Assistant Professor
Asian-Pacific Studies, California State University - Dominguez Hills (Carson, California)
January 28, 2019
Post date: December 11, 2018

The Program of Asian-Pacific Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills invites applications for a Tenure-track position at the rank of Academic Year Assistant Professor with the appointment starting in Fall 2019.

At CSUDH we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that includes every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University’s mission, vision, and core values.

Asian-Pacific Studies

California State University at Dominguez Hills is an urban, comprehensive public university serving more than 14,600 students who are mainly from the greater Los Angeles area.  It is located in the South Bay area of Los Angeles and is in commuting distance from Orange County, both areas of which have a high concentration of Asian/Pacific Islander populations. Asian/Pacific Islander students at CSUDH comprise approximately 10% of the student body, which is one of the most culturally diverse student bodies in the United States, with more than 70% of the students coming from under-represented ethnic communities.  Many CSUDH students are the first in their family to attend university.  The average age of our students is 27, and approximately two-thirds of our students are women.  Although CSUDH is primarily a teaching institution, faculty are also engaged in active research or other scholarly or creative activities.  We seek applicants who are committed to educational excellence and to preparing students for leadership in our communities and the larger societies in this global era.

The Asian-Pacific Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary minor in the study of Asian and Pacific Islander cultures and societies. While emphasizing the various historical, social, cultural, political and economic aspects of Asia and the Pacific region, our curriculum also provides an understanding of Asian/Pacific Islander American communities.  Building on this approach and strengthening the Asian/Pacific Islander American area, we are currently in the process of establishing a BA degree.  The proposed BA degree will have two concentrations: the Asian-Pacific Concentration and the Asian/Pacific Islander American Concentration. Through broad interdisciplinary training, our students will gain a well-balanced understanding of the local, the national and the global as well as their interconnections. Enrollment in the proposed BA program is contingent on final program authorization from the CSU Chancellor’s Office.

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The Position

The Asian-Pacific Studies Program at California State University at Dominguez Hills seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in Asian-Pacific Studies at the Assistant Professor level beginning in Fall 2019.  The Asian-Pacific Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program housed in the College of Arts and Humanities.  The areas of expertise of the candidates are open within the humanities and social sciences, as long as their research complements current program strengths in Asian-Pacific Studies and focuses on the experiences of Southeast Asian Americans.  Expertise in Filipino/a Americans will be preferred, but expertise in other Southeast Asian Americans such as Vietnamese Americans will be considered.  Specialty in one or more of the following areas would be a plus: diaspora, transnationalism, Critical Race Studies, American Studies, decolonization, and intersectionality. The individual is expected to teach existing courses on Asian Americans, which include GE courses as well as introductory and advanced-level courses in the major/minor.


Teach undergraduate courses at both introductory and advanced levels, including GE courses, and develop new courses based on the individual’s expertise.  Assist with advising and mentoring of majors and minors, serve on appropriate program, college and university committees, and be involved in organizing the program’s social and cultural activities.  Demonstrate an active and current scholarship and engage in community outreach.


Minimum Qualifications

 - Ph.D. in hand at the time of application

 - Background in Asian American Studies, Ethnic Studies or related fields

 - Qualified to teach GE courses and both introductory and advanced-level courses

 - Demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentoring with ongoing or potential research projects that can foster student involvement and career opportunities

 - A record of scholarly excellence evidenced by publication record

 - At least two years of independent teaching

 - Experience in teaching undergraduates of diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.


Preferred/Desired Qualifications

 - Experience in community outreach is preferred

 - Experience in online teaching is preferred


Employment Requirement - Background Check

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Closing Statement

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. 

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the CSU Dominguez Hills Human Resources Office (310) 243-3771 or the Academic Affairs Personnel Services Office at (310) 243-3766. 

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Upon appointment all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

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Application Instructions 

How to Apply

The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in January 28, 2019. For full consideration please submit your completed application no later than January 28, 2019 by visiting California State University, Dominguez Hills employment website for full details at New & Returning Applicants at

Review Begins: 
January 28, 2019

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