CSUSM Recruitment

CSUSM Recruitment

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Assistant Professor of History

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San Marcos
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Behavioral Sciences, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time
Position Description

Rank: Assistant Professor
Department: History
Starting Date: Fall 2024


The History Department at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Mexican history at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in Fall 2024. The period of specialization is open, but with a preference for colonial history.

Located approximately 50 miles north of the US-Mexico border, CSUSM serves students from a diverse range of backgrounds that reflect North County San Diego. CSUSM is a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, and Hispanic/Latino students make up half of the student body. More American Indian students attend CSUSM per capita than any other CSU campus. Over 50% of CSUSM graduates are the first in their families to earn a bachelor’s degree, and many work full- or part-time while taking classes. In light of CSUSM's student demographics, support for and commitment to student success is essential for this position, as is a record of commitment to diversity and inclusion in teaching, research, and/or service. 

Minimum Qualifications  

  • Ph.D. in the discipline of History. Degree must be in hand at time of appointment 
  • Expertise in Mexican history 
  • Ability to teach upper-division and graduate courses in colonial Mexican history
  • Ability to teach lower-division surveys in world history, upper-division and graduate courses in Mexican history, as well as related courses in Latin American history  
  • Experience and commitment to teaching and student mentorship, including undergraduate and graduate students 
  • Record of, or demonstrated potential for, working with populations demographically and socioeconomically similar to the CSUSM student body  
  • An active research agenda with a record of, or demonstrated potential for, publication 
  • Willingness to contribute to department and university service   

Preferred Qualifications  

  • Experience or interest in working with Digital History
  • A subfield in any of the following areas: environmental history, ethnohistory, gender history, oral history, public history, race and ethnicity  
  • Interest in community engagement 
  • Ability to teach lower-division surveys in U.S. history

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $6,919 - $7,333 per month

CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,405 - $11,994 per month

Applications Must Include:  

  • Cover letter   
  • Curriculum vitae  
  • Diversity statement describing your background, experience, and/or commitment to working effectively with diverse populations and first-generation college students (up to 2 pages).
  • A chapter/article-length writing sample 
  • Teaching portfolio that includes a teaching statement and course evaluations    
  • Three professional references (letters of recommendation will be requested later in the search process)

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, all applicant materials should be completed by the deadline.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit Faculty Opportunities for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation and veteran or military status.

Per the California State University’s Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is prohibited from hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. Working in the State of California is a condition of employment.

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 Revised December 22, 2020 as a condition of employment.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy, can be found at CSU Covid Policy. Questions should be sent to the Office of Human Resources at hr@csusm.edu

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act Notification can be found at Clery Act Notification.

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