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Assistant professor of English (Victorian and Romantic Literature)

California State University, Bakersfield
California, United States
Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 25, 2019

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
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Full Time
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Assistant professor of English (Victorian and Romantic Literature)

Position #: 20/21 AH 05
Type: Probationary, Tenure-track
Academic Year: 2020 / 2021
Available: August 2020

Location: Department of English (10 HOB)
School of Arts and Humanities
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022
Contact: Steven Frye, Chair, English Search Committee
E-Mail: | Phone: (661) 654-6505

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2019 and continue until position is filled.

Qualifications: Doctoral degree in English, with a specialization in Victorian and Romantic Literature. Candidates should provide evidence of 1) Record of successful teaching at the university level; 2) Ability to teach courses in the specialty area, survey courses in British Literature, and Composition. 3) Potential for developing a distinguished scholarly and professional record. Preferred Qualifications: 1) Ph.D. completed by the time of appointment; 2) Ability to teach Children's Literature; 3) Commitment to working with diverse student populations; 4) Potential for active and sustained participation in recruitment; 5) Ability to provide collegial service and academic advising.

Responsibilities: Teach courses in the major, the Liberal Studies Program, and General Education. Maintain active agenda in research and scholarship. Provide collegial service and perform academic advising. Actively and effectively recruit new students to the program. Candidates who are committed to diverse student populations are especially encouraged to apply.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. CSUB offers a generous benefit package (e.g., excellent health, dental, vision, and retirement benefits).

Background Check: 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.

Mandated Reporter: 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.

Application: The complete application package must include: 1) a cover letter addressing the qualifications and duties specified in the announcement, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) graduate transcripts, and 4) two or three current letters of recommendation. Please do not submit any additional materials at this time. The complete application package should be sent by e-mail to

Clery Act: CSUB's annual crime report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus centers, such as our Antelope Valley Satellite Campus and on property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from CSUB. The report also includes policies concerning security campus, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, reporting crimes, sexual assault and other subjects. Additionally, a daily log of offenses is maintained and can be reviewed at the front desk of the Department of Public Safety. You can obtain a copy of the annual report by contacting the Department of Public Safety / University Police by calling their phone number: (661) 654-2111 or by logging on to the CSUB Department of Public Safety website at

School Information:
In the School of Arts and Humanities, our talented and accomplished faculty members are committed to excellence in research and teaching and serving students by providing a quality education for the 21st century. With over sixty faculty members in eight departments, A&H serves 1,052 majors in nine baccalaureate and two graduate degree programs, including Communications and English majors at CSUB's Antelope Valley campus. Visit the web page at for more information.

Department Information:
Housed in the Department of English at California State University, Bakersfield, the English Program offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and English Teaching, as well as a Master of Arts in English. The goal of the program is to develop the skills, craft, knowledge and imagination of its students within a liberal arts context. Our aim is to help our students acquire the skills necessary to succeed in their future pursuits. The curriculum includes courses in literature, composition, creative writing and, linguistics, For more information, please visit our web site at

General Information:
California State University, Bakersfield, founded in 1970, is one of twenty-three campuses of the CSU System and currently has an enrollment of over 10,000 students. The University services a socially and ethnically diverse population of 800,000 in an area of 10,000 square miles. The city of Bakersfield (population over 350,000) is located in the southern San Joaquin Valley and has a much lower cost of living than coastal California. Los Angeles, the Pacific Ocean, Mojave Desert, and Sierra Nevada Mountains are all within a two-hour drive from campus.

California State University, Bakersfield is committed to Equal Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability or covered veterans' status.

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