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

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

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

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
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.
appointment is scheduled to begin in August 2022.
about the position and the department is available at our Web Site

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

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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