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Assistant Professor of English

California State University, Long Beach
California, United States
Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 2, 2019

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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College of Liberal Arts
Department of English
Tenure-Track Position Opening

Recruitment Number: 2607
Position: Assistant Professor of English
Effective Date: August 17, 2020 (Fall Semester)
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

To Apply Visit:

Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in English or closely related field at time of application or completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2020.
  • Specialization in 20th- and 21st-century British literature, with demonstrated interest in postcolonial Anglophone literatures.
  • Demonstrated potential for or evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level, both undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • Demonstrated potential for or evidence of successful research and publication.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in teaching courses in 20th- and 21st-century British literature, including postcolonial Anglophone literatures.
  • Expertise in African and African diasporic, South Asian, Caribbean, and/or Arab and Arab diasporic literatures written in English.
  • Ability to teach British literature across the 20th and 21st centuries, including for instance modernist, realist, postmodern, exile, utopian/dystopian, and/or genre literature in novel, poetry, drama, and non-fiction.
  • Ability to teach critical theory and its histories (e.g., postcolonial theory, decolonical theory, race studies, gender theory, New Historicism, ecocriticism, etc.) particularly as they have shaped the study of 20th- and 21st-century British literature.
  • Potential for developing campus-wide interdisciplinary links with other departments and programs such as Africana Studies, Asian and Asian-American Studies, Comparative World Literature, International Studies, or History.
  • Potential for developing service-learning courses, pursuing community-based research, and/or engaging in other high-impact pedagogical practices.

    Review of applications to begin November 15, 2019
    Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

    A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) 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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

    CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status.CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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