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California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 3/15/23

Job Description

California State University, Long Beach

Recruitment Number: 2639
Effective Date: August 17, 2021(Fall Semester)
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in Ethnic Studies, Asian American Studies, or a related field with a focus on Asian American Studies and/or Ethnic Studies. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2021.
  • Demonstrated specialization and interest in areas related to one or more of the following: comparative ethnic studies; Southeast Asian American Studies; Native Hawaiian/Pacific Studies; community-based research; migration/transnationalism/diaspora studies; public health; cultural production; and arts and literature.
  • Demonstrated potential or evidence of effective teaching at college level.
  • Demonstrated potential or evidence of successful research and scholarly and/or creative activities.
  • Demonstrated potential or evidence of department, university, and community service.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience and/or potential to teach lower-division and upper-division Asian American Studies courses across different Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and/or Pacific communities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and/or evidence of teaching comparative studies across American Indian Studies, Black/African American Studies, and/or Chicanx/Latinx Studies.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and/or evidence of working successfully with local Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and/or Pacific Islander communities and/or organizations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and/or evidence of working with students, faculty, and staff within and across institutions and/or organizations.
  • Experience with or demonstrated commitment to learning instructional technologies in order to teach courses in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and/or evidence of mentoring students in academics, other university activities, and/or community settings.

  • Teach existing Asian American Studies courses, including courses that satisfy the CSU Ethnic Studies requirement. (Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof.)
  • Collaborate with department faculty to support and develop an interdisciplinary curriculum.
  • Collaborate with Africana Studies, American Indian Studies, and Chicanx/Latinx Studies to support existing courses and develop new courses that satisfy the CSU Ethnic Studies requirement.
  • Develop Asian American Studies courses in specialty area(s).
  • Engage in research, scholarly and creative activities leading to publications
  • Develop and engage in scholarly activities that support the curriculum
  • Advise and mentor students.
  • Develop and promote scholarship, teaching, and/or service that links the program to local Asian American and Pacific communities and movements.
  • Participate in campus and system-wide committees, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues.
  • Participate in local, regional, and/or national Asian American Studies and/or Ethnic Studies organizations.
  • Participate in service to the department, college, university, profession, and community.

    CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University's strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio- economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. 
    Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:

    How to Apply - Required Documentation:
  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit:
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • CV (including current email address)
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Finalists will also be required to submit the following:
  • A signed SC-1 form,
  • Three current letters of recommendation independently provided by references, and
  • An official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

    Applicants should apply and submit all required documentation electronically through:

    Requests for information should be addressed to:

    Michelle Okawa, Administrative Service Coordinator
    California State University, Long Beach
    Department of Asian and Asian American Studies
    1250 Bellflower Boulevard
    Long Beach, CA 90840-1002
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    Review of applications to begin March 15, 2021
    Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

    A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

    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 CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

    CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status.   CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Company Details

Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.