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Assistant Professor, History (Latin American/Mexican History)

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Letters/Humanities, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

Assistant Professor of Latin American/ Mexican History

College of Arts & Humanities

Position Description

The Department of  History at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Latin American/Mexican History at the rank of Assistant Professor (Academic Year) with the appointment starting in Fall 2023.

At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University’s mission, vision, and core values.

The University

Centrally located in the South Bay and the heart of Los Angeles, CSU Dominguez Hills is a diverse, welcoming community of learners and educators collaborating to change lives and communities for the better. With approximately 300 full-time faculty, the University serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of approximately 15,000 students in an urban setting. Through our strong and relevant academic programs, dedicated faculty mentors, supportive staff, attractive campus, and student amenities, CSUDH is committed to connecting our students to an affordable, high-quality, and transformative education. CSUDH provides our communities with a vital resource for talent, knowledge, skills, and leadership needed to thrive today and tomorrow.

For more information: Mission, Vision, and Values.

Department of History

College of Arts & Humanities

For more information: https://www.csudh.edu/history/ 

The Position

Latin American/Mexican History

Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will deliver two-semester surveys in both Latin American History and Mexican history as well as the Department of History’s Capstone series in research and writing. The candidate will also teach lower-division survey courses in World History required in the General Education curriculum. Additional responsibilities include student advising and mentoring, curriculum and program development, participation in departmental, college, and university governance structures, and active involvement in research and scholarly activities.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Applicants must have experience in teaching and working with colleagues from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
  • Ph.D. in the discipline of History. Degree must be in hand at time of appointment.
  • Evidence of at least four semesters effective teaching as instructor of record.
  • Demonstrated training/experience to teach Latin American, Mexican history, and World history.
  • Demonstrated record of effective teaching and student mentoring in culturally diverse academic environments.
  • Evidence of research/scholarship in Latin American or Mexican history.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Expertise in the colonial period in Latin or Mexican history preferred.
  • Experience with high impact practices and pedagogies that promote student success, retention, and graduation.
  • Record of scholarly interest and achievement in ethnohistory are also preferred.

Employment Requirement

Background Check

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Policy

The California State University (CSU) is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities we serve, as well as maintaining higher education access and attainment for our students, as such, we embrace a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce the likelihood of transmission of the COVID-19 virus.  The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption if eligible.  Any candidate advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The system-wide policy can be found at: https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/.

Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy may be sent to hrm@csudh.edu .

Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

How to Apply- To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in October. For full consideration, please submit your completed application with the required materials no later than October 10, 2022.

  • Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
  • Cover letter
  • Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (2 pages maximum)*
  • List of 3 references with contact information**
  • Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist)**
  • A Statement on Teaching (2 pages maximum)
  • A Statement on Research (2 pages maximum)
  • Sample Publications or Evidence of Scholarly Activity
  • Teaching Evaluations (if available)

*Given CSUDH’s commitment to diversity and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, and administrators, describe your individual commitment and experiences in advancing diversity and inclusion and how they relate to your future teaching and research.

**This position requires three letters of recommendation (LORs). Please do not upload your LORs with your application. Your list of references will be notified at the appropriate time during the search process. They will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the LOR. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUDH by logging back into your applicant portal.

**For finalists with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.

A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate’s, Doctor’s of Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to facultyaffairs@csudh.edu or mailed directly to the office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Dr. Andrea Johnson

Search Committee Chair

CSU, Dominguez Hills

1000 East Victoria Street, (LCH A-342)

Carson, CA  90747

Closing Statement

CSUDH 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.

For more information: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources’ Office (310) 243-3771.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at Campus Security Report (Clery), or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free.  Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property.  Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9.

For more information see: Smoke & Tobacco-Free

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