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June 18, 2009

Lecturer Position - California State University, Chico

Lecturer Position
(History and Religious Studies Departments)

The Position: Full-time temporary position in the area of Middle Eastern History and Islam for the academic year 2009-2010. Position is contingent on funding. Start date for this position is 19 August 2009.

The Department of History and the Department of Religious Studies at California State University, Chico, seek to hire a full time temporary faculty member with expertise in Middle Eastern History and Islam for the academic year 2010-2011. The successful applicant should be prepared to teach a 100 student survey course in Middle Eastern History and a 100 student introduction to Islam each semester, together with a smaller course in either History or Religious Studies. Period or area of specialization is open. A demonstrated commitment to excellent teaching and evidence of active scholarship are required. Ph.D. in hand is preferred but ABDs will also be considered. Deadline for the receipt of applications is 1 July. Applications received after the deadline may be considered. California State University, Chico, is strongly committed to the principle of diversity. As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Middle Eastern History, Religious Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or a related field. ABDs will receive consideration.

Responsibilities The successful candidate will be expected to teach HIST 261/RELS 202 Islam and HIST 362 Middle East: Society and Culture, as well as other courses in either History or Religious Studies.

Salary: Salary is in the range of $43,000-50,000, dependent upon qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits package.

The Departments: The History department grants the B.A. and M.A. degrees in History, and offers a certificate in public history. Currently there are 304 majors, and 24 graduate students. It has 27 teaching faculty who represent nearly all major historical areas including Asian, Classical, European, Islamic, Latin American, Native American, and United States histories. Many courses support programs in General Education, American Studies, Multicultural and Gender Studies, International Studies, Education, and other programs and disciplines. Faculty also provide administrative oversight of Latin American studies and Native American studies programs. The department is actively involved in outreach programs with K-12 schools and teachers throughout northern California. It is committed to advancing learning by excellence in teaching, research, and participation in academic life. Members of the faculty regularly publish books and scholarly articles, participate in professional meetings, and have received university, national, international, and institutional awards and grants. A detailed description of the department, including its mission statement and learning objectives, can be viewed at http://www.csuchico.edu/hist/.

The Department of Religious Studies currently consists of ten tenure/tenure-track faculty and lecturers. It enrolls approximately 70 majors and minors. The program is a major contributor to the general education program of the University. In addition, Religious Studies faculty teach in various other campus programs, including Humanities, Asian Studies, Multicultural and Gender Studies, Women's Studies, Jewish Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, American Studies, American Indian Studies, and Liberal and Interdisciplinary Studies. Faculty publications are significant and frequent, with eleven books and two dozen journal publications over the past eight years. Further information can be obtained at http://www.csuchico.edu/rs.

Closing Date: Review of applications begins 1 July. Applications after the deadline may be considered. The Hiring Committee will conduct initial interviews via video conference or telephone.

How to Apply: Send letter of application discussing teaching interests and summarizing previous research, along with a curriculum vitae, transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work, teaching evaluations or observations, and three letters of recommendation, together with the completed Faculty Employment Application (located at http://www.csuchico.edu/vpaa/FA/Forms/FacultyEmplApp.doc) to: Middle Eastern and Islam Hiring Committee, Department of History, California State University, Chico, 95929-0735.

Posted by kpfister at June 18, 2009 04:26 PM

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