Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Assistant Professor of English - Ethnic American Literature
College/Division: CLA-College of Liberal Arts
Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
ENGLISH - Full-time, academic year, tenure track Assistant Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, to begin September 7, 2017. Ph.D. in English or related field is required with specialization in one or more of the following areas: Asian-American, Chicano/a, Latino/a, and/or Indigenous American literatures.
The typical teaching assignment is 12 units per quarter (with course load reduction in each of the first two years to help establish one's professional development activities), with correspondingly reasonable service and research expectations. All tenured and tenure-track faculty teach courses in their areas of specialization at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Initial appointment is for two years, subject to renewal. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The College of Liberal Arts strongly values inclusion and diversity especially in the classroom and among its areas of study. This is one of seven searches in the College of Liberal Arts intended to increase curricular coverage of areas related to inclusivity and diversity, and successful candidates will be expected to contribute to strengthening the college's efforts in these areas. The other searches are for positions in Communication Studies, History, Psychology & Child Development, and Social Sciences. It is anticipated that a minimum of four hires will be made across these searches.
Candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to, or potential for, teaching excellence and scholarly activity at the university level. The College of Liberal Arts is committed to enhancing the diversity and inclusiveness of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal in their teaching and scholarly work are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths and experiences in these areas. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with students, staff and faculty from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Cal Poly is committed to the teacher-scholar model. As teachers, faculty are expected to exhibit strong pedagogical skills and to remain proficient and current in their disciplines. As scholars, faculty should be engaged in scholarly work that is of very high quality as evidenced by external peer review. As colleagues, it is appropriate for faculty to perform service activities at all levels of the University. Faculty should build collaborative relationships across the University and with colleagues at other universities.
Minimum Qualifications (Staff Only):
Ph.D. in English or related field with specialization in one or more of the following areas: Asian-American, Chicano/a, Latino/a, and/or Indigenous American literatures; experience and excellence in college-level teaching; and evidence of professional activity that keeps the candidate abreast of knowledge and developments within their professional field. Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered, but must provide proof that the doctorate is complete prior to the start of appointment.
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.
Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.
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.
May be required to complete a Supplemental Employment Application Questionnaire, which contains questions pertaining to conviction history, and submit it when requested by Cal Poly. This disclosure is confidential and will not necessarily preclude applicants from employment.
Review Begin Date: 11-11-2016
Requisition Number: 104190
To Apply: All applicants must apply online at: https://www.calpolyjobs.org.
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university. Founded in 1901, the 6,000-acre campus is nestled in the foothills of San Luis Obispo, along California's scenic central coast and midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With a budget of $168.5 million, the university has a student enrollment exceeding 17,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff members. Cal Poly is part of the 23-campus California State University system.
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.
Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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