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Fresno State
Fresno, California
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Africana Studies - Assistant Professor - Job no: 518681

Africana Studies Black Protest/Community-Based Issues - Assistant / Associate Professor - Job no: 519787

Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Social Sciences, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

About Our Positions: The Africana Studies Program in the College of Social Sciences at California State University, Fresno is seeking applicants for two positions in Africana Studies, one at the Assistant Professor rank (Pan-Africanism & Black Political Thought) and one as an open rank position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level (Black Protest) with a Fall 2023 start date. For both positions we seek a general specialist capable of teaching both introductory and upper-division courses in Africana Studies. The assistant professor position will have a research emphasis in any of the following areas: Pan-Africanism and Black Political Thought, Afro-Latinx communities, and/or Sub-Saharan African history and cultures. The open rank position will have a research emphasis in at least one of the following areas: Black protest movements (including prison abolition), community-based issues, Black-Latinx and/or Black-Indigenous coalition politics, and hip hop as Black resistance.

Specific courses that the successful candidates could teach include Black Popular Culture, Black Protest, Hip Hop Culture, African American Community, Race Relations, Law, Policing and Black Communities, Contemporary African Societies, and African Cultural Perspectives as well as new topics courses developed by the successful candidate to support AFRS participation and collaborations in Ethnic Studies, a new general education area required by California State University system. Teaching responsibilities would include lower and upper-division courses, multiple course sections in general education including Area F (Ethnic Studies) as mandated by AB 1460, and possible cross-listing with other Ethnic Studies units in the College of Social Sciences. Besides Africana Studies, other Ethnic Studies programs include: American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies, and the Department of Chicano and Latin American Studies.



Required Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent.):


  1. An earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree in Africana Studies, or a closely related field is required. Applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For employment, the doctorate must be completed by 8/1/2023.

Application Procedures: To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit all application materials by the review date. The committee may elect to review applications submitted after this date. All positions automatically close on March 31, 2023. Apply online at


Application Review Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2023


To learn more about Fresno State and to see full list of qualifications check these links:


About Our Program: Africana Studies is generally defined as a study of the historical and cultural experiences of African peoples from a variety of academic disciplines. The program uses an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective to illuminate the connectedness of the human experience and provide culturally-appropriate knowledge and skills necessary to understand the experiences of African peoples all over the world. Program URL:


About Our Students, Region, and Campus: California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.


Fresno State is part of the CSU system, the largest public university system in the country. We are represented by our union, the California Faculty Association. We are an HSI and an ANNAPISI serving institution. Fresno is an anchor city in California's Central Valley, which is predominated by the food and agricultural industries. Numerous migrant, diasporic, and Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities call Fresno home, and Fresno has a more affordable housing market than many other places in the state of California. It is renowned for its multi-ethnic cuisine and abundance of fresh produce. Fresno is centrally located, within one-hour’s driving distance of multiple national parks, including Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia, 2-3 hours’ drive from the Pacific Ocean, and 3-3 ½ hours’ drive to Los Angeles and San Francisco.


California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect, and ethical behavior, visit:

Other Campus Information:

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees online at  Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.


A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. Any offer of employment may be withdrawn, or employment may be terminated based on the results of the background investigation.


The person holding this position is considered a "limited reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements outlined in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following website:


California State University, Fresno is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click


California State University, Fresno 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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