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The Gender and Women’s Studies Department at California State University, Northridge seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor, whose work focuses on Feminist Legal/Public Policy and/or Human Rights issues from a feminist decolonial perspective. Preferences are for research specialties in the Muslim world, or indigenous populations in the Americas. Applicants must have a Ph.D in such fields as Women and Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, Legal Studies, Critical Geography, Economic and Political Theory or related interdisciplinary areas. Our department teaches about gender in US, transnational and global contexts from an intersectional perspective, grounded in a social justice framework. Applicant’s research must demonstrate a commitment to foreground the intersectionality of gender/race/class & sexuality in the US and in transnational/decolonial feminist contexts. Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand at the time of hire. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working with a multi-cultural diverse student population.


CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.


At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.


Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department. The standard teaching load is 12 units per semester, although reassigned time may be available for research and/or curriculum and pedagogical development. All faculty are expected to engage in scholarship and community service and to remain current in their field. All faculty are expected to serve on departmental, college, and/or university committees and to participate in other service, as needed. The University seeks individuals who will contribute to both their chosen disciplines and the University’s significant commitment to general education. The successful candidate should demonstrate commitment to link one’s research to teaching and community service.

Application Deadline: Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, at least three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching effectiveness, publications or recent writing sample, and representative syllabi of Gender and Women’s Studies courses taught or in planning. Priority will be given to applications received by January 23, 2013. Open until filled.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to:


Department Search and Screen Committee

Gender and Women’s Studies Department

California State University, Northridge

18111 Nordhoff Street

Northridge, CA 91330-8251


General Information:

California State University, Northridge, one of the largest of the 23 campuses of The California State University system, is located twenty-five miles northwest of central Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb with a multi-cultural population of over one million people. The University enrolls approximately 36,911 students (29,670 FTEs) from diverse backgrounds, served by 4,000 faculty. Nine Colleges offer baccalaureate degrees in 69 degree programs, master’s degrees in 58 graduate degree programs, 2 doctorate graduate program and 55 teaching credentials in the field of education, and various opportunities in extended learning and other special programs. For more information about the University, check our website:


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The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.

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