Monday, August 29, 2005

California State University Long Beach

[Department Website][APSA elisting(requires membership)] California State University, Long Beach College of Liberal Arts Recruitment Number: 059 Position: Assistant or Associate Professor in Contemporary India. Departmental appointment in Political Science, International Studies, Geography or related social sciences based on disciplinary specializations. Effective Date: 21 August 2006. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : Ph.D. in Political Science, Geography, International Studies or related social sciences, with a specialization in contemporary India. Suitable research and teaching areas include demography, gender and development, social movements, health and development, development and environment, nationalism and comparative nationalism, comparative government and contemporary politics. Applicants must have doctorate in hand at time of appointment, and must present evidence of demonstrated or potential teaching effectiveness, experience in or potential for service to the department, college, university and community; and an active research program. Applicants should have the ability to communicate and work effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS : Candidates should have a thorough knowledge of the institutional structures, environments, and political economy of contemporary India, competence in an Indian language, and an interest in applied research in various aspects of Indian development. Junior level appointments will show demonstrated or potential ability and willingness to generate funding for research and student support from extramural Federal, State, and private sources. More senior-level applicants should show a proven track record of successful and substantial grantsmanship. Also preferred is willingness to work in interdisciplinary teaching and research, evidence of community interaction, and administrative experience commensurate with duties as Assistant Director of the Center for India Studies. DUTIES: • Develop undergraduate and graduate courses in Contemporary India • Teach selected existing courses related to comparative government and development, international social conflict, the geography of South Asia, human geography, world regional geography, globalization, modernization, women’s movements, children’s issues, political and economic development, race, ethnicity, nationalism, etc. • conduct research and obtain extramural funding in areas of expertise; • be available to work on interdisciplinary projects and courses with other departments and colleges on campus • supervise graduate students and teach graduate seminars in home department and related interdisciplinary programs. • As Assistant Director, Center for India Studies, support Center Director in planning and successful completion of Center activities. • attend Department meetings and participate in University governance. Final determination of teaching assignment is dependent on departmental needs. Salary Range : Commensurate with training and experience; salary competitive for urban, comprehensive universities. Position Open until Filled (or recruitment cancelled): Review of applications to begin December 15, 2005. Application Process and Required Documentation : Applicants should forward: • Letter of application addressing qualifications, research activities, and teaching interests; • Curriculum vitae, including current/active email address; • Names and contact information for three references; • Official transcript from institution awarding highest degree; • Writing/research samples; • Teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness or potential. (Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to work in the United States. This proof must be provided prior to employment at the University. An appointment is not final until proof is provided.) Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to: Contemporary India Search Committee College of Liberal Arts California State University 1250 Bellflower Boulevard Long Beach, CA 90840-2401 (562) 985-5279 In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual without regard to economic status, ethnic background, political views, or other personal characteristics or beliefs. An EEO EMPLOYER.

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