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Assistant Professor

California State University, Northridge, Gender and Women's Studies Department

Job Title: Assistant Professor
Job Location: Northridge , CA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Humanities: other
Communications, journalism, film, TV
Law & criminal justice
Social & behavioral sciences
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2017-11-30
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Assistant Professor
California State University, Northridge

Department:    Gender and Women’s Studies
Faculty Hire Number: 18-32    
Effective Date of Appointment: August 22, 2018
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)    

Rank:     Assistant Professor    
Salary: Dependent upon qualifications

The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at California State University Northridge is hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor who has demonstrated effectiveness in teaching and research in Feminist Legal Studies or criminal justice law, broadly defined, which can include specializations in international law, global conflict, immigration, indigenous studies or refugee studies.  We invite a focus on any of the following geographical areas: Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle-East and/or the United States.


The University seeks individuals who contribute to their chosen discipline through scholarly activity and share the University's commitment to teacher preparation and general education. All faculty are expected to serve on departmental and/or university committees and to advise students. The standard teaching load is 12 units (typically four courses) per semester, though reassigned time for research and curriculum development is available on a competitive basis. A willingness to teach evening classes is essential. The successful candidate will teach a variety of courses, and can expect to teach General Education courses at the baccalaureate level, and undergraduate courses in their field. Publication is required for tenure.

Located in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The student population is very diverse. Many students enter the university as the first generation to attend college in their families; hence, the student population is also diverse in the degrees of academic preparedness. The successful candidate will join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that encourage and enable students to complete their degree.

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Job Requirements

The successful candidate would articulate an intersectional, feminist postcolonial or decolonial theoretical-methodological approach. Candidates must have a Ph.D. by August 21, 2018.

Experience teaching courses in Gender and Women’s Studies or related discipline is required. Applicants must demonstrate commitment and ability to effectively teach, work and mentor a highly diverse student population.  Evidence of teaching effectiveness is also required. The successful candidate must demonstrate a viable research agenda and the potential for publication. Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Application Deadline:
Screening of applications will begin January 25, 2018.  Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

How to Apply:
Applicants must submit: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, sample syllabi and three current letters of recommendation through the Interfolio application link below. The letter of application should include a brief statement of the candidate's teaching philosophy. Selected applicants will be interviewed by telephone and/or videoconference. Finalists for the position will be invited to campus for final interviews. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses, and certificates. See the full position announcement

CSUN is using Interfolio's ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge to:


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