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Assistant Professor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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Assistant Professor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (Trans Studies)

Effective Date

August 20, 2018 (Fall Semester)

Salary Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience


Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in humanities or social science with expertise in the fluid and contingent nature of gender and sexuality.
  • Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2018.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness for teaching and research in Trans Studies, broadly defined which can include a trans methodology which articulates how transgender, transnationalism, and/or other possible critical iterations of “trans” integrates analysis across established categories of gender, nation, race, and sexuality and highlights relationships among these categories.
  • Demonstrated record of excellence in the following areas: teaching interdisciplinary gender and sexuality studies; research and publishing in fields relevant to trans studies; capacity for student mentorship; aptitude for service at all levels of the university.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.
  • An interest in innovative directions and scholarship in Trans Studies.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Expertise in trans studies including but not limited to trans*/transgender studies, feminist transnationalism, trans feminism, gender variant theories, and transmigration.
  • Ability to design new courses in field of expertise and contribute to the development of the Department with current and cutting-edge scholarship.
  • Demonstrated success teaching lower and upper division courses
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse body of students
  • Evidence of academic service



  • Teach foundation and upper-division courses including: Gender, Race, Sex and the Body; Gender, Race, Sex and Societies; Feminist Theory; Feminist Methods; Introduction to Queer Studies; Queering Gender; Feminist and Queer Arts and Cultures; and Feminism and Globalization.
  • Publish research in areas of specialization.
  • Develop new courses in area of specialization.
  • Mentor students.
  • Participate in service to the department, college, and university.


CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.


Required Documentation

  • A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)
  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
  • CV (including current email address)
  • Three current letters of recommendation
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Two syllabi from relevant courses taught or proposed syllabi for two Department courses
  • A sample of recent research, such as a dissertation chapter or recent academic paper
  • Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, hard copies of three current letters of  recommendation, and an official transcript.


All required documentation shall be submitted electronically through:


Required documentation for finalists, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:


Jennifer Reed, Chair

California State University, Long Beach

Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA  90840-2405


(562) 985-4839, or


Application Deadline

Review of applications to begin October 15, 2017

Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)



A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) 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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.



CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status.   CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer