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Assistant Professor of History (Diversity and Diasporas)

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





THE UNIVERSITY:  California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) is a comprehensive university serving the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley. It is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, its diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study.  With an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students and 900 faculty, CSUEB is organized into four colleges. The University offers bachelor’s degrees in 49 fields, minors in 52 fields, master’s degrees in 34 fields, 16 credentials programs, 18 certificate options, and 1 doctoral degree program.

California State University East Bay has a mission to support a diverse student body through academically rich and culturally relevant learning experiences.  The successful candidate will bring with them expertise and openness to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all students.

THE DEPARTMENT: The History Department offers a range of lower- and upper-division undergraduate courses to majors pursuing the BA in History, General Education students, prospective middle and high school teachers in the Single Subject Matter Preparation Program in Social Science, and Public History Certificate students. The department also offers an MA degree program, in which faculty teach seminars in their specialties. 

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: We seek a specialist in the history of diversity and diasporas, with teaching and research interests in communities of color in modern US history.  The new faculty member would teach a variety of courses, especially supporting our Social Justice and Citizenships concentration.  A tenure-track hire would teach courses in both our BA and MA programs. A Ph.D. in history, public history, or related field is required.  Experience in online teaching or interest in developing online coursework is desirable.

Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord, and Online campuses. In addition to teaching and research, faculty are expected to assume the responsibilities of advising, assist the department with administrative duties, and participate in campus-wide committee responsibilities.

RANK AND SALARY:  Assistant Professor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience. Subject to budgetary authorization.


QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in history, public history, or related field is required.  We seek a specialist in the history of diversity and diasporas, with teaching and research interests in communities of color in modern US history.  Preference given to candidates with expertise in Black/African American history.  Special consideration given to candidates interested in applied history and community engagement in the Bay Area.

Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity. 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:  Review of applications will begin Sept. 15, 2021, position remains open until filled.  Please submit a letter of application addressing the qualifications noted in the position announcement, along with:  a complete and current vita, a writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and a one-page diversity statement that addresses how you engage a diverse student population in your teaching, research, mentoring, and advising.

Note: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon the 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. 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status.  The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

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