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Ethnic Studies/Pan African Studies Relevant Educational Qualifications Job

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Hiring Department Summary

The Ethnic Studies Department has been in existence for more than 50 years at Sacramento State. The Department is comprised of the following programs: Asian American Studies, Chicanx/Latinx Studies, General Ethnic Studies, Native American Studies, Pan African Studies, and Teachers in Urban Settings or Teachers in Bilingual Education. Ethnic Studies is a degree-granting interdisciplinary program offering course work in the study of the past and present histories, cultures, languages and issues that define ethnic group experiences in the United States. In addition to its teaching mission, the department is involved in research and community-based projects.

The Department of Ethnic Studies is housed in the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, consisting of 11 academic departments, three independent and interdisciplinary academic programs, and several centers and institutes. The College is a congenial and cohesive unit both academically and administratively. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. To this end, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified individuals with the commitment and ability to work with our diverse student population, staff and faculty.

For more information about this department: https://www.csus.edu/college/social-sciences-interdisciplinary-studies/e...

WhySacState: https://www.csus.edu/academic-affairs/faculty-advancement/why-sac-state....

Essential Duties

- Teaching
- Scholarly and Creative Activities
- Service/Contribution to the Institution
- Service/Contribution to the Community
- Advising majors and minors
- Serving on Department, College, and University Committees

Appointment Specifics

Required Qualifications

- Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies, Pan African Studies, or related discipline. J.D. (Juris Doctor), Ed.D. or ABD candidates will be considered. If ABD , candidates will be required to complete the doctoral degree by August 1, 2021.
- Specialization in the use of critical, intersectional, and/or interdisciplinary, approaches to Pan African Studies.
- The Ethnic Studies Department and the Pan-African Studies Program seeks an individual who is knowledgeable in the African Diaspora.
- The candidate is required to have the ability to teach undergraduate and/or graduate Ethnic Studies courses including: ETHN 11: Introduction to Ethnic Studies and ETHN 100: Ethnic America.
-The candidate is required to have the ability to teach undergraduate and/or graduate Ethnic Studies courses including: ETHN 70: Introduction to Pan African Studies and ETHN 170: Pan African Experience
- Provide evidence of an active research interest in Pan African Studies/Ethnic Studies.
- The ability to build collaborative community partnerships with African American and/or African Diaspora communities.
- Provide evidence of experience communicating and working effectively with a diverse student population.

Preferred Qualifications

- Specialty in one or more of the following areas: Black culture; Black family; Black women; criminalization of people of African descent; Pan African Diaspora languages and/or religions.
- Specialty in one or more of the following areas: community activism/organizing; media/popular culture; health; racial inequities in education; racial violence; social movements; anti-Blackness; indigeneity; and/or decolonization.
- Critical pedagogies and scholarship that reflect the evolution of the discipline of Pan African Studies/Ethnic Studies.
- Ability to mentor underrepresented, first-generation college students.
- Experience as a teaching assistant, college/university lecturer, or professor in Pan African Studies/Ethnic Studies courses.
- Ability to create and promote anti-racism in the curriculum and classroom.
- Ability and/or interest to develop and teach online/hybrid courses at the University level.

Posting Number F0180P

Anticipated Start Date Fall 2021

Initial Application Review 03/01/2021

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants


  • Current Curriculum Vita
  • Letter of Interest/Cover letter highlighting teaching and research interests.
  • Unofficial transcripts of all graduate work
  • Teaching Philosophy that reflects commitment to diversity and inclusion (no more than one page)
  • Diversity Statement that demonstrates your experience and commitment to working with a diverse student population. Also, describe your experience in creating anti-racism in the curriculum and classroom. (no more than three pages)
  • Teaching effectiveness may be demonstrated through Student Evaluations.
  • Statement of Scholarly Interests - Describe your research agenda and how this contributes to Pan African Studies and/or Ethnic Studies. (no more than 2 pages)
  • List of three references with email addresses and phone numbers in the Curriculum Vita

    Sample Course Syllabi/Instructional Material
    Media File

    Letters of recommendation (three, confidential) will be required of finalists only.

    Eligibility Verification

    Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

    Campus Diversity Statement

    Sacramento is one of the most diverse and integrated major cities in the country, and Sacramento State is committed to providing a quality education for all of our region's students. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. Sacramento State is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, research, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

    It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit https://www.csus.edu/administration-business-affairs/internal/your-hr/be... .

    The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit https://www.csus.edu/compliance/hr-compliance/mandatory-dhr-training.htm... .

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    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

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    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 the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

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Company Description
Sacramento State is a vibrant metropolitan university that is among the largest campuses in the California State University system. We enroll a multicultural student body of 30,000, and graduate about 6,000 students each year. Despite our size, quality teaching in small classes remains a top priority. Students enjoy personalized attention from their professors, as well as extensive research and internship opportunities in Sacramento, the heart of California government.