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The Department of Religious Studies within the College of Humanities & Social Sciences at Cal State Fullerton is seeking a part time lecturer for the Bhagwan Shantinath Program in Jain Studies.

Department Mission Statement: To describe and interpret the developments, worldviews, and practices of religious traditions in a non-sectarian, academic manner for the benefit of students, faculty from other fields, and the greater Orange County community.

Position: The lecturer will be expected to offer an undergraduate class in Jain Studies in Fall semesters. As part of the course, the Lecturer will arrange for students to visit the Jain Center of Southern California and/or the Jain Temple of Los Angeles. In Spring semesters the lecturer will work in collaboration with the Religious Studies faculty, students, the Jain Center of Southern California, the Jain Temple of Los Angeles, and other campus and community groups to organize and present an annual Peace and Religion Symposium.  The symposium will consist of invited experts and scholars in areas of study relevant to Jain concepts of peace and nonviolence. The event will be open to students, faculty, staff, and the community at large.

Qualifications: Applicants must be at least ABD at an accredited Ph.D. granting institution in a field relevant to Jain Studies, and have a demonstrated range of knowledge in Jain ethics, philosophy, religion, history, and culture, as well as some familiarity with languages relevant to Jain Studies. Applicants should provide evidence of effective teaching or teaching potential, and have an interest in using and developing innovative instructional technologies to promote student learning. Applicants should be able to interact effectively with a wide and culturally diverse range of students and colleagues.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Appointment and salary: The part time lecturer for the Bhagwan Shantinath Program in Jain Studies will be funded for 3 units in Fall (teaching one course) and 3 units in Spring (to coordinate the annual Peace and Religion Symposium). All part-time faculty appointments are made as Lecturers, under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the CSU system and the California Faculty Association. Initial appointments are for one semester only. Salaries vary depending upon qualifications and experience. Typical starting salaries for part-time faculty range from $4951 to approximately $5908 for a three-unit class; additional compensation is awarded for instruction in large lecture classes. For a description of potential university benefits go to 

Appointment date: Fall 2019.

Appointment Date and Academic Calendar: The fall term begins in late August and ends in mid-December; the spring term runs from the beginning of February through the end of May.

Personnel Reviews: Regular performance evaluations of part-time lecturers are made by the department or program according to the terms of the adopted University Policy Statement (UPS 210.060). Positive reviews are based upon student ratings of instruction, course materials, and in-class observations made by a full-time faculty member or the department chairperson. The primary service responsibility of part-time faculty is to provide opportunities for student consultation outside of the regular class hours (i.e, office hours); on-line discussion periods or e-mail contacts shall not be a complete substitute for face-to-face consultation periods.

Application procedures: Send a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a Graduate Transcript. Email submissions welcomed. Send all materials directly to:

Dr. Zakyi Ibrahim, Chair
Department of Religious Studies
California State University, Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92834-6868

Application Deadline: Full consideration given if materials received by March 1, 2019. Open until filled.

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.

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 Last Published 4/5/19