Assistant Professor: Public Humanities
The Department of Classics and Humanities at San Diego State University (SDSU) invites applications for a position in public humanities at the rank of Assistant Professor to start in the 2020-2021academic year. We are seeking a dynamic, engaged scholar who is committed to interdisciplinary approaches, creative research and pedagogy, and program building.
We are looking for a candidate with a doctorate in some facet of the Humanities that would prepare for an academic career at the intersection of the traditional Liberal Arts and the reception of those Arts beyond the provenance of academia. Successful candidates should have promising publishing agendas, experience in the classroom, and Ph.D. in hand by August 2020.
We encourage applications from candidates with experience in public humanities and with research specialization in some combination of the following fields: social justice; environmental justice; health justice; violence in the public sphere; public art; cultural heritage preservation; digital public humanities (e.g., virtual tourism, archives, exhibitions). The area of geographical focus is open, though we require a candidate with interdisciplinary teaching and research interests who can join other faculty across the college and university in strengthening relationships between the SDSU community and individuals, as well as communities, and organizations outside of academia. The successful candidate will teach core Humanities courses and will help develop Public Humanities as a new area of specialization within our department and College. We seek a candidate who will contribute to our growing department and augment its existing strengths in analyzing place, community, and identity from a local and transnational perspective. We invite candidates who have a strong commitment to equity in higher education and to supporting a diverse population of students.
San Diego State University has a student population of over 36,000 and approximately 5,849 faculty and staff. SDSU is currently designated as a Doctoral / Research-Intensive University by the Carnegie Foundation. Established in 1897, SDSU offers bachelor degrees in 84 areas, masters in 76 and doctorates in 21. See http://www.sdsu.edu for more information. SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.
Interested candidates should apply via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/67206. Applications must be received by November 30,2019. Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three (3) references.
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 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.
SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.