|Position Title||Chicana/o Studies Tenure Track Faculty|
|Salary for Announcement||
The salary ranges for this position are $51,000 – $60,000 at Assistant Professor level or $60,000 – $69,000 at Associate Professor level. The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based upon a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, education, experience, specialty and training.
The above salary ranges represent the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the ranges of possible compensation at the time of posting.
|Employee Category||Faculty-CAT I|
|EClass Code||Full Time Faculty-10 mo with benes|
The Department of Chicana/o Studies at MSU Denver invites applications for a full-time open rank, tenured or tenure-track (Category I) position in Chicana/o Studies with appointment to begin Fall 2021.
MSU Denver, a Hispanic Serving Institution, is located on a commuter campus in the heart of Denver, Colorado. The University is particularly interested in teacher-scholars who have intention to activate principles of equity and inclusion and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.
The Chicana/o Studies Department (CHS) adheres to the core values of social justice, human rights, self-empowerment, cultural responsiveness and service to community. Our teaching, scholarship and mentoring are informed by Liberatory theories and pedagogical practices articulated in the work of scholars such as Paolo Freire who assumes that the teacher is not all-knowing or neutral; the teacher shares their knowledge within their philosophical framework and both teachers and students have a vested interest in the reciprocal process of learning. He states in Pedagogy of Freedom Ethics, Democracy, and Civic Courage, “To teach is not to transfer knowledge but to create the possibilities for the production or construction of knowledge…Whoever teaches learns in the act of teaching, and whoever learns teaches in the act of learning” (p. 30-31). Moreover, as bell hooks notes, “The classroom, with all its limitations, remains a location of possibility. In that field of possibility, we have the opportunity to labor for freedom, to demand of ourselves and our comrades, an openness of mind and heart that allows us to face reality even as we collectively imagine ways to move beyond boundaries, to transgress. This is education as the practice of freedom” (Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom, 1994, p. 207).
Our mission is to prepare and empower culturally responsive students to engage in critical thinking about the sociohistorical, multicultural, intersectional, and global contexts in which they live, learn and work; understand the changing demographics in US society; and to articulate and analyze public policy issues and implications grounded in the diverse experiences, expressions, social conditions of Chicano/a/x and Latino/a/x and Indigenous communities.
A successful candidate must have the ability to effectively:
• Completed Ph.D. by January 31, 2021, in Chicana/o Studies; American Studies; Latinx Studies; Comparative Ethnic Studies; Gender Studies; Trans-border Studies; Social Science field such as Sociology, History, Anthropology, Political Science, or Psychology, with research in topical areas relative to the Chicana/o experience.
• Demonstrable commitment to pedagogy and research consistent with the values of the Department.
|Closing Instructions||Open Until Filled|
|To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT)||03/28/2021|
|Special Instructions to Applicants||
Complete applications received by 11:59 pm MST on March 28, 2021 will receive full consideration. The position is open until filled.
In order to be considered as an applicant, you must apply via the online application system, www.msudenverjobs.com.
IMPORTANT: In order for an applicant to be considered for the position, the applicant must have a complete file with the following:
Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.
|Talent Team Representative||Tanya Rogowsky|
|Talent Team Representative Efirstname.lastname@example.org|
MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:
Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.
We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.
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