SFState Tenure-Track Position in US History

Department/School Name: History

Area of Specialization: Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History, 19th and/or 20th centuries

Rank of Appointment: Assistant

San Francisco State University, Department/School of History offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Race and Ethnicity in the United States, 19th and 20th centuries, beginning

August 2020. We seek a colleague who can contribute to the excellence of our undergraduate and graduate programs, which annually serves approximately 400 history majors and minors and 50 graduate students as

well as six thousand students through our General Education contributions. Our department is recognized for our curricular innovation, focus on student learning, and research excellence. We are also a very collegial and community-engaged group of scholar-teachers. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the excellence of the academic community.


Application review begins October 1, 2019.

The mission of San Francisco State University is to create and maintain an environment for learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the

City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation

and world. To fulfill its mission, the University is committed to the following goals:

Attracting, retaining and graduating a highly diverse student body

Providing disciplinary and interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional education that is academically rigorous and intellectually challenging

Providing curricula that reflect all dimensions of human diversity, and that encourage critical thinking  and a commitment to social justice

Recruiting, retaining and supporting a diverse faculty whose teaching demonstrates an active engagement with their individual fields of study and whose creative and scholarly work is an extension of the classroom, laboratory or studio

Employing a staff and administration reflecting the diversity of our student community and the values of the campus;

Fostering a collegial and cooperative intellectual environment that includes recognition and appreciation of differing viewpoints and promotes academic freedom within the University community; and

Serving the communities with which its students and faculty are engaged.



The position requires undergraduate and graduate teaching in Race and Ethnicity in the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as one-half of the US History survey and/or California History survey and

seminars serving undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, the successful application will advise graduate and undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing program of creative and scholarly work in

one’s area of specialty, and contribute to department and college through ongoing committee and service assignments.



Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree. Terminal degree must be completed by the first day of employment.

Record of working and communicating effectively with colleagues and students.

Demonstrated ability to incorporate inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in teaching, and/or in scholarship/creative works



Experience teaching and working closely with students from historically under-represented Communities

Active record of scholarship related to the history of race and ethnicity in the United States, 19th and/or 20th century.

Record of contributing to collegial, supportive and collaborative work environments


Rank and salary:

Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.



Submit letter of intent/interest; a current CV; a statement on how your teaching and scholarship aligns with the commitment of the History Department to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community;

a sample of scholarly work; a teaching portfolio including statement of teaching philosophy; and names and contact information of three references.


Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date.

Submissions can be addressed to Laura-Lisy Wagner, Department Chair, emailed to history@sfsu.edu .


San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.