The Department of History at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Native American History to begin August 2018. The University seeks candidates who are committed to fostering excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.
The ideal candidate will teach a range of specialized courses in United States History, including the Department of History’s methodological sequence in research and writing. The candidate will also teach lower division survey courses in United States 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 in Native American and indigenous history.
Ph.D. in the discipline of Native American or United States History. Degree must be in hand at time of appointment.
Demonstrated ability to teach survey courses in United States history, specialized courses in history of Native American\indigenous peoples, history of the American West, United States Immigration, as well as courses in historical research and writing.
Demonstrated record of effective teaching and student mentoring in culturally diverse academic environments.
A promising research agenda.
Evidence of at least two years effective teaching in preferred subjects as instructor of record.
Experience with high impact practices and pedagogies that promote student success, retention, and graduation.
The successful candidate is required to complete a thorough background check, and the employment offer can be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying or falsified information.
How to Apply
Though the position will remain open until filled, the review of applications will begin January 15, 2018. Interested parties should apply online at http://www.csudh.edu/hr/job-opportunities/. Please upload as one document an application consisting of a letter of interest; a curriculum vitae; a statement demonstrating how the candidate’s commitment to diversity is reflected in her/his teaching and/or scholarship; unofficial transcripts of all graduate work. Incomplete and/or late applications will not receive consideration. Qualified applicants will submit additional materials, including a teaching portfolio and a scholarly writing sample.
Applicants should also request three (3) references to submit letters of recommendation directly to the following address:
Kate Fawver California State University, Dominguez Hills Department of History, LCH A 342 1000 E. Victoria St. Carson, CA 90747
California State University, Dominguez Hills, 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.
About California State University Dominguez Hills History Department
CSU Dominquez HillsOn April 29, 1960, Gov. Pat Brown signed a bill into law authorizing the formation of a state college to serve the growing southwestern region of Los Angles County. From its humble beginnings in a bank building in Rolling Hills Estates, CSU Dominguez Hills has evolved into a thriving and nationally recognized comprehensive university, providing an innovative liberal arts educat...ion to a diverse student body. Mission StatementCSU Dominguez Hills provides education, scholarship and service that are, by design, accessible and transformative. We welcome students who seek academic achievement, personal fulfillment, and preparation for the work of today and tomorrow.VisionA vital educational and economic resource for the South Bay, CSU Dominguez Hills will be recognized as a top-performing Comprehensive Model Urban University in America. We will be known as a campus community and gathering place where: •Diversity in all its forms is explored, understood, and transformed into knowledge and practice that benefits the world.•Technology is embraced and leveraged to transcend educational boundaries as we reach out to students, both locally and globally.•Sustainable environmental, social and economic practices are a way of life.•Students from our community who aspire to complete a college degree are provided the pathway and guidance to succeed.•Faculty and staff across the University are engaged in serving the dynamic needs of the surrounding communities. •Student life is meaningful and vibrant.•Our accomplishments and those of our alumni are recognized nationally and internationally. •Ultimately, our students graduate with an exemplary academic education, a highly respected degree, and a genuine commitment to justice and social responsibility.About the UniversityCSU Dominguez Hills holds the Carnegie classification of Master’s L and is a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution. Class sizes are small as compared with large research universities and classes are taught by the faculty, not by teaching assistants. Many of the university’s students are the first in their families to earn a university degree. While the university enrolls traditional full-time students, many students enroll part-time and attend late afternoon, evening and weekend classes because of work and family responsibilities. CSU Dominguez Hills offers 45 baccalaureate degrees, 24 master’s degrees, and a number of certificate and credential programs. Enrollment exceeds 14,000 students and the student population is among the most ethnically and culturally rich in the nation: 45% Hispanic, 23% African American, 17% white and 12% Asian/Pacific Islanders. The university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the accrediting body for institutions of higher learning in the West. Twelve programs hold accreditations from national professional associations: business administration, clinical sciences, computer science, education, health science, music, nursing, occupational therapy, public administration, special education, theatre arts, and social work.The academic programs of the university are organized under the Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business Administration and Public Policy, Extended and International Education, Natural and Behavioral Sciences, Education, and Health and Human Services, and Nursing. While continuing to emphasize the liberal arts and sciences, professional programs offered at the undergraduate and graduate level, developed to serve the region’s workforce needs, are of great interest to students and prepare them for professions in a variety of industries. Known for excellence in teacher education, nursing, psychology, business administration, and digital media arts, new degree programs include computer science, criminal justice, recreation and leisure studies, social work, and communication disorders. CSU Dominguez Hills is a national leader in distance learning with 10 academic degrees and seven certificate programs offered. FacultyA tradition of teaching excellence lies at the heart of the university experience for Dominguez Hills’ students. Most of the faculty have earned doctoral degrees from prestigious universities across the nation. The faculty strives to sustain a dynamic teaching and learning environment in a multicultural setting. The Academic Senate provides a forum for faculty, administration, students and others to be represented and consulted regarding such vital issues as budget priorities, academic standards, curriculum and instruction, and student affairs. Student LifeAt CSU Dominguez Hills, there’s more to student life than the classroom. The university offers a dynamic, interactive and enriching community of learners, teachers and peers sharing diverse points of view. There are multitudes of ways for students to pursue interests, get involved, and get the most from their academic experience.An office of student life enhances student development by coordinating a variety of co-curricular activities, including 60 student organizations. Students are encouraged to perform community service and participate in leadership development. The Multicultural Center on campus promotes the exploration of diverse heritages, values and cultural experiences by offering a wide range of activities and programs throughout the academic year.CSU Dominguez Hills is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II institution that competes in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). CSU Dominguez Hills is one of the most athletically competitive and honored schools in the CCAA, with 23 conference titles and four national championships to date, including the 2008 NCAA D-II Men’s Soccer National Championship. CSU Dominguez Hills sponsors 11 intercollegiate athletic teams. The LocationThe university is located in Carson, California, in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County. Its 346-acre park-like campus is situated in the historic Rancho San Pedro, the oldest Spanish land grant in the Los Angeles area. The site remained in the continuous possession of the Dominguez family for seven generations - from its inception in 1794 to its acquisition by the state of California. The RegionThe South Bay is one of the most culturally, economically, and ethnically diverse areas in the United States, with a largely even distribution of the population with African, Asian/Pacific Islander, European, and Latino ancestry. The university is located in the city of Carson, a city of 93,000 residents and one of the many municipalities that border the city of Los Angeles. Cultural, performance and sports venues in downtown Los Angeles are about 15 minutes away and the South Bay beach communities are a few minutes away to the west and south. The StubHub, a 125-acre sports center developed by AEG and home to Major League Soccer’s L.A. Galaxy and Chivas USA, is located on the CSUDH campus. The campus is strategically located in the heart of a major technological, industrial and transportation complex in Southern California. This area includes the massive Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles – Southern California’s gateway to international commerce. The South Bay region is also home to aerospace, oil refinery, healthcare and automotive industries.Employee BenefitsCSU Dominguez Hills offers a comprehensive and attractive benefits program to its employees. Further information on benefits offered can be found at www.csudh.edu/employment