Instructional Assistant Professor of Secondary English Education and/or Social Sciences Education

California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 18, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
General Information

Chapman University seeks applications for a non-tenure track Instructional Assistant Professor of English and/or Social Sciences Education in the Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies starting August 2021.

Chapman University is a nationally ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The University achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities and is ranked as #124th among Best National Universities by US News and World Report (2021). Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Attallah College of Educational Studies. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. More information about Chapman University is available at

The Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies, whose educator preparation programs are accredited nationally by CAEP, regionally by WASC, and at the state level by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC), offers undergraduate and graduate programs in leadership, teacher education, and school counseling and psychology. An innovative Bachelor of Arts degree in Integrated Educational Studies (IES) provides students with a personalized and rigorous educational experience. The MA Curriculum and Instruction (MACI) program is designed for students who specifically wish to obtain their bachelor's degree, master's degree, and California dual teaching credentials (general education and special education) in five years of full-time study. The Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education (MAT) program allows the candidate to obtain both the general education credential and the master’s degree through an integrated program of coursework, fieldwork, and student research. The MA Special Education program allows the candidate to obtain either the mild/moderate or moderate/severe Education Specialist credential plus the master’s degree. More information on our educator preparation programs can be found at
The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at



Required qualifications:

-Earned doctorate by start of employment in education or related field from an accredited institution is required.
-Minimum of 3 years’ experience in teaching English and/or Social Sciences in diverse secondary school (i.e., grades 6-12) settings.
-Current valid state credential/certificate or NBCT or immediately eligible for California credential applicable to the teaching of English and/or Social Sciences at the secondary level.

Desired qualifications:

-Evidence of effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels
-Experience teaching a wide range of grades at the secondary (6-12) level
-Experience with development and implementation of innovative teaching practices
-Experience in teaching subject matter related to inclusive schooling, secondary literacy, secondary social sciences, or related areas
-Experience with development and implementation of educational programs in collaboration with local communities, K-12 schools, and/or community colleges
-Ability to design and implement program and course assessment tools
-Expertise and facility with technology, including remote instruction
-Experience serving and/or teaching in underserved communities
-Active involvement in professional organizations
-Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in education and must be willing to contribute to the University Diversity and Inclusion plan
-Ability to build beneficial and productive working relationships
-Strong interpersonal communication skills
-Demonstrated commitment to collaboration
-Current knowledge of the adopted California P-12 content standards, frameworks and accountability systems
-Demonstrated knowledge of current California TPE and CalTPA requirements for teacher education candidates
-Familiarity with CAEP standards for the profession and integration of CAEP standards into curricula
-Expertise in the area of linguistics and the ability to teach its application to the teaching of English



The successful candidate will teach, advise, and mentor students in our undergraduate and graduate educator preparation programs that prepare students to effectively serve as educators in a range of organizations, collaborating with individuals, families, communities, schools, and organizations toward an inclusive, equitable, and just world.

This is a full-time, non-tenure track position that requires work to be performed in the State of California and has in-person teaching responsibilities and required on-campus availability at Chapman’s Orange campus.

Responsibilities include:

-Teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to teacher preparation with specific emphasis on the teaching of English and/or Social Sciences in secondary settings. Current course descriptions are available at
-Actively contribute as an integral member of the IES and MACI faculty in the ongoing development, implementation, and assessment of the overall program and its curriculum.
-Provide academic advising and professional mentorship to IES majors in the Schools Emphasis, Curriculum and Instruction Emphasis, plus Language and Literacy and/or Secondary Education minors.


Contact Information

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to electronically submit a Chapman University Faculty Employment Application, cover letter detailing qualifications related to the position description, Curriculum Vitae, evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., evaluations, syllabi, presentations, commendations, etc.), and contact information for three professional references to:

Drs. Jillian Wood and Trisha Sugita
Search Committee Co-Chairs
c/o: Zac Graycen, Search Coordinator, 
Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies
Chapman University

Please use “Secondary English/Social Sciences Education Assistant Professor” as the email subject line. Direct inquiries to Zac Graycen, Search Coordinator, at

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. This position is contingent on final budget approval. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate.


Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here.


Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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