Assistant Professor of Chicana/o Latina/o Transnational Studies

Chicana/o Latina/o Transnational Studies Field Group in conjunction with the Intercollegiate Department of Chicana/o Latina/o Studies at the Claremont Colleges invites applications for a tenure-track position at Pitzer College at the Assistant Professor level, with a focus on Gender, Sexuality and Latinx/e Studies. Candidates with interdisciplinary training and a strong theoretical foundation in the intersections of gender, sexuality (including Queer and Transgender studies), labor, class, Indigeneity, and/or cultural studies are encouraged to apply.

A Ph.D. in Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies, Central American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Native American/Indigenous Studies, or related interdisciplinary discipline is preferred. We also welcome candidates from traditional disciplines, but preference will be given to applicants with a strong background in Ethnic Studies and with expertise in fields other than our existing strengths.

The teaching load for this appointment will be five courses (2/3) annually. The successful candidate will teach courses in their field of expertise in the Field Group, satisfy departmental required courses (on a rotating basis), and regularly teach a writing-intensive seminar for first- year students at Pitzer College.

The candidate will be hired through Pitzer College, and they will be affiliated with the Intercollegiate Department of Chicana/o Latina/o Studies. The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively in an intercollegiate and interdisciplinary setting, have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, and have a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students.

Pitzer College has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College’s distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and concern with social responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action. Pitzer College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. For the successful applicant with the relevant interests, affiliations are possible with the intercollegiate departments of Africana Studies, Asian American Studies, Chican@/Latin@ Studies, and/or the Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research, and Engagement.

Applicants should submit the following materials online at by October 15th, 2023.

1) A letter of application

2) three letters of recommendation

3) curriculum vitae

4) teaching portfolio (500–750-word pedagogical statement addressing teaching philosophy and experience and evidence of teaching excellence; submission of sample course descriptions is optional)

5) a 500–750-word diversity statement (e.g., What is your philosophy on diversity, equity, and inclusion? How did you come to the field of Chicana/o Latina/o and/or Central American Studies? Ethnic Studies? What is most urgently at stake in the field? How do you mentor a diverse body of students?).

6) A statement addressing your scholarship including future directions.

Pitzer College is a liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition and commitment to social justice, one of seven members of The Claremont Colleges Consortium located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. In a continuing effort to build a diverse academic community and to provide equal educational and employment opportunities, Pitzer College actively encourages applications from women and members of historically under-represented groups.

Review of applications will begin after the application due date of October 15th, 2023. Please note, for submission purposes, that the Academic Jobs Online site is on Eastern Standard Time.

Compensation range: $88,000 - $92,000

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty, and training. Pitzer College is committed to providing comprehensive benefits to eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Our benefits package includes competitive compensation, health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement savings plans, generous paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick time, parental leave, bereavement, etc.), tuition reimbursement, tuition exchange program participation and more.

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