Assistant Adjunct Professor in Latinx Studies Studies (Full Time) - Essential

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Category:: Faculty
Locations:: Oakland, CA
Posted:: Feb 25, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Exempt
Position ID:: 128552

About Mills College:

Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top master's universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply.

Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit

Job Description:

The Program:
The Ethnic Studies (ES) Program invites applications from scholars in Ethnic Studies and related social sciences fields for a full-time salaried adjunct position in Latinx Studies, to begin Fall 2021. The ES Program at Mills College is a vibrant hub of intellectual inquiry, critical pedagogy and social justice-oriented activity. Located within the Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department, the Ethnic Studies Program aims to produce graduates who have the confidence, skills and experience to become leaders and change agents, to think critically, and to engage capably, responsibly and ethically with diverse communities.

The Position:
We seek an engaged instructor in the field of Latinx Studies, with a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring students. The successful candidate will: teach undergraduate courses in Latinx Studies; supervise undergraduate research by ES majors; serve as an academic advisor; and serve as faculty advisor to Latinx student organizations and events on campus. Teaching will include: two undergraduate courses in Latinx Studies, Research Methods with Communities of Color, Introduction to Ethnic Studies, and one course in the candidate's area of specialization.

Mills College is a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latinx students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some teaching may be done remotely. However, applicants need to be available for in-person teaching if that becomes possible in the fall or spring semesters.

This is a one-year renewable contract position.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies or a related social science field in hand at time of appointment. Strong candidates who are ABD may be considered.
  • Strong evidence of community-engaged scholarly research
  • Evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching
  • Dedication to educating and mentoring women and gender non-conforming students of color and first generation college students.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary is $60,000 per year, and includes a comprehensive benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan. Faculty members also receive free admission to campus events, use of the pool, fitness center, and tennis courts. Tuition remission is also available after an introductory period. Voluntary benefits include: pet insurance, long-term care insurance, legal-assistance insurance, cellular provider discounts and computer hardware discounts. Adjunct compensation is governed by a collective bargaining agreement and increases with seniority at Mills College.

Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills' non-discrimination policy, please go to

All positions are subject to a background check. Prior to the first date of employment, an applicant's background check must be cleared.

Application Instructions:

Click the "Apply Now" button below and follow instructions to submit the following documents:

  • Employee Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter outlining teaching and research interests
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement: Please describe your commitment to DEI. How have you worked to advance DEI in your current or previous positions? If hired at Mills, how would you contribute to the College's commitments to racial and gender justice and inclusive excellence?
  • Supporting materials relevant to teaching experience such as sample syllabi and teaching evaluations.
  • Names, addresses, and email contacts for three professional references. No letters of reference should be submitted at this time.

Please note that you can only upload 6 "Other" documents. You can consolidate multiple pages/documents into one file upload. The file size limit for each upload is 10Mb.

Review of applicants will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.




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Job No:
Posted: 2/26/2021
Application Due: 4/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time