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Long Beach
Job ID: 2295
Appointment Type:
Time Base:
Date Posted:
August 20, 2015
Closing Date:
Open until filled
Benefits Link:
Faculty (Unit 3)
Link to Apply Online:
Campus Employment Homepage:
College of Liberal Arts
American Studies Program
Tenure-Track Position Opening


POSITION: Assistant Professor of American Studies

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 17, 2016 (Fall Semester)

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with qualifications and experience


Ph.D. in American Studies or related field at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2016.

Evidence of, or clear potential for, effective teaching at the undergraduate level.

Demonstrated potential for successful research, scholarly and creative activities.

Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.


Trained in American Studies with a demonstrated knowledge of the American Studies tradition, including its relationship to social movements inside and outside the academy.

Demonstrated understanding of and ability to teach American Studies research paradigms.

Expertise in research and teaching in American Studies areas such as analysis and celebrations of regionalism and the laboring of American culture; the study of myths, images and symbols; cultural studies critiques; postcolonial, poststructural and queer theories; and frames grounded in transnational, indigeneity, disability and critical race studies.

Ongoing or potential research projects that can foster student involvement.

Demonstrated potential for successful course and program development including grant writing.

Demonstrated ability to develop the American Studies program and to form cross-disciplinary and community partnerships.


Teach undergraduate courses, including the Introduction to American Studies, the Senior Seminar in American Studies, and other American
Studies courses in a specialty area.
Maintain a research agenda leading to publication that supports the curriculum and research agenda.

Collaborate with program faculty to develop the American
Studies curriculum, including the creation of new lower-division (100- and 200-levels) and theory/method courses.

Participate in regional and national American Studies organizations.

Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community.

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.


• A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced).
• A statement about your knowledge and practice of interdisciplinary American Studies approaches and methods in your research and teaching (approximately one page, single-spaced).
• Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications.
• CV (including current email address).
• Three current letters of recommendation.
• Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree.
• Evidence of teaching excellence, as shown by course syllabi, assignments, and student evaluations.
• Writing sample, preferably a maximum of 25 pages.
• Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, three current letters of recommendation (if not already submitted), and an official transcript.

Because of the nature of this position, the University requires that the successful candidate complete a background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position.

Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:

Dr. Brett Mizelle, Program Director
California State University, Long Beach
American Studies Program
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-1601
562-985-4424 or

Applicants may also apply electronically through: Academic Jobs Online


Review of applications to begin November 2, 2015.
Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled).

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, work, and thrive in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veterans’ status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.