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The Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of La Verne is seeking a broadly trained Americanist, area of specialization open but interest in the literature of Southern California and Hispanic/Chicano literature is desired. This position is integral to departmental offerings in American literature, from the colonial era to the present, and contributes to the State mandated curriculum for the single-subject waiver program. This is a full-time, tenure track position at the assistant professor level, begins Fall 2015.
The Department seeks someone with a strong background in American literature, area of specialization open but interest in the literature of Southern California is desired. Knowledge of high school teacher preparation is a plus. Position is expected to teach courses in American Literature as part of the State mandated curriculum in the single-subject waiver program as well as elective courses in area of special interest, and coordinate, maintain currency, and report on single-subject waiver program as needed. Student advising and committee work is required, as well as maintaining a record of scholarship, publication and professional activities to assure department and university visibility.
The College of Arts and Sciences seeks candidates whose teaching, research and service complement the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity and who understand the barriers faced by underrepresented minorities and first-generation college students.
The College of Arts and Sciences is engaged in developing The La Verne Experience, a University-wide initiative that integrates curricular and co-curricular activities with community engagement. As a holistic educational approach, The La Verne Experience focuses on Learning Communities, Theory-to-Practice, Experiential Learning, and Integrated Learning. Candidates will be expected to collaborate in departmental efforts with The La Verne Experience, including interdisciplinary approaches to education and innovative pedagogies.
The University of La Verne is a 120 year old, independent, comprehensive, doctoral granting institution in southern California with a strong emphasis on teaching excellence, community engagement, and an increasing commitment to research and publication. Classified by Carnegie as a Community-Engaged University, La Verne offers high quality, liberal arts and professional degree programs at the undergraduate to doctoral levels to traditional-age and adult learners. The main campus is located in La Verne, 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles, along the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.
The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution with 40% of the student population identifying itself as “Hispanic/Latino,” 55% students of color, 10% international students, and a large proportion first-generation. All programs have high retention and graduation rates for underrepresented minorities.
The University of La Verne has a strong commitment to diversity and places a high priority on creating an environment that supports the growth and success of underrepresented and underserved populations. The university is an equal opportunity employer and seeks candidates with diverse backgrounds. Benefits of employment include a comprehensive health and welfare plan, tuition remission program for employee, spouse, and dependent children, and a generous 10% contribution to the University’s 403B retirement plan. For more information regarding the University of La Verne, visit our website at http://www.laverne.edu.
Interested candidates should submit a current curriculum vitae, cover letter, a 15-30 page sample of scholarly writing, and at least three professional references in Word or PDF format preferred to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please see the instructions above.
Broadly trained Americanist with area of specialization open, but interest in the literature of Southern California is desired. Knowledge of high school teacher preparation is welcome. Teach courses in American Literature as part of State mandated curriculum in single-subject waiver program. Coordinate, maintain currency, report on single-subject waiver program as needed. Student advising and committee work required, as well as maintaining scholarship, publication and professional activities to assure department and university visibility.
Benefits of employment include a comprehensive health and welfare plan, tuition remission program for employee, spouse, and dependent children, and a generous 10% contribution to the University’s 403B retirement plan.
Ph.D. in English, emphasis in American Literature; excellent teaching evaluations; and excellent communication skills.
Area of specialization within American Literature is open, but interest in the literature of Southern California is desired.
Include 15-30 page scholarly writing sample with application.
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