Job Details

California State University, Monterey Bay
  • Position Number: 1571187
  • Location: Seaside, CA
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Humanities

Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Civic Engagement

Faculty Classification: AY
Faculty Status: Tenure-Track
Status: Open Until Filled
Department Name: Humanities & Communication
Degree/Program: B.A. Humanities and Communication
Job Number: FAC2019-324
Priority Screening Date: 10/01/2019
Recruitment Status: Apply now! Priority screening date is October 1, 2019.

Position Description:
Powered by an inspiring Vision Statement, California State University, Monterey Bay (WWW.CSUMB.EDU) is a comprehensive, mid-sized four-year university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives by emphasizing project-based learning, requiring service learning, and promoting multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond the campus community. CSUMB is both an MSI and HSI and has a vibrant, diverse student body of nearly 7000 students and growing. Our faculty and staff, many of whom live in campus housing, appreciate living and working about one mile from the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, we offer excellent benefits, including housing, and competitive salaries for our faculty and staff. During our 25th Silver Anniversary Celebration in 2019-20, we will complete two major building projects: the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Student Union. By 2030, CSUMB's sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral.

The School of Humanities and Communication (HCOM), housing a unique multidisciplinary B.A. program in Humanities and Communication, seeks an Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Civic Engagement.


  • Teach lower and upper division courses in legal studies, justice studies and/or civics with a service learning component
  • Support the School of Humanities and Communication through school, college and university level service
  • Collaborate with colleagues and students across a range of disciplinary areas in a multidisciplinary program and campus community

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in American Studies, Political Science with a focus on Race, Ethnicity and Politics, Law in Society, or a related humanities or social science disciplinary or interdisciplinary field by the time of appointment
  • Experience teaching lower and upper division courses addressing critical perspectives on law in society, civics, government, and justice studies
  • Preparation to teach such courses as Politics and Participation, Race and Gender Justice, Crime and Communities, Critical Perspectives on Law in Society, and Senior Capstone as well as developing new courses in areas of expertise
  • Demonstrated experience or significant promise in maintaining and/or building reciprocal community partnerships with local and regional organizations to support student civic engagement through service learning, internships, or other engaged learning opportunities
  • A track record of and/or strong potential for scholarly publication and/or funded research in areas of scholarly interests
  • Demonstrated experience teaching, mentoring and/or advising culturally diverse students, including underrepresented students of color, LGBTQ students and first-generation college students
  • Demonstrated experience working in and with an ethnically and linguistically diverse campus community, including students, faculty, staff and administrators
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively in ethnically and culturally diverse communities

Preferred Qualification:
  • J.D. degree
  • Expertise in such areas as Critical Race Theory, LatCrit, Race, Ethnicity and Politics, Feminist Legal Theory, and/or intersection of ethnic studies and the law
  • Experience with pre-law advising and/or curriculum development
  • Experience mentoring students for internships and/or undergraduate research
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in professional, academic or community-based areas

Other Related Information:
HCOM prepares a diverse group of students, many from historically underserved communities, for leadership in a multicultural society and is committed to inclusive excellence, innovation in interdisciplinary teaching and learning, quality scholarship, as well as collaborative and imaginative program development. HCOM values an educational environment of cultural and linguistic diversity and gender equity, ethical reflection and practice, and a commitment to working across disciplinary boundaries. The curriculum prepares students to be ethical, creative, and critical thinkers and doers in a multicultural and interconnected global society. Toward that end, through its degree programs, HCOM offers students a comprehensive, interdisciplinary humanities and liberal arts education for the 21st century.

Special Conditions of Employment:
The person holding this position is 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.

The incumbent is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined in the Department of Educations Family Educational Rights and Privacy and Californias Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).

Compensation and Benefits:




How to Apply:
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For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application by the priority screening date found at Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University Personnel at (831) 582-3389. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura and Antle Family Memorial Library (map). All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.


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CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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