Instructor in Ethnic Studies

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
23 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Feb 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Ethnic Studies Department critically examines the interlocking forces of domination that are rooted in socially constructed categories of gender, sexuality, class, and race. Our faculty and researchers are committed to theoretical, empirical, qualitative, textual, and community-based research, pedagogy, service, and outreach. Utilizing interdisciplinary, trans international, and comparative approaches, we challenge paradigms that systematically marginalize the experiences of diverse populations. In doing so, we bring to bear issues of power, privilege, and social justice pertinent to aggrieved groups in the United States and abroad. We are especially committed to nurturing civic-minded and culturally informed students who strive to strengthen the communities in which they reside. In support of the land-grant mission of Colorado State University, the Department engages with communities on and off campus in order to effect meaningful change in public policy and social life.

Position Summary

The Department of Ethnic Studies hires temporary, part-time instructors from an applicant pool for fall, spring, and/or summer terms to teach courses in the areas of ethnic studies. We have special needs in teaching ETST100 Introduction to Ethnic Studies, ETST205 Ethnicity and the Media, Chicanx, Native American, Asian American and Comparative Ethnic Studies courses. Please review the course catalog at: for our course offerings in that area.

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Required Job Qualifications

  • A Master of Arts (MA) degree.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To add your name to the applicant pool, please upload individually a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, sample syllabus, and a list of two references that can speak to your teaching. Please indicate in your letter of interest courses you are qualified to teach and your experience of teaching students of color.

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

This pool expires December 31, 2018. Individuals wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Search Contact Joon Kim, (970) 491-6732 or by email at: