Assistant Professor in Higher Education, Master of Science in Education, Educational Leadership
California State University, Fullerton
Location: Fullerton, California
Internal Number: 2558941
Assistant Professor in Higher Education, Master of Science in Education, Educational Leadership
Department of Educational Leadership College of Education Assistant Professor in Higher Education Fall 2022
The Department of Educational Leadership at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a tenuretrack Assistant Professor position in the Master of Science in Education, emphasis in Higher Education program with appointment to begin Fall 2022.
California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) is a minority-serving institution and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. CSUF is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals advancing the University's strategic diversity goals and those from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.
Position The Department of Educational Leadership is seeking an outstanding faculty colleague to join the team in preparing reflective scholar practitioners committed to just, equitable, and inclusive education at the higher education level, focusing particularly on leadership of our M.S. in Higher Education program. CSUF Educational Leadership faculty are committed teacher/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to problems of practice in higher education settings. They teach broadly in the curricula of the department, advise students, and serve on departmental, college, and university-wide committees. The primary responsibilities of the person in this position will be to coordinate the Master of Science in Higher Education (MSHE) program, teach and advise students in the MSHE program, and participate on the department leadership team. The position includes opportunity for teaching in the Community College Leadership Ed.D. program, contributing to the curriculum and direction of the Ed.D. program, chairing doctoral dissertations, and serving on doctoral dissertation committees. Specific courses that this person may teach in the MSHE program include Diversity Access and Equity, Instructional Leadership (a community-based service learning course), Fieldwork, College Student Cultures and Characteristics, and Professional Seminar. In the Ed.D. program, this person may teach a variety of courses, such as Community College Systems, Structures, and Cultures; Epistemology, History, and Structure of Contemporary Education; Organizational Theory; Ethical and Legal Dimensions of Instructional Leadership; Forecasting and Planning; and Leadership for Change. Opportunity to teach in the P12 specialization of the department is an option for qualified applicants.
Faculty in the Educational Leadership Department are engaged in multiple events and programs on nights and weekends, including orientation programs, retreats, community events, and other programs. Faculty are expected to be available beyond the traditional workday, as nearly all classes begin at or after 4 p.m.
The successful candidate will be responsible for producing scholarship commensurate with the requirements for tenure, to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department, advise students, serve on committees, and participate in the broader university and disciplinary communities.
Required Qualifications (If an applicant does not have all required qualifications, they may not move forward in the search.)
doctorate in Education with an emphasis in Higher Education or a related field by the time of appointment
evidence of successful experience in working with Black or African American students
a strong record of scholarly accomplishments appropriate to the level of appointment
demonstrated potential for effective integration of technology into instruction
demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to issues important in communities of color
professional experience in student affairs or community college leadership
peer-reviewed scholarship related to African American college students and/or faculty
community-based work, such as with communities of color
evidence of scholarly or practical contributions that recognize and value the multiple intersecting identities of today's college students
a history of sharing in leadership roles on teams and in institutions
Application A complete online application must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To apply, please visit http://hr.fullerton.edu/careers/Faculty.php, choose full-time faculty, search for position #505751, and provide the following required materials:
cover letter in which you respond to the required qualifications
research statement (500 words maximum)
teaching statement (500 words maximum)
candidate statement on commitment to diversity
Diversity is a defining feature of California's past, present, and future. Increasing the diversity of our educators to better reflect the population of California is just one aspect of the College of Education's dedication to just, equitable and inclusive education. Diversity refers to the variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. Such differences include race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, geographic region, and more.
All College of Education students leave with a perspective that recognizes, honors, and respects the knowledge and strengths all learners bring from their communities and identities. This perspective is known as Just Equitable and Inclusive Education (JEIE) and is evident in all our programs. College of Education students use this perspective to make community-based assets an integral component of curricular and pedagogical development to enhance academic success. In this way, our students learn to value and draw upon students' backgrounds not only to support them in developing skills leading to success in the broader society, but also as a mechanism to transform our schools and communities. We believe that all faculty and staff who work for the College must share these same commitments. Click here http://ed.fullerton.edu/about-the-college/jeie.php to learn more about Just, Equitable and Inclusive Education (JEIE).
The diversity statement should focus on your commitment to a Just, Equitable and Inclusive Education. The diversity statement will be assessed based on knowledge, experience, application, and expertise as it relates to JEIE. The strongest statement will have an emphasis on the intersectionality between JEIE and a social identity or marker (social class, race, gender, sexual orientation, language, etc.)
This statement can take several different forms and should address at least one of the following:
Your contributions to advancing principles focused on JEIE.
How you incorporate principles of JEIE into your instructional practices, your research and/or service activities.
How you have personally experienced JEIE.
Your experiences and/or qualifications that enhance your ability to work with diverse students, faculty, parents, and community stakeholders.
Finalists will be required to have three letters of recommendation submitted. Please have these ready for the referents to submit. On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. At the appropriate time in the search process, they will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back into your applicant portal.
Please direct all questions about the position to: Carol Lundberg at [email protected] or call 6572784022.
Application Deadline To be assured full consideration, all application materials must be received by November 15, 2021. The anticipated appointment date is August 2022.
The College The College of Education is committed to just, equitable, and inclusive education, with goals to:
Reach the intersecting social identities of all learners through the critical examination of implicit and explicit biases and privileges in order to provide fair, respectful, non-discriminatory, equitable, inclusive, and humanizing learning environments.
Teach through an anti-racist lens using culturally and linguistically relevant strategies, including educational technologies and community engagement, to provide equitable opportunities and supports necessary for all learners to attain high-quality outcomes
Impact schools and communities through a commitment to dismantling systems of oppression by supporting students, teachers, and leaders as citizens in a highly diverse, global, interconnected, and digital world.
In Spring 2021, the College of Education faculty from racially and ethnically minoritized groups comprised 38% of faculty (all ranks, including lecturers). In the Department of Educational Leadership, students from racially and ethnically minoritized groups made up 84% of MSHE students and 56% of Community College Leadership Ed.D. students. As part of our work to create a just, equitable and inclusive educational system, the College of Education at CSUF plans to hire four tenure-track faculty members with a demonstrated record of success in research, teaching and/or service with Black populations and anti-racist teaching.
The Department The Department of Educational Leadership contains master's and doctoral programs in higher education and P12 leadership, enrolling nearly 300 students in Fall 2021. This position would focus primarily on the higher education programs, but candidates with P20 experience and expertise could teach in P12 programs as well. The department uses a distributed leadership model, with the expectation that all faculty share some of the leadership responsibilities, though there are program coordinators who carry the bulk of the program responsibilities. The highly collaborative teams meet weekly in program meetings and monthly in department meetings. The MSHE program is selective, admitting approximately 30% of its applicants through a holistic admissions process. MSHE students bring a wide diversity of life experiences and strengths, often in areas that are undervalued in traditional educational settings. The MSHE program partners with the City of Maywood to host an annual education fair for families and community members numbering over 1,000. The department includes the Center for Research on Educational Access and Leadership (CREAL), a center that produces educational assessments, research papers, and conference presentations on issues of access and equity in education Faculty in the Department of Educational Leadership have opportunity to work closely with CREAL, its students, and faculty.
Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications, and is subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving expenses, startup funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent feewaiver; access to campus childcare; and a definedbenefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit https://hr.fullerton.edu/total-wellness/.
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.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be formally offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who selfdisclose.
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=2558941&targetURL=.
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to [email protected].
California State University, Fullerton is a major regional university in a vital, flourishing area that includes Orange County, metropolitan Los Angeles and the expanding Inland Empire. The beautiful, 236-acre campus is set in Fullerton in north Orange County, about 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles and about 21 miles from nearby beaches. Cal State Fullerton has more than 37,000 students and approximately 1,800 full and part-time faculty members. The University offers 107 degree programs in eight colleges. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, CSUF is fourth in the nation for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to minority students and first in California for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics.The University is one of the 23 campuses in the California State University System. Since the campus opened, CSUF has awarded degrees to more than 215,000 graduates. Many are leaders in business, government, education, and the arts.