Assistant Professor, Women's Studies (Community-Based Research) (529332)

  • Cal State University (CSU) Dominguez Hills
  • Carson, California
  • Sep 15, 2023
Full Time Education and Training Public Health

Job Description


Assistant Professor

Department of Women’s Studies

College of Arts & Humanities

Position Description

The Department of Women’s Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for a Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (Academic Year) with the appointment starting in Fall 2024.

At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University’s mission, vision, and core values.

For more information: Mission, Vision, and Core Values .

The Position

The Women’s Studies Department seeks to hire a full-time (academic year), tenure-track assistant professor with a specialization in community-based research. Area of emphasis or secondary study is open, with preference for one or more of the following areas: gender-based violence, feminist anti-carceral studies, trans studies, and/or ecofeminisms. We seek a scholar whose teaching is culturally sustaining and grounded in anti-racist pedagogy, and whose research demonstrates a commitment to interdisciplinary, intersectional, and women of color theories and methods related to advocacy, public laws and social policies, activism, the environment, and/or cultural and artistic production.

The successful candidate will develop service learning opportunities for the department, teach GE courses for our major and minor (such as WMS 100: Gender, Sex, the Body & Politics and WMS 340: Women and the Politics of (Un)Paid Labor), core courses in our Women’s Studies major (such as WMS 320: Feminist Principles and WMS 350: Research Methods), as well as develop lower- and upper-level courses in their area(s) of specialty. Faculty are expected to maintain an active research agenda and serve on department, college, and university committees. The normal teaching load is 4-4, with a reduced 3-3 teaching load for the first two years; there are additional opportunities for a reduced teaching loads in future years.


Required Qualifications
  • Applicants must have experience in teaching undergraduates from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
  • A PhD in hand at the time of application. Preference give to PhDs in Women’s and Gender Studies. PhDs in a closely related humanities field, with demonstrated teaching experience, research publications, and/or graduate coursework in women’s studies will also be considered.
  • Candidate must show expertise in community-based research.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience in community engagement, outreach and/or social justice activism with an emphasis on organizing, supervising and mentoring students in community-based and service-learning experiences.
  • Research and teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: gender-based violence, feminist anti-carceral studies, trans studies, and/or ecofeminisms.
  • Two years of university teaching experience and a demonstrated record of service.
  • Demonstrated record of publication in area of expertise.

How to Apply

A completed on-line application must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To apply, please visit CSUDH career-opportunities .

Application Deadline Date:

The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in October 2, 2023. For full consideration, please submit your completed application with the required materials no later than

October 1, 2023.
  • Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
  • Cover letter
  • Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (2 pages maximum)*
  • List of 3 references with contact information**
  • Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist)***
  • A Statement on Teaching (2 pages maximum)
  • A Statement on Research (2 pages maximum)
  • Sample junior-level Women’s Studies course in your area of expertise
  • Sample Publications or Evidence of Creative/Scholarly Activity
  • Teaching Evaluations

*Given CSUDH’s commitment to diversity and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, and administrators, describe your individual commitment and experiences in advancing diversity and inclusion and how they relate to your future teaching and research.

**This position requires three letters of recommendation (LORs). Please do not upload your LORs with your application. Your list of references will be notified at the appropriate time during the search process. They will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the LOR. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUDH by logging back into your applicant portal.

***For finalist with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.

A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate’s, Doctor’s of Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to or mailed directly to the office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Jenn Brandt

Search Committee Chair

Department of Women’s Studies

Women's Studies seeks to acknowledge and understand how gender relates to ethnicity, race, social class, religion, sexuality, nationality, globalization and other factors that shape everyday life. Students in the program acquire the knowledge and skills to understand the history and structures of gender inequalities and how to advocate for women's rights and freedoms.

CSUDH's Women's Studies Program unequivocally affirms that Black Lives Matter, and we continuously work to ensure that our intellectual and activist work reflects this insight. Our curriculum has been, and will continue to be, grounded in decolonizing pedagogy; the works and theories of women of color; and queer, non-binary, and gender-expansive voices and worldviews.

As we continue our work to imagine and cultivate a more just world, we recognize that our labor is aligned with, and indebted to, the critical intellectual, emotional, and physical work that countless others, particularly Black women and other women of color, have done before us. Our faculty and curriculum acknowledge this history while working toward a more inclusive movement to end sexism in tandem with intersecting facets of oppression including race, class, sexuality, ethnicity, and religion. As feminists we honor this history of resistance and social justice, and are committed to reflect it in our pedagogy.

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Additional Information

The Assistant Professor (Academic Year) classification salary range is $5,405 to $11,994 per month (12 monthly payments per academic year); The anticipated hiring salary is $6,667 to $6,959. This position will be commensurate with experience and current CSUDH faculty salaries in the academic department/discipline. Faculty salaries are subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving expenses, start-up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available.

An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit: .

Background Check

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.

CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

The California State University (CSU) is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities we serve, as well as maintaining higher education access and attainment for our students, as such, we embrace a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce the likelihood of transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The CSU strongly recommends that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus. The systemwide policy can be found at CSU Vaccination Policy and any questions you have may be submitted to .

Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 , revised December 24, 2021, as a condition of employment.

Closing Statement

CSUDH 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.

For more information: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources’ Office (310) 243-3771.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at Campus Security Report (Clery) , or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9.

For more information see: Smoke & Tobacco-Free

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Carson, California 90747 United States View Map