Assistant Professor: Black Atlantic Literature and Culture
- Location details
- San Diego, CA
- $77,000 to $81,000
- Position type
- Professor, Assistant
- Organization type
- 4-year college or university
- Literature, African American
- Employment category
- Tenure Status
- Tenure or tenure track
San Diego State University: Arts and Letters: English and Comparative Literature
Location San Diego, CA
Open Date Sep 19, 2023
The Department of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University seeks a scholar of Black Atlantic and/ or Diasporic Literature and Culture for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level.
We are open to relevant areas of specialization or secondary concentration that might include, but are not limited to, the literatures and languages of the Caribbean, post-colonial literature and theory, and the literatures of Atlantic-adjacent countries or regions. SDSU’s English and Comparative Literature department offers a range of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, including several in creative writing, and the successful candidate will be encouraged to contribute to the department’s broad commitment to diversity by meeting curricular needs and proposing new areas of study. The successful candidate will have a record of professional success and publication(s) in relevant areas. Teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels is preferred. To ensure full consideration, please submit completed applications by 31 October 2023. The position will remain open until it is filled.
We are seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. Candidates must satisfy two or more of the eight Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria. Candidates that meet BIE criteria: (a) are committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline, (b) have demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline, (c) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students, (d) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research, (e) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group, (f) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities, (g) have expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and/or (h) have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Please indicate in a separate diversity statement how you meet at least two (2) of these criteria. Additional guidance on our BIE program for applicants is here.
SDSU is the oldest institution of higher education in the San Diego region, with a campus and microsites in San Diego and locations in Southern California’s Imperial Valley and Tbilisi in the Republic of Georgia. The highly diverse campus community has a student population of approximately 36,000. SDSU is included in the Carnegie Foundation’s Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity category. Established in 1897, SDSU offers bachelor degrees in 97 areas, masters in 84 and doctorates in 23. See http://www.sdsu.edu for more information. SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.
Apply via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/132519. Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, diversity statement, a writing sample (20 pages maximum), student evaluations from 2-3 recent classes, and names and contact information of three (3) references.
The minimum salary for this position is based on the current CSU salary schedule for Assistant Professors and may be revised based on contract collective bargaining. The anticipated salary range is from $77,000 to $81,000. Salary placement will be based on the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience, and salaries higher than the published maximums may be offered in limited circumstances. San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For benefits information, click here.
As part of its commitment to a safe and equitable “OneSDSU” community, SDSU requires that individuals seeking faculty employment provide at the time of application authorization to conduct background checks if they become a finalist for the position; applications without this authorization will be considered incomplete and not considered.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed 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 as a condition of employment.
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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
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