Temporary Faculty Pool - Lecturer in Africana Studies
Department Overview [Department website]
The Africana Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that contains cross-cultural courses about the experiences of African peoples all over the world and other Ethnic groups in American society. We seek to build bridges across similar "Ethnic or Interdisciplinary programs at Fresno State (eg Armenian Studies, Asian-American Studies, Chicano and Latin American Studies, Women's Studies, etc.) as well as other traditional academic disciplines (eg Anthropology, History, Social Work, Economics, Geography, Sociology, Theater Arts, etc.) that provide knowledge and skill needed to understand the institutional arrangements and cultural constructions as they affect the contemporary American experience of race and ethnicity.
Position Summary: [course catalog link]
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 course(s) and/or labs:
- AFRS 10: Introduction to Africana Studies
- AFRS 15: Slavery and the American Experience
- AFRS 20: Critical Thinking About Race
- AFRS 27: Africana Cultures and Images
- AFRS 144: Race Relations
- AFRS 164: African Cultural Perspectives
- Or other classes that may become available
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. Instructor are will be responsible for the preparation, delivery, conducting, proctoring, and grading (as appropriate) lectures, office hours, homework assignments, quizzes, class project, and midterm and final exams.
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.
Commensurate with experience.
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. 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 2021: August 17, 2021 - December 22, 2021;
- Spring 2022: January 18, 2022 - May 21, 2022;
- Opportunities for teaching during the Summer and Winter Intersessions may also be available.
Primary instruction will be on-campus as Fresno State repopulates during Fall 2021 according to CDC guidelines. Limited to no online courses available for assignment.
Appointees will be required to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States (Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for Temporary Faculty positions).
Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent.): A Master's degree in Africana Studies or a closely related field.
- Demonstrated commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
- Education: A PhD in Africana Studies or a closely related field
- A commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level, which may be exhibited through prior teaching experiences and teaching evaluations or other evidence.
- Experience in closely related field.
A review applications continues on a rolling basis as teaching positions open. Deadline is July 30, 2021 to be fully considered for Fall 2021 hiring. Job Announcement for 2021-2022 Academic Year closing date is March 1, 2022.
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 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. Thomas Ellis, Program Coordinator, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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