Employment Opportunities

Fuel your passion for teaching, research, and mentoring by exploring the job opportunities in the College of Arts and Letters.

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Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor: American Indian Studies

The Department of American Indian Studies at San Diego State University, located on the traditional homelands of the Kumeyaay Nation, invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor to teach interdisciplinary courses in American Indian Studies.  Must demonstrate expertise in Indigenous research methods (such as decolonizing methodologies,oral histories, etc.) and a commitment to Ethnic Studies. Must be able to build and maintain partnerships with Indigenous communities and demonstrate interest in research with American Indian communities, with preference given to interest in research with California Indian communities. Should demonstrate an active research agenda, a rigorous publication record, and departmental leadership capabilities. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies, Native American/Indigenous/American Indian Studies, or a related field.

Apply via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/113395.

Assistant Professor: Creative Writing (Fiction)

The Department of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University seeks a fiction writer for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. We are particularly interested in fiction writers who can contribute to departmental strengths in Children's or YA literature, and/or who can expand the department's ongoing commitment to diversity. The successful candidate will have a record of professional success and publication(s) in relevant genre(s). Teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels is preferred, as well as the administrative and leadership abilities to contribute to the department’s vibrant creative writing program. 

Application review will begin September 2022, and the position will remain open until it is filled. Apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/113724.

Assistant Professor: Environmental Politics and Policy

The Political Science Department at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Environmental Politics and Policy at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin Fall 2023. Applicants should demonstrate a well-developed research agenda, a promise of sustained scholarship, and a record of effective teaching.  

The department seeks a scholar with research and teaching expertise in environmental politics and policy. We are open to all disciplinary subfields and substantive specializations but will only consider applicants for whom environmental politics or policy is at the center of their research program and teaching. The successful candidate should demonstrate a capacity to engage underlying normative issues and debates, such as environmental/climate justice, as well as teach a range of courses in environmental politics and policy. The candidate will be expected to participate in, contribute to, and develop courses that also serve the interdisciplinary Sustainability program. The department is open to a diversity of theoretical and methodological approaches.

To ensure full consideration, submit all materials by October 21, 2022.  Apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/113345.

Assistant Professor: Islam

The Department for the Study of Religion at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Islam in the Twenty-First Century, to begin Fall 2023. Applications are encouraged from scholars who work on contemporary Islam broadly. Candidates whose research focuses on gender, critical theories of race and/or intersectionality, ecology, decoloniality, or other related issues are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates should be able to articulate a clear and compelling vision of how their research in Islam engages with emerging and critical approaches to method and theory in the study of religion. Any geographical focus is invited, though because of the department’s already strong regional representation in South Asia, applications focusing on other regions will be prioritized. Proficiency in related language/s is required. The successful candidate will possess a clear research agenda evidenced by a history of or potential for significant scholarly contribution and publication in top-tier venues. 

Review of applications will begin on October 11, 2022.  Apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/113396.

Assistant Professor: Japanese

The Department of Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages at San Diego State University (SDSU) seeks to hire a tenure-track Professor of Japanese at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in fall 2023. The candidate is expected to have native or near-native proficiency in Japanese in addition to strong proficiency in English.  

The ideal candidate will pursue research in Japanese language, linguistics, culture, or literature, and demonstrate potential for substantial contributions to the field.  Possible areas of specialization include the acquisition and teaching of Japanese as a second/foreign language, the acquisition and teaching of Japanese as a heritage language, Japanese linguistics, Japanese literature and culture, and Japanese cultural studies.  The successful candidate should have a proven track record of teaching undergraduate courses in Japanese that is grounded in communicative language teaching and possess knowledge of current trends in second/foreign language teaching methodologies and new technologies in language learning.  The candidate must be able to teach all levels of Japanese language courses. In addition, the ideal candidate will have the expertise to teach two or more upper-division courses that are part of the Japanese major, such as Business Japanese, Newspaper Reading and Advanced Composition, and Japanese Literature through Text and Film.  We are especially interested in candidates who demonstrate strong potential to collaborate effectively with existing faculty to manage and grow the Japanese Language Program, which includes a Japanese major and minor, and to maintain the program’s ties with relevant units across the university.  Applicants should present evidence of teaching experience and scholarly potential.

Review of applications will begin October 31, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/112208

Assistant Professor: Modern Peninsular Literary and Cultural Studies

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Modern Peninsular literary and cultural studies (XVIIIth-XXIst centuries) intersecting with women writers and gender/feminist theory. Ability to teach survey courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.  Candidate must demonstrate native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English. The successful candidate will offer evidence of a strong scholarly agenda, teaching effectiveness, and the ability to work well with students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Ph.D. in hand by May, 2023. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Deadline for applications is November 4, 2022. Apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/11339.

Assistant Professor: Race and Ethnicity

The Department of Sociology at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure-track (assistant professor) position in the area of Sociology of Race and Ethnicity with a focus on Latinx and/or Black communities in the United States, to begin Fall 2023. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Sociology or a related field by the time of appointment. We seek candidates with a strong record in teaching effectiveness and scholarly achievement/productivity (relative to career stage). Strong preference will be given to those with expertise in critical race theory, intersectionality, and other contemporary theories of race and ethnicity. We prefer candidates who show a commitment to teaching a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level and who have experience working with underrepresented students. We further seek a scholar with evidence of commitment to community-based, anti-racist work.

Review of applications will begin Friday, September 16.  Apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/111608.

Assistant Professor: Urban and Environmental Health Geographer

The Department of Geography at San Diego State University (SDSU) is hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in the areas of urban and environmental health to begin in Fall 2023. We are specifically looking for candidates whose research addresses the interconnected global crises of environmental degradation, climate change, migration, and racial and social inequalities and examines their relationships to individual, community, or population health in urban contexts. The successful candidate will be well versed in geographic and interdisciplinary perspectives on both environmental health and urban contexts and will share our broad understanding of health as physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being influenced by place and space. We are open to all methodological approaches but will give preference to candidates with experience in innovative and creative mixed and/or qualitative methods of gathering and analyzing rich and diverse types of data that emphasize the significance of geography in shaping health.

Applications ​​received by November 1, 2022 will receive full consideration, but the position will remain open until it is filled. Apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/112170.

Stansell Professorship in Classics and Humanities

The Department of Classics and Humanities at San Diego State University (SDSU) invites applications for a position in Classics in the 21st Century at the rank of Assistant Professor to start in the 2023/24 academic year. We are seeking a dynamic, engaged scholar who is committed to interdisciplinary approaches, creative research and pedagogy, and program building. We seek a teacher/scholar in 21st Century Classical Studies with specialization in classical civilization and culture whose research navigates the gap between ancient and contemporary cultural studies as explored by the Humanities side of our departmental curriculum, and whose inclusive study of the ancient world blends elements of traditional philology with innovative methods of new investigative technologies. The holder of this position will teach courses in both Classics (language and literature) and Humanities, and would take a leading role in the development of classes reflecting our evolution towards a more diverse and inclusive interpretation of what studying classics means in the world today.

Apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/113605.

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