Colorado State University Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies in Fort Collins, Colorado
Working Title Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Posting Number 202100267F
Proposed Annual Salary Range 69,000-72,000
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Position Type Faculty
Work Hours/Week 40
Description of Work Unit
The Ethnic Studies Department critically examines the interlocking forces of domination that are rooted in socially constructed categories of gender, sexuality, class, race, ethnicity and disability. Our faculty and researchers are committed to theoretical, empirical, qualitative, textual, and community‐based research, pedagogy, service, and outreach. Utilizing interdisciplinary, international, and comparative approaches, we challenge paradigms that systematically marginalize the experiences of diverse populations. In doing so, we bring to bear issues of power, privilege, and social justice pertinent to aggrieved groups in the United States and abroad. We are especially committed to nurturing civic‐minded and culturally informed students who strive to strengthen the communities in which they reside. In support of the land‐ grant mission of Colorado State University, the Department engages with communities on and off campus in order to affect meaningful change in public policy and social life.
Tenure/Tenure Track? Yes
% Research 35
% Teaching 50
% Service 15
% Administration 0
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 10/15/2021
Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date
Position End Date
We are seeking candidates with specialties in Black Feminist Studies, Black Queer Studies, or Black Disability Studies. We invite scholars whose work provides original ways of understanding intersectionality regarding theorizations of Blackness, interrogations of anti-Blackness, Black social movements, social justice, and activism.
The applicant must demonstrate potential for excellence in research and scholarship in African American Studies; potential for excellence in teaching and advising; potential for excellence in service and outreach; and strong interpersonal and communication skills. Qualified applicants must be able to teach Black Feminism and develop Black or African American Studies courses.
Successful applicants are expected to build upon our strengths in interdisciplinary research activities and engaged scholarship that is grounded in activism and life experience. Evidence of interest in teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate African American and other underrepresented student populations is highly desired.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach four courses per year, including graduate and undergraduate courses, mentor students, have an active research agenda, and engage in outreach and service with African American communities.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Required Job Qualifications
Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies or related field at the time of appointment.
Specialties in Black Feminist Studies, Black Queer Studies, or Black Disability Studies.
Must be able to teach Black Feminism and develop Black or African American Studies courses that are focused on the social sciences.
The potential for a promising record in scholarship/research in African American Studies.
Preferred Job Qualifications
Expertise in critical race theory, theories of Anti-Blackness, reproductive justice, anti-colonial and decolonial approaches to African American Studies, the social science of race and racism, and other contemporary critical perspectives on state-sanctioned violence and scientific racism.
Evidence of interest in teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate African American and other underrepresented student populations is highly desired.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please upload a cover letter which addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications, a Curriculum Vitae, a statement on your commitment to diversity and inclusion, and three letters of reference. Your references will be emailed immediately upon submission of an application. For full consideration, letters of reference must be uploaded to the online application portal by your references by October 22, 2021.
Background Check Policy Statement
Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity (https://oeo.colostate.edu) is located in 101 Student Services.
The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, email@example.com.
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.
A personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by active culturally relevant teaching and research, service to the profession and constituent communities.
Search Contact Ray Black
Job Duty Category Teaching and Instruction
The candidate will be expected to teach four courses per year, including graduate and undergraduate courses, to mentor students. Applicants must be able to teach part of the existing curriculum in Ethnic Studies as well as develop new course content based on his/her research specialty. In addition to undergraduate and graduate-level teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to mentor undergraduate and graduate students in research methods useful to ethnic studies scholars
Percentage Of Time 50
Job Duty Category Research
The candidate will be expected to have an active research agenda. The quality and effectiveness of the candidate’s research will be judged by his/her published record and the development of a fundable research program, relative to the particulars of the research/teaching/service effort distribution.
Percentage Of Time 35
Job Duty Category Service
This position also has a service component and participation in departmental, college, and university governance is expected.
Percentage Of Time 15
Minimum Requested 3
Maximum Requested 3
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Statement of Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
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