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Assistant Professor of Social History

California State University, Monterey Bay
California, United States
Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 4, 2017

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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POSITION:  Assistant Professor of Social History

DEPARTMENT:  School of Social, Behavioral and Global Studies

COLLEGE:  Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

TYPE:  Tenure-Track

California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is a growing, comprehensive public university committed to serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class and historically under-served populations.  The identity of the University is framed by substantive commitment to a multilingual, multicultural, intellectual community which enables students, faculty, and staff to cross institutional boundaries for innovative instruction, broadly defined scholarly and creative activity, and coordinated community service. The curriculum is organized around student learning outcomes.  It is global in perspective, and of sufficient breadth and depth to meet local, regional, and statewide needs, specifically those of both isolated rural communities and inner-city populations.  As a University that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value ethnic and cultural background and a diverse faculty and staff.  CSUMB welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment.

The School of Social Behavioral and Global Studies (SBGS) seeks a social historian of recent U.S. and California History with a strong grounding in the social sciences as well as demonstrated expertise in contemporary social issues in the United States and the world since 1880. The successful candidate will teach both lower- and upper-division courses in the recent history of the United States and California, emphasizing cultural diversity, the contributions of immigrant and ethnic/racial groups, and the significance of gender, sexuality and social class. Historians with the ability to teach in an interdisciplinary social science core will be preferred. Commitment to critical pedagogy and the “Scholarship of Teaching and Learning” (SOTL) is encouraged. This position is tenure track and will be at the assistant professor level.


  • Teach upper division courses in social, cultural, political, and/or environmental histories of U.S. and California
  • Teach upper division core courses in social science theory and method, and advise senior capstone research projects in history and interdisciplinary social sciences
  • Strong commitment to innovative curriculum development
  • Mentor students, including those from non-traditional, first generation, working class, and ethnically diverse backgrounds
  • Contribute to the service needs at the School, College and University levels
  • Typical teaching load is 12 credits per semester


  • Ph.D. in History with emphasis in recent U.S. and California History by the time of appointment
  • Research and teaching interests in social, cultural, political, and/or environmental histories of the United States
  • Commitment to working with colleagues and students across a range of disciplinary areas
  • Demonstrated teaching experience and ability to work with an ethnically and linguistically diverse student population, including non-native speakers of English
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching both lower and upper division courses in social, cultural, political, and/or environmental histories
  • Experience with and commitment to inclusive/critical and assets-based pedagogies
  • Experience working effectively in an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community


  • Expertise in Asian-American/Pacific Islander, African Diaspora, and/or Latinx histories
  • Skill in cross-cultural, experiential, and assets-based pedagogies
  • Successful experience authoring grants
  • Expertise in new and emerging forms of digital media
  • Experience with project-based learning, applied learning, and/or service learning
  • Professional experience in multilingual/multicultural contexts


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.

The incumbent is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.


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.

JOB POSTING DATE:  10/4/2017



APPLY:  A completed online application, curriculum vitae and cover letter must be received by University Personnel by 5:00 p.m. on the priority screening date listed above to be guaranteed a review. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned. CSUMB will not fax application materials.

For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map). Please check the link provided for the respective hours and the location. 

CSU Monterey Bay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to: Age, Disability, Race or Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Identity or Expression, Nationality, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Genetic Information, Veteran or Military Status.

All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.

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