Lecturer Pool - CSRE Core Curriculum

The Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University invites applications for up to four Lecturer positions for the 2023-24 academic year. These are fixed-term positions of one to two quarters in the Winter or Spring and do not qualify for tenure. Duties consist of team-teaching one to two undergraduate courses; no additional service to the program is required. 

Although the candidate's areas of expertise may be in any discipline, the Program seeks instructors to teach interdisciplinary courses, and candidates should be comfortable teaching outside of their field. Because the Lecturers will be paired with CCSRE teaching staff, they should be excellent collaborators who are flexible and responsive. Disciplinary training in the social sciences is preferred but not required. We have a strong preference for candidates who can teach in the following areas: slavery; critical disability studies; race in science, technology, data/AI studies; race and medicine; Chicanx and Latinx studies; transnational approaches to race studies; race and politics. 

Lecturers should indicate their readiness to teach any or all of the following core courses: 

1. Indigeneity & Colonialism 

Topics include, but are not limited to: slavery, imperialism, nation-building, immigration and migration, ancestral ties, displacement, borders and borderlands 

2. Institutions & Inequities 

Topics include, but are not limited to: policing, mass incarceration, educational disparities, environmental justice, healthcare, media, law, public policy, redlining

3. Resistance & Liberation 

Topics include, but are not limited to: abolition, resilience, coalition building, historical and contemporary protests, solidarity, rematriation, wellness, art praxis, DEI in organizations 

The position is 50% FTE, benefits-ineligible; Lecturers will be compensated at a rate of $16,120 per class.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in a related field in preferred; MA is required. Teaching experience at the college or university level is strongly preferred. 

Application materials:

(1) a cover letter explaining interests and qualifications;

(2) a CV;

(3) a one-page statement of teaching philosophy;

(4) the names and contact information for 3 references who can address both teaching and scholarship

(5) teaching evaluations if available. 

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring dimensions to the University's research, teaching and clinical missions. 

Applications will be received on a rolling basis. First review of applications will take place on May 1, 2023.

Please email PDFs of application materials to Raquel Navarro Calara at raquelnc [at] stanford.edu (raquelnc[at]stanford[dot]edu).

Please direct questions to: Annie Atura Bushnell, Associate Director of Academic Programs, CSRE at atura [at] stanford.edu (atura[at]stanford[dot]edu)

Imagining Justice

Imagining Justice is an arts-based diversion program hosted by Stanford’s Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity, the Stanford Arts Institute, and the Stanford Criminal Justice Center. The program is a partnership with the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, and new collaborations with Contra Costa County and Milwaukee County (Wisconsin) are in development. The DA’s Offices, case management organizations and Stanford partners, identify eligible youth (14-18 years old) accused of committing misdemeanors and nonviolent offenses and offer the opportunity to participate in a pre-filing, pre-arraignment arts diversion program. Participants will complete one to three 90-minute sessions, depending on the agreement with the DAs Office and other partners, including reflection, critical analysis, and art-making. Participation in the arts diversion program results in the dismissal of any criminal charges.

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