culture studies

Successful Applicants for the 2016 Summer Sessional Lectureships

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The First Nations and Indigenous Studies program would like to congratulate June Scudeler and Lindsay Lachance as the successful applicants for the 2016 Summer Sessional Lectureships in the teaching of the following FNIS courses:

FNIS 210 003 (3) Indigenous Politics and Self-Determination
Term 1 (May – June, 2016)

FNIS 220 003 (3) Representation and Indigenous Cultural Politics
Term 2 (July – August, 2016)

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Assistant Professor in Gender, Race, Culture, Science and Technology Job Announcement

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Type: Assistant Professor in Gender, Race, Culture, Science and Technology

Institution: College of Liberal Arts, California Polytechnic State University

Location: San Luis Obispo, CA (USA)

Date: from 15 September 2014

Deadline: 6.1.2014


The College of Liberal Arts at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA, seeks applications for a full-time (academic year), tenure-track assistant professor in gender, race, culture, science, and technology (GRCST) to begin September 15, 2014. Candidates must demonstrate the ability/potential to collaborate across disciplines and contribute to the curricular and scholarly development of the interdisciplinary area of GRCST. Although applications are sought from any traditional liberal arts discipline (arts, communications, humanities, social sciences) or interdisciplinary area, we are particularly interested in applicants with backgrounds in or connections to  anthropology, ethnic studies, geography, philosophy, sociology, or women’s and gender studies. Disciplinary expertise alone is not sufficient; that expertise must intersect in meaningful ways with science and  technology.

This is one of four, college-wide searches in the broad area of science, technology, and society (STS), reflecting the college’s commitment to integrating liberal arts disciplinary knowledge and values into efforts to solve pressing contemporary problems while preparing our students for future leadership roles in such efforts. The four interdisciplinary, STS search areas are, in alphabetical order, (1) ethics, public policy, science, and technology; (2) gender, race, culture, science, and technology; (3) media arts, society, and technology; and (4) science and risk  communication.

Cal Poly operates on a teacher-scholar model in which faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, produce scholarship in their field(s) of interest, and provide service to the institution. The typical teaching assignment is three, four-credit courses per quarter. For this specific position, teaching and service assignments will be divided between the interdisciplinary program in GRCST and the new faculty member’s home department in proportions agreeable to all parties. For applicants in philosophy, expertise in feminist ethics and feminist social and political philosophy is required as is an ability to teach introductory courses in the history of philosophy. For applicants in Ethnic Studies or Women’s and Gender Studies, the ability to teach ES/WGS 350 – Gender, Race, Science, and Technology is required. A completed terminal degree (Ph.D., in most disciplines) by the listed start date and evidence of successful university teaching are required. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants should complete the online faculty application at WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG and submit it to Requisition #103079. Please upload the following required materials as part of the electronic application: cover letter, current vitae, transcript copy, teaching portfolio and evidence of teaching effectiveness (with course syllabi and evaluations), and an example(s) of scholarship. Applicants must also provide names and email addresses for a minimum of three professional references when completing the online application. Cal Poly will directly solicit letters from the people listed by applicants. A transcript copy may be attached to the above application or sent to the address listed for Requisition #103079. Official sealed transcripts will be required prior to appointment. Review of applications will begin on January 6, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Completed applications (all required materials submitted) received by the REVIEW BEGIN DATE will receive full consideration.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly’s commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

ABOUT THE COLLEGE: California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) is a comprehensive polytechnic university with a strong commitment to its Learn by Doing philosophy. Cal Poly’s College of Liberal Arts offers 17 highly selective Bachelor of Arts programs and 5 Master’s degree programs with 250 full-time faculty and nearly 3,000 undergraduate majors. Our distinguished faculty is actively engaged in teaching, scholarship, and service. Cal Poly is among the most selective universities nationwide; student quality is high, with applications significantly exceeding admissions.

ETHNIC STUDIES: The Department of Ethnic Studies at Cal Poly invites applicants whose scholarship uses creative inter- and multidisciplinary approaches to study the lives of Indigenous, African, Latino/a, and/or Asian peoples in the United States within a global and postcolonial context. The department offers a Comparative Ethnic Studies major and minor. Ethnic Studies courses also fulfill both general education and United States Cultural Pluralism requirements. The successful candidate seeking a tenure home in Ethnic Studies should be prepared to teach ES/WGS 350 (Gender, Race, Science, and Technology) and ES courses in her or his areas of expertise, including those at the lower division level, as well as design new courses that integrate an ethnic studies approach to science and technology studies.

WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES: The Department of Women’s & Gender Studies strongly encourages individuals with PhDs or graduate certificates/concentrations in WGS or related fields (and a PhD in another discipline) to apply for this position. In addition to offering existing and new courses in WGS focused on the complex relationships between gender, race, culture, science, and technology, applicants seeking a tenure home in Women’s & Gender Studies should be prepared to teach introductory courses and the upper-level feminist theory seminar in the department. Areas of particular interest to the department include transnational, postcolonial, indigenous, and/or anti-racist feminisms; environmental justice, sustainability, development and/or globalization studies; media and/or information studies; and masculinities, sexualities and/or queer studies. Candidates must demonstrate a record and commitment to working to ensure an equitable and inclusive campus for all students, faculty, and staff. For more information on the Department or Minor in Women’s & Gender Studies, please see


(submit to Requisition #103079)