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North-American Literature and the Environment/Eco-Humanities (California State University, East Bay)

OAA Position Number: 16-17 ENGL-NORTHAMLIT-ENVIRONMENT-TT
THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, a diverse student body of over 14,000 students, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study. The Almanac of Higher Education’s 2013-14 rankings of four-year public universities recently ranked Cal State East Bay’s student body as the most diverse in the state, and the fifth most diverse in the nation. The University has campuses in Hayward, Contra Costa County, Online, and in Oakland, California. We are proud of our diversity and committed to providing an inclusive and stimulating environment for all our students. Our 600 faculty offer bachelor’s degrees in 50 fields, minors in 61 fields, master’s degrees in 37, and 1 doctoral degree program. http://www20.csueastbay.edu/

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of English offers its diverse student population a rich array of courses in literature, language, creative writing, and composition. The B.A. in English fosters an understanding and appreciation of 1) the major works of British, American, and global literature, including works by and about ethnic and cultural minorities and women, 2) the history and structure of the English language, and 3) the aims and processes of creative and critical writing. In all its courses, the department helps students develop the advanced skills in reading, writing, and critical thinking necessary for successful careers.

The M. A. degree in English covers a range of periods, genres, and themes, and our program encourages students to participate in graduate student conferences and other professional arenas. Our students include high school teachers, those interested in community college teaching, creative writers, and others from a variety of professions who seek an enriching graduate-level experience. Some of our students apply for doctoral programs, and they benefit from the close relationships that they develop with our faculty. The other M.A. is in TESOL, a program that prepares students to teach adult-language learners and enrolls students from around the globe. Our 9 full-time faculty members are active scholars, creative writers, and passionate teachers.

For more information on the Department of English, please

visit: http://www20.csueastbay.edu/class/departments/english/

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: The Department of English seeks a specialist in North-American literature and the environment with a strong background in eco-criticism and eco-humanities. The successful candidate will develop and teach courses in environmental literature and eco-criticism in the undergraduate and graduate program, and other coursework within the Department of English as assigned.

The successful candidate will be expected to actively participate in interdisciplinary collaboration with faculty and students in English and across disciplines including those in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. In addition to teaching, all faculty are expected to sustain a record of scholarly work, advise majors, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and assume campus-wide committee responsibilities, including assessment of student learning. 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: September 2016

QUALIFICATIONS: Earned Ph.D. at time of appointment; a record of scholarship and of teaching pertaining to North American environmental literature; and a commitment to mentoring students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds are required. Expertise in one or more of the following fields: American or global literatures, North American Indian/First Nations writing, ecofeminism, composition and rhetoric, and creative nonfiction is required. Because this position is connected to an interdisciplinary group focused on infusing sustainability across the curriculum and across the campus, candidates whose research focuses on literatures associated with climate change, renewable energy, and/or public advocacy/activism are preferred. The 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, 2015. Please submit a letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement; three letters of recommendation; and a complete and current vita to englishsearch@csueastbay.edu.

Also, please fill out the university’s application form here.

Further inquiries or questions about this position may be directed to:

Professor Susan Gubernat
Faculty Search Chair

Department of English

susan.gubernat@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 the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. If you are considered as a finalist for the position, you may be subject to a background check
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.

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