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Assistant Professor of American Multicultural Lit

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Recruitment Details

Position Details and Department Information

Recruitment Number FA0128
Posting Period

Review of applications will begin April 6, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Working Title Assistant Professor of American Multicultural Lit
Class Title Instructional Faculty
Level/Range/Grade 3
Salary Range (From $ to $) Salary is dependent on the successful candidate’s education and experience.
Department English
Number of Positions 1
FLSA Code Exempt
Status Tenure-Track
Full-time/part-time (if part-time, indicate time base) Full-Time
Shift Varies
Pay Plan Academic Year
CBU/MOU R03 - CFA Faculty
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Position Summary

Postion Information

CSU, Chico is committed to enriching the educational environment of its students and the Department of English seeks candidates whose teaching, research, or service has prepared them to contribute to our campus commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. We now proudly hold Hispanic Serving Institute designation.

The Department of English is searching for a tenure track assistant professor in American Multicultural Literature to start in August 2018. The successful candidate will have a record of teaching and scholarship (either demonstrated or with the potential of success) working in a variety of areas and approaches to comparative or interdisciplinary areas of U.S. American literatures. Applicants studying any aspect of American Multicultural Literature are encouraged to apply; however, those working in intersectional and cross-cultural approaches to other ethnic and global literatures are especially welcomed. An interest in the indigenous populations of Northern California and other local populations is a plus. We are especially interested in candidates committed to supporting the success of first-year, first-generation, and underrepresented students. California State University, Chico is seeking faculty who are competent in their field, collaborative with colleagues and staff, and committed to student success.

Minimum Education and Experience

The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a Ph.D. in English or related field at the time of appointment. Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate may be considered; however, all requirements for conferral of the doctorate must be complete prior to the beginning of the academic year, August 2018.

Additional Requirements and Responsibilities for this position

The teaching load is three courses per semester for the first two years; subsequently four courses each semester. Teaching responsibilities will include general education courses in American multicultural and/or world literature, undergraduate surveys, and undergraduate- and graduate-level seminars in American literature as well as within the candidate’s disciplinary expertise.

Recruitment Preferences

Eligible candidates could have interests in any area or combination of American Multicultural Literature. The department is open to research and teaching interests including, but not limited to: African American literature, Asian American literature, Native American/American Indian/Indigenous literature, Chicanx/Latinx literature, cultural studies, post-colonial studies, social justice studies, women/gender studies, sexuality studies, working class studies, film studies/theory, migration studies, etc. Our new colleague should have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and social justice as evidenced in their record of teaching, scholarship, and/or service.

Contact & Special Recruitment Information

This is a multi-disciplinary position; for reasons of equity and access, we will be conducting screen interviews electronically.

Applications are being accepted via Interfolio at this link

Applicants must submit a letter of application, an Application for Academic Employment Form, CV, writing sample, teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and course evaluations), and three letters of recommendation

Applications submitted via email or in-person directly to the department will not be considered.

Job-related questions should be directed to:
Dr. Erin Kelly, Search Committee Chair
Department of English
Phone: 530-898-6277

The person holding this position is considered either a “general mandated reporter” or a “limited mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (updated July 2017) and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before a final offer of employment with the CSU can be extended to a candidate. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status.

For disability related accommodations please call ADA Coordinator at (530) 898-5959


CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). Eligibility for standard CSU benefits is based on an appointment of half-time or more for a period exceeding six months. Employees appointed less than half-time or less than six months are not eligible for standard CSU benefits but do receive prorated sick leave and vacation.

Eligibility for Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits is based on an appointment of at least three-quarter time, hired to work a minimum of 130 hours per month over the course of the appointment or works an average of 130 hours or more per month during the measurement period. The ACA guidelines provide for health coverage or FlexCash only. ACA does not provide dental or vision plan coverage.

Benefits Information

This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

About the University, Hiring Department and Community

The English Department is a diverse department with faculty working in five sub-disciplines (Literature, Creative Writing, Composition/Rhetoric, English Education, and Linguistics). Department faculty have a wide range of teaching and research interests, including cross-disciplinary work. Our students come from a variety of traditional and non-traditional academic backgrounds, and we offer the basic linguistics courses required for all future teachers in California. The Department offers three majors (Literature, English Studies, and English Education), minors in English, Creative Writing, and Linguistics, a certificate in TESOL, and a strong M.A. in English, with advising patterns in Literature, Language and Literacy, and Creative Writing. It offers nearly 300 class sections and 10 graduate seminars a year. The department is home to an active National Writing Project site, the ESL Resource Center, the Watershed Review, and participates actively in General Education, Humanities, Honors, and Liberal Studies programs, as well as the Educational Opportunity Program and the Student Learning Center.

For more information about the department, please visit our Website

Detailed information is available the following website.

As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment. We also welcome those who share a passion and commitment to the University’s 6th Strategic Priority that focuses on sustainability, stewardship, and the environment. Here is information about sustainability at CSU, Chico.

California State University, Chico is committed to achieving excellence through diversity in the classroom and the workplace. It strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students, faculty, and staff.

CSU, Chico is an EOE/Minority/Females/Vet/Disability and only employs individuals authorized to work in the U.S. We also do not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Posting Details

Open Date 03/06/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Apply and Submit all documents at Interfolio's ByCommittee. See Posting for Instructions and application URL
Optional Documents