Assistant Professor of World History – Cal State, LA

Position to Start in August 2022 | Details from the Job Search Committee

Candidate & University Details

The successful candidate will teach courses at both the lower- and upper-division undergraduate level, as well as graduate courses, and will participate in the curriculum development process. Commitment to excellence in all aspects of undergraduate teaching and mentorship is essential, as is a passion for working with students, both in and beyond the classroom. The successful candidate is also expected to maintain an active research program; scholarly activity and peer-reviewed publications and/or grant activity are required for tenure/promotion.

The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of 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.

The History Department at Cal State LA offers a rigorous educational experience that is student-centered, interdisciplinary, and rich in undergraduate and graduate research opportunities. Our research-active and highly accomplished faculty have created a culture of lifelong learning in the department and we strive to impress upon each and every student the importance of knowledge and the knowledge economy. We are committed to educating our graduates to be successful professionals, ethical individuals, and responsible community leaders. We provide an excellent educational foundation for careers in teaching at the secondary level, public history, law, journalism, business, international affairs, public service, and community college teaching. Our Masters’ Program provides a rigorous pathway to the study of history at Ph.D.-granting institutions.

Qualifications and To Apply

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in History or a closely-related field 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 (8/18/2022).
  2. Evidence of successful teaching experience.
  3. Evidence or promise of scholarly publication.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Research specialization connected to early modern world history preferred (1400 to 1800 CE). Other specializations in world history will also be considered.
  2. Ability to design and teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in world history.
  3. Mastery of world history theory.

Review of applications for full consideration will begin January 10, 2022. More details and information can be found online at California State University, Los Angeles website.

Please address all questions to the search committee chair Dr. Scott Wells by email at: