Teacher Education & Foundations/ Reading and Literacy - Assistant Professor Tenure Track

Teacher Education & Foundations/ Reading and Literacy - Assistant Professor Tenure Track



Depends on Qualifications


San Bernardino, CA

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Academic Affairs

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Department: Teacher Education and Foundations
Appointment: Assistant Professor Tenure Track
Effective: September 2018
Area of Specialization: Reading & Literacy

The Department of Teacher Education and Foundations at California State University, San Bernardino invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning September 2018.  The Department of Teacher Education and Foundations offers a range of undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate programs including: minors in Education and Gender and Sexuality Studies; credentials in elementary, elementary with bilingual authorization, and secondary teaching well as the Reading and Literacy Specialist; and the Master of Arts in Education degree with options in Curriculum and Instruction, Holistic and Integrative Education, Reading, STEM and TESOL. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in the department of Teacher Education and supervision of field experiences. 

California State University, San Bernardino (a Hispanic serving Institution) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles.  CSUSB offers programs through the colleges of Arts and Letters, Business and Public Administration, Education, Natural Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley.  CSUSB serves approximately 20,700 students and offers 47 undergraduate, 35 graduate and one doctoral degree as well as 13 programs with national accreditation. 

CSUSB actively encourages qualified applicants to apply who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population and advancing student success through highly engaged, high impact educational practices.  We are particularly interested in receiving applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups.  

Typical Activities

The faculty member will teach in the single subject credential program and M.A. in Reading as well as those deemed appropriate by the department in accordance with program needs.  Teaching responsibilities are on the main campus and other locations.  Responsibilities include teaching secondary credential program and master's level courses. All credential coursework focuses on the preparation of teachers for linguistically and culturally diverse students. Field supervision of student teachers and interns, advising students and scholarly and service activities related to the position are also components of the assignment.

Minimum Qualifications

Earned Doctorate from an accredited institution in reading or related field by time of appointment. Teaching experience in grades K-12 (minimum of three years and/or experience teaching reading/writing with graduate/credential students). 

Desired qualifications:

  1. A match between area of degree and program mission
  2. Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the graduate level
  3. Expertise in reading/writing
  4. Evidence of scholarly research commensurate with experience
  5. Record of (or strong potential for) externally funded research
  6. Expertise in K-12 credential programs and working with English Learners
  7. A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with a broad, diverse community
  8. Willingness to accommodate a variety of learning activities, including online and blended learning, flexible teaching methods, and applied learning approaches.   

Supplemental Information

Upon submission of application, include a vita, copy of your most recent transcripts, and letter of application that includes statement on teaching philosophy and strategies, research/professional accomplishments and goals, as well as a description of any interest or experience in one or more of the university's strategic plan areas (Student Success, Faculty and Staff Success, Resource Sustainability and Expansion, Community Engagement and Partnership, Identity).  Also, submit the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references and have them email letters of recommendation to facultyrecruitment@csusb.edu.

Also include a Diversity Statement which may include your interpretation of diversity, inclusion and gender equity and must include specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences have prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 250 words).

To learn more about our department, please visit our website at http://coe.csusb.edu/departments/tef/. Formal review of the applications will begin November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.  If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/csusb/jobs/1854552/teacher-education-foundations-reading-and-literacy-assistant-professor-tenur?page=3&pagetype=transferJobs

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 - Revised July 21, 2017)

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: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html.