Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Studies--Early Literacy

CSU Channel Islands seeks an Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Studies (Early Literacy focus) whose work focuses on child development, early learning, curriculum and instruction, assessment, and early literacy.

The School of Education (SOE) at CSUCI has two Master of Arts Programs—each with two emphases. The MA in Educational Leadership prepares students for careers in Higher Education or in P12 leadership through a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. The MA in Education, with emphases in Curriculum & Instruction and Disability Studies, advances the careers of teachers and policy advocates. Other programs in the SOE include Teacher Credential Programs which serve candidates seeking elementary, secondary or special education teaching credentials with the option of earning the Bilingual Authorization in Spanish, and two undergraduate programs offering Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and Early Childhood Studies.

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Studies (ECS) prepares CSUCI students to work effectively with young children from birth through eight years of age and their families. The ECS program develops the knowledge and skills necessary to work with dual language learners and children with special abilities. The academic program offers core curricula and fieldwork in early childhood studies and pedagogy while highlighting family engagement in the context of culture, language, and society. Upon completion of the BA in Early Childhood Studies, graduates are eligible for the Child Development Teacher Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).

Our Mission: The School of Education at CSUCI serves students, families, and communities by effectively preparing culturally competent teachers and leaders who work collaboratively to inspire learning and promote equity in and through education.

Nuestra misión: La Escuela de Educación de CSUCI sirve a estudiantes, familias y comunidades por medio de la preparación efectiva de maestras/os y líderes culturalmente competentes que trabajan en colaboración para inspirar el aprendizaje y promover la equidad en y a través de la educación.


  • Teach courses in the Early Childhood Studies program (birth through age 8) that focus on early literacy, child development, early learning, curriculum and instruction, assessment, and student teaching supervision,
  • Evidence of active research agenda focusing on early literacy,
  • Provide service to the Early Childhood Studies Program, School of Education, University, the Early Childhood Profession and the broader community.  

Minimum Degree Requirements:

A doctoral degree from an accredited institution in Early Childhood Studies, Early Childhood Education, Child Development or a related field. ABD candidates will be considered but must have completed the Doctoral degree by August 18, 2021.

Required Qualifications:

  • ABD or completed Doctoral degree in Early Childhood Studies, Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field with an emphasis on early literacy.
  • Experience teaching in early childhood settings birth through age 8 for a minimum of three years as lead teacher.
  • An emerging record of research in early childhood education with an emphasis on early literacy.
  • Commitment to social justice issues and experience with working diverse communities and environments supporting multiple abilities.
  • Applicants should demonstrate the ability and commitment to effectively work and engage with a diverse student population and evidence of successful mentoring minoritized students with special focus on Latinx, African-American, and Native American students.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of young dual language learners and/or biliteracy development.
  • Experience with integrating technology in teaching and learning.
  • Ability to build collaborative partnerships in multicultural, multilingual schools and communities.
  • Bilingual, Spanish preferred.

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin 4/21/2021. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

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