Temporary Faculty Pool - Lecturer in Africana Studies
The Africana Studies program (AFRS) at California State University, Fresno offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that illuminates the connectedness of the human experience and provides culturally-appropriate knowledge and skills. This helps students understand the experiences of African peoples all over the world and other ethnic groups in the United States. Africana Studies emphasizes the history and culture of African Americans in relation to the experiences of Africans on the continent and other peoples of African descent in the Diaspora. Thus, the major in African American (Africana) Studies at Fresno State provides an epistemological basis for understanding the historical, social, political, and cultural experiences of African peoples.
Position Summary [course catalog]
The successful applicant may teach Africana Studies as well as high enrollment general education courses. We are interested in candidates who are qualified to teach the following courses:
- AFRS 10: Introduction to Africana Studies
- AFRS 15: Slavery and the American Experience
- AFRS 20: Critical Thinking About Race
- AFRS 27: Black Popular Culture
- AFRS 68: Black Protest
- AFRS 121: Gospel Choir
- AFRS 144: Race Relations
- AFRS 164: African Cultural Perspectives
- Or other classes that may be identified as needed to fulfill educational goals of current students
Instructor Responsibility: Temporary faculty members are responsible for adherence to and implementation of university and system-wide policies as directed per Academic Policy Manual 306, paragraph 2. Instructors are responsible for the preparation, delivery, conducting, proctoring, and grading (as appropriate) lectures, office hours, homework assignments, quizzes, class projects, and midterm and final exams. All classes must be offered and meet as scheduled throughout the entire semester, in the mode assigned and listed in the schedule of classes (i.e. asynchronous, synchronous, in-person, or hybrid).
Please be advised that an appointment is contingent upon budget and enrollment considerations and subject to order of assignment provisions in the collective bargaining agreement between California State University and California Faculty Association. These provisions state the “Order of Work,” or the order in which available courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenure line faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.
Appointees will be required to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States (Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for Temporary Faculty positions).
Compensation - Commensurate by qualifications and experience within salary range placement. The salary ranges are established by the CSU Salary Schedule (Class Code = 2358 for Academic Year Lecturers).
The salary range for Temporary Faculty with a Master's degree is $4,530.00 - $6,056.00 per a month when teaching full time (15 WTUs). Starting salaries are usually at or near the minimum of the range. Actual monthly salary will be adjusted based on the number of WTUs assigned per an academic term.
The temporary faculty pool is continuously open, and positions are filled as needed, based on student enrollment and funding. This is a pool of part-time lecturers for the department to draw on as necessary. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the Department. Appointments from the pool are temporary and often made just prior to the start of the academic term. Applicants may need to be available to begin teaching on short notice. The pool will remain in place for two academic terms; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond that time must reapply.
- Fall 2023: August 17, 2023 – December 22, 2023;
- Spring 2024: January 16, 2024 – May 18, 2024
Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent.): A Master's degree in Africana Studies or closely related field with an emphasis on Black Studies-related issues.
- Demonstrated commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- A commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level, which may be exhibited through prior teaching experiences and teaching evaluations or other evidence.
- Successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
A review of applications continues on a rolling basis as teaching positions open. Review may begin as early March 30, 2023 for a Fall 2023 assignment.
- Deadline is June 30, 2023 to be fully considered for Fall 2023 hiring.
- Projected deadline is October 31, 2023 to be fully considered for Spring 2024 hiring.
- Job Announcement for 2023-2024 Academic Year closing date is March 1, 2024.
Complete an online application at https://careers.fresnostate.edu, search for the appropriate Job Announcement, Create an Applicant Profile, or Login if you have already have an Applicant Profile, and attach the following materials:
- Cover letter addressing qualifications and experience, and list of courses you are interested and qualified in teaching,
- Curriculum vitae,
- Names and contact information of at least three professional references - the committee will request current letters of recommendation, do not attach,
- Statement on diversity: This statement provides the applicant’s unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional careers. The purpose of the diversity statement is to help the department identify candidates who have professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could help Fresno State contribute to its mission in these areas,
- Copies of unofficial transcripts from all relevant educational programs.
For inquiries contact Dr. Meta Schettler, Program Coordinator, email@example.com
The position advertised will remain open until filled. Interviews may follow. Qualified applicants not hired at this time will remain in this pool for future consideration.
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Out of State Employment
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