English Language and Literature (Assistant Professor of English)

  • Cal State University (CSU) East Bay
  • Hayward, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
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Job Description






THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) is a comprehensive university serving the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley. It is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, its diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study. With an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students and 900 faculty, CSUEB is organized into four colleges. The University offers bachelor's degrees in 49 fields, minors in 52 fields, master's degrees in 34 fields, 16 credentials programs, 18 certificate options, and 1 doctoral degree program. http://www20.csueastbay.edu/

California State University East Bay has a mission to support a diverse student body through academically rich and culturally relevant learning experiences. The successful candidate will bring with them expertise or an openness to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all students.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of English offers its diverse students courses in literature, creative writing, linguistics, and composition. The B.A. in English fosters understanding and appreciation of U. S. and global literature in English, with emphasis on works by and about ethnic and cultural minorities and women; the history, structure, and socio-cultural aspects of the English language; the aims and processes of creative and critical writing. Our general education offerings focus on themes of diversity, social justice, and environmental justice in literature, creative writing, and composition. In online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses, faculty use innovative pedagogy to help students develop the advanced skills in reading, writing, and critical thinking necessary for successful careers and engagement in civic life. The M.A. in TESOL prepares students to teach adult-language learners and enrolls students from around the globe. Our 9 full-time and 25 part-time faculty are dedicated teachers, engaged scholars, acclaimed writers, and social activists in our communities. Our students take part in student literary magazines, visiting writers' series, and departmental literary contests.

Tenure-track faculty are regularly assigned to 12 units of instructional and/or assigned time per Semester. For more information on the Department of English, please visit: http://www20.csueastbay.edu/class/departments/english/

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: The successful candidate will collaborate with campus-wide stakeholders, including programs such as the Office of Faculty Development, the Student Center for Academic Achievement, the Office of General Education, and individual academic departments to promote writing in our general education and discipline-specific courses. Building on current writing initiatives, the candidate will lead the development of a sustainable WAC program and assist with University-wide implementation and assessment of the graduation writing requirement mandated by the California State University Chancellor's Office.

While responsibilities during the first two years will be dominated by the creation of a new WAC program, teaching duties will increase as time allows. The successful candidate also will teach undergraduate courses in composition and writing pedagogy, as well as work with the department's director of composition to support more than 20 lecturers in composition. We are particularly interested in candidates whose teaching and research engages with race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and ability status and who are prepared to develop and teach writing courses that address interdisciplinary themes of racial/ethnic issues.

As a faculty member in the Department of English, the person hired for this position is expected to sustain a record of scholarly or creative work, advise majors, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, assume campus-wide committee responsibilities, and engage actively in our communities. Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord, and Online campuses.

RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience. Subject to budgetary authorization

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Fall Semester, 2022.

QUALIFICATIONS: The Department of English seeks a teacher/scholar/activist with experience in the theory and practice of writing across the curriculum. Earned Ph.D. in English or closely related field is required by the start of fall semester 2022. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of innovative pedagogy related to racial/ethnic equity and inclusion and social justice, and provide evidence of teaching effectiveness. Candidates must demonstrate a record of scholarship (including dissertation) pertaining to composition, rhetoric, or writing across the curriculum. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in faculty development and writing across the curriculum program development and assessment. Candidates should have secondary interests in teaching general education courses, composition/writing studies, rhetoric, sociolinguistics, multilingualism, or social justice pedagogy. Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity. This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University's program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see: http://www20.csueastbay.edu/af/departments/as/

APPLICATION DEADLINE: For full consideration, all materials should be submitted by October 1, 2021. The position will be considered open until filled. Please submit a current curriculum vitae; a letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement; portfolio of relevant teaching materials including a teaching philosophy as well as sample syllabi, assignments, and student evaluations; writing sample; one-page diversity statement that addresses how you engage a diverse student population in your teaching, research, mentoring, and advising; and three letters of recommendation. Candidates must apply through PageUp (see "Apply Now"). Questions about the position may be addressed to Margaret Rustick, Search Committee Chair, at: margaret.rustick@csueastbay.edu.

Note: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee's identity and eligibility to work in accordance with provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. A background check (including a criminal records check and prior employment verification) must be completed and cleared prior to the start of employment.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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