Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:
California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public university, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Chico State operates as part of the 23-campus CSU system, which educates the most ethnically, economically, and academically diverse student body in the nation. The University enrolls over 13,000 students, with over half identifying as first-generation college students.
Chico State is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of equity gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and practices that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment. Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), veterans, and those with bilingual and/or diverse abilities are encouraged to apply.
The Position: Associate or Tenured Full Professor of Ethnic Studies
Position Starts: Fall 2024
College: Behavioral and Social Sciences
Department/School: Multicultural and Gender Studies
Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience. (Anticipated hiring range: $90,000 to $103,000 for Associate – $103,000 to $115,000 for Full per year).
Initial Review Date: 12/15/2023; complete applications received after that date may be considered.
The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a Ph.D., Ed.D, or J.D., in a relevant discipline, with a strong record of research, teaching, and service in one or more of the fields covered in the department of Multicultural and Gender Studies (i.e., Ethnic Studies, American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies, African American Studies, Chicanx/Latinx Studies). Candidates must document proven excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level.
Pursuing research and/or creative activities; teaching a variety of courses in their area of specialization in addition to General Education within Multicultural & Gender Studies through an intersectional lens and through various formats (i.e., in-person, online, hybrid); and service within the department, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, university and broader community. The typical course load per semester is four courses. The successful candidate will increase the number of majors and minors in the department in both the regular and online programs; mentor students and early career colleagues through the Retention, Tenure and Promotion process; develop an Ethnic Studies Program; and advise the department, college, and campus in its strategic initiatives. The primary goal of CSU Chico’s Strategic Plan is striving toward Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, cultivating and nurturing and welcoming and inclusive campus where students, faculty, and staff have an equitable opportunity to thrive. Candidates should review our commitments at https://www.csuchico.edu/pres/_assets/documents/stategic-plan-2019-2024.pdf
How to Apply:
Applicants must provide a current cover letter including minimum qualifications and capacity to meet responsibilities outlined above and a CV with contact information of three professional references. Additional information may be requested at a later time. All applicants must apply online, applications submitted via email or in-person to the department will not be considered.
Multicultural and Gender Studies is the academic department housing Ethnic Studies, Women’s Studies, and Queer and Trans Studies. We are a single department of diverse scholars and activists working together to critically examine gender, sexuality, socioeconomic class, ability, race, and ethnicity to cultivate social justice through informed activism. MCGS offers three majors, eight minors, and an online degree completion program, with the majority of students taking courses as part of the new Area F General Education requirement created under AB 1460, with faculty hired due to this statute. See http://www.csuchico.edu/bss/ and http://www.csuchico.edu/mcgs/ for more information. Chico State is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) with multiple federally funded HSI initiatives, and boasts nationally recognized Tribal Relations and Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) commitments. The campus is located in the Sacramento Valley, home to the third largest Hmong population in the nation. The California legislature is currently reviewing its 200+ 2023 Task Force proposals on Reparations (https://oag.ca.gov/ab3121/report).
Job-related questions should be directed to:
Susan Green, Search Committee Chair California State University Chico Department of Multicultural and Gender Studies 400 West First Street Chico, CA 95929-0420
This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible). California State University, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). For more information, please visit https://www.csuchico.edu/hr/benefits/index.shtml.
Those hired at the Associate level should expect to be hired as a probationary tenure-track employee with possible credit of up to two years served. Those hired at the Full Professor level shall be hired as a tenured employee.
All work must be performed within the State of California.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
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.
For disability-related accommodations, please call the ADA Coordinator at (530) 898-5959.
All positions are contingent on funding.
About Chico State:
Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, “Today Decides Tomorrow,” is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.
The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that Chico State stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land, the flora, the fauna, and the waters that run through campus. We are humbled that our campus resides upon sacred lands that since time immemorial have sustained the Mechoopda people and continue to do so today.
Chico State is an 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 and only employ individuals authorized to work in the U.S.