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California university searching for professor to teach classes on 'transgender studies

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California State University, Long Beach is searching for an assistant professor to teach transgender studies. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

California State University, Long Beach posted a job opening for an assistant professor who will teach "trans studies" in the Women's Studies Department next year.

What is the official job title?

Assistant Professor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (Trans Studies)

What will the role involve?

"Teach foundation and upper-division courses including: Gender, Race, Sex and the Body; Gender, Race, Sex and Societies; Feminist Theory; Feminist Methods; Introduction to Queer Studies; Queering Gender; Feminist and Queer Arts and Cultures; and Feminism and Globalization," the job posting reads.

The new professor will also be responsible for developing new courses in these areas, publishing relevant research, and mentoring students.

What are some of the qualifications an applicant should possess?

"Ph.D. in humanities or social science with expertise in the fluid and contingent nature of gender and sexuality," the job posting lists as a minimum qualification.

"Demonstrated effectiveness for teaching and research in Trans Studies, broadly defined which can include a trans methodology which articulates how transgender, transnationalism, and/or other possible critical iterations of 'trans' integrates analysis across established categories of gender, nation, race, and sexuality and highlights relationships among these categories," it adds.

The candidate should also have "expertise in trans studies including but not limited to trans*/transgender studies, feminist transnationalism, trans feminism, gender variant theories, and transmigration."

Does the school already offer similar courses?

According to Campus Reform, the Women's Studies Department at CSU-Long Beach currently offers courses such as Lesbian Histories and Cultures, Queering Gender, and one that addresses "the social construction of masculinity."

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