Department of Literacy and Reading Education College of Education Assistant Professor Fall 2024
The Department of Literacy and Reading Education at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in education to begin in the fall of 2024.
California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) is a minority-serving institution, affirmative action, and equal opportunity employer. CSUF is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, fostering the Guiding Principles of Social Justice, and 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. 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 assistant professor will play a pivotal role in designing, delivering, and assessing an innovative Urban Learning undergraduate degree program centered on transforming education for historically marginalized groups. This program aims to produce future teachers and education professionals who deeply understand social justice issues and the critical skills necessary to effect groundbreaking and transformative change in educational settings. As an assistant professor, you will have the opportunity to shape the curriculum, guide students' intellectual growth, engage in cutting-edge research, and foster a learning environment that centers on social equity and inclusion.
Earned doctorate in education or a closely related field, with a research focus that includes elements related to just, equitable, and inclusive practices in education.
Three years of teaching experience in diverse birth - 22 learning environments.
Record of experience in post-secondary settings applying epistemologies and methodologies related to social justice and Critical Race Theory to address systemic barriers in educational contexts.
Experience using asset-based and learner-centered pedagogies that empower teachers and/or future teachers to analyze and transform educational practices critically.
Demonstrated advocacy working with historically marginalized communities and a commitment to inclusive, critical, and antiracist teaching practices.
Multiple Subject Credential, Special Education Credential, or Secondary Education Credential.
Experience working with multilingual communities and evidence of a commitment to honoring plurilingualism and promoting language equity.
Scholarly publications in antiracism and just, equitable, and inclusive practices in education or related areas.
Experience in curriculum design, program development, and assessment at the undergraduate level.
Proficiency in integrating technology and digital media into teaching and research endeavors.
Experience working collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams and forging community partnerships.
Strong understanding of diverse epistemologies and methodologies relevant to DisCrit Theory and Queer Theory.
Proficiency in languages and registers that interrogate and disrupt linguistic hegemony.
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 the position 530449, and provide the following required materials:
letter of application in which you respond to the required and preferred qualifications
teaching philosophy statement
Unofficial graduate school transcripts
statement on commitment to just, equitable, and inclusive education (see below) This statement provides the candidate's unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional careers. This statement aims to help the department identify candidates with professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could help CSUF contribute to its mission in these areas.
Diversity is a defining feature of California's past, present, and future. Increasing the diversity of our educators to reflect better 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 arising from cultural and circumstance differences. 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 all faculty and staff working for the College must share these same commitments. Click here https://ed.fullerton.edu/jeie/ 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 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, 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. The prompt will be reviewed looking at knowledge, application, experience and expertise as it related to JEIE. The strongest statement will look at the intersectionality of JEIE Social identity or marker.
A list of three references with relevant contact information
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 CSUF has received each letter by logging back into your applicant portal
Please direct all questions about the position to the Director of Urban Learning: Calli Lewis Chiu, at [email protected]
Application Deadline To be assured full consideration, all application materials must be received by October 20, 2023. The anticipated appointment date is August 2024.
The Urban Learning Major The Bachelor of Arts in Urban Learning interdisciplinary program prepares students to become educators dedicated to fostering a just, equitable, and inclusive education within schools. This transformative undergraduate curriculum is tailored for those interested in obtaining a post-baccalaureate teaching credential in special education or elementary education. Complementing the coursework, students engage in observational fieldwork hours to gain practical experience before undertaking post-baccalaureate student teaching. The Urban Learning program stands as a testament to collaborative efforts across the college, epitomizing the institution's commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration. By embracing diverse academic disciplines, students cultivate a deep understanding of the intricate challenges inherent in urban education and develop the necessary skills to tackle these complexities with creativity, innovation, and empathy. In essence, the Bachelor of Arts in Urban Learning offers a rigorous and transformative educational journey, empowering students to become change agents in the pursuit of educational justice and equity.
Compensation The Assistant Professor (2023-2024) classification salary range is $5,405 to $11,994 monthly (12 monthly payments per academic year). The anticipated hiring range is $6,488 to $6,624 per month.
Salary offered is commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition, the California Equal Pay Act prohibits employers from paying its employees less than those of the opposite sex and/or another race or ethnicity for substantially similar work (https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/california_equal_pay_act.htm).
Summer research grants, moving expenses, start-up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available.
CSUF Benefits An excellent comprehensive benefits package includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner, and dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system and optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit https://hr.fullerton.edu/total-wellness/.
Additional Information Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.
CSU Policies The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and must comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, 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 the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. It requires hiring employees to perform CSU-related work within the State of California.
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.