California State University - Fullerton, Department of African American Studies
Postdoc Fellow/Assistant Professorship in African American Studies with a focus on Music
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||California, United States|
|Position:||Tenure Track Faculty|
The Department of African American Studies at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for the combined position of Post-Doctoral Fellow and tenure-track Assistant Professor of African American Performance Studies. The appointment will begin in Fall 2021 with a one-year post-doctoral fellowship as ACLS Visiting Faculty and will continue in Fall 2022 with the tenure-track position. The first year of the tenure tack appointment will carry the title ACLS Distinguished Assistant Professor.
As the ACLS Visiting Professor and ACLS Distinguished Assistant Professor, the faculty member will receive additional support for research and travel, reduced teaching and service requirements, and the opportunity to work with the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows program hosted by the College.
The appointed faculty member will be responsible for teaching performance, music appreciation, and other interdisciplinary courses to undergraduate majors; additional teaching responsibilities based upon applicant’s strengths and African American Studies’ Department needs; engaging in scholarly/creative activities leading to national visibility and contributing to a university vision on internationalization and interdisciplinary collaboration; advising African American Studies’ Department majors; and providing appropriate university service.
The successful candidate will be conversant with multi-disciplinary/interdisciplinary approaches to understanding African American performance and music in the United States and should be able to teach a broad range of courses, including introductory surveys of race and ethnicity in America, Intro to African American Studies, and upper division classes in her/his/their area of specialty. Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellent teaching, research, peer-reviewed publication, and participation in the broader disciplinary community.
The position offers the right candidate an opportunity to participate in the growth and development of a creative, energetic faculty building a dynamic, intellectually exciting interdisciplinary department. The successful candidate will be eager to join with colleagues in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways enabling students to acquire a transformative education on the way to a college degree.
CSUF faculty are committed teacher/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, studios, and individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on departmental and university-wide committees. The primary responsibilities of the person in this position will include the development and teaching of introductory and core courses in the discipline, and the development of courses in their area(s) of specialization. Specific courses that this person will teach include African American Music Appreciation, Blacks in Performing Arts, and Black Representations in Film. This person will also be responsible for producing scholarship / creative work commensurate with the requirements for tenure. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department, advise students, serve on committees, and participate in the broader university and disciplinary communities.
- Ph.D. in African American Studies, Ethnic Studies, American Studies, Ethnomusicology, Performance Studies or a related field. ABDs must show evidence that the degree will be completed by the appointment date
- Specialization in African American Music and/or Performance Theory
- Demonstrated experience and interest in topics related to a broad historical view of African American cultural theory and social relations
- Evidence of successful teaching experience at the college or university level
- A strong record of scholarly accomplishments appropriate to the level of appointment
- Ability to balance excellent teaching, scholarship, and service
- Experience in working collaboratively with colleagues and community
- Demonstrated contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service
- Demonstrated commitment to and excellence in undergraduate teaching of a very diverse student population, including first generation college students
- Experience in Comparative Ethnic Studies
- Familiarity with other performance subdisciplines (i.e. Theater, Film, and Dance)
A complete online application must be received by electronic submission in order to receive consideration. To apply, visit https://hr.fullerton.edu/careers/ and select Job# 497711. Applicants will need to provide the following required materials:
- Letter of application in which you respond to the required qualifications
- Curriculum vitae
- Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (Unofficial transcripts to be accepted during application process; Official transcripts required upon start of appointment if selected)
- Research statement
- Teaching statement
- Reprints and preprints of publications and presentations (submit as a single pdf)
- Representative course syllabi and teaching evaluation summaries (submit as a single pdf)
- Diversity statement:
- This statement provides the candidate’s unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional careers. The purpose of the diversity statement is to help departments identify candidates who have professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could help CSUF contribute to its mission in these areas. (approximately one to two pages, single spaced)
- A list of three references with relevant contact information. On the References page of the online application, enter contact information for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. Should you advance to the finalist stage, they will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.
To be assured full consideration, all application materials must be received by November 1, 2020.
Please direct all questions about the position to: Dr. Natalie Graham at email@example.com or call 657-278-2791
|Primary Category:||African American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||American History / Studies
Ethnic History / Studies
Music and Music History
Theatre and Performance History / Studies
Race / Ethnic Studies