California State University, Fullerton is a large, comprehensive, urban university with approximately 2,019 full- and part-time faculty and a diverse student body of approximately over 38,325 enrolled in Fall 2013. 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 54 graduate programs including a doctorate in education and doctor of 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 $19.3 million in grants and contracts for research and scholarly activities in 2012-13. 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 11th 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.

Literature and Environment

The Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Literature and the Environment. Scholars with comparative, transnational, or transhistorical approaches are especially encouraged to apply. Secondary specialization should include one of the following: Critical Race Studies, Queer Theory and/or Sexuality Studies, Global Anglophone Literatures, New Media Studies, or Digital Humanities.

Teaching assignments include courses at upper-division and MA levels, survey courses, general education, composition, and others depending on the candidate’s interests and departmental needs. Faculty teach three or four courses each semester. Reduction in teaching load is provided for the first two years, and re-assigned time is available for research, course development, and administration.


Rank and Salary
The position is at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Teaching opportunities exist during summer and January intersession. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available which includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner, and/or dependent-fee waiver; access to campus childcare 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

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Appointment Date
August 2014

Application Procedure
Submit a letter of interest addressed to the Search Committee, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (20-25 pages), and three letters of recommendation to:

Carlen Pope
Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistic
University Hall 323
California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA 92834-6868

Application Deadline
Applications postmarked by October 1, 2013, will receive full consideration. Applications postmarked after this date may be considered if the position is still open. Applications will be acknowledged by a letter or email. Preliminary interviews will be held at the end of October via Skype appointments, and campus visits will be arranged for selected candidates in November.

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.

 Last Published 5/30/14