College of Arts & LettersPosition:
Department of Liberal Studies
Lecturer: Temporary faculty positions to teach "Cultures of Science" (LBS/NATS 4200) with the possibility of renewal for additional semesters. Catalog course description: Interdisciplinary study of scientific cultures, epistemologies, and ideologies; examination of how science is represented in texts from literature, film, and TV.
January 22, 2019 and/or on-going. Position will be filled as needed for each academic semester.
Candidate must have an appropriate degree from an accredited university (bachelor’s degree and substantial teaching experience for lower division courses; master’s degree for upper division undergraduate courses; doctoral degree, or master’s degree and substantial teaching experience for graduate courses). Demonstrated excellence in teaching at a college level. The candidate must have demonstrated expertise in humanities approaches to science studies and/or science fiction studies. Applicants should have the ability to relate well to others within the academic environment, and demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multiethnic, multicultural environment.
As a University dedicated to engagement, service and the public good, the successful candidate will be expected to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University’s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.
Appropriate doctoral or terminal degree.
Faculty will teach LBS/NATS 4200 and be available for office hours.
Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
California State University, Los Angeles is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. Founded in 1947, the University is in the city of Los Angeles, adjacent to the San Gabriel Valley, and has more than 23,000 students who reflect the rich ethnic diversity of the area. The University is a federally recognized Hispanic-serving, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving, and Minority-serving institution. Faculty may have the opportunity to establish affiliate status with other academic programs, including the Honors College and ethnic/area studies.
California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. Cal State LA is ranked number one in the United States for the upward mobility of its students. The University is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good, offering nationally recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, and the humanities. Founded in 1947, Cal State LA serves more than 28,000 students and more than 240,000 distinguished alumni. A majority of the University’s alumni live in the Los Angeles region, enriching their communities and contributing to the vitality of the local economy. Cal State LA is focused on developing a new bioscience entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley regions through partnerships with local business. To provide increased educational opportunities, Cal State LA recently opened a campus in downtown Los Angeles that offers graduate and undergraduate programs, as well as professional development and certificate programs. The university is home to the critically acclaimed Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs, Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center, Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility, Billie Jean King Sports Complex and the TV, Film and Media Center.
Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation and the University’s Application for Academic Employment Form.
Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Review of applications will begin December 20, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.
Please email all application materials in a single PDF to: [email protected]. Please type “Liberal Studies Lecturer Position Application, LBS 4200” in the subject line.
Please address all questions to the search committee chair, Dr. Michael Willard at: [email protected] or 323-343-4100.
Note: The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/TITLE IX EMPLOYER
Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.