Assistant Professor in Teacher Education (with Director responsibilities in the Liberal Studies prog

Position: Assistant Professor in Teacher Education (with Director responsibilities in the Liberal Studies program)

Type: Tenure-Track
Academic Year: 2018/2019
Available: August 2018

Location: School of Social Sciences and Education
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

Contact: Dr. Kristina LaGue, Chair, Department of Teacher Education
Email: I Phone: (661) 654-6546

Application Deadline Date: Review will begin on December 1, 2017 and will continue until position is filled.

Responsibilities: Must be able to teach in the credential programs in a variety of areas including strategies, methods, and assessment courses as well as supervise candidates during their field experiences. Other related duties include advising, committee work, a program of scholarship, and service to the profession and the community. A portion of the workload will be allotted to the following tasks for the Liberal Studies program: 1) Administer the curriculum and academic program requirements consistent with the policies and procedures established for the university, the school, and the department / program, including the implementation of an ongoing systematic assessment of student learning goals and objectives for the program and the systematic use of the assessment data for continual program improvement. 2) Create and maintain a supportive and collegial environment that encourages effective and innovative teaching, helpful academic and career advising, and productive faculty and student research and scholarship. Be an "advocate" and "mentor" for the faculty, staff, and students. 3) Be responsible for all official business involving the Liberal Studies program, and meet all deadlines (e.g., budget allocations, personnel evaluations, course scheduling, etc.) established by the School Dean and/or Provost. 4) Administer the allocated operational and personnel budgets efficiently and effectively, including meeting assigned targets for full-time-equivalent-student (FTES) enrollments and student-faculty-ratios (SFR). 5) Work cooperatively and effectively with students, faculty, staff, and the administration in achieving department, school, and university goals, with special attention to community engagement and partnerships through outreach activities, service learning, cooperative education, field placements and internships, applied research, in-service training, and professionally-related services. 6) Work effectively and sensitively with a student population that is culturally-, economically-, and socially diverse, including the dominant characteristic of "first-generation college attendance." 7) Establish and strengthen collaborative relations with other CSUB academic departments, local community colleges, and local agencies. Use these collaborative relations to facilitate extramural funding to support faculty and student research and scholarship. The normal teaching assignment includes teaching, scholarly activity, service, advising, and campus committee assignments.

Qualifications: 1) Ph.D. or Ed.D. in education or related field from an accredited institution (A.B.D. candidates may apply). 2) Minimum of three years of public school teaching in school settings with culturally and linguistically diverse populations and students with special needs; 3) Strong potential for educational research; 4) Record must also document administrative experience in working collaboratively and effectively with faculty, staff, university administrators, community agency directors and managers, and local government leaders. 5) Other preferred qualifications include the following: successful university level teaching and supervision experiences in clinical practice; an established record of research and scholarly activities in the area of teacher education; and experience with instructional technology.

Background Check: 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.

Mandated Reporter: 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.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application: To ensure the fullest consideration of their applications, applicants are encouraged to have all application material on file by December 1, 2017. Send a letter of application stating your philosophy regarding education, areas of expertise, complete vita, transcripts of graduate coursework, and three letters of recommendation to

Clery Act: CSUB's annual crime report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus centers, such as our Antelope Valley Satellite Campus and on property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from CSUB. The report also includes policies concerning security on campus, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, reporting crimes, sexual assault and other subjects. Additionally, a daily log of offenses is maintained and can be reviewed at the front desk of the Department of Public Safety. You can obtain a copy of the annual report by contacting the Department of Public Safety / University Police at their phone number (661) 654-2111 or by logging on to the CSUB's Department of Public Safety website at

California State University, Bakersfield is committed to Equal Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color,
religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or covered veterans' status.

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