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Call for Applications: Assistant Professor, California State University Long Beach

October 15, 2019

California State University Long Beach’s Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is recruiting an Assistant Professor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:                    

  • Ph.D. in a humanities, social science or related field of study
  • Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2020.
  • Expertise in applied gender studies in areas including, but not limited to, public policy, public health, or non-profit or community-based organizing
  • Focus on Asian diaspora or Asian-American communities; or Muslim countries, cultures, or communities
  • Demonstrated potential for effectiveness in teaching and research in applied women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, broadly defined
  • Demonstrated potential for all levels of university service
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population


  • Ph.D. in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Successful grant writing experience
  • An interest in innovative directions and scholarship in applied gender studies
  • Ability to incorporate undergraduate students in faculty-led research projects
  • Research agenda and teaching focus in applied gender studies in which transnational, intersectional, transdisciplinary, and practical approaches to address social problems and effect social change in local, regional, and/or international contexts are prioritized. Such application areas include, but are not limited to, public health, housing policy, social welfare, economic justice, conflict-mediation, and non-profit or community-based organizing Specific focus should be within Asian diasporic, Asian-American, and/or Muslim countries, cultures, and communities
  • Ability to prepare students for advocacy, social service, and/or other public policy-related fields


  • Teach lower- and upper-division core courses including: Gender, Race, Sex and Societies; Bodies and Borders; Feminist Theory; Feminist Methods; Internship, and Senior Capstone Seminar
  • Publish research in areas of specialization
  • Develop new courses in area of specialization
  • Mentor students
  • Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community levels

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.

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: http://www.csulb.edu/EquityDiversityStatement
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • CV (including current email address)
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Three current, signed letters of recommendation independently provided by references
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Two syllabi from relevant courses taught or proposed syllabi for two Department courses
  • A sample of recent research, such as a dissertation chapter or recent academic paper
  • Finalists will also be required to submit the following:
  1. A signed SC-1 form,
  2. An official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)


Applicants should apply and submit all required documentation electronically through: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13698

Upon request, finalists will be required to submit original, official documents, as noted in the required documentation section.

Required documentation for finalists, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:

Dr. Lori Baralt, Search Committee Chair

California State University, Long Beach

Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840-2405

(562) 985-2850 or lori.baralt@csulb.edu


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications to begin October 15, 2019. 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.


California State University Long Beach