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Assistant Professor - Environmental Humanities and
Job No: 532794

Work Type: Instructional Faculty -

Location: Los Angeles

Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association,
Faculty - Letters/Humanities, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

Tenure-Track Faculty Position

College of Arts and Letters


Department of Liberal Studies

Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities and Sustainability,
with priority given to candidates with expertise in Humanities,
Social Sciences, and/or Ethnic Studies disciplines.

Starting Date:

August, 2024


1) An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in American Studies, Ethnic Studies,
LGBTQ Studies, Science Technology and Medicine Studies, Urban
Studies, Engaged Arts and Humanities, Digital Humanities, Museum
Studies, Disability Studies, Prison Education Studies, Cultural
Geography, Performance Studies, Animal Studies, Interdisciplinary
Literary Studies, or a relevant discipline in the Humanities, Arts,
or Social Sciences from an accredited institution (or equivalent)
is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the
doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, the doctorate
must be completed by the date of appointment (8/19/2024).

2) Evidence of successful undergraduate teaching experience.

3) Evidence of scholarly expertise in any field of the Humanities
with a focus on urban environmental/sustainability situated within
larger structures of unequal economic, political, social, and/or
ideological relations: poverty, health, education, LGBTQ equity,
environmental justice movements/activism/struggles, labor, food
security, water/air/soil quality, energy, sustainable cities,
housing, climate, and other quality of life issues.


1) Evidence of experience developing community engaged,
environmental humanities projects with community partner
organizations, and/or experts and knowledge producers outside the

2) Evidence of experience with public/engaged environmental
humanities approaches to scholarship and teaching.

3) Expertise in any of the following areas is preferred: focus on
Asian American, African American; Native American/Indigenous,
Chicana/o/x and/or Latina/o/x, people of color; LGBTQ; focus on Los
Angeles history and culture, especially community-based arts or
humanities dedicated to reducing environmental inequalities.

4) Evidence of expertise in teaching and scholarly activity for
social-justice environmental equity, emphasizing intersectionality
of multiple positionalities (including but not limited to, race,
class, gender, sexuality, ability) with a focus on the knowledge
and practices of Asian American, African American, Native
American/Indigenous, Chicana/o/x and/or Latina/o/x, people of color
who have historically been excluded from participation in
environmental/sustainability work, or access to resources to
redress environmental/sustainability inequalities and

5) Evidence of successful grant-writing.


The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty
members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative
activity, and service to the University, profession and to the
community. These responsibilities generally include: advising
students, participation in campus and system-wide committees,
maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively
with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate
Liberal Studies courses in the major core and in their area of
expertise; develop, maintain, and support partnerships with local
environmental organizations; mentor undergraduate students related
to research or fieldwork experiences; actively participate in
program and curriculum development, including collaboration with
faculty across the university especially related to urban ecology
initiatives; and maintain an active research profile.

The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success
of all our students and to an environment that acknowledges,
encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end,
the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and
collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings.
In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join
faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University's
shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the
public good.


Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience
(anticipated hiring range: $83,400 - $85,704 annually)

The University:

California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of
23 campuses within the California State University system. The
University is the premier comprehensive public university in the
heart of Los Angeles. Cal State LA is ranked number one in the U.S.
for the upward mobility of its students, and is dedicated to
engagement, service, and the public good. We offer nationally
recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal
justice, engineering, nursing, education, ethnic studies, and the
humanities. Our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship,
research, creative pursuits, community engagement, and

Our 240,000 alumni reflect the City and County's dynamic mix of
populations. The University has one of the most diverse student
populations of any college or university in the nation. As a
federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution, and
Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving
Institution, Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of
education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of
all its students. The University is committed to creating a
community in which a diverse population can live, work, and learn
in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights and
sensibilities of each individual.

The College:

The College of Arts & Letters at Cal State LA, is an engaged,
diverse, and creative community committed to transforming lives
through the study and practice of the arts and humanities. The
College is home to nationally acclaimed undergraduate and graduate
programs in the humanities and the visual, media, and performing
arts, delivered by an award-winning faculty committed to helping
students reach their full potential academically, professionally,
creatively, and personally. Our nine departments (Art,
Communication Studies, English, Liberal Studies, Modern Languages
and Literatures, Music, Philosophy, Television, Film & Media
Studies, and Theatre and Dance) include programs that lead to
Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees, Bachelor and Master of Music
degrees, and Master of Fine Arts degrees.

The Department:

The Liberal Studies Department at Cal State L.A. offers a Bachelor
of Arts degree with options in:
• Elementary Subject Matter Teacher Preparation that allows
students to acquire a broad-based education in multiple subjects
with integrated teaching credentials from the Charter College of
Education for elementary education or special education and a
California State elementary subject matter waiver.
• Interdisciplinary Studies in Culture and Society that allows
students to acquire an in-depth understanding of how ideology and
discourse shape cultural traditions and social institutions.

All Liberal Studies options place a strong emphasis on developing
student skills in writing, information literacy, and analysis of
diversity across disciplines, institutions, and media.

Required Documentation:

Please submit the following to the Search Committee Chair
as part of the online application at the Apply link listed

1) a cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred

2) a narrative statement describing your commitment to working
effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a
multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a
substantial population of students who are among the
first-generation of their family to attend a college or

3) a curriculum vitae.

Finalists will be required to submit:
• Official transcripts.

Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the
United States.
• A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for
earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees. The US
Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies by an
academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign
studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United
States. The certification must translate the information in
English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US
Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Master's, Doctorate's,
Doctor's of Philosophy).


Deadline: For full consideration, complete applications must be
submitted by November 6, 2023. Applications received after the
deadline may be considered.

To apply: please click the Apply Now icon on this
page or visit
Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty Positions or https://careers.calstatela.edu.

Please address all questions to the search committee chair (Michael
Willard) at: LBSSearch@calstatela.edu or
323-343-4100. Please type “Liberal Studies Environmental Humanities
and Sustainability Application” in the subject line.

Note: 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.

Beginning January 1, 2022, campuses may not hire or reappoint an
Employee to perform CSU-related work outside of California.
Requests for exceptions are very limited based on CSU Policy and
must have prior written approval from the University

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

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and
state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in
which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an
atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and
sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified
individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to
economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status,
pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views,
sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability,
disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.


Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to
individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the
employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when
this does not cause undue hardship.

Advertised: Oct 06, 2023 (9:00 AM)

Application closes: Open until filled

To apply, visit https://careers.calstatela.edu/en-us/job/532794/assistant-professor-environmental-humanities-and-sustainability

Los Angeles CA United States


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