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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, EAST BAY, FACULTY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, FULL-TIME TENURE-TRACK
North-American Literature and the Environment/Eco-Humanities
OAA Position Number: 16-17 ENGL-NORTHAMLIT-ENVIRONMENT-TT
THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, a diverse student body of over 14,000 students, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study. The Almanac of Higher Education’s 2013-14 rankings of four-year public universities recently ranked Cal State East Bay’s student body as the most diverse in the state, and the fifth most diverse in the nation. The University has campuses in Hayward, Contra Costa County, Online, and in Oakland, California. We are proud of our diversity and committed to providing an inclusive and stimulating environment for all our students. Our 600 faculty offer bachelor’s degrees in 50 fields, minors in 61 fields, master’s degrees in 37, and 1 doctoral degree program. http://www20.csueastbay.edu/
THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of English offers its diverse student population a rich array of courses in literature, language, creative writing, and composition. The B.A. in English fosters an understanding and appreciation of 1) the major works of British, American, and global literature, including works by and about ethnic and cultural minorities and women, 2) the history and structure of the English language, and 3) the aims and processes of creative and critical writing. In all its courses, the department helps students develop the advanced skills in reading, writing, and critical thinking necessary for successful careers.
The M. A. degree in English covers a range of periods, genres, and themes, and our program encourages students to participate in graduate student conferences and other professional arenas. Our students include high school teachers, those interested in community college teaching, creative writers, and others from a variety of professions who seek an enriching graduate-level experience. Some of our students apply for doctoral programs, and they benefit from the close relationships that they develop with our faculty. The other M.A. is in TESOL, a program that prepares students to teach adult-language learners and enrolls students from around the globe. Our 9 full-time faculty members are active scholars, creative writers, and passionate teachers.
For more information on the Department of English, please
DUTIES OF THE POSITION: The Department of English seeks a specialist in North-American literature and the environment with a strong background in eco-criticism and eco-humanities. The successful candidate will develop and teach courses in environmental literature and eco-criticism in the undergraduate and graduate program, and other coursework within the Department of English as assigned.
The successful candidate will be expected to actively participate in interdisciplinary collaboration with faculty and students in English and across disciplines including those in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. In addition to teaching, all faculty are expected to sustain a record of scholarly work, advise majors, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and assume campus-wide committee responsibilities, including assessment of student learning. Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord, and Online campuses.
RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience. Subject to budgetary authorization.
DATE OF APPOINTMENT: September 2016
QUALIFICATIONS: Earned Ph.D. at time of appointment; a record of scholarship and of teaching pertaining to North American environmental literature; and a commitment to mentoring students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds are required. Expertise in one or more of the following fields: American or global literatures, North American Indian/First Nations writing, ecofeminism, composition and rhetoric, and creative nonfiction is required. Because this position is connected to an interdisciplinary group focused on infusing sustainability across the curriculum and across the campus, candidates whose research focuses on literatures associated with climate change, renewable energy, and/or public advocacy/activism are preferred. The University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see: http://www20.csueastbay.edu/af/departments/as/
APPLICATION DEADLINE: For full consideration, all materials should be submitted by October 1, 2015. Please submit a letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement; three letters of recommendation; and a complete and current vita here.
Further inquiries or questions about this position may be directed to:
Faculty Search Chair
Department of English
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 the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. If you are considered as a finalist for the position, you may be subject to a background check
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.
Twelve Funded Doctoral Fellowships in Environmental Humanities in Europe: Leeds | Munich | Stockholm. The Environmental Humanities for a Concerned Europe research group (www.enhanceitn.eu) is now seeking applicants for twelve PhD/doctoral researchers. These are fully-funded positions beginning in October 2015 to participate in a jointly-organized European program with events and training hosted by each of the partners for all twelve researchers. For specifics please click on the links below.
Four PhD fellows at the Environmental Humanities Research Group at the University of Leeds (deadline: May 1)
Four doctoral fellows at the Rachel Carson Center at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and Deutsches Museum (deadline: May 15)
Four PhD fellows at the Environmental Humanities Lab at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (deadline: April 20)
Compilation of 21 Residencies for Writers available in 2015. Each residency has its own terms and conditions, so please read the relevant websites thoroughly before commencing any applications.
The Enhancing Life Project (University of Chicago) explores an essential aspiration of human beings that moves persons and communities into the future. Given the profound expansion of human power through technology as well as advances in genetics, ecology, and other fields, the vulnerability and endangerment as well as the enhancement of life are dominant themes in the global age. The Enhancing Life Project aims to explore this rich but widely unexamined dimension of human aspiration and social life, and to increase knowledge so that life might be enriched.
The Project will support 15 research projects of advanced career scholars with $100,000 each and 20 research projects of early career scholars with $50,000 each. The grant runs Summer 2015 – Summer 2017. See our website for more information: enhancinglife.uchicago.edu. Applications are due February 1, 2015. The Project will support applications particularly but not exclusively in the following areas: Religious Thought/Theology/Philosophy; Philosophy of Biology/of Science/of Technology; Social Sciences (e.g., Anthropology/Law/ Political Science/Psychology/Sociology); Communications and Media Studies.