The Department of American Studies at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with appointment to begin Fall 2019. We seek a specialist in the study of race and/or sexuality and gender within the larger context of American history and culture, with ability to teach American Studies theories and methods at the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as courses on topics such as: Civil Rights and Social Movements; Race, Gender and Popular Culture; and Race and Sex in American Culture.
The Department strives to further CSUF’s identity as an institution that welcomes and embraces diversity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research, and/or service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community.
- Ph.D. in American Studies or a related field. ABD’s may apply but must show evidence that the degree will be completed by the appointment date.
- Evidence of effective university-level teaching experience.
- Potential for successful research and scholarly publication.
- Ability to balance excellent teaching, scholarship, and service.
- Ability to interact effectively with a wide and culturally-diverse range of students.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.
Rank and Salary
The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary is subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving expenses, start-up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to http://hr.fullerton.edu/payroll_benefits/HealthCarePlans.php
A complete on-line application must be received by electronic submission in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: https://apps.fullerton.edu/facultyrecruitment to view all job listings and select 10459BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:
- letter of interest in which you respond to the required qualifications,
- curriculum vitae,
- writing sample,
- graduate transcripts,
- a statement about your teaching experiences, successes, and challenges as well as your commitment to working with a diverse student population, faculty, and communities,
- and three current letters of recommendation (see instructions below).
To submit letters, on the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.
Please direct all questions about the position to: Elaine Lewinnek, Chair, American
Studies Search Committee, email@example.com
Completed applications received by September 14, 2018 will be given full consideration. Position is open until filled.
Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.
California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.