California State University, Fullerton is a large, comprehensive, urban university with approximately 1,835 full- and part-time faculty and a diverse student body of approximately over 37,677 enrolled in Fall 2012. The university offers a broad spectrum of degree programs in liberal arts and sciences as well as applied and professional fields with 55 at the baccalaureate level and 52 graduate programs including doctorates in educational leadership and nursing practice. Learning is preeminent at Cal State Fullerton. We combine the best qualities of teaching and research universities where actively engaged students, faculty and staff work in close collaborations to expand knowledge. Research and other creative activities are enhanced by the proximity of the campus to nationally recognized business, cultural, and educational institutions. Faculty members were awarded more than $22.8 million in grants and contracts for research and scholarly activities in 2011-12. The university has a longstanding tradition of collegial governance. Cal State Fullerton is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. CSUF is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (the only one in Orange County) and an Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution. We are ranked 8th in the nation in terms of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minorities. In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State Fullerton is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, disability or Veteran's status or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Early African American History, 17th-19th Century
Tenure-Track

Position
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.

Required Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

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

Job Control Number
23603G-14-020

Appointment Date
August 2014

Application Procedure
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

Application Deadline
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.

Cal State Fullerton is an Equal Opportunity/
Title IX/503/504/VEVRA/ADA Employer

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