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ES – Ethnic Studies Instructor Qualifications

Ethnic Studies Instructor Qualifications

Master’s degree or PhD in Ethnic Studies


Master’s degree or PhD in Asian American Studies, Black Studies, Chicanx Studies, Native American Studies


Master’s Degree or PhD in any field plus a clear record of academic coursework, teaching, and/or publication in the field of Ethnic Studies such as:

  • Instructor of record for two or more college-level courses in Ethnic Studies; or
  • Primary author of two or more publications in the field of Ethnic Studies; or
  • At least 15 quarter credits or the equivalent of upper division or graduate coursework in Ethnic Studies; or
  • Master’s Thesis or Dissertation employing an interdisciplinary approach to the study of race and/or ethnicity in the United States; or
  • Demonstrated engagement and ongoing commitment to Ethnic Studies programs, courses, and pedagogy.

This list may not be inclusive as there are other degree titles that may be appropriate for the subject and related areas. The Division Dean in consultation with the Faculty Department Chair will make a recommendation to the Dean of Instruction about the applicability of a particular degree that is outside the scope of this list.

Approved: May 26, 2021