Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies (Asian American Studies)

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Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies (Asian American Studies)

Stanislaus State 1 University Circle, Turlock, California 95382, USA

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Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies (Asian American Studies)


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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ETHNIC STUDIES (Asian American Studies): The Ethnic Studies Department at California State University, Stanislaus invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies with expertise in Asian American Studies. This position requires specialization in the use of critical, intersectional, decolonial, and/or culturally sustaining approaches to the study of Asian American populations. The successful applicant will teach undergraduate Ethnic Studies courses, including some combination of the following: Introduction to Ethnic Studies, Introduction to Asian American/Pacific Islander Studies, Asian American/Pacific Islander Experiences, Asian Americans in Media and Popular Culture, Contemporary U.S. Immigration, Community Engagement, and Hmong American Experiences. Candidates selected for interviews should be prepared to demonstrate an active research agenda and the ability to integrate scholarly interests with student learning, with careful attention to leading community engagement and praxis, such as (but not limited to) collaborating with community-based organizations and creating community-campus partnerships and opportunities for undergraduates. The candidate chosen for this position will be expected to: 1) develop new courses in their area of expertise in support of the Ethnic Studies program's curricular mission; 2) assist in the development of an MA degree in Ethnic Studies; and 3) contribute to the ongoing development and co-curricular programming of the Ethnic Studies Department, such as with campus engagement, community organizations, and/or collaborations in the region. Effective teaching, scholarly productivity and service to the Ethnic Studies Department and University are required for retention, promotion, and tenure.


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


Preference will be given to candidates who emphasize critical pedagogies, scholarship, and community engagement that advances social justice efforts, with specific attention to one or more of the following areas: Southeast Asian American experiences, critical refugee studies, decolonial studies, transnationalism/migration, social movements, critical gender/sexuality studies, or community-based research. Preference will also be given to candidates who demonstrate a commitment to mentoring underrepresented students, engaging and sustaining collaborative community work (specifically with Asian American populations in the region), and advising campus clubs, such as Ethnic Studies Student Club.


A complete application is required and must include: 1) a cover letter addressing the position description and qualifications; 2) a Curriculum Vitae that includes contact information for at least three references; 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness; 4) diversity statement; and 5) unofficial copies of graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required at the time of hire). Applicants must submit their materials electronically.

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If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Dr. Mary Roaf, Chair
Department of Ethnic Studies
College of the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
California State University, Stanislaus
One University Circle Turlock, CA

This appointment begins August 19, 2024. The screening of completed application files will begin on February 15, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

An application must include a statement of your demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds in addition to any other required documents as indicated above.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Anticipated hiring range is $6,330 - $6,832 per month for Assistant Professor (12 monthly payments per academic year). As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package.


The Ethnic Studies Department offers an extensive curriculum serving a major, minor and dedicated GE requirement. There are seven tenure-line positions and numerous part-time lecturers comprising a collegial faculty engaged in regional and community-based research and teaching. Ethnic Studies is an interdisciplinary critical program with a general focus on theory, practice and social change. The department is housed within the College of the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences and supports a broad range of culturally focused co-curricular and scholarly events open to the public and broader university community.


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. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion - one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 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 Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

CSU Stanislaus values shared governance: Handbook statement on shared governance


The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. You can learn more about federal equal employment opportunity protections by accessing the Department of Labor’s notices:

Individuals with disabling conditions who require accommodation during the recruitment process may contact the ADA Coordinator at (209) 667-3159.

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 CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. The CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California.

The CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. The CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California.


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, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.


Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.


The university requires a criminal and/or child abuse background check to be completed for many of its new employees, current employees seeking promotional or transfer opportunities, and current employees assigned new duties. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position. Failure to consent to any background check will disqualify an applicant from further consideration. Additionally, an applicant who fails to provide the necessary information or who provides false or misleading information may also be disqualified from further consideration. Later discovery of false or misleading information related to the background check may result in the offer of employment being withdrawn or subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

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