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Assistant Professor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Cal State University San Marcos
San Marcos, California
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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track

Location: San Marcos

Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Social Sciences, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time


Rank: Assistant Professor


Starting Date: Fall 2022

The WGSS department is committed to intersectional and critical approaches to the study of sex, gender, and sexuality. We seek a colleague who focuses on Women of Color Feminisms with a corollary emphasis in one or more areas (such as, but not limited to): Border Studies, Global/Transnational Studies, Decolonial/Postcolonial Studies, Immigration/Diaspora Studies, Indigenous Studies, Sexuality Studies, Disability Studies, and/or Ethnic Studies. We also seek a colleague committed to transformative feminist and decolonial pedagogies, undergraduate research, and feminist methodologies. The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all students and to an environment that respects and builds support for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Gender Studies, Women's Studies, Sexuality Studies, LGBTQ Studies, or a relevant discipline in the Humanities or Social Sciences required. The doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (8/25/2022).
  • Evidence of successful teaching at the university level
  • Evidence of scholarly expertise in Women of Color Feminisms as well as intersectional approaches
  • Evidence of success in scholarly productivity
  • Demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research, and/or service
  • Ability and commitment to teach core and elective courses in WGSS-including courses in the candidate's primary areas of expertise-as well as upper division electives as needed

Preferred Qualifications

  • An active research program that may involve students
  • Interest in conducting and/or supporting interdisciplinary curriculum, scholarship, and collaborations
  • Evidence of feminist, decolonizing pedagogical approaches in teaching
  • Ability and commitment to mentor students in community-based learning, undergraduate research, and preparation for professional experiences


  • Teach 3 undergraduate courses each semester
  • Participate in activities serving the department, college, university, and community
  • These duties typically include mentoring students, advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, participating in curriculum and program development and review, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions
  • Teach general education and core courses in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, including courses in Women of Color Feminisms
  • Develop innovative coursework in area(s) of expertise and in areas needed by the department
  • Maintain a research program and accomplishments (including publications) that aligns with area of expertise

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the CSUSM Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Narrative statement describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of first-generation students
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three current letters of recommendation
  • A sample of scholarly writing
  • Teaching Portfolio (sample syllabi, teaching evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy)

Review of applications will begin January 24, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit Faculty Opportunities for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation and veteran or military status.

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 December 22, 2020 as a condition of employment.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy, can be found at CSU Covid Policy. Questions should be sent to the Office of Human Resources at [email protected].

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and 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.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act Notification can be found at Clery Act Notification.

Advertised: October 27, 2021 (7:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time

Applications close: Open Until Filled

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