English/World Languages and Cultures Faculty Position


English/World Languages and Cultures Faculty Position

Humboldt State University

Vacancy Announcement

Faculty Tenure-Track Position Starting August 2022 Departments of World Languages and Cultures / English

JOB # 2223-24

Humboldt State University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) that strives to foster an equitable and inclusive community that supports our students of diverse backgrounds. HSU is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality committed to working in a multicultural and multiracial community that reflects the diversity of the state.

DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University's Department of World Languages and Cultures and Department of English invites applicants for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of Spanish/English Bilingual Studies.

As an institution, HSU is committed to eliminating the equity gap in all student populations with dynamic, student- centered practices and policies that fully engage the campus community. The ideal candidate will share HSU's commitment to helping its racially and socioeconomically diverse students succeed in their degree and career objectives.

We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, ability and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, and students who are also committed to closing equity gaps.

RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS: We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor rank; however, rank and salary are dependent on the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at: http://www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/salary/Salary-Schedule.pdf

Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/934.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: An earned Ph.D. or equivalent in English, Chicano/Latino Studies, Linguistics, or Spanish or related field from an accredited college or university is required at the time of appointment. ABD will be considered. If ABD, degree requirements must be completed by August 2022.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:



  • Bilingual in English and Spanish;
  • Research and/or teaching expertise in the following areas: Spanish and English language teaching and/or
  • Commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds;
  • Commitment to and/or experience developing curriculum/courses/programs that inclusively serve a diverse student population;
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with diverse students and colleagues;
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to cross-cultural perspectives and experiences and ability to work effectively with
    diverse populations, including, multicultural experience and cross-cultural communication skills;
  • Commitment to contribute to the departments' mission to support minoritized students;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and familiarity addressing issues of concern facing students from diverse backgrounds in higher education;
  • An understanding of the dynamics of diversity in higher education and a demonstrated ability to incorporate this understanding, as appropriate, in one's teaching, scholarship, and service;
  • Demonstrated ability of inclusive pedagogy strategies;
  • Demonstrated participation in promoting equity and diversity in higher education;
  • Commitment to and/or experience advising and mentoring students from minoritized groups in higher
  • Record of, or potential for, involving students in research and scholarly activity;
  • Potential for effective teaching or teaching experience using a variety of methodologies;
  • Capacity to develop online learning experiences and use of online instructional technologies;
  • Capacity to engage in grant writing activities; and
  • Capacity to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration with other academic programs within the College and
    across colleges.

    Preferred qualifications for this position include:
  • Ability to teach a subset of the following courses: Introduction to TESL/TEFL, Second Language Acquisition,
    Structure of American English, Career Preparation for TESL/TEFL, Teaching ESL Reading & Writing, and/or
    Linguistic Diversity and Language Analysis;
  • Ability to teach Spanish for Heritage Speakers I and II;
  • Ability to teach Spanish Applied Linguistics;
  • Ability to teach Introduction to Translation & Interpretation;
  • Potential for redesigning TESL/TEFL and linguistics minor programs;
  • Potential to coordinate the English Intensive Program for International Students;
  • Ability to develop, implement, and assess programs in ways that advance equitable and inclusive learning communities;
  • Commitment to participating in professional development opportunities that build effectiveness in areas of inclusion, intercultural communication, and advancing diversity;
  • Research interest and methodologies that contribute to the understanding of diversity and equal opportunity;
  • Potential for developing and directing study abroad programs.

    At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. For information on the University policy on support for non-immigrant probationary faculty visa acquisition, please visit the Faculty Immigration Resources page: https://extended.humboldt.edu/international-programs/immigration/faculty.

    Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.

    PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and to building a strong research record. Instructional assignments may include: Introduction to TESL/TEFL, Second Language Acquisition, Structure of American English, Career Preparation for TESL/TEFL, Teaching ESL Reading & Writing, Linguistic Diversity and Language Analysis, Spanish for Heritage Speakers I, Spanish for Heritage Speakers II, Spanish Applied Linguistics, and/or Intro: Translation & Interpretation. Instructional assignments may include undergraduate and graduate courses and will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department (World Languages and Cultures or English) and students.

    The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching; research, scholarship, and creative activity; and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide communities, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions. Probationary faculty are typically provided ongoing mentorship to be a successful member of the faculty. During the first two years of the probationary period, teaching responsibilities will be reduced by approximately one course each semester. The reduced teaching load supports the establishment of research, scholarship and/or creative activities required for retention, tenure, and promotion.

    Humboldt State also continues to build unique and innovative learning opportunities for students, bridging the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. HSU is a leader in “learning communities” that build relationships between students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the community. These communities incorporate environmental and social responsibility.

    GENERAL INFORMATION: For more information on the departments, please visit: https://wlc.humboldt.edu/ and https://english.humboldt.edu/.

    Humboldt State University sits on the traditional homelands of the Wiyot people in what is currently called Arcata, CA. The Wiyot people call the area Goudi'ni (over in the woods). The Humboldt State University campus in Northern California is in close proximity to several thriving Native American tribes and communities. Humboldt State currently has the largest percentage of Native American students in the CSU system and has over 30 Native American faculty and staff many from local area California Indian tribes. HSU is home to a number of leading Native American programs including the Indian Tribal Education and Personnel Program (ITEPP) and the Indian Natural Resource, Science and Engineering Program (INRSEP). There are also many opportunities at HSU to conduct research, teaching and community work on Native American history and cultures in Special Collections at the HSU library. The Humboldt Room in the Library has fantastic resources for tribally focused archive materials from the region. HSU strives to build a supportive and inclusive Native community and engages with Native communities through various initiatives and opportunities like the annual California Indian Big Time and Indigenous People's Week and a chance to network with other faculty and staff as part of the HSU Council of American Indian Faculty and Staff. For more information, please visit: www.humboldt.edu/nasp

    APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should submit the following materials through Interfolio:

    Click here to apply: http://apply.interfolio.com/100747
  • Letter of Application;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Diversity Statement which includes the applicant's understanding of the barriers facing Black, Indigenous, and other people of Color (BIPOC) in higher education and their past and/or future contributions to inclusive student success, including equitable access and outcomes through teaching and professional or public service. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any contributions they have made towards the inclusivity of students from the LGBTIQ+ community. (2-page limit);
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy, including how it relates to supporting students who have been historically marginalized and/or minoritized;
  • Statement of Research Interests;
  • Teaching Evaluations, if available;
  • Graduate Transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and
  • Three (3) Confidential Letters of Recommendation (to be submitted through Interfolio).

    Additional application materials may be requested at a later time.

    Please direct any questions pertaining to this position, the departments of English and World Languages and Cultures, or Humboldt State University to:

    Matthew Dean, Search Committee Chair
    Department of English and Department of World Languages and Cultures
    Humboldt State University
    1 Harpst Street
    Arcata, California 95521-8299
    Phone: (707) 826-3758
    Email: english@humboldt.edu

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than February 15, 2021. Early response is encouraged.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

    HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply

    It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education (or activities only part of which are qualifying) will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus, unless otherwise stated.

    A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

    Compliance with the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 (EO 1083) is a condition of employ-ment. CSU employees in positions with duties that involve regular contact with children or positions which supervise such employees are designated as Mandated Reporters under CANRA and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in EO 1083. Upon appointment to this position, the successful candidate(s) will be notified of and required to acknowledge their CANRA reporting status.

    Additionally, all CSU staff and faculty receive training annually on their obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. You will be notified by email when you are required to take this mandated training.

    New faculty employees hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2017 are subject to a 10-year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits. Staff employees covered under bargaining agreements 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, C99, E99, M80 and M9 hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2018 are subject to a 10-year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits

    If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 826-3626 or hsuhr@humboldt.edu

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