to the university’s tenure-track body, which self-identifies as 62% White, 21% Latinx, 9% Asian/Asian American, and 2% Black/African American.

Diversity Statement: 

CSUCI is committed to recruiting individuals who are dedicated to furthering inclusive excellence in our campus community. We seek to enhance our diverse University population by welcoming people from all backgrounds, and by working to sustain an environment where colleagues can not only work and learn, but also create and thrive.

CSUCI Mission Statement: 

Placing students at the center of the educational experience, California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and international perspectives.

CSUCI’s Commitment to You:

CSUCI is committed to helping newly hired faculty develop a sense of belonging in a collaborative and supportive community dedicated to providing resources and opportunities for establishing and sustaining a research agenda and engaging in continuous improvement in equitable teaching and learning.

About the Program: 

Chicana/o Studies is an interdisciplinary department at California State University Channel Islands (CI) that offers a Bachelor of Arts and a minor. Chicana/o Studies is committed to students, community, scholarship and social justice. We offer a curriculum that examines historical and contemporary experiences of Chicanas/os and Latinas/os through a hemispheric approach, including the United States, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. It used a transborder lens from which to question the critical junctures facing our society, whether it be issues of immigrant and labor rights, educational equality, racial, class, and gender equity, health justice, cultural production, or social movements. We approach these issues using decolonial, interdisciplinary, transnational and comparative/relational perspectives. The core courses at the lower and upper division level will provide majors with a solid training in Chicana/o Studies while providing them the opportunity to major, minor or double major in other disciplines. Chicana/o Studies affords students the opportunity for applied learning and community-based research of the multidimensional experiences of the Chicana/o and Latina/o Community in local and global contexts.

About the Position: 

We are currently seeking qualified part-time instructors to teach the following course(s) in Spring 2022.

CHS 402: Southern California Chicana/o History and Culture (Cross-listed as Hist 402)

Minimum Degree Requirements:

Master's Degree in Chicana/o Studies or Latina/o Studies, Ethnic Studies or History and other relevant Social Science or Humanities discipline;

ABD considered;
Ph.D. or equivalent preferred.

Required Qualifications:

  • Appropriate training in a field/sub-field relative to the teaching assignment; strong commitment to undergraduate education; a record of effective teaching experience including interactive classroom strategies; and commitment to work in a student-centered multi-ethnic and multi-racial environments.  
  • Applicants should demonstrate the commitment to effectively work with and engage a diverse student population and evidence of how they would successfully mentor minoritized students with special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, American Indian, and Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander students.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The preferred candidate will have at least an M.A., preferably a Ph.D (or ABD), plus a record of effective teaching with a variety of appropriate methodologies; experience in the use of innovative instructional strategies and technologies; an established research agenda that could involve undergraduates; interdisciplinary teaching experience; experience with curriculum and program development; experience in and commitment to ongoing teaching and learning assessment; experience in teaching community service learning courses; facility in Spanish, or other language skills relevant to our community.
Responsibilities:

The major responsibilities include instruction of course and meeting with students during office hours.

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin 12/7/2021. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants must submit the following materials: 

  • An application and current CV that demonstrate your academic background, teaching experience and/or presentations/publications
  • A cover letter explaining your specific interest in teaching in the Chicana/o Studies Department at CSUCI.
  • A sample course syllabus the relates to the course.
  • A statement describing your experience mentoring and/or working with minoritized students with a special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander and American Indian students, and
  • A teaching philosophy describing how you plan to engage and interact with students, with a special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander, and American Indian students.

In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

Submit all required materials to the CSUCI Careers application web address below:
http://jobs.csuci.edu

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule: 

Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.

General Information: 

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

The person holding this position may be 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.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

CSUCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Faculty Affairs at academicpersonnel@csuci.edu.  

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California State University Channel Islands 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.

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