Queer Studies


Queer Studies to hire its 2nd Tenure-Track faculty

The Queer Studies Program at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is seeking a tenure-track faculty member in Queer Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. Specifically, the Program seeks candidates who research and teach in Queer/Trans Studies with an expertise in Chicana/o Studies, Latinx Studies or a related field. The tenure line will be located fully in Queer Studies with collaborative teaching possibilities in Chicana/o Studies. We seek candidates who approach scholarship and research through an intersectional lens using critical, interdisciplinary approaches, specializing in queer of color critique and transnational approaches to gender and sexuality. The successful candidate should have the expertise to teach courses within the program. 

Required Qualifications:   

  • Terminal degree (Ph.D. preferred) from an accredited institution. Candidate’s scholarly focus should be on Queer/Trans Studies and/or Women’s/Gender/Sexuality Studies with a background in Chicana/o Studies, Latinx Studies or a related field. Candidates must earn their doctorate or terminal degree by August 16, 2024.   
  • Demonstrated expertise in Chicana/o Studies through scholarship and/or teaching background. 
  • Evidence or clear potential for excellence in teaching current and future Queer Studies courses.  
  • Evidence of a scholarly agenda in Queer/Trans Studies, Chicana/o Studies, and/or related fields. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience or potential for using culturally responsive pedagogy that leads to equitable outcomes for racially diverse students with a commitment to inclusive, interdisciplinary pedagogical practices.  
  • Experience or potential for creating a student-centered learning environment. 
  • Evidence or clear potential for future scholarly contributions in Queer/Trans Studies, Chicana/o Studies and/or related fields.
  • Demonstrated history or potential for working with queer and trans communities, and/or Chicanx communities, organizations, non-profits, and/or programs. 
  • Experience in social justice work with a commitment to challenging structural inequities. 
  • Evidence or clear potential for mentoring queer and trans students at the college level, such as involving students from racially diverse backgrounds in research.

Link to the application and more information: 

QS Tenure Track Job Application Link