History - Egyptology Scholar in Residence Visiting Faculty California State University, San Bernardino
Overview The Department of History at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) invites applications from a diverse group of qualified applicants for the W. Benson Harer Egyptology Scholar in Residence. This successful candidate will be a member of the CSUSB community for the Fall 2020 semester (August 17 - December 12, 2020). A Spring 2021 (January 20 - May 22, 2021) appointment may be considered as an alternative for an established scholar taking sabbatical leave from his/her home institution. The applicant should specialize in Ancient Egyptian History, Archaeology, or Art anytime between the Predynastic to the Roman Periods. The successful candidate will receive housing, a partial meal plan, $2,500 towards relocation expenses, and a $20,000 stipend.
California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students, and graduates about 5,000 students annually. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and 1 doctoral degree programs and 14 academic programs with national accreditation. At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our mission. We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success. By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our students and community. As part of CSUSB's commitment to hire, develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty. We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply.
The primary responsibility for the applicant will be to teach one class on Ancient Egyptian History, Archaeology or Art for the Department of History and/or the Department of Art. A candidate may design a class of his/her own that deals with Ancient Egypt. The candidate may also choose to teach one of the classes that is already part of the CSUSB curriculum, such as Ancient Egyptian Art, Ancient Egyptian Culture and Society, Ancient Egyptian Archaeology, Ancient Egyptian History Origins to 1700BCE, Ancient Egyptian History 1700 BCE to 1000 BCE, or Ancient Egyptian History 1000 BCE to 495CE. Classes that incorporate the study of artifacts in the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA) collection are particularly welcome. Please specify details about this course in your application letter.
The candidate will also be a keynote speaker for a community-based event focused on Egyptology, mostly held at RAFFMA.
Preferred Activities A successful candidate would also want to be an active member of the CSUSB community and be interested in engaging with RAFFMA. Favorable candidates would also be interested in studying an object(s) in RAFFMA, participating in educational projects, or assisting with the collection's ongoing exhibition.
Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range of disciplines.
Minimum Qualifications A PhD in Egyptology or a related field by time of appointment. The position is open rank. Applicants must also demonstrate a distinguished record in teaching and research in related fields.
Preferred Qualifications The successful candidate ideally would also be able to implement effective teaching strategies for non-traditional and first generation students.
Supplemental Information To applyplease submit the following required documents:
1) Cover letter describing the applicant's interest, credentials, teaching philosophy, and evidence of successful teaching methods for non-traditional students.
2) Curriculum Vitae
3) Candidates who have received their PhDs within the last 10 years should also submit two letters of recommendation addressing the applicants' abilities in teaching and research.
4) Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).
5) A Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how your background and your educational and/or professional experiences have prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 1,000 words). California State University, San Bernardino is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.
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 position.
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.
California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)
This position may be 'Designated' under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: https://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html.
California State University, San Bernardino offers a challenging and innovative academic environment. The university seeks to provide a supportive and welcoming social and physical setting where students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can excel. The university provides students the opportunity to engage in the life of the campus, interact with others of diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as participate in activities that encourage growth, curiosity and scholarly fulfillment. Through its branch campus in Palm Desert, the university mission extends to the Coachella Valley.