Letters/Humanities (1920-07)

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Job ID: 1920-07
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Date Posted:
October 2, 2018
Closing Date:
Open until filled
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DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University's Department of English invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in Writing Practices, with an emphasis in digital and cultural rhetorics. We are particularly interested in candidates who also specialize in Chicanx and/or ethnic rhetorics. Expertise in one or more of the following is also welcome: postcolonial approaches, global and transnational rhetorics, critical race studies, ethnic studies, translation studies, translingualism and multilingualism, and/or TESL/TEFL.
RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS: We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor rank; however rank and salary are dependent on the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at: http://www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/salary/Salary-Schedule.pdf.
Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/934.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: An earned PhD or equivalent in English, Rhetoric, Composition, Writing Studies, Technical/Professional Writing, Ethnic Studies, Chicanx/Mexican American studies, or related field from an accredited college or university is required at the time of appointment. Applicants with progress towards terminal degree completion by appointment date will be considered. Completion of terminal degree is required prior to the start of the second probationary year following initial appointment (August 2020).
The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:
Ability to teach digital writing practices, digital humanities, rhetorical theory, Chicanx rhetorics, and advanced research writing;
Ability to develop and implement curricula in cultural rhetorics and Chicanx studies;
Ability to teach and work with students at the B.A. and M.A. level;
Commitment to culturally relevant pedagogy and effective teaching of students from underrepresented groups;
Commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds;
Record of, or potential for, involving students in research and scholarly activity;
Job-related experience with and/or commitment to diversity and social justice in the academic environment;
Record of publication in regional or national venues; and
Interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses (major, general education, etc.).
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
Bilingual in Spanish and English;
Research and/or teaching focus in multilingualism, translingualism, and/or TESL/TEFL;
Ability to teach general education courses on postcolonial perspectives and literature, media, and culture;
Research and/or teaching focus on the intersection of language, literacy, technology, and cultural practices (including, but not limited to, the use of digital rhetorics for social change and writing across media);
Intersectional approach to research and teaching;
Experience promoting undergraduate research and applied/professional learning opportunities in writing practices.
At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. For information on the University policy on support for non-immigrant probationary faculty visa acquisition, please visit the Faculty Immigration Resources page: https://extended.humboldt.edu/international-programs/immigration/faculty.
Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.
PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: At HSU, teaching effectiveness is essential for faculty retention, tenure and promotion. Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and to building a strong research record. Instructional assignments may include: Information Literacy and Writing Seminar, Advanced Research Writing, Writing for Change, Digital Humanities, and special topics in Writing Studies. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students.
The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching; research, scholarship and creative activity; and service to the University, profession and to the community. In addition to the teaching load, the position responsibilities include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions including assessment of learning. During the first two years of the probationary period, teaching responsibilities will be reduced by approximately one course each semester. The reduced teaching load supports the establishment of research, scholarship and/or creative activities required for retention, tenure and promotion.
GENERAL INFORMATION: The Department of English at Humboldt State University is the second largest in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, with 275 undergraduate and graduate students. The Department offers a BA in English with three concentrations: Writing Practices, Literary Studies, and an accredited program in Language Arts/English Education, as well as an MA degree. The Department is committed to the university mission of social and environmental justice, and this commitment is reflected in the teaching philosophies of the faculty. For more information, please visit our website at: http://www.humboldt.edu/english.
Application Instructions
Qualified candidates should submit electronically the following materials through Interfolio:
Click here to apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/55188
Letter of application;
Curriculum vitae;
Writing sample (no more than 25 pages);
Statement of Teaching and Research Interests;
Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and
Three letters of recommendation.
Additional application materials may be requested at a later time.
Please direct any questions pertaining to this position, the English Department, or Humboldt State University to:
Lisa Tremain, Search Committee Chair
Department of English
Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, California 95521-8299
Phone (707) 826-5931
Email: Writing-Practices@humboldt.edu
APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 15, 2018. Early response is encouraged.
This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Humboldt State University is a Title IX/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, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.
HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education (or activities only part of which are qualifying) will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus, unless otherwise stated.
A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Compliance with the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 (EO 1083) is a condition of employ-ment. CSU employees in positions with duties that involve regular contact with children or positions which supervise such employees are designated as Mandated Reporters under CANRA and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in EO 1083. Upon appointment to this position, the successful candidate(s) will be notified of and required to acknowledge their CANRA reporting status.
Additionally, all CSU staff and faculty receive training annually on their obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. You will be notified by email when you are required to take this mandated training.
New faculty employees hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2017 are subject to a 10-year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits. Staff employees covered under bargaining agreements 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, C99, E99, M80 and M9 hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2018 are subject to a 10-year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits
If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 826-3626 or hsuhr@humboldt.edu.

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