Apply to be a Faculty Fellow for Anti-Racist Curriculum Design

Faculty-Led Curricular Design for Student Achievement in the CSU
September 10, 2020

Under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Academic Programs, the Faculty Fellow is responsible for providing guidance on racial and social justice curriculum for the Faculty-Led Curricular Design for Student Achievement at Sonoma State. This effort is part of a six-campus CSU initiative financially supported by the Teagle Foundation, the College Futures Foundation, and the CSU Chancellor’s Office. The other campuses involved are Chico, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Pomona, and San Diego. This Faculty Fellow supports the work of academic departments that are funded through the project to do curricular reform addressing student achievement (i.e. student learning, enrollment, academic progress, persistence, and graduation). Specifically, this Faculty Fellow will provide campus-level leadership and support faculty awardees and proposers across disciplines to thoughtfully address issues of racial and social justice in their curricular redesign.

This consultancy will begin on a limited basis in fall 2020. The majority of work will take place in the spring 2021 semester with the possibility of extension through Fall 2021 depending on funding availability. This Faculty Fellow position is grant-funded and will be supported by $1,000 in professional development funds in fall 2020, and a 3-4 unit course release (or $5,000 in professional development funds) in spring 2021. Experience in anti-racist curricular design is required. Terminal degree and tenure or tenure-track status in an academic department at Sonoma State is also preferred.  Work outside the academic term will be negotiated separately if needed.

Duties and Deliverables:

  • provide resources for faculty teams to be shared via the FLC Canvas page
  • provide resources to the broader faculty through a Racial Justice Canvas page
  • work with the FLC Coordinator to develop workshop activities around racial and social justice for FLC meetings; attend and participate in FLC meetings
  • consult individually with design teams for Cohorts #1 and #2 for inclusion of racial and social justice content into the curricular redesign project
  • consult with perspective design teams for Cohort #3 as needed to address issues of racial and social justice in their discipline and/or curriculum redesign proposals
  • participate in the selection process for new faculty curricular re-design cohorts

How to Apply: 

Interested faculty should submit:

  • a one-page letter of interest that describes your experience with anti-racist curricular development and addresses how you would support faculty re-design teams across disciplines as they revise their curricula to ensure academic success of our diverse population of students
  • curriculum vitae

Applications should be submitted to by 5 PM on September 25, 2020. Applications will be reviewed by the AVP for Academic Programs or their designee, a member of the Educational Policies Committee, and two additional at-large campus faculty members with related expertise. The position will begin on October 12, 2020.