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go to https://www.csudh.edu/hr/job-opportunities/ scroll to the middle of the page and click on View Job Opportunities and apply to job id 3564.

Job Title: Job ID: Assistant or Associate Professor- Academic Year- Labor Studies; 3564

Location: CSUDH Campus 

Full/Part Time: Regular/Temporary: Regular, Full-Time

Position Information

The Program of Labor Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for a Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (Academic Year) with the appointment starting in Fall 2020.

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. https://www.csudh.edu/president/strategic-planning/mission-vision-and-core-values/

Department Marketing Statement

Labor Studies has been a major at CSUDH for over forty years.

We are an interdisciplinary program that offers classes in labor relations and social justice, customizing the roadmap to graduation for each student. The program works with faculty in Art and Design, Sociology, History, Public Administration and Psychology, Human Resources, Africana Studies, Chicana/o Studies, and Asian Pacific Islander Studies, and various other departments. Critical community engagement research, as well as creative expression are hallmarks of the Labor Studies Program. The culminating event of each year is the annual Labor Social and Environmental Justice Fair that connects campus with community groups, labor unions, worker centers, high schools and the arts. Most recently, Labor Studies at CSUDH began offering a cutting-edge course on Labor and the Environment that promotes a global dialogue, and an online Future of Work course. Graduates from our program cut their teeth or hone their organizing skills in our classes and go on to work in labor unions or in human resources in a range of non-profits, government agencies, or the public sector. Many go on to graduate school studying mediation, law, environmental justice, critical race theory and labor and community organizing. 

For more information see: https://www.csudh.edu/labor-studies/

Major Duties

This is a Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor position, depending on candidate qualifications. Tenure-track faculty in Academic programs teach three to four courses per semester, engage in scholarly and/or professional activities, advising, and perform service to the department, college, university and the community. It is expected that the individual hired into this position will be appointed as Program Coordinator for a four-year term at the beginning of their second year, for which additional reassigned time will be available.

We are interested in candidates who understand Labor Studies as an applied as well as scholarly field, who have an interest in establishing and cultivating relationships with the labor community, unions and workers centers, in various ways, such as guest speakers, internship and research collaborators. Our new colleague will be expected to teach our students to understand and apply theories of collective action, collective bargaining, and law as they intersect with race, gender, sexuality, national status, immigration, place, poverty, inequality, the environment, and policy in the context of a global political economy. She or he will have a commitment to teaching a diverse student population have demonstrated experience. We seek candidates who bring experience and commitment to creative and applied methods, qualitative and quantitative approaches, in teaching and in research, and who is interested in developing new curriculum. We invite candidates from a range of disciplines, including history, geography, applied economics, sociology, public policy, and urban planning. Candidates are expected to hold the Ph.D. degree or terminal degree in their field. The ideal candidate will possess the mentoring skills and interest to advise students and engage them in extra-curricular activities related to their field of study such as student clubs. Engagement in student advising, service, and professional practice is also required.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.


The successful candidate will possess the teaching and professional experience needed to teach various of our courses each semester in the Labor Studies program. An outstanding and ongoing record of professional activities and/or scholarship will be expected. Additional duties include advising the student club, student advising, and significant service at the department, college, and university levels. When appointed as Coordinator, the incumbent is expected to perform administrative duties that pertain to the program, including promoting growth in the program, hiring and supervising teaching faculty, attending chairs council meetings, attending to reports on student learning outcomes, and conduct program reviews. 


Minimum Qualifications
- Applicants must have experience in teaching undergraduates from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
- A PhD in Labor Studies or an explicit focus on Labor Studies within the disciplines of including history, ethnic studies, education, geography, applied economics, sociology, public policy, and urban planning or a closely related field by the time of appointment . May consider a JD if it is in the area of Labor Law.
- A record of teaching in Labor Studies or a related field for a minimum of a year with excellent teaching evaluations
- A record of publications or creative activity related to Labor Studies and demonstrated research interests

Preferred /Desired Qualifications
- Demonstrated ability to advance the mission of the Labor Studies Program through prior academic leadership experience,
- Demonstrated working relationships with unions and community or environmental organizations,
- Successful experience with grant writing and implementation.
- Background in mentoring and student advising 

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.

How To Apply

The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in December, 2019. For full consideration, please submit your completed application no later than December 1, 2019. 

Register your online application at New & Returning Applicants at https://www.csudh.edu/hr/job- opportunities/index and submit the following in a single pdf file: 

- Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
- Cover letter
- List of 3 references with contact information
- Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist) - A Statement on Teaching

- A Statement on Research
- Sample Publications or Evidence of Creative/Scholarly Activity - Teaching Evaluations (if available)

For finalist with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.

A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate's, Doctor's of Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to  or mailed directly to the office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747.

Applicants that are selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be notified by the Search Committee when to submit their (3) three letters of recommendation directly to the email address of  or you may mail directly to:

Attn: Vivian Price
CSU, Dominguez Hills
1000 East Victoria Street, (LIB 4579) Carson, CA 90747 

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