Assistant Professor, Civil War Era, Reconstruction, or Gilded Age
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||California, United States|
FACULTY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Effective Date of Appointment: [8/23/23]
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)
Rank: Assistant Professor
Salary: Dependent upon qualifications
CSUN’s Commitment to You:
California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation, and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.
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About the College:
For more information about the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, see: https://www.csun.edu/social-behavioral-sciences
About the Department:
For more information about the Department of History, see: https://www.csun.edu/social-behavioral-sciences/history
The department of History at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor in U.S. History of the Civil War era, Reconstruction, or the Gilded Age with a preferred teaching and research emphasis on issues of race or gender. The successful candidate will be expected to teach either half of the U.S. History survey course, to contribute to the department’s public history program, and to develop undergraduate and graduate courses in their areas of specialization. Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and scholarship; evidence of teaching excellence and strong scholarly potential is required. Candidates must also be committed to teaching a diverse student population and to achieving excellence through equity and inclusion.
Normal teaching load is 12 units per semester. However, new faculty members in their first two years teach 9 units per semester (3 courses). In addition to teaching, the position requires weekly office hours, attending faculty meetings, and service to the department, college, and university. The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the College and the Department of History for purposes of tenure and promotion.
As a Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI), inclusiveness and diversity are integral to CSUN’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement. As of Fall 2020, CSUN enrolls ~40,000 students, where 56% are Latinx, 20.8% are White, 9.3% are Asian-American, 4.8% are Black/African American, 0.1% are Native American, and 0.1% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. The successful candidate will help the Department achieve equitable outcomes for all students through teaching, student mentorship, scholarship, and service.
- PhD from an accredited institution in History or in a related field with a focus on U.S. history. Degree in hand at time of application or official notification of the terminal degree by date of appointment.
- Evidence of, or clear potential for, excellence in teaching US history courses.
- Evidence of, or clear potential for, mentoring a diverse student body at the college level.
- Evidence of, or clear potential for, scholarly publication and growth as well as creative contributions to public history.
- Evidence of a commitment to diversity as demonstrated in research, teaching, mentorship, and service.
- Research and teaching interests in gender or race.
- Commitment to contributing to department’s public history program.
- Ability to work with regional institutions and communities as part of teaching and mentoring.
- Evidence of using a culturally responsive pedagogy that leads to equitable outcomes for all students.
- Experience creating a student-centered learning environment.
Faculty success at CSUN is measured by three criteria: teaching effectiveness; contributions to one’s field of study; and service to the University and Community.
The standard teaching assignment, after the first two years, is 12 units (4 courses per semester).
Successful candidates will teach courses offered by the Department. A description of History courses can be found at:
https://catalog.csun.edu/academics/hist/courses/. Faculty members are encouraged to develop new courses in line with Department needs.
Peer-reviewed publications are important for tenure and promotion, and CSUN faculty members can apply for competitive awards that provide courses releases for research or fund travel for research. Presentations at academic conferences are supported with annual travel funds.
Tenure-track faculty members participate in shared governance, usually in Department, College, and University committees and other service assignments.
Screening of applications will begin on November 15, 2022, and priority will be given to applications received by the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.
How to Apply:
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN online application. To apply and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link: www.csun.edu/careers.
Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae that includes contact information for three professional references, DEI statement, Teaching Statement, and a chapter-length writing sample to the website in the section above. In later stages of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide additional materials and letters of recommendation from their professional references.
At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.
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The person holding this position may be 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 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.
As a condition of employment, all employees need to certify vaccination status by attesting they are fully vaccinated, need a medical exemption, need a religious exemption, or are not working on campus. You can obtain more information about or access the full vaccination policy here.
In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California.
CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the History Department at 818-677-3566.
Professor Thomas W. Devine
Chair, Search Committee
|Primary Category:||American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||African American History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality