California State University, San Bernardino — Creative Writing-Fiction – Open Rank Tenure Track

Creative Writing-Fiction – Open Rank Tenure Track
California State University, San Bernardino

Overview
The Department of English at California State University, San Bernardino invites applications from a diverse group of qualified applicants for an open-rank tenure track position (at the level of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor) that begins in August 2020. We seek a specialist in creative writing (fiction) to teach newly revised undergraduate creative writing curriculum in a large, diverse, and dynamic English department that includes Creative Writing, Literature, Linguistics, and Rhetoric and Composition. Candidates must have a strong background in fiction writing, but we particularly welcome applicants who are also able to teach in a secondary genre. Candidates with a background in teaching and publishing in the areas of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and/or speculative fiction are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will also have an interest in collaboration and a commitment to issues of social justice, such as diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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.

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students, and graduates about 5,000 students annually. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second-highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and 1 doctoral degree programs and 14 academic programs with national accreditation.
At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our mission. We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success. By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our students and community. As part of CSUSB's commitment to hire, develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty. We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Typical Activities
The successful candidate will teach primarily undergraduate courses in creative writing, as well as in other areas, based on sub-specialization and departmental programmatic needs.

Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range of disciplines.
In addition, new faculty are encouraged to develop and participate in activities that support the University's strategic plan. This plan emphasizes: a) student success; b) faculty and staff success; c) stewarding resources; d) community engagement and partnerships; and, e) enhancing the campus identity. CSUSB's Strategic Plan is available at https://www.csusb.edu/strategic-plan.

Minimum Qualifications
An M.F.A. and/or Ph.D. in Creative Writing or a Ph.D. with creative writing dissertation is required by time of appointment, evidence of promise in professional activities, evidence of a commitment to excellence in teaching, and evidence of a commitment to service to the University and larger community.
Supplemental Information
To apply please submit the following required documents:

1) Curriculum Vitae

2) Cover Letter that includes:
a. A statement of your teaching philosophy.
b. A statement of your research experience and goals.
c. A statement of how you might contribute to CSUSB's Strategic Plan.

3) A writing sample.

4) If available, evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching portfolios, reports on teaching observations, and/or student evaluations of teaching.

5) Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).

6) Reference List – names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) referees we may contact.

7) Three (3) letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to comment.

8) A Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how your background and your educational and/or professional experiences have prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 1,000 words).

Formal review of applications will begin October 14, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
Information regarding CSUSB's Department of English can be found at http://cal.csusb.edu/english. If you have any questions, please contact Professor David Carlson, Chair of the English Department at dajcarls@csusb.edu.

If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/csusb/jobs/2510543. 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)

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: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html.

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