Job – Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies, Due Dec 1st, 2014

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Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies

The University of San Diego and the Ethnic Studies Department invites applications for the tenure-track

position of Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies beginning in the Fall 2015. Candidates should have

expertise in globalization/transnationalism, economic justice and/or environmental justice pertaining to U.S.

racial/ethnic groups. All candidates must hold a PhD or terminal degree in Ethnic Studies or a related field.

Applicants must be able to teach courses in one ethnic-specific area (e.g. African American Studies, Asian

American Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, or Native American Studies) and in Comparative Ethnic Studies

utilizing interdisciplinary teaching and critical scholarly perspectives. Ability to teach Introduction to Ethnic

Studies required.

The second largest city in California, San Diego sits on the Indigenous homeland of the Kumeyaay people,

includes the busiest port of entry on the world’s busiest national border, and hosts significant ethnic,

immigrant, and refugee communities from around the globe, including Central America, the Caribbean,

Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and Africa. The University of San Diego is a private, Roman Catholic

university with more than 5,500 undergraduate students and a commitment to advancing academic

excellence, global citizenship, ethical knowledge and conduct, and compassionate service. The Ethnic Studies

Department at the University of San Diego focuses on the importance of race and ethnicity in the US context,

and at the heart of our work is a commitment to social justice and community service learning that directly

supports the values of Catholic Social Teaching. Applicant cover letters should clearly state how the

applicant fits within this larger programmatic vision. The candidate must demonstrate evidence of strong

undergraduate teaching.

A complete application will include:

1) A cover letter that includes your relevant teaching experience, research, and direct experience working

with and in U.S. ethnic communities

2) A statement on your teaching philosophy that addresses teaching at a small, liberal arts Roman Catholic


3) A sample publication

4) A resume/vita

5) Sample course syllabi

6) Three reference letters (submitted directly by your recommenders)

1. Submit your complete application as a single .pdf file to

2. Submit one hard copy of your complete application to:

Jesse Mills, Chair

Department of Ethnic Studies

University of San Diego

Maher Hall 210

5998 Alcala Park

San Diego, CA 92110

3. To apply, go to ( Look for job IRC15348 and follow all instructions to create a

full profile. For assistance with iRecruitment, please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806

or by email at

The final deadline for receipt of application materials is December 1st, 2014. Applicants should meet the

deadline for full consideration. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until

position is filled.

The University of San Diego is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is especially interested in candidates

who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

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