15/12/18 – tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies

What, when & where

Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies, Tenure-Track Faculty_19-20 LIBSTUDIES-HUMANDEVELOP-ONLINE-TT [Position PS#00003833]
California State University-East Bay: College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences: Human Development & Women’s Studies

THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) is a comprehensive university serving the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley. It is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, its diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study. The ten major buildings of the Hayward Hills campus, on 342 acres, contain over 150 classrooms and teaching laboratories, over 177 specialized instructional rooms, numerous computer labs and a library, which contains a collection of over one million items. The University also has campuses in Concord and Oakland, as well as Online. With an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students and 900 faculty, CSUEB is organized into four colleges: Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences; Business and Economics; Education and Allied Studies; and Science. The University offers bachelor’s degrees in 49 fields, minors in 52 fields, master’s degrees in 34 fields, 16 credentials programs, 18 certificate options, and 1 doctoral degree program. http://www20.csueastbay.edu/

THE PROGRAM AND DEPARTMENT: The Liberal Studies Program aims to provide a rich liberal arts educational experience through selected courses from a wide range of academic disciplines, while at the same time allowing students to select a field for in-depth study of their own interest. The broad-based, interdisciplinary nature of Liberal Studies provides a solid well-rounded undergraduate educational experience, integrating knowledge from arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, with analytical and communication skills well suited for many careers and professions. The Liberal Studies Program, serving approximately 400 majors, offers a B.A. degree that consists of a common core and a choice from seven concentrations, designed to meet diverse student interests and needs. Graduates are prepared not only for school teaching, but also for leadership in government, non-profit organizations, and business. A major in Liberal Studies is also strong preparation for graduate education in law, counseling, social work and services, public affairs and administration, and educational leadership. To learn more about the Liberal Studies Program, please visit the program’s website at http://www.csueastbay.edu/ls/

The Liberal Studies Program is housed in the Department of Human Development & Women’s Studies. The Department of Human Development & Women’s Studies promotes the interdisciplinary study of human development over the life course. The faculty currently include scholars from anthropology, sociology, human development, biology, linguistics, psychology, and other disciplines that make a contribution to the study of human development. The Department offers courses that introduce a wide range of theories, perspectives, and research methods. The Department provides its courses through on-campus face-to-face instruction, and through online and hybrid instruction, including a growing number of fully online courses. The Department serves over 500 Human Development majors per year, plus another 400 Liberal Studies majors for their core and teacher preparation requirements, and students from other majors who are completing their general education requirements. Our students are highly diverse in terms of age, cultural origin, race, class, religion, and educational background. To learn more about the Department, please visit our department website at http://www.csueastbay.edu/hdws/

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: Typically, the successful candidate will teach the two Liberal Studies courses (LBST 201 Introduction to Liberal Studies and LBST 499 Liberal Studies Senior Seminar) fully online each semester, and courses in the candidate’s discipline specialty area that fit the needs of the curriculum of the Liberal Studies Program and the Human Development and Women’s Studies Department, as well as courses required by the Program and the Department. In collaboration with other faculty members, s/he will work to strengthen and develop new courses for the Program and the Department. The successful candidate will be a member of the regular faculty of the Human Development & Women’s Studies Department. All faculty are expected to make appropriate use of up-to-date instructional technology, including online instruction and digitally recorded instructional materials. Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord, and Online campuses. In addition to teaching, all faculty are required to do student advising, assist the department with administrative and committee work, and assume campus-wide committee responsibilities. In order to fulfill these duties, the successful candidate is expected to physically come to campus at least twice a week.

RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience. Subject to budgetary authorization.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Fall Semester, 2019.
QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or earned equivalent at the time of appointment is required, in broad social science and/or humanities areas including, though not limited to, anthropology, ethnic studies, geography and environmental studies, English, history, human development, international studies, political science, psychology, sociology, women’s studies, art history, philosophy, religious studies, and any relevant interdisciplinary studies areas. Preference will be given to the candidate with a record of accomplishment, including published scholarship, teaching experience, and administrative skills including a vision for sustaining, leading and developing the Liberal Studies Program for both liberal arts education and multiple subject matter oriented teacher preparation. Applicants with expertise in areas that will strengthen or closely complement the academic areas of the existing faculty in the Human Development and Women’s Studies Department are welcome. Applicants with a demonstrated record of scholarship and instructional experience in liberal studies, including providing students with a capstone experience amalgamating perspectives from social science, humanities, and natural science on a contemporary global issue are encouraged to apply.

Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching is required. Candidates with successful teaching experience at the university level are preferred. The ideal candidate will be able to provide evidence of exceptional teaching skills (particularly in the online environment), an ongoing program of research, and experience working with diverse populations.

Deadline & how to apply

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2018. Position will remain open until filled. Please submit a letter of application (which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement, including teaching, research, and experience working with diverse groups through teaching, research, mentoring, advising, and/or service), a complete and current vita, two sample syllabi, publication samples, a teaching statement, a research statement, and a service statement, and the names and contact information of three references via Interfolio [see “Apply Now”].

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Note: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work in accordance with provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. A background check (including a criminal records check and prior employment verification) must be completed and cleared prior to the start of employment.


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