College of Education Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education Assistant Professor Fall 2020
The Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education is a dynamic department with a knowledgeable and supportive faculty, responsive to the community and committed to the improvement of schools. Located on the border of Los Angeles and Orange Counties, California State University at Fullerton's credential and master's programs have achieved regional and national recognition for excellence and are nationally accredited. Faculty members are committed to diversity, inclusion, and the integration of technology to support 21st Century learning skills. The department is seeking enthusiastic and committed individuals to teach in the Educational Technology and Elementary Curriculum and Instruction master's programs, with assignments in the elementary credential program (K-8).
California State University, Fullerton is a minority-serving institution, and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum and 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 This tenure-track position is part of a growing Educational Technology graduate program. Responsibilities of this position include teaching master's level courses in Educational Technology along with courses in learning theory, educational research, and curriculum theory and development, which are offered across the department's graduate programs. Additional responsibilities include teaching in the Multiple Subject Credential Program (K-8) and assisting faculty and students in the effective integration of technology into teaching and learning. All courses in the Educational Technology Master's Program are taught online using a variety of tools. Courses in the credential program and other graduate programs are offered in face-to-face, hybrid, and/or online formats. Student advisement, scholarly research and publishing, and university and community service are important components of the position and essential for retention, tenure, and promotion.
Earned Doctorate in Educational Technology or Instructional Technology or a related field from an accredited institution by the appointment date
K-8 teaching of multiple subjects with a minimum of three years of classroom experience
Experience working effectively with culturally and/or linguistically diverse populations
Demonstrated potential for scholarly and creative activity
Demonstrated competence and experience in teaching in an online learning environment
Demonstrated understanding of student-centered approaches to integrating technology into teaching and learning environments
Ability to work effectively and collegially with a wide and culturally diverse range of students, staff, faculty, and communities
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 application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Experience teaching at the college or university level
Experience in developing multimedia for instructional purposes
Experience in designing instruction for online teaching and learning environments
Experience in facilitating an online graduate degree or program
1. letter of application in which you respond to the required qualifications 2. curriculum vitae 3. teaching philosophy statement 4. research agenda statement 5. diversity statement (see Diversity Statement Prompt 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. The purpose of the diversity statement is to help departments identify candidates who have professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could help CSUF contribute to its mission in these areas.
6. a list of three references with relevant contact information
Additional optional materials 1. teaching evaluations and other evidence of teaching excellence including copies of student evaluations with interpretive information 2. additional evidence of high quality teaching 3. description of research agenda 4. description in which you respond to the preferred qualifications
Finalists will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation. 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. A request via email along with information on uploading the letter will be sent. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.
Diversity Statement Prompt
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.
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 theintersectionality 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
Please direct all questions about the position to Dr. Tim Green, Search Committee Chair, email@example.com or (657) 278-7614.
Application Deadline Review of applications will begin September 30, 2019.
Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.
Additional Information 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 http://hr.fullerton.edu/payroll_benefits/HealthCarePlans.php
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.
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.