Job#: 22/23 AH 01
Position: Assistant Professor of History (East Asian History)
Academic Year: 2022/2023
Available: August 2022
Location: Department of History
School of Arts and Humanities
California State University Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022
Contact: Miriam Raub Vivian, Chair
Search and Screening Committee
Deadline: Review of applicants begins on November 1, 2021; Job will remain open until filled.
University Background: California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB), founded in 1970, is a regional, comprehensive university serving the southern San Joaquin Valley of California. CSUB's service area covers nearly 25,000 square miles and is home to a socially and ethnically diverse population of over 11,000 students. CSUB is the only four-year degree granting institution within a 100-mile radius. Due to this, CSUB has a vital role in the educational obtainment, economic development, and quality of life within the region. The accolades CSUB has received include Washington Monthly's #2 Best Bang for the Buck for Western Colleges (2018), Washington Monthly's #6 Best Affordable Elite Colleges and #17 out of 200 for Graduate Schools, and "A Top Public School" by US News and World Report (2019).
CSUB serves 9,800 undergraduate students and 1,400 graduate, credential, and post-baccalaureate students. 63.5% of CSUB's students are Hispanic/Latinx, 4.9% are African American, 0.2% are Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 0.5% are American Indian/Alaskan Native, 7.1% are Asian, and 2.3% are multiracial. CSUB is a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).
Commitment to Diversity: "The Department of History within the School of Arts and Humanities at CSUB is committed to academic and inclusive excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body."
School Information: Comprised of seven departments (Art & Art History, Communications, English, History, Modern Languages & Literatures, Music & Theatre, and Philosophy & Religious Studies), the School of Arts & Humanities at California State University, Bakersfield, provides thriving academic degree programs to approximately 1,000 students as well as core areas of General Education for the approximately 11,000 students at the university. In addition to classroom instruction, the departments in the School host art exhibits, dramatic productions, and concerts as well as "The Runner" (the Student Newspaper) and student broadcasting programs. Departments often invite distinguished visiting artists and speakers to present to university-wide audiences. Students benefit from high impact practices in the School (including opportunities for Undergraduate Research). The School also offers three M.A. programs (English, History, and Spanish). Lastly, the School houses the Institute for Basque Studies, the Public History Institute, and the Institute for Religion, Education, and Public Policy (all of which also link to the broader community in Kern County).
Department Information: The History Department at CSU, Bakersfield, led by a diverse faculty of active scholars, has thriving undergraduate degree programs in both History and History with a Public History Emphasis. Students may also complete a state-approved Social Science Subject Matter Waiver Program to pursue a Teaching Credential. Our MA program further offers graduate seminars in nine fields. We serve a diverse student body, with 200 majors-a large proportion of them first-generation college students. In addition to survey courses in both U.S. and world history, we teach upper-division courses covering six defined regions and four different themes, as well as an applied history requirement usually fulfilled by an internship. We work closely with the university archivist and the library's Historical Research Center, house the Public History Institute at CSUB, and bring several scholars to campus each year for presentations to our majors, the campus, and the community. We likewise foster connections with our students and the community through our biannual newsletter, support periodic student field trips, and have a student-led History Book Club, a Women in History Group, and a chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society. Our graduates have gone on to a variety of careers, from library science and law enforcement to teaching, law, and public history, among others.
Position Description: The History Department at California State University, Bakersfield, seeks to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in East Asian history. Successful candidates will be expected to teach both halves of the World History survey and courses on Pre-Modern and Modern China and Japan. A secondary field in South or Southeast Asian history is desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in his or her field of study and departmental service courses. In addition, the candidate will participate in appropriate levels of service to the department, school, the university, and the profession. Normal teaching load is four courses per term, with an anticipated reduction to 3 courses per term in the first two years.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in East Asian History required at time of appointment, August 2022
• Demonstrated commitment to teaching undergraduates from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds, including first-generation students.
Preferred Qualifications: A secondary field in South or Southeast Asian history is desirable.
Application: Applicants should submit e-copies of a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Letters of recommendation and a teaching portfolio will be solicited from candidates at a later date. Review of applications begins on November 1, 2021. A detailed vacancy announcement, requirements, qualifications, and application procedures may be found at http://www.csub.edu/history, or by contacting Prof. Miriam Raub Vivian, Department of History, 10 HOB, California State University, Bakersfield, 9001 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, CA, 93311-1022; 661-654-2230; firstname.lastname@example.org.
In application materials, please include a statement about fostering an inclusive classroom. [OR]
• Please include a statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion. The statement should include information on how the applicant currently or will potentially promote diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching, research and service at CSUB.
Background Check: A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily 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.
Mandated Reported: 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.
Clery Act: CSUB's annual crime report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus centers, such as our Antelope Valley Satellite Campus and on property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from CSUB. The report also includes policies concerning security on campus, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, reporting crimes, sexual assault, and other subjects. Additionally, a daily log of offenses is maintained and can be reviewed at the front desk of the Department of Public Safety. You can obtain a copy of the annual report by contacting the Department of Public Safety/University Police at (661) 654-2111 or by logging on to their website at: https://www.csub.edu/compliance/Clery.
EEO Statement: CSUB is committed to Equal Employment. Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or covered veterans' status.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled