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Employment Opportunities

Associate Professor: Chicana/o/x Borderlands Feminism, Community Formations, and Expressive Culture

The Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies seeks a Chicana/o/x Borderlands Feminism scholar specializing in Community Formations and Expressive Culture (with a focus on testimonio, ethnography and/or autoethnography) who can advance our strong focus on borderlands, race, gender, sexuality, and social justice at the rank of Associate Professor.  A documented record of interdisciplinary and intersectional scholarship that is theoretically and methodologically sophisticated and innovative is required. The topical area of specialization is open and may include transnational community formations; community culture, health, and engagement; and immigration and social policy, among others.

Apply via Interfolio by November 24, 2021 at

Assistant Professor: Chicano/a/x History

The Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position.

We seek a historian who can advance our strong focus on borderlands, race, gender, sexuality, and social justice.  Specifically, we seek an intersectional and interdisciplinary scholar who specializes in 20th century Chicano/a/x history and who is theoretically and methodologically sophisticated and innovative. The topical area of specialization is open and may include racial formation(s), comparative racializations, cultural history, political and labor movements, visual arts, medical regimes and state policy, neurodiversity, care work and ethics, ethnic identity and community formation(s), penal institutions, and the Mexican diaspora, among others. In addition, we seek a scholar who has demonstrated experience with community-based research and engagement and who can help lead, promote, and expand the Chicana/o/x Archive, a community driven project with a wide variety of local Chicano Movement, civil rights, and feminist activism materials, housed in SDSU’s Love Library.  

Apply via Interfolio by November 24, 2021 at


Part-Time Lecturers

Continuous Recruitment (2021-2022)                  

The Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies invites applications for our part-time lecturer pool. We accept applications for all areas of our curriculum. Please consult the General Catalog for a list of department courses. Applicants will remain in the pool for 18 months. 

We specifically seek applicants with an academic specialization focused on the U.S.-Mexico border, including transnational/transborder migration, film studies, and history. Application deadline: October 15 or until positions are filled.

We accept applications from individuals trained in a variety of fields, and especially seek candidates with a strong background in Chicana/o/x Studies. Preferred qualifications include a Ph.D., Ed.D., or M.F.A.  

If interested, submit a letter of application indicating which course you are applying to teach, your professional qualifications to teach it, a full curriculum vitae, two academic letters of recommendation, and a writing sample. Please send these materials to the department’s administrative coordinator, Bertha Hernández [email protected]. The completed application package will be reviewed by a department committee and applicants will be contacted by email when appropriate.


As part of its commitment to a safe and equitable “One SDSU” 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 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 as a condition of employment.

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