The Susan Currier Visiting Professorship for Teaching Excellence in the College of Liberal Arts at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California is a residential teaching professorship that recognizes superior teaching in the liberal arts, emphasizing (where possible) the intersection between gender/women’s issues and global justice/humanitarian concerns. The goal of the Susan Currier Visiting Professorship is to bring a visiting Associate or Full Professor with a distinguished record of teaching excellence to Cal Poly for the purpose of sharing expertise and passion for teaching, social justice, and the liberal arts. It can accommodate visiting scholars on semester or quarter schedules.
The Susan Currier Visiting Professorship is a full-time, one-quarter, non-renewable appointment to cover the Fall 2015 (September 14, 2015 to December 12, 2015) OR Winter 2016 (January 4, 2016 to March 21, 2016) OR Spring 2016 (March 28, 2016 to June 11, 2016) quarter. A half-time, two-consecutive-quarter, non-renewable appointment may be considered. Funding to support the position entails a two-course teaching assignment plus assigned time for service to the university (15 units total). Service includes presentation of the annual Susan Currier Memorial Lecture (a major university-wide presentation on a topic appropriate to the visitor’s field) and other to-be-determined activities promoting excellence in teaching (e.g., participation in Cal Poly’s Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology). In accordance with CSU and university travel reimbursement guidelines, the visiting professorship provides limited funds to partially reimburse documented housing expenses during the visiting appointment, and to reimburse documented travel expenses for one trip to and from the location of the home institution. Salary is commensurate with qualifications, expertise, and experience. In addition, library privileges, some administrative support, and assistance in finding housing are provided.
The Susan Currier Visiting Professorship for Teaching Excellence will be situated in one of the following departments depending on the background of the individual selected for this position: Art & Design, Communication Studies, English, Ethnic Studies, History, Modern Languages and Literatures, Music, Philosophy, Theatre and Dance, or Women’s and Gender Studies, but it is open to applicants in other fields of study traditionally associated with the liberal arts. Ph.D. or other appropriate terminal degree is required in one of the fields of study traditionally associated with the liberal arts. Distinguished record of teaching excellence in a field related to one or more of the academic departments listed above. Preference will be given to candidates whose teaching, research, and/or service emphasizes the intersection between gender/women’s issues and global justice/humanitarian concerns.
To apply, please visit Cal Poly Jobs, complete a required online faculty application, and apply to Requisition #103492. Please attach to your electronic application (1) a cover letter, (2) resume/curriculum vitae, (3) copy of transcripts, (4) statement of teaching philosophy (one page maximum), (5) evidence of teaching excellence and effectiveness, and (6) a brief descriptive listing of possible courses (2 page maximum). In the cover letter, please identify the teaching quarter(s) available/preferred. Applicants must be prepared to provide names and email addresses for a minimum of three professional references when completing the online application. In their letters, references should address your achievements in teaching as well as your work in a field related to one or more of the departments. Cal Poly will directly solicit letters from the individuals listed by applicants. Questions should be sent to Jane Lehr, Search Committee Chair, Susan Currier Visiting Professorship, Women’s and Gender Studies Department, Cal Poly, 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0875 or the Cal Poly’s Women’s and Gender Studies Department.
Review Begin Date: January 30, 2015. Completed applications received by the review begin date (letters can be pending) will be given full consideration. Official sealed transcripts will be required prior to appointment.