Assistant Professor of English

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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.

Duties:                                                  

  • 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.


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