California State University, San Bernardino — Ancient Egyptian History / Archaeology / Art – W. Benson Harer Egyptology Scholar in Residence

Depends on Qualifications

San Bernardino, CA

Job Type
Full time, Temporary

Academic Affairs

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The Department of History at California State University-San Bernardino (CSUSB) invites applications for the W. Benson Harer Egyptology Scholar in Residence.  This successful candidate will be a member of the CSUSB community for the Fall 2019 term (Sept 15 – Dec 10).  A Winter or Spring 2019 appointment may be considered as an alternative for an established scholar taking sabbatical leave from his/her home institution.  The applicant should specialize in Ancient Egyptian History, Archaeology, or Art anytime between the Predynastic to the Roman Periods.  The successful candidate will receive housing, a partial meal plan, and a $15,000 stipend.

CSUSB hosts the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA), which includes one of the largest collections of Ancient Egyptian artifacts in Southern California.  The collection includes over 500 artifacts dating from the Predynastic Period to the Coptic Period.

California State University, San Bernardino is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles.  CSUSB offers programs through the colleges of Arts and Letters, Business and Public Administration, Education, Natural Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley.  CSUSB serves approximately 20,700 students and offers 47 undergraduate, 35 graduate and one doctoral degree as well as 13 programs with national accreditation.

CSUSB is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive academic community and building a culturally diverse faculty.  Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population are strongly encouraged to apply.  We are particularly interested in receiving applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups.

Typical Activities
The primary responsibility for the applicant will be to teach one class on Ancient Egyptian History, Archaeology or Art for the Department of History and/or the Department of Art.  The candidate may choose between teaching one of the classes that already part of the CSUSB curriculum: ART 316, History 336, History 338, History 339, History, 452, History 453, or History 454.  A candidate may also design a class of his/her own that deals with Ancient Egypt.  Classes that incorporate the study of artifacts in the RAFFMA collection are particularly welcome.  Please specify details about this course in your application letter.

The candidate will also be a keynote speaker for community-based event focused on Egyptology, mostly held at RAFFMA.

Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must have a PhD in Egyptology or a related field prior to application.  The position is open rank.  Applicants must also demonstrate a distinguished record in teaching and research in related fields.

Preferred Qualifications:
The successful candidate ideally would also be able to implement effective teaching strategies for non-traditional and first generation students.

Supplemental Information
Applications are required to include: 1) a cover letter describing the applicant’s interest, credentials, teaching philosophy, and evidence of successful teaching methods for non-traditional students; 2) a curriculum vitae; and 3) candidates who have received their PhDs within the last 10 years should also submit two letters of recommendation addressing the applicants’ abilities in teaching and research. Also include a diversity statement detailing how your teaching and/or service and/or scholarship would support the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in your academic field. (Maximum 250 words)

Formal review of the applications will begin November 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.  If you have any questions, contact: Dr. Kate Liszka,

To find out more about the W. Benson Harer Scholar in Residence, please visit  If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply at

A background check (including a criminal records check) 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 as a condition of employment.

California State University, San Bernardino is an 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, or protected veteran status. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096 – Revised July 21, 2017)

This position may be “Designated” under California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:

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