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Assistant Professor of English

California State University, Long Beach
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Mar 20, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of English

Job No: 520483
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Letters/Humanities, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

Position: Assistant Professor of English
Effective Date: August 17, 2023, (Fall Semester)
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin December 23, 2022. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled).

College of Liberal Arts
Department of English

The Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Rhetoric and Composition with expertise in cultural rhetorics. Preferred areas of specialization include, but are not limited to, the borders/contact zones existing among communities of diverse identities, including ethnicity, race, gender, and citizenship, the material and digital rhetorics of workplaces and other sites, as well as equity-based pedagogy and teacher education.

The successful candidate will teach existing courses in rhetoric, composition, literacy, writing in the disciplines, workplace writing, and pedagogy in both the English B.A. and M.A. programs They will also develop new courses in line with their scholarly interests, contribute to the department's mission of cultivating critical and creative thinking, and prepare students to be ready for advanced graduate study, professional writing/editing, and/or teaching. The successful candidate will also demonstrate the ability to balance excellence in teaching, advising, professional and scholarly activities, and a commitment to service to the university.

Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in English, or closely related field from an accredited institution. Degree at time of application or completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2023.
  • Specialization in Rhetoric and Composition, cultural rhetorics, or a closely related area
  • Potential for, or evidence of, excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in composition and rhetoric, with a focus on cultural rhetorics
  • Ability to communicate effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community
  • Demonstrated potential for successful research and publication
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in successfully teaching a range of writing courses at the college level
  • Demonstrated experience in writing assessment
  • Experience in creating new courses and development of existing curricula
  • Demonstrated experience or potential for intersegmental work with K-12 schools and community colleges
  • Experience teaching or supervising in the area of teacher education
  • Success in the procurement of grants for research and/or program/curricular development
  • Demonstrated experience in the application of digital technology in Rhetoric and Composition courses
  • Potential for developing interdisciplinary links with other departments and programs such as Ethnic Studies
  • and the University Writing Center
  • Experience of successfully working with populations demographically and socioeconomically similar to the CSULB student body

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Rhetoric and Composition (Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof.)
  • Participate in training, supervising, and evaluating lecturer and/or teaching associate faculty in Rhetoric and Composition, with a focus on equity-minded pedagogy
  • Participate in assessment activities and curriculum development in Rhetoric and Composition
  • Develop and engage in research, scholarly and creative activities in Rhetoric and Composition and/or cultural rhetorics leading to conference presentations and publications
  • Advise and mentor students
  • Actively serve on department, college, and university committees
  • Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University's strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:

How to Apply - Required Documentation:
  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit:
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • CV
  • Names and contact information for three references (to be contacted for confidential letters of recommendation should applicant reach the finalist stage)
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Finalists should be prepared to submit an official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

  • How to Apply: Click Apply Now icon to complete the CSULB online application

    Requests for information about the position and search process should be addressed to:

    California State University, Long Beach
    Department of English
    Attn: Christopher Knight, Search Coordinator
    1250 Bellflower Boulevard
    Long Beach, CA 90840-2403

    (562) 985-1369 or E-Mail:


    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.

    CSU Vaccination Policy
    CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at Click or tap if you trust this link." href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> and questions may be sent to

    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 or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Application Closes: Open until filled

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