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Job ID: #00000766
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July 5, 2017
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Open until filled
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California State University-East Bay: College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences: English
Assistant Professor of English (Renaissance and Medieval Literature), Tenure-Track Faculty_18-19 ENGL-RENAIS/MEDIEVAL LIT-TT [Position PS #00000766]
Location: Hayward/ Concord/ Online, CA

THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, East Bay is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, a diverse student body of over 15,000 students, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study. For the past three years our campus has been the recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine. We are proud of our diversity and committed to providing an inclusive and stimulating environment for all our students. The University's main campus is in Hayward, with branches in Contra Costa County, Online and in Oakland, California. Our 900+ faculty offer bachelor's degrees in 47 fields, minors in 51 fields, master's degrees in 33 fields, 9 credentials programs, 12 certificate options, and 1 doctoral degree program. All California State University campuses, including CSUEB, will become smoke and tobacco-free effective September 1, 2017.


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. Our general education offerings emphasize themes of diversity, social justice, and sustainability in literature. In all our 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 venues. 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 also apply for doctoral programs in literature, composition, and TESOL. The M.A. in TESOL prepares students to teach adult-language learners and enrolls students from around the globe. Our 12 tenure/tenure-track and 34 adjunct faculty are active scholars, creative writers, and dedicated teachers. For more information on the Department of English, please visit:

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: The successful candidate will teach coursework in Medieval and Renaissance literature at all levels, emphasizing Shakespeare. All faculty are expected to teach coursework in composition and general education. Other coursework taught as assigned. 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. 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: Fall Semester, 2018.

QUALIFICATIONS: Earned Ph.D. in English (or Literature) at the time of appointment is required. Evidence of a record of scholarship (including dissertation) pertaining to Medieval and Renaissance literature, with specialization in Shakespeare, is required. Secondary emphasis in one or more of the following areas is required: composition and rhetoric, digital humanities, general education, global literature, or teacher preparation.

Candidates must demonstrate awareness of innovative pedagogy and issues of diversity and social justice, as well as evidence of teaching effectiveness. Candidates who bring global approaches to their teaching and scholarship are preferred. Candidates who engage with issues of race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality in their teaching and scholarship are preferred. Candidates should demonstrate experience in advising students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds, as well as in University and/or community service that has prepared them to contribute in areas of diversity, social justice, and academic excellence.

This 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:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Full consideration of all materials submitted will begin October 1, 2017. The position will be considered open until filled.

To apply, please submit via Interfolio (see “Apply Now,” below) the following:

Letter of application addressing the qualifications noted in the position announcement;
Current curriculum vitae;
Portfolio of relevant teaching materials, including a teaching philosophy as well as sample syllabi and assignments;
One (1) writing sample;
Three (3) confidential letters of recommendation;
One-page statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
Questions about the position may be emailed to Professor Eileen Barrett, search committee chair.

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 provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. A background check (including a criminal records check and prior employment verification) must be completed and cleared prior to the start of employment.