Africana Studies

Anticipated Part-Time Faculty Openings in Africana Studies AY 2024-25

January 26, 2024

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Application Deadline: February 22, 2024


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AFRS Part-Time Pool Position Announcement | AY 2024-25


Department of Africana Studies

Anticipated Needs:

  • Faculty, part-time
  • Please Note:
    • All part-time faculty appointments are temporary and do not confer academic rank.
    • Final determination of part-time teaching assignments is contingent upon student enrollment figures and funding.
    • Working in the State of California is a condition of employment.

In addition to teaching,the position requires weekly office hours, attending faculty meetings, participation in assessment of student learning, and service to the department, college, and university. The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which he/she/they is/are employed. Given CSUN’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement in a diverse environment, the successful candidate will help the Department achieve equitable academic outcomes for all students through teaching, student mentorship, scholarship, and service.

Current Salary Range:

The salary ranges listed below are full-time (15 units per semester) entry level base salaries up to the maximum of the range. The monthly salary is a fractional amount of the base salary if teaching less than full-time.

  • The Lecturer A/Rank 2 base salary range is $4,530 to $6,056 monthly. For example, teaching 3 units equates to a 0.20 time base (3/15). Calculating the entry level salary of $4,530 by the time base 0.20 for a 3-unit course will be $906 per month (paid in 6 monthly checks). The total semester salary is $5,436.
  • The Lecturer B/Rank 3 base salary range is $5,405 to $11,994 monthly. For example, teaching 3 units equates to a 0.20 time base (3/15). Calculating the entry level salary of $5,405, by time base 0.20 for a 3-unit course will be $1,081 per month paid in 6 monthly checks. The total semester salary is $6,486.

Effective Date of Appointment:

Effective Date of Appointment: 2024-2025 Academic Year (Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Courses for Africana Studies Part-Time Pool, Academic Year 2024-25


  • Master's Degree in Anthropology or related discipline for 100-and 200 level courses. PhD in Anthropology or related discipline or MA plus commensurate work or research experience for 300 and above level courses. Professional preparation and specialization must be appropriate to source subject. College and teaching experience and evidence of teaching effectiveness preferred. A demonstrated commitment and ability to teach/mentor a diverse student population. Applicants wishing to teach hybrid or online courses must meet CSBS requirements for online teaching.

Application Deadline

  • Application Deadline: February 22, 2024 For Academic Year: 2024 – 2025

Application Process:

Applicants should forward a current resume and the attached part-time lecturer application, which designates specific courses or areas they are interested in teaching and, times available for teaching assignments. The resume should include educational background, prior teaching experience, evidence of scholarship, and/or related professional experience. A sample syllabus for each course is required for consideration. Application should include information that demonstrates commitment to student success and achievement. Applicants applying to teach online are required to provide evidence of online teaching training within the last 3 years. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

Inquiries and applications should be addressed to:

Dr. Marquita Gammage, Chair
Department of Africana Studies
California State University Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8318
Email:, Subject: PT Faculty App: AY 2024-25

CSUN's Commitment to You:

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. As an HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution), CSUN welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

As a Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI), inclusiveness and diversity are integral to CSUN's commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement. As of Fall 2022, CSUN enrolls ~38,000 students, where 57.3% are Latinx, 19.8% are White, 9.2% are Asian-American, 4.9% are Black/African American, 0.1% are Native American, and 0.2% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.

For more information, visit the CSUN website.

About the College:

For information visit the CSUN College of Social and Behavioral Sciences website.

About the Department:

For information visit the CSUN Department of Africana Studies website.

General Information:

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The person holding this position may be 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.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the status of applicants. Please note that working in the state of California is a condition of employment.

Working in the State of California is a requirement of employment. CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. To learn more, visit our Matadors Forward site.

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the History Department at 818-677-3566.