Early African American History, 17th-19th Century
The Department of African American Studies at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for the tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Early African American History, 17th-19th century. The faculty member will be responsible for teaching African American history courses to undergraduate majors; additional teaching responsibilities based upon applicant's strengths and African American Studies' Department needs; engaging in scholarly/creative activities leading to national visibility and contributing to a university vision on internationalization and interdisciplinary collaboration; advising African American Studies' Department majors; and providing appropriate university service.
The successful candidate will be conversant with multi-disciplinary approaches to understanding African American history in the United States and should be able to offer a broad range of courses, including introductory surveys of race and ethnicity in America, and upper division classes in her or his area of specialty. Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellent teaching, research, peer-reviewed publication, and participation in the broader disciplinary community.
The position offers the right candidate an opportunity to participate in the growth and development of a creative, energetic faculty building a dynamic, intellectually exciting interdisciplinary department. The successful candidate will be eager to join with colleagues in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways enabling students to acquire a transformative education on the way to a college degree.
- Research focus in African American History, 17th-19th century.
- Ph.D. in History, African American Studies, Ethnic Studies, American Studies or similar field.
- Evidence of energy, creativity, and a commitment to joining with colleagues in building a dynamic, intellectually exciting interdisciplinary department.
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level.
- Ability to interact effectively with a wide and culturally diverse range of students and colleagues.
- Diasporic African History as related to the slave trade and Americas.
- Familiarity with recognized best practices in teaching and an interest in using and developing innovative instructional technologies to promote student learning.
- A broad historical view of African American race and social relations.
Rank and Salary
The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track). Salary is competitive and commensurate with rank, qualifications, and experience. CSU Fullerton operates on a semester system that enables faculty to teach during the summer for additional salary, and/or apply for intramural grants to do research during these months. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available which includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and/or dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care as well as affordable housing program; 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/documents/benefits/Faculty_Unit_3.pdf
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Please do not submit materials electronically. Send a letter of application describing teaching and research experience and interests in African American or Ethnic Studies, vita, writing sample, evidence of teaching excellence, and three recent letters of recommendation to:
Dr. Alexandro José Gradilla, Chair
African American Studies Department
California State University, Fullerton
P.O. Box 6868
Fullerton, CA 92834-6868
All application materials including letters of recommendation must be received by October 31, 2013 in order to ensure full consideration. Position is 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 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.