Assistant Professor of History - Latin America
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||California, United States|
CI is committed to recruiting individuals who are dedicated to furthering inclusive excellence in our campus community. We seek to enhance our diverse University population, welcoming people from all backgrounds, to sustain an environment in which all can thrive, create, work and learn.
The newest addition to the California State University system, California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) opened in 2002 with 629 transfer students and welcomed its first freshman class in fall 2003. Since that time, the University has grown and developed into one of the premier public universities not only in the the Cal State system but also in the nation. Indeed, in its 2017 ranking, U.S. News & World Report listed CSUCI as the 18th highest-ranked regional public university in the western United States. Moreover, CSUCI was ranked 18th of over 1,300 schools in CollegeNET's Social Mobility Index in 2017. In a commitment to inclusive excellence of opportunity for its students, the University offers an array of degrees and community and social activities.
CSUCI is a public comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. CSUCI is located in Ventura County and home to more than 6,800 undergraduate and 240 graduate students. We are proud to note that our campus is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). 50% of the CSUCI undergraduate students are Latinx, 29% are White, 2% are African-American, 5% are Asian-American, and 4.5% are multiracial. We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving California State University, Channel Islands' (CSUCI) growing diverse student body as a tenure-track assistant professor beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year.
CSUCI provides excellent faculty support services for new hires to settle in and join a collaborative and supportive community. With the proper support, the successful candidate will contribute to the mission of the school and university.
As a discipline that documents and interprets continuity and change through time, California State University Channel Islands' History Program prepares students to trace human experiences and their legacies, as well as to communicate verbally and in the written form. An emphasis of the program is to examine events from local and global perspectives. In support of the University's commitment to an interdisciplinary education, the History Program affords students the opportunity to integrate into their plan of study cross-listed history courses as well as subjects outside the discipline to be utilized as part of the electives. Furthermore, the History Program promotes community based applied research by placing student interns within public, private, and non-profit institutions as part of its degree requirements. Promoting the multicultural and international emphases of the University's mission, the History Program encourages students to participate in Study Abroad and pursue second language ability at least at the intermediate level.
The History Program at CSU Channel Islands seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Pre-Columbian, Early Colonial, or Modern Latin American History starting in Fall 2020. We are looking for a person with primary expertise in Central American history, and/or South American history to complement our existing specialist in Mexican history. The new position is also intended to strengthen the World History pillar of our program. Expertise in digital history and Indigenous history is particularly welcome. The new colleague is expected to develop courses in areas of expertise as well as teach upper division Latin American history courses and lower division World History surveys. The selected candidate will show expertise or promise in teaching excellence, scholarly accomplishments, and service experiences that best fit the needs for the future growth of our program.
- A Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment from an accredited institution in History or Latin American Studies or relevant discipline.
- A record of or potential for effectiveness in scholarship and undergraduate instruction, and the ability and willingness to provide teaching versatility and interdisciplinary learning.
- Applicants should demonstrate the commitment to effectively work with and engage a diverse student population and evidence of successful mentoring minoritized students with special focus on Latinx, African-American, Native American, and Asian/Pacific Islander students.
- As a condition of employment, this position will require a background check. 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.
- A Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment from an accredited institution in History. A record or detailed agenda of scholarship, experience in or commitment to assessment and advising students, and a strong commitment to team-work and interdisciplinary teaching and learning.
For more information and to apply online please visit our website at: www.csucifacultyjobs.com. Application review begins on 10/28/2019.
|Primary Category:||Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies