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Chicano/Latino Education, Assistant Professor California State University at Fresno

by Jennifer Boles | Feb 12, 2017
The Department of Chicano and Latin American Studies at California State University, Fresno invites applications for a tenure-track position in the areas of Chican@/Latin@ education. The candidate should be actively engaged in research that focuses on critical perspectives in social justice education and in diversifying the teacher workforce. The candidate is expected to be well-grounded in critical pedagogy as he/she will be expected to collaborate with the teacher preparation program to cultivate relationships with K-12 teachers in the diverse ethnic communities of California's Central Valley. This hire will play an important role in the Liberal Studies program. As such, the successful candidate will collaborate with the Kremen School of Education's new Liberal Studies (Strategic Teacher Education Preparation/STEP) cohort.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate students. Teaching responsibilities will consist of Chican@/Latin@ subject matter courses, including general education ones, in addition to required Liberal Studies courses. Specific assignments will depend on department needs. The candidate will also be expected to develop and enhance appropriate curricular offerings in the area of Chican@/Latin@ education, apply outcome assessment, advise students, and maintain a productive research agenda, scholarly presentations, peer-reviewed publications, and other professional activities. Other faculty responsibilities include: serving on department, college, and university committees, engaging in community service and outreach. Outcomes assessment and service learning are important components of the university curriculum. The successful candidate will be expected to work cooperatively with students, faculty, and staff in the department, college, and university. The successful candidate may be called upon to teach in an online mode and will be encouraged to develop web-based and service learning instruction.

Chicano and Latin American Studies (CLAS) is an interdisciplinary department that has been successful in presenting a highly informed, active, and challenging view of the Chican@/Latin@ experience in the United States and cultures of Latin America. Chicano and Latin American Studies provides an opportunity for a pluralistic exchange of ideas in an interdisciplinary academic setting, where faculty, students, and visiting Chicano and Latin American scholars can share experiences and create a dynamic, intellectual environment.

Required Education: An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Education, Chican@/Latin@ Studies, relevant Social Sciences, or other closely-related disciplines 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 (August 17, 2017).

Required Experience:
1. Scholarly expertise and background in Chican@/Latin@ education with an emphasis on social justice education.
2. Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
3. Ability to demonstrate a commitment to or potential for teaching excellence and scholarly activity.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Scholarly expertise and background in examining first generation Chican@/Latin@ college students.
2. Interest in critical pedagogy in Liberal Studies/teacher preparation.
3. Interest in teaching and research activities in Bilingual Cross-Cultural Language education.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin February 17, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants must complete an on-line application at jobs.fresnostate.edu and attach the following: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) list of four professional references. Finalists will be required to submit 1) three current letters of recommendation and 2) official transcripts. For inquires, contact: Drs. Annabella España-Nájera and Maria-Aparecida Lopes, Search Committee Chairs; California State University, Fresno; Department of Chicano and Latin American Studies 5340 N. Campus Drive M/S SS97 Fresno, CA 93740-8019 Phone: 559.278.2851; E-mail: aespanajera@csufresno.edu; mlopes@csufresno.edu.
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