Assistant Professor, Asian American Studies, Cal State LA

Deadline: For full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by February 27, 2023. Applications received after the deadline may be considered.

Minimum Qualifications:

1) An earned doctorate in Asian/Asian American Studies, Pacific Islander Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, Education or a relevant discipline in the Social Sciences or Humanities or closely-related field from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (8/17/2023).

2) Teaching and mentorship experience at the undergraduate level of a diverse student population.

3) Scholarly expertise in Asian American Studies or Pacific Islander Studies.

Preferred Qualifications:

1) Evidence of research and teaching within Asian/Asian American Studies or Pacific Islander Communities. Areas of research or teaching may include, but are not limited to: education, BIPOC pedagogies, urban ethnography, and indigenous communities;

2) Evidence of community-engaged research, teaching, and practice with/in Asian and Asian American and Hispanic/Latinx communities;

3) Demonstrated evidence of collaborative and teamwork experience;

4) Evidence of expertise in teaching for social justice and educational equity, emphasizing intersectionality of multiple positionalities that includes, but is not limited to, race, class, gender, sexuality and ability.


The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community.  These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses with a focus on education in Asian American and Hispanic Serving Institutions, mentor students, engage with Asian and Asian American, Pacific Islander community partners, actively participate in program and curriculum development, and maintain an active research profile.

The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University’s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.

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