TT Job Search: Assistant Professor in Arab and Muslim American Studies, Colorado State University in Colorado

TT Job Search: Assistant Professor in Arab and Muslim American Studies, Colorado State University in Colorado

The Ethnic Studies Department at Colorado State University invites applications for one 9-month tenure track position in Arab and Muslim American Studies. This is an Assistant Professor position and salary is commensurate with qualifications. The final result of this search will be only one hire. Starting date is August 16, 2017.


Qualifications and Responsibilities: Qualified applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Arab and Muslim American Studies (or related field) by August 15, 2017.


  • Required qualifications: The applicant must demonstrate potential excellence for research/scholarship in Arab and Muslim American Studies, demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching, and demonstrate potential for excellence in service/outreach. Service and outreach commitment to the Arab and Muslim American community should be demonstrated through past or current examples of mentoring, activism, and outreach.


  • Preferred qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who can teach core ethnic studies courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level (i.e. introduction to ethnic studies, ethnic studies theory & history, etc.). Candidates who specialize on community-based research, comparative and intersectional methodology, or decolonial, feminist, and social-justice-oriented frameworks are also strongly encouraged to apply. We particularly encourage applications from scholars with a Ph.D. in Arab and Muslim American Studies, or Ethnic Studies with an emphasis in Arab and Muslim American Studies; however, we also welcome and encourage applicants with degrees in other disciplines.


  • Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to teach four courses per year including graduate and undergraduate courses), mentor and advise students, have an active research agenda, and engage in outreach/service with the Arab and Muslim American community. Examples of potential candidates’ areas of expertise in Arab and Muslim American Studies include but are not limited to: transnationalism, gender/sexuality, social movements, immigration and diaspora, impacts of war and violence on Arab and Muslim Americans, and media representations.


Ethnic Studies Department: The Department currently consists of 10 tenured and tenure-track faculty and 5 non-tenure-track instructors. The faculty members come from diverse disciplinary backgrounds that encompass both the humanities and the social sciences. Ethnic Studies’ mission is “to critically examine the interlocking forces of domination that are rooted in socially constructed categories of gender, sexuality, class, race, disability and national status. Our faculty and researchers are committed to interdisciplinary, indigenous, international, and comparative approaches that challenge systemic marginalization of diverse populations.

We are especially committed to nurturing civic-minded and culturally informed students who strive to strengthen the communities in which they reside. In support of the land-grant mission of Colorado State University, the Department engages with communities on and off campus in order to effect meaningful change in public policy and social life.” The Department of Ethnic Studies offers an MA, BA, and minor in ethnic studies, along with a graduate certificate, major concentration, and minor in women’s studies. There are approximately 154 students enrolled in our programs.


University: Colorado State University (CSU) is a land-grant institution and a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University-Extensive. There are a total of 1,559 faculty members with 1,003 tenure-track appointments. The student enrollment is approximately 29,500 undergraduates and graduates. CSU is located in Fort Collins (pop. 150,000) at the base of the Rocky Mountains.


Closing Date for Application: Full consideration will be extended to completed applications received by November 1, 2016. Review of applications will commence on that date. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To complete an application, go to:


Applications must include a cover letter stating interest, current vita, sample of recent writing or publication, evidence of teaching/advising excellence if available, and letters from three references. Application materials, including letters of recommendation of semi-finalist candidates, will be made available for review by the entire faculty of the Ethnic Studies Department.


Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services. Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.

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