California State University, Long Beach, Department of English

Position ID:CSULB-English-ASSTPROFESSOR [#13759, 2607]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Long Beach, California 90840-2403, United States [map]
Subject Area: English / Post-colonial
Appl Deadline:2020/02/12 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2019/05/16, finished 2020/04/16)
Position Description:    

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College of Liberal Arts
Department of English
Tenure-Track Position Opening

Recruitment Number: 2607
Position: Assistant Professor of English

Effective Date: August 17, 2020 (Fall Semester)
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

The Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of 20th- and 21st-century British literature, with expertise in postcolonial Anglophone literatures. Preferred areas of specialization include for instance African and African diasporic, South Asian, Caribbean, or Arab and Arab diasporic literatures written in English, postcolonial theory, decolonial theory, and/or race studies.

Required Qualifications:
Ph.D. in English or closely related field at time of application or completion of the doctoral degree by
August 1, 2020.
Specialization in 20th- and 21st-century British literature, with demonstrated interest in postcolonial
Anglophone literatures.
Demonstrated potential for or evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level, both undergraduate
and graduate courses.
Demonstrated potential for or evidence of successful research and publication.
Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in teaching courses in 20th- and 21st-century British literature, including postcolonial Anglophone literatures.
Expertise in African and African diasporic, South Asian, Caribbean, and/or Arab and Arab diasporic literatures
written in English.
Ability to teach British literature across the 20th and 21st centuries, including for instance modernist, realist,
postmodern, exile, utopian/dystopian, and/or genre literature in novel, poetry, drama, and non-fiction.
Ability to teach critical theory and its histories (e.g., postcolonial theory, decolonical theory, race studies, gender
theory, New Historicism, ecocriticism, etc.) particularly as they have shaped the study of 20th- and 21st-century
British literature.
Potential for developing campus-wide interdisciplinary links with other departments and programs such as
Africana Studies, Asian and Asian-American Studies, Comparative World Literature, International Studies,
or History.
Potential for developing service-learning courses, pursuing community-based research, and/or engaging in other
high-impact pedagogical practices.

Teach undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in 20th- and 21st-century British literature, postcolonial Anglophone
literatures, and other areas of British literature, including introductory surveys, genre courses, special topics courses,
and other core courses within the major.
Develop new courses in areas reflecting the applicant’s expertise in postcolonial Anglophone literatures and
emergent critical trends in the study of 20th- and 21st-century British literature.
Develop and engage in research, scholarly and creative activities in 20th- and 21st-century British literature,
including postcolonial Anglophone literatures, leading to conference presentations and publications.
Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
Supervise Master’s theses and grade final comprehensive examinations.
Serve on department, college, and university committees within the shared governance structure.
Participate in service to the department, college, university, community, and profession.

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success
of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college,
veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender
expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the
People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise,
perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:

How to Apply - Required Documentation:
An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working
with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines,
please visit:
Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
CV (including current email address)
Names and contact information for three references
Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
Evidence of successful teaching (syllabi, course handouts, tests, student evaluations, etc.), if applicable
Finalists will also be required to submit the following:
1) A signed SC-1 form,
2) Three current letters of recommendation independently provided by references, and
3) An official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available) 

Applications and required documentation submitted through and requests
for information should be addressed to:

Dr. Eileen Klink, Chair
California State University, Long Beach
Department of English
1250 Bellflower Boulevard Long Beach, CA 90840-2403

(562) 985-4223 or

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications to begin November 15, 2019
Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer)
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.

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 Revised
July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.


CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere
of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national
origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age,
Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
Further Info:
Dr. Eileen Klink, Chair
Department of English
1250 Bellflower Boulevard-MS 2403
Long Beach, CA 90840-2403

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