Assistant or Associate Professor, Teacher Education (Social Studies/Literacy)

California State University, Dominguez Hills
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 02, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant or Associate Professor, Teacher Education (Social Studies/Literacy)

Job No: 497995
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Probationary, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Education/Library Science

Assistant or Associate Professor - Social Studies/Literacy

College of Education - Teacher Education Division

Position Description

The Department of Teacher Education at California State University Dominguez Hills invites applications for a Tenure- track position at the rank of Academic Year Assistant or Associate Professor with the appointment starting in Fall 2021.

At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University's mission, vision, and core values.

For more information: Mission, Vision, and Core Values

Division of Teacher Education

Social Studies/Literacy, College of Education

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The Position

The faculty of the College of Education at California State University Dominguez Hills invites applications from individuals for a Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor position in the Teacher Education Division of the College of Education. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated history of successful teaching and research in the areas of Social Studies/Literacy (elementary or middle school level experience) with a critical pedagogy, intersectional, and justice perspective. The candidate will have a minimum of three years of experience as a successful TK-12 school teacher in urban school environments with linguistically, culturally, racially, and economically diverse students, as well as, an understanding of the California Common Core State Standards and their integration into content areas.

  • Teaching a variety of post-baccalaureate /graduate courses in the Teacher Education Division in the College of Education (face-to-face and online) in teaching Social Studies/Literacy
  • Pursuing a research agenda related to teaching and learning with a focus on Social Studies/Literacy education
  • Supporting curriculum development and programmatic efforts of the Masters of Education program and any or all of our current MA in Education options: a) Curriculum & Instruction; b) Dual Language; c) Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten.
  • Assuming college and university committee responsibilities
  • Participating in and expanding partnerships with area schools to foster excellent field experiences and job prospects for our candidates
  • Demonstrating and employing digital tools that enhance learning in all courses.


Required Qualifications
  • An earned doctorate in education, social sciences, literacy, or a closely related field
  • An undergraduate or MA major in education, social sciences or a closely related field
  • Background and potential to develop and maintain a research agenda in literacy or social studies methods, thinking and learning
  • Ability and willingness to teach courses in history/social studies methods at the post-baccalaureate and graduate levels
  • Minimum of three years of experience successfully teaching literacy, social studies at the elementary and/or middle level in urban school environments with linguistically, culturally, racially, and economically diverse students.
  • Experience in teaching and working with colleagues from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.

  • Preferred Qualifications
    • Multiple Subject credential and elementary teaching experience
    • More than 3 years of experience successfully teaching literacy, social studies at the K-8 level in urban school environments with linguistically, culturally, racially, and economically diverse students
    • Bilingual (Spanish/English)
    • Evidence of working with pre-service or in-service teachers and supporting their efforts to teach for equity and social justice
    • Experience teaching literacy/social studies education courses at the college level
    • Experience working with grassroots community organizations and teacher activism
    • Experience preparing literacy/social studies teachers in dual language/bilingual settings
    • Experience with use of digital technology in teacher education
    • Active participation in professional organizations in education

    Employment Requirement - Background Check

    Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

    Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

    The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

    How to Apply- To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

    The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in December 2020. For full consideration, please submit your completed application with the required materials no later than December 1, 2020.
  • Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
  • Cover letter
  • List of 3 references with contact information*
  • Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist)**
  • A Statement on Teaching
  • Sample Publications or Evidence of Creative/Scholarly Activity
  • Teaching Evaluations (if available)

  • *This position requires three letters of recommendation (LORs). Please do not upload your LORs with your application. Your list of references will be notified at the appropriate time during the search process. They will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the LOR. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUDH by logging back into your applicant portal.

    **For finalist with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.

    A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate's, Doctor of Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to or mailed directly to the office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747.

    If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

    Dr. Edward Curammeng (

    Teacher Education Search Committee Chair

    CSU, Dominguez Hills

    1000 East Victoria Street, (College of Education, #1438)

    Carson, CA 90747

    Closing Statement

    CSUDH 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.

    For more information: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

    Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources' Office (310) 243-3771.

    Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at Campus Security Report (Clery), or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

    Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

    The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9.

    For more information see: Smoke & Tobacco-Free

    Applications Close: Open until filled

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