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Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies

Employer
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Oct 18, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Other Humanities
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies

Job No: 533164
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Letters/Humanities, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Assistant Professor

Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

College of Arts & Humanities



Position Description

The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for a Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (Academic Year) with the appointment starting in Fall 2024.

At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University's mission, vision, and core values.

For more information: Mission, Vision, and Core Values.



The Position

It is anticipated that Environmental Studies will be a single major housed in Interdisciplinary Studies beginning in Fall 2024. The successful candidate will lead the Environmental Studies major for the Department. This includes student advising, developing internship and service-learning opportunities, teaching GE and major courses, and developing lower and upper-division courses in their area of specialty. The successful candidate will also engage in partnerships and grant-supported projects that engage the local community. Faculty are expected to maintain an active research profile and serve on department, college, and university committees. The normal teaching load is 4-4, with a reduced 3-3 teaching load for the first two years.



Qualifications

Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in a natural science discipline or allied interdisciplinary field. Specialization is open, although priorities include experience in teaching interdisciplinary environmental studies courses. Ph.D. must be in hand at the time of appointment.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of three years of demonstrated independent teaching including experience in online instruction that engages in equity-minded pedagogy.
  • Applicants must have experience working with diverse student populations and communities
  • Applicants must have a demonstrated record of service
  • Applicants must have a demonstrated record of research including but not limited to disciplinary specific research and/or research in teaching and learning
  • Applicants must have experience in teaching and working with colleagues from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.


  • Preferred Qualifications
    • Demonstrated experience in community engagement and community partnerships
    • Demonstrated record of grant funded projects
    • Demonstrated record of private/public partnerships
    • Demonstrated experience with urban farming, community-based citizen-scientist projects
    • Demonstrated experience in issues of sustainability


    How to Apply

    A completed on-line application must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To apply, please visit CSUDH career-opportunities.



    Application Deadline Date:

    The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in January 5, 2024. For full consideration, please submit your completed application with the required materials no later than January 5, 2024
  • Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
  • Cover letter
  • Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (2 pages maximum single-spaced)*
  • List of 3 references with contact information**
  • Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist)***
  • A Statement on Teaching (2 pages maximum single-spaced)
  • A Statement on Research (2 pages maximum single-spaced)
  • Sample Publications or Evidence of Creative/Scholarly Activity
  • A set of recent Teaching Evaluations


  • *Given CSUDH's commitment to diversity and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, and administrators, describe your individual commitment and experiences in advancing diversity and inclusion and how they relate to your future teaching and research.

    **This position requires three letters of recommendation (LORs). Please do not upload your LORs with your application. Your list of references will be notified at the appropriate time during the search process. They will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the LOR. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUDH by logging back into your applicant portal.

    ***For finalist with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.

    A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate's, Doctor's of Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to facultyaffairs@csudh.edu or mailed directly to the office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747.

    If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

    Dr. Anne Soon Choi

    Search Committee Chair

    achoi@csudh.edu

    Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Interdisciplinary Studies offers a single degree in IDS with three Areas of Concentration: American Studies, Environmental Studies, and Global Studies as well as a complementary group of minors. It is an upper-division academic program that values a broad-based Liberal Arts and Sciences curriculum as well as a degree completion program designed to help working adults attain their baccalaureate degrees. IDS/PACE serves a student population that is diverse across all factors, including race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, class, ability, and age. The department maintains an active presence in the university and in the community through partnerships with local community colleges and public-sector employers.

    For more information: https://www.csudh.edu/ids/

    Additional Information

    The Assistant Professor (Academic Year) classification salary range is $5,405 to $11,994 per month (12 monthly payments per academic year); The anticipated hiring salary is $6,667 to $6,834. This position will be commensurate with experience and current CSUDH faculty salaries in the academic department/discipline. Faculty salaries are subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving expenses, start‐up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available.

    An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee‐waiver; access to campus child‐care; and a defined‐benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit: https://www.csudh.edu/hr/benefits/.



    Background Check

    Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.



    CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

    The California State University (CSU) is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities we serve, as well as maintaining higher education access and attainment for our students, as such, we embrace a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce the likelihood of transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The CSU strongly recommends that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus. The systemwide policy can be found at CSU Vaccination Policy and any questions you have may be submitted to hrm@csudh.edu.

    Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

    The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

    Closing Statement

    CSUDH is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

    For more information: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

    Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources' Office (310) 243-3771.

    Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at Campus Security Report (Clery), or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

    Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

    The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9.

    For more information see: Smoke & Tobacco-Free


    Applications Close: Open until filled

    To apply, visit: https://careers.csudh.edu/en-us/job/533164/assistant-professor-interdisciplinary-studies



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