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Department/Division: Honors College and Department of Liberal Studies

POSITION: Tenure track Assistant Professor - joint appointment in the Honors College and the Department of Liberal Studies.

STARTING DATE: September 2014

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent degree from an accredited institution of higher education by the beginning of the appointment. Candidates should have expertise in Medical Humanities, including mastery of interdisciplinary methodologies from the humanities and/or qualitative social sciences and a demonstrated ability to use these methodologies to engage medicine and science in innovative ways. Candidates should provide record of or potential for scholarly activity (involving students whenever possible) and peer-reviewed publications, as well as the demonstrated potential for effective teaching using a variety of methodologies. Candidates should also demonstrate an ability or interest in teaching in a multicultural, multiethnic campus.

DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have interdisciplinary teaching and scholarly interests that complement the current faculty.  Areas of interest include medical ethics, environmental studies, disability studies, medical narrative, medicine and literature, community medicine, gender and sexuality studies, cultural studies, race and ethnicity studies, and community-based learning. 

DUTIES: In addition to teaching, duties include student advisement and service for the Honors College, the Department of Liberal Studies, the College of Arts and Letters, and the University.

THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, Los Angeles, a comprehensive urban university and one of 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system, offers programs in more than 50 academic and professional fields. The campus is located at the eastern edge of Los Angeles, adjacent to the western San Gabriel Valley, with more than 22,000 full and part-time students reflecting the rich, ethnic diversity of the area. The University is committed to student-centered learning, free scholarly inquiry and academic excellence, hires on the basis of merit, and encourages qualified minorities, women, and persons with disabilities to apply.

SALARY: Initial salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, transcripts (unofficial transcripts accepted, but official transcripts required of finalists at a later stage), three letters of recommendation and the University’s Application for Academic Employment form. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.  Address application, required documentation and/or request for information to:

Dr. Michelle Hawley
Honors College
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8251

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.

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 or 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.

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Last Update: 11/12/2013