Department: English Appointment: Assistant Professor Tenure Track Effective: September 2018 Area of Specialization: English Composition/Rhetoric
The English Department at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) announces a tenure-track Assistant Professor position that begins September 2018. We seek a composition/rhetoric specialist with particular expertise in cultural rhetorics. As we are looking to complement our strengths in feminist and queer rhetorics, we are particularly interested in candidates specializing in African American, Asian American, Indigenous, or Latinx/Chicanx rhetorics, but we are open to other interests as well. Expertise in public and professional writing is also desirable.
Nestled in the foothills of the San Bernardino mountains, CSUSB (an Hispanic Service Institution) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire region of Southern California, 60 miles east of Los Angeles. CSUSB offers programs through the Colleges of Arts and Letters, Business and Public Administration, Education, Natural Sciences and Social and Behavioral Sciences, and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,700 students and offers 47 undergraduate and 35 graduate degrees, including one doctoral degree, as well as 13 programs with national accreditation. The Department offers a B.A. in English with multiple tracks and undergraduate courses in writing studies; a minor in English; an M.A. in English Composition with three concentrations (composition, literature, and applied linguistics & TESL); and certificates in professional writing, teaching writing, creative writing, and TESL.
CSUSB actively encourages applications from qualified candidates who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population and advancing student success through highly engaging, high impact educational practices. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of historically underrepresented groups and women.
The successful candidate will teach first-year composition courses and undergraduate and graduate courses in composition, rhetoric, and writing studies. The normal teaching load is three courses per quarter, or nine courses per academic year. Beginning in Fall 2020, CSUSB will operate on a semester schedule; the anticipated semester teaching load is four courses per semester.
Requirements include a Ph.D. at the time of appointment, evidence of promise in scholarship, a record of excellence in teaching, and a commitment to service to the University and larger community. We particularly welcome candidates with an interest in collaborative and interdisciplinary projects.
Candidates should submit the following materials: a letter of application, CV, scholarly writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, contact information for three references, copies of all post-secondary transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment), and a diversity statement; the diversity statement may include your interpretation of diversity, inclusion and gender equity, and must include specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background, and philosophy have prepared you for this role at CSUSB (maximum 250 words). In addition, three referees should email their confidential letters of recommendation directly to email@example.com. All application materials must be received by October 16, 2017. Formal review of applications will begin in October 2017 and continue until the position is filled. For reasons of equity and access, we will be conducting first-round interviews via video conferences rather than at the MLA Convention. If you have any questions, please contact Professor David Carlson, Chair of the English Department, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
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 as a condition of employment.
California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096 - Revised July 21, 2017)
This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html.
Additional Salary Information: Depends on Qualifications
California State University, San Bernardino offers a challenging and innovative academic environment. The university seeks to provide a supportive and welcoming social and physical setting where students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can excel. The university provides students the opportunity to engage in the life of the campus, interact with others of diverse backgrounds and cultures, a...s well as participate in activities that encourage growth, curiosity and scholarly fulfillment. Through its branch campus in Palm Desert, the university mission extends to the Coachella Valley.