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Tenure-Track - Comparative World Literature and Classics

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Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature

Effective Date

August 20, 2012 (Fall semester)

Salary Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience


Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (or a closely related field) at time of appointment

  • Academic expertise in Transnational Studies

  • Teaching experience or evidence of strong potential for effective teaching at the university level

  • Demonstration of or potential for an ongoing, successful record of scholarly research and publication

  • Commitment to and/or expertise in educating a diverse student population


Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching Comparative and World Literature at the university/college level

  • Experience or potential for teaching courses in Transnational Studies

  • Demonstrated ability to teach interdisciplinary and/or Cultural Studies courses

  • Evidence of ability to teach and assess writing throughout the curriculum

  • Demonstrated, well-defined research program

  • Ability to work in a collegial setting and contribute to the activities of the department, college, university and the community



  • Teach courses in the Comparative World Literature major
  • Teach upper- and lower-division general education courses, including writing intensive courses
  • Develop new courses in Transnational Studies and participate in programmatic curriculum development
  • Engage in on-going research, scholarly, and creative activities resulting in publication.
  • Advise and mentor students
  • Provide service to department, college, university, and community

The Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics at California State University, Long Beach is committed to building a more diverse faculty, staff, and student body as it responds to the changing population and educational needs of California and the nation.  We seek applicants and nominations from those who have experience teaching, mentoring, and developing research in ways that effectively address individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds. California State University, Long Beach is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


Required Documentation

  • Letter of application addressing qualifications

  • Curriculum Vitae (including current email address)

  • Three recent letters of recommendation

  • A copy of the transcript from institution awarding highest degree

  • Evidence of successful teaching (e.g., sample syllabi, teaching evaluation summaries)

  • Scholarly writing sample (25 page maximum)

  • Finalists will be required to submit a signed SC-1 form and official transcript

Application, required documentation, and requests for information should be addressed to:

                       Dr. Carl Fisher, Chair

Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics

            California State University Long Beach

                   1250 Bellflower Boulevard

                     Long Beach, CA 90840

Phone: 562/ 985-4239  Email:


Application Deadline

  • Position open until filled (or recruitment cancelled).  Review of applications to begin December 1, 2011

  • Screening interviews will occur at the MLA convention

In addition to meeting 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, veteran status, political views, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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