Assistant Professor of Chicanx/Latinx Arts and Social Practice (520481)

  • Cal State University (CSU) Long Beach
  • Long Beach, California
  • Dec 01, 2022
Full Time Education and Training Museum and Arts Public Health

Job Description


Position: Assistant Professor of Chicanx/Latinx Arts and Social Practice
Effective Date: August 17, 2023 (Fall Semester)
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin January 13, 2023. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled).

College of Liberal Arts
Department of Chicano and Latino Studies

Required Qualifications:
  • M.F.A. in Art and Social Practice, Chicana/o/x Studies, Latina/o/x Studies, Visual Studies, Art History, Drama/Theater, Music, Fashion Design, Visual and Graphic Design, Film and Video Arts, Studio Arts and Fiber Arts, Animation and Digital Arts, Performance, Ceramics, Land Arts, Architecture and Urban Design, or related fields from an accredited institution.
  • A creative practice grounded in community engagement related to issue(s) impacting diverse Latinx communities including women, immigrants, LBGTQ+, and other marginalized groups (as demonstrated by portfolio of work and CV)
  • Demonstrated ability to apply critical theories of community-engagement, participatory methods, and collaborative art-making within Latinx communities
  • Evidence of ability or potential to apply critical theories and creative approaches in pursuit of new imaginaries of social inclusion and justice
  • Demonstrated potential to teach and create lower-division and upper-division courses in Chicanx and Latinx Studies and/or related disciplines including Introduction to Ethnic Studies, and one or more of the following: Chicano Heritage in the Arts of Mexico and the Southwest, Asian American and Chicano/Latino Cinema, Chicano/Latino Theatre, Introduction to Cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean through Music
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Art and Social Practice, Chicana/o/x Studies, Latina/o/x Studies, Visual Studies, Art History, Drama/Theater, Music, Fashion Design, Visual and Graphic Design, Film and Video Arts, Studio Arts and Fiber Arts, Animation and Digital Arts, Performance, Ceramics, Land Arts, Architecture and Urban Design, or related fields from an accredited institution. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2023.
  • Ability to effectively engage diverse Latinx communities through Participatory Action Research that builds community capacity to identify, analyze, prioritize, and address racial discrimination, gender inequality, homophobia, xenophobia, and other pervasive forms of oppression
  • Evidence of work that draws on the historical role of art and artists in social movements, particularly those led by Latinx populations in coalition and/or solidarity with other marginalized groups
  • Commitment to using socially engaged art to build collaborations and reciprocal relationships within the Chicanx/Latinx and other communities of color to investigate pressing social issues and to create more just and equitable outcomes
  • Experience in teaching Chicanx/Latinx Studies courses at the lower- and upper-division levels including cross-disciplinary courses
  • Ability to mentor Chicanx/Latinx students, including first-generation and other underrepresented students, in and out of the classroom through high-impact practices as faculty-supported research, internships, service learning, education abroad, or other student development activities
  • Successful experience in working with and advising student organizations
  • Experience successfully working with socioeconomic and demographic populations like the student body at CSULB

  • Teach courses at various levels including cross-disciplinary courses within the curriculum (Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof.)
  • Mentor and advise students
  • Participate in curriculum and program development and keep content current
  • Engage and maintain in a consistent program of research, scholarly and/or creative activities leading to publications and presentations
  • Develop and promote interdisciplinary scholarship that links our classrooms to local Latinx urban communities and movements
  • Engage in collaborative and critical artistic projects that support community building and promote solidarity in politically and economically neglected multi-racial communities
  • Participation in campus and system-wide committees, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues
  • Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community

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.

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:

How to Apply - Required Documentation:
  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit:
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • CV
  • Names and contact information for three references (to be contacted for confidential letters of recommendation should you reach the finalist stage)
  • Portfolio of 3-5 examples of artistic work or curatorial materials
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree (should you reach the semi-finalist stage)
  • Finalists should be prepared to submit an official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

How to Apply: Click Apply Now icon to complete the CSULB online application

Requests for information should be addressed to:

California State University, Long Beach
Department of Chicano and Latino Studies
Attn: Ana Canela
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-2410

(562) 985-4644 or E-Mail:


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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.

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Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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