California State University, San Bernardino — Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, English / Chicanx Literature

Depends on Qualifications

San Bernardino, CA

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Academic Affairs

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Department: English
Appointment: Assistant Professor Tenure Track
Effective Date: September 2019
Area of Specialization: Chicanx Literature

The English Department at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) announces a tenure-track search for an Assistant Professor position that begins September 2019. We seek a specialist in Chicanx Literature, period open.  Secondary specialization is also open, though we are particularly interested in candidates working in Chicana Feminism, Critical Transnational/Border Studies, or Film/Media Studies.

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.  The English Department offers a B.A. in English with multiple tracks and undergraduate courses in writing studies; a minor in English; an M.A. in English Composition with three concentrations (composition, literature, and applied linguistics & TESL); and certificates in professional writing, teaching writing, creative writing, and TESL.

CSUSB is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution and 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 successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Chicanx literature and culture, as well as in other areas, based on sub-specialization and departmental programmatic needs. The normal teaching load during 2019-2020 is three courses per quarter, or nine courses for the academic year.  Beginning in fall 2020, CSUSB will operate on a semester schedule; the anticipated semester teaching load is four courses per semester.

Minimum Qualifications
Requirements include a Ph.D. at the time of appointment, evidence of promise in scholarship, evidence of a commitment to excellence in teaching and to service to the University and larger community. We particularly welcome candidates with an interest in and talent for collaborative and interdisciplinary projects and a commitment to educational equity.

Supplemental Information
Candidates should submit the following materials: a letter of application, CV, scholarly writing sample, a teaching portfolio (which should include a statement of teaching philosophy and other materials that demonstrate a commitment to teaching effectiveness), contact information for three references, a copy of most recent transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment), and a diversity statement; the diversity statement may include your interpretation of diversity, inclusion and gender equity, and must include specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background, and philosophy have prepared you for this role at CSUSB (maximum 250 words). In addition, the three references should email their letters of recommendation directly to All application materials must be received by October 16, 2018.  Formal review of applications will begin then and continue until the position is filled.  For reasons of equity and access, we will be conducting first-round interviews via videoconferences rather than at the MLA Convention.

If you have any questions, please contact Professor David Carlson, Chair of the English Department, at

To learn more about the Department of English, please visit   If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply at  Salary is commensurate with experience.

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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