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Anthropology - Assistant Professor in Asian American Studies

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Social Sciences, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

California State University, Fresno

College of Social Science

Department of Anthropology

http://www.fresnostate.edu/socialsciences/

 

Asian American Studies Program
Assistant Professor

Tenure Track
Fall 2023 (August 2023)

Join our team! The Department of Anthropology and the Asian American Studies Program seek to fill a tenure-track position, at the rank of Assistant Professor, with expertise in the history and/or health of Asian American communities in the United States. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and offer courses in the Asian American Studies Minor, as well as support the development and implementation of the proposed major in Asian American-Asian Studies. The candidate must possess knowledge and research experience in one or more Asian American communities. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience, research that uses an interdisciplinary ethnic studies framework to examine Asian American History and/or Asian American health (including medical sociology and anthropology), and a willingness to pursue research and involvement with the Central Valley’s Asian American communities. Our students are primarily Southeast Asian American, South Asian American, and East and West Asian Americans.

We welcome applications from across the range of social sciences fields, with preference for degrees in Ethnic Studies, History, Sociology, Anthropology, English, Public Health, Child and Family Science, Psychology or a closely related field like American Studies. The successful candidate must be eligible for and able to meet tenure requirements within the College of Social Sciences. A key factor in the position will be a willingness to collaboratively build the Asian American Studies program to a standalone department at Fresno State.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach Introduction to Asian American Studies, upper-division Asian American Studies courses, writing-intensive courses, General Education courses that meet the University’s Ethnic Studies requirement, maintain an active research agenda, and undertake service to the department, university, and community. 

Our Students:

California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Qualifications:

Required Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent.):

  1. An earned doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in Ethnic Studies, History, Sociology, Anthropology, English, Public Health, Child and Family Science, Psychology or a closely related field like American Studies.
  2. Applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For employment, the doctorate must be completed by 8/1/2023.

Required Experience:

  1. Demonstrated commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds;
  2. Evidence of sustained research with and experience in Asian American/API communities.
  3. Must demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Experience:

  1. Research experience and expertise in Asian American history and/or health.
  2. Experience with digital humanities.
  3. Experience with writing pedagogy.
  4. Training in interdisciplinary ethnic studies interdisciplinary approaches to Asian American/API family, marriage, social work and/or public health.

Application Procedures:  To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit all application materials by the review date. The committee may elect to review applications submitted after this date. All positions automatically close on March 31, 2023.  Apply online at http://careers.fresnostate.edu

Application Review Date:  January 6, 2023

Attach the following:

  1. Cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. Names and contact information of three professional references.
  4. Statement addressing your commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds (e.g., a diversity statement).

Candidates invited for an on-campus visit must submit by mail/e-mail within the designated deadline.  The Search Chair will send information and requests for these items:

  1. Three current letters of recommendation
  2. Official transcripts.

Committee Information:

Search Chair:   Dr. Jenny Banh
                       Department of Anthropology
                       College of Social Science
                       Email: jenbanh@csufresno.edu

 

About Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect, and ethical behavior, visit: http://www.fresnostate.edu/academics/diversity

The campus is ranked 36th in the nation by Washington Monthly; ranked 3rd by U.S. News & World Report in graduation rate performance for public institutions; and, ranked 41st in the nation in MONEY Magazines 50 Best Public Colleges. The campus is classified as an R2 “Doctoral Universities – High research activities” university per Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education

Tenure-Track Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.  For additional information, please visit:   www.fresnostate.edu/academics/facultyaffairs/procedures/facultyrtp/.  We value our commitment to the success of our faculty by providing services from the Center for Faculty Excellence to Research and Sponsored Programs.

About the College and Department:

The College of Social Sciences at Fresno State offers a broad and exciting range of majors, minors, and certificates that help us understand our world: from the study of history, political, social, and cultural issues, to projections for our future, our degree programs are designed to develop essential skills necessary to adapt to a constantly changing world and to provide leadership for the new millennium.

Anthropology is the study of peoples and cultures, and what it means to be human: in all parts of the world, both present and past. It is unique among the social sciences given its holistic scope.

The Department of Anthropology provides undergraduate training (major or minor) in anthropology with emphases in Archeology, Cultural, and Physical and Forensic Anthropology. Fieldwork opportunities through the Institute of Public Anthropology, our department's Internship program, and our Archeology field school provide multiple opportunities for students to gain hands on career and research experiences in many areas and ongoing faculty projects.

Territorial Acknowledgement:

The Fresno State campus sits in the midst of the San Joaquin Valley, a valley rich in the traditions and representation of Native American peoples and cultures. We are grateful to be in the traditional homelands of the Yokuts and Mono peoples, whose diverse tribal communities share stewardship over this land

Other Campus Information:

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees online at www.fresnostate.edu/police/clery/index.shtml.  Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. Any offer of employment may be withdrawn, or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

The person holding this position is considered a "limited reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements outlined in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following website: http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html.

California State University, Fresno is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click http://fresnostate.edu/adminserv/smokefree/index.html

California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

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