Tenure Track Faculty Position Ethnic and Women’s Studies Department (American Indian/Native American Studies) College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences

  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Pomona, CA, USA
  • Dec 01, 2022
Full time Education

Job Description

Tenure Track Faculty Position 
Ethnic and Women’s Studies Department (American Indian/Native American Studies) 

College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona invites applications for one tenure-track assistant professor position in American Indian/Native American Studies in the Department of Ethnic and Women’s Studies.


The Ethnic and Women’s Studies Department (EWS) dedicates itself to sustaining a home for our students, faculty, and community partners to advocate and advance knowledge about marginalized peoples, and the processes by which they were constituted and transformed over time. To empower learners to critically assess their lived experiences, our department provides learner​s with tools and language to decode and analyze forms of systemic oppression including, but not limited to, colonization, racism, sexism, and cis-heteropatriarchy. We also use experiential learning to create coalitional communities rooted in activism, resistance, and liberation. 

We seek applicants for our Ethnic Studies field and whose research and teaching focus on: American Indian/Native American Studies: California Indians, Urban American Indian experiences, NAGPRA/CalNAGPRA, American Indian/Native American and/or indigenous maritime traditions, environmental justice, queer indigenous studies, and/or Native American feminisms.

A successful candidate would be a Culturally Competent Content Specialist who can bring both a current theoretical and academic understanding of American Indian/Native American Studies as well as cultural intelligence, experience and competence gained from American Indian community(s).

This position was created in response to a new general education Ethnic Studies requirement (GE area F) implemented by the CSU. This requirement was developed to advance innovative approaches to the study of racialization and the practice of social justice. Along with GE area F courses, the candidate will also be expected to teach core courses in their fields of specialization, as well as additional EWS courses. In addition, the candidates should have the ability to teach comparative Ethnic Studies courses, integrate multiple disciplinary cultural and global perspectives, and incorporate educational technology in their teaching and professional activities. Candidates should also be committed to working with the campus cultural centers and with a diverse student population. We seek colleagues who can collaborate across disciplinary lines, bring innovative anti-racist, and decolonial approaches to teaching, and have a demonstrated commitment to activism.


At Cal Poly Pomona we cultivate success through a diverse culture of experiential learning, discovery, and innovation. Our faculty embrace the Teacher-Scholar model. We demonstrate academic quality, relevance, and excellence through our teaching, learning, scholarship, and creative activities with student centered faculty in an evidence-based culture. Cal Poly Pomona is committed to being the model for an inclusive polytechnic university that inspires creativity and innovation, embraces local and global challenges, and transforms lives.


Minimum requirements:

·         An earned doctorate in American Indian/Native American Studies, Ethnic Studies,

Cultural Studies, American Studies, Education, Humanities, Social Sciences, Gender/Women/Sexuality Studies, or other related field from an accredited university. Terminal degree must be earned by the start of the appointment.

·         Ability to teach comparative courses and integrate multiple disciplinary cultural and

global perspectives.

·         Demonstrated potential to teach undergraduates at a diverse college or university setting.

·         Evidence of scholarly engagement and potential as demonstrated through conference

presentations, publications and/or grant development.  

·         A commitment and a record of contributions to student success through applicant’s teaching, scholarship, or service. This will be described in the Student Success Statement, which must address at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed in the full announcement and online.

·         Ongoing or clear plan of scholarly/creative activities.


Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

·         Demonstrate success in critical/interactive pedagogical practices in Ethnic Studies, and

American Indian/Native American Studies including service learning.

·         Additional specialization(s) in K-12 education, social movements, performance studies,

critical prison studies, labor studies, diaspora studies, settler colonialism, tribal law, intersectional and global feminisms, and queer/trans of color studies.

·         Applied knowledge of community-based participatory research and/or tribally defined research needs.

·         Computer and Technology skills that demonstrate familiarity with Canvas or other teaching software, creating a home page, web usage, multimedia programs and teaching virtually or in a hybrid format.

·         One-to-two years of successfully teaching undergraduates (either full-time or part-time)

at a college or university setting.

·         Experience in mentoring and advising students, working with student groups, cultural


·         Experience with community-based organizations.