Associate/Full Professor of Anti-Racist Education and Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy

California State University Channel Islands
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 24, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

About the University:

California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) opened in 2002 as the newest campus in the California State University with 629 transfer students and welcomed its first freshman class in fall 2003. Since that time, the University has grown and developed into one of the premier public universities not only in the Cal State system but also in the nation. Indeed, in its 2021 edition of Best Colleges ranking, U.S. News & World Report listed CSUCI 20th among "Top Public Schools". Moreover, CSUCI was ranked 20th of over 1,449 schools in CollegeNET's Social Mobility Index (2020) and the 15th "Most Transformative College" (2020) in the nation by Money Magazine.

CSUCI is a public comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. CSUCI is located in Ventura County and home to more than 6,900 undergraduate and 239 graduate students. We are proud to note that our campus is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution with 55% of our undergraduate students as Latina/o, 25% as White, 2% as African American, 5.5% as Asian-American, and 4% are multiracial. CSUCI is committed to diversifying our faculty to address the needs of our students in the 21st Century. We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving CSUCI's growing diverse student body.

CSUCI is taking steps to confront racism and advocate for justice and fairness for all people. We encourage applicants who are motivated to contribute and serve as colleagues to our tenure-track body that consists of 20.73% Latinx faculty, 2.44% African American faculty, 8.54% Asian-American faculty, 0% American Indian faculty, and 62.2% White faculty.

Diversity Statement:
CSUCI is committed to recruiting individuals who are dedicated to furthering inclusive excellence in our campus community. We seek to enhance our diverse University population, welcoming people from all backgrounds, to sustain an environment in which all can thrive, create, work and learn.

University Mission:

Placing students at the center of the educational experience, California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and international perspectives.

CSUCI’s Commitment to You:

CSUCI provides excellent faculty support services for new hires to settle in and join a collaborative and supportive community. With the proper support, the successful candidate will contribute to the mission of the school and university.

About the Program:

The School of Education (SOE) at CSUCI has two Master of Arts Programs—each with two emphases. The MA in Educational Leadership prepares students for careers in Higher Education or in P12 leadership through a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. The MA in Education, with emphases in Curriculum & Instruction and Disability Studies, advances the careers of teachers and policy advocates. Other programs in the SOE include Teacher Credential Programs which serve candidates seeking elementary, secondary or special education teaching credentials with the option of earning the Bilingual Authorization in Spanish, and two undergraduate programs offering Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and Early Childhood Studies.

Our Mission: The School of Education at California State University Channel Islands serves students, families, and communities by effectively preparing culturally competent teachers and leaders who work collaboratively to inspire learning and promote equity in and through education.

Nuestra misión: La Escuela de Educación de California State University Channel Islands sirve a estudiantes, familias y comunidades por medio de la preparación efectiva de maestras/os y líderes culturalmente competentes que trabajan en colaboración para inspirar el aprendizaje y promover la equidad en y a través de la educación.

Position Description:

The School of Education (SOE) at CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) seeks a ranked professor, innovative leader, and master pedagogue with a background in anti-racism and Black/African American populations to join the work of our current teaching credential, early childhood, and graduate programs and to lead the creation of a Master of Arts degree in Anti-Racist Education and Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and teach in an MA in Anti-Racist Education and Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy that would offer an advanced degree intentionally designed to further emancipatory work around equity and social justice in our region and beyond.
  • Teach courses in the School of Education.
  • Produce scholarly work and publications in the area of Anti-Racist Education.
  • Service activities in the School of Education, University, and Community.
  • Advise students.

Minimum Degree Requirements:

Applicants must have a Doctoral Degree in Education or a closely related field.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in Education or closely related field.
  • Demonstrated success in building and sustaining academic programs that advance cultural engagement, profound commitment to the stewardship of equity and inclusion, deep understanding of the ideas and practice of social justice, and excitement to reflect these values.
  • Displays a clear understanding of the racialized challenges faced by our diverse student body and equally diverse surrounding community.
  • Experiences (e.g., in Academia, a non-profit organization, grass-roots activism) and qualifications relevant for appointment at the Associate/Full Professor level with tenure.
  • Record of successful credentialed P-12 school teaching for a minimum of three years, with demonstrated effectiveness in teaching multi-ethnic, multicultural and/or multi-lingual students using a variety of methods and technologies.
  • Commitment to student success and diversity in P-12 and University settings.
  • Evidence of commitment and ability to work in teams.
  • Evidence of commitment to one's own discipline and to the broader institution.

* Applicants should demonstrate the commitment to effectively work with and engage a diverse student population and evidence of how they would successfully mentor minoritized students with special focus on Latinx, African-American, and Native American students.

As a condition of employment, this position will require a background check. 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Outstanding entrepreneurial, interpersonal, communication, and strategic planning skills to develop and support anti-racist leaders and advocates.
  • Experience in and commitment to ongoing, outcomes-based, program assessment of teaching and learning.
  • Experience in on-line or blended teaching and course development.
  • Record of grant and contract acquisition.

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin 4/21/2021. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants must submit the following materials:

  1. A letter of application,
  2. Curriculum vitae,
  3. Names and email addresses of three references,
  4. Three current reference letters
  5. A statement describing your experience mentoring and/or working with minoritized students with a special focus on Latinx, African-American, and Native American students, and
  6. A teaching philosophy describing how you plan to engage and interact with students, with a special focus on Latinx, African-American, and Native American students.

In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

General Information:

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

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.

CSUCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096.
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