Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track - Feminist Environmental and/or Climate Justice

San Diego State University
San Diego County, California, US
Closing date
Dec 7, 2021

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Climate Change
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Position Announcement

Department of Women's Studies

San Diego State University

The Department of Women's Studies at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank, to begin August 2022. We seek to strengthen our offerings in the following area:

Feminist Environmental and/or Climate Justice:

We invite applications from scholars with a research concentration in feminist environmental and/or climate justice that foregrounds an intersectional and transnational/decolonial approach between women's, gender, and sexuality studies, and environmental and/or climate justice. Areas of expertise may include, but are not limited to: ecological feminism, feminist environmentalism, feminist political ecology, environmental ethics, eco-psychology, environmental and/or climate justice activism, the Anthropocene/Capitalocene, water/land protection, resource extraction, and/or just sustainable solutions. We are particularly interested in scholars who work from one or more of the following theoretical frameworks: global south feminisms, Indigenous feminisms, Black feminisms, transfronteriza feminisms, Asian American feminisms, queer and trans feminisms, and/or qualitative social science research methods.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in a related field. A minimum of a graduate minor or concentration in Women's Studies, or a significant track record of research and teaching in Women's Studies, is required. We also require the following:
  • A strong record or promise of scholarly accomplishments appropriate to level of appointment
  • The ability to support and develop the Women's Studies curriculum in environmental/climate justice feminism, including concerns related to gender, race, class, sexuality, colonialism, and nation
  • A demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching of a very diverse student population
  • A commitment to strengthening an already successful M.A. program in Women's Studies
  • A commitment to collaborating with interdisciplinary College and University programs such as the Sustainability program
  • Demonstrated dedication to leadership, institution-building, and curriculum development.

We are seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. Candidates must satisfy two or more of the eight Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria. Candidates that meet BIE criteria: (a) are committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline, (b) have demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline, (c) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students, (d) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research, (e) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group, (f) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities, (g) have expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and/or (h) have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Please indicate in a separate diversity statement how you meet at least two (2) of these criteria.

San Diego State University's highly diverse campus community has a student population of over 36,000 and approximately 5,850 faculty and staff. SDSU is included in the Carnegie Foundation's Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity category. Established in 1897, SDSU offers bachelor degrees in 84 areas, masters in 76 and doctorates in 21. See for more information. SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.

Review of applications will begin on December 10, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The appointment is scheduled to begin in August 2022. Information about the position and the department is available at our Web Site at An application letter, a list of three references, a diversity statement outlining how you specifically meet two or more BIE criteria, a writing sample, sample syllabi, and a full curriculum vitae should be submitted via Interfolio:

As part of its commitment to a safe and equitable "OneSDSU" community, SDSU requires that individuals seeking faculty employment provide at the time of application authorization to conduct background checks if they become a finalist for the position; applications without this authorization will be considered incomplete and not considered.

A background check (including a criminal records check) 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 as a condition of employment.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Assistant Professor, Location: San Diego, CA - 92182

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