About the University:
California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) opened in
2002 as the newest campus in the California State University
system. Since that time, the University has grown and developed
into one of the premier public universities, not only in the
California State University system, but also in the nation. Indeed,
U.S. News & World Report listed CSUCI as 20th among “Top Public
Schools” in its 2021 edition of Best Colleges Rankings. In 2020,
CollegeNET also ranked CSUCI 20th out of over 1,449 schools in its
“Social Mobility Index,” and Money Magazine rated CSUCI as the 15th
“Most Transformative College” in the nation.
CSUCI is a public comprehensive university that engages students
in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a
global society. The University is located in Ventura County and is
home to more than 6,900 undergraduate and 239 graduate students.
Approximately 55% of CSUCI’s students are Pell Grant eligible, and
approximately 62% are first-generation college students. CSUCI is
also proud to be designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution
(HSI), with 55% of its undergraduate students self-identifying as
Latinx, 25% as White, 6% as Asian/Asian American, 4% as
multiracial, and 2% as Black/African American. In 2019, CSUCI was
awarded Excelencia in Education’s inaugural “Seal of Excelencia”
for its facilitation of Latinx student success.
CSUCI is committed to diversifying its faculty in order to
address students’ ever-changing needs in the 21st century. The
University is also taking steps to confront racism and to advocate
for social justice. To this end, CSUCI encourages applicants to
apply who are motivated to serve and contribute to the university’s
tenure-track body, which self-identifies as 62% White, 21% Latinx,
9% Asian/Asian American, and 2% Black/African American.
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 by welcoming people
from all backgrounds, and by working to sustain an environment
where colleagues can not only work and learn, but also create and
CSUCI Mission Statement:
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
CSUCI’s Commitment to You:
CSUCI is committed to helping newly hired faculty develop a
sense of belonging in a collaborative and supportive community
dedicated to providing resources and opportunities for establishing
and sustaining a research agenda and engaging in continuous
improvement in equitable teaching and learning.
About the Program:
The School of Education (SOE) at CI 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
About the Position:
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
Building on these changes in the CSU and this campus, an MA in
Anti-Racist Education and Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy would
offer an advanced degree intentionally designed to further
emancipatory work around equity and social justice in our region
and beyond. Given the representation of historically marginalized
communities in Ventura county, and the demographic composition of
students at the university, many of whom are first-generation and
Latinx, CSUCI can lead the work of preparing and supporting
educational leaders, scholars, and practitioners dedicated to
critical, anti-racist, and abolitionist goals. CSUCI and the SOE
have the potential to shape the future of an entire region by
educating the next generation of educational leaders in anti-racist
and culturally sustaining work.
An MA degree provides opportunities for early childhood
educators, K-12 teachers, school/district administrators and other
community members to enhance their options for leadership and
activism. While a Bachelor’s degree opens doors for educators and
other professionals in the community, an MA in Anti-Racist and
Culturally Responsive Education will attract CSUCI alumni and
non-alumni who wish to extend their learning and/or pursue advanced
positions of influence. Creating and sustaining this degree will
also provide opportunities for the SOE and CSUCI to deepen
community partnerships with local schools, community/grassroots
organizations, and community colleges.
An innovative degree in Anti-Racist and Culturally Responsive
Education aligns with CSUCI’s multi-cultural, international,
service learning, and interdisciplinary pillars and, when
- Join two stateside MA degree programs as the most affordable
graduate degrees in Ventura county and wil be interdisciplinary in
- Discipline/Program-rooted courses explore foundations of
structural racism via specific scholarly and research base
(Historical, Sociological, Political, Psychological, Economic,
- School of Education courses complete the MA with focus on the
praxis of AR/CS pedagogy and operationalizing the theories and
- Help build and redouble institutional commitments to a
graduate-student culture on campus;
- Serve as a hub for professional development and as a point of
connection for university professors to learn with, and from P-12
colleagues and community partners;
- Advance the teacher-scholar model wherein original research
informs teaching and pedagogy, and vice-versa.
Minimum Degree Requirements:
Applicants must have a Doctoral Degree in Education or a closely
- 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
- Clear understanding of the racialized challenges faced by our
diverse student body and equally diverse surrounding
- 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.
- 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, Black/African American, American Indian,
and Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander students.
- 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
- Record of grant and contract acquisition.
- 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
- Service activities in the School of Education, University, and
- Advise students.
Screening of applications will
begin 10/1/2021. Priority will be given to
applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position
will remain open until filled.
Applicants must submit the following
- A letter of application;
- Current curriculum vitae;
- A statement of research interests (750 words or less);
- A statement of academic and community service interests (750
words or less);
- Names and email addresses of three references,
- A statement describing your experience mentoring and/or working
with minoritized students with a special focus on Latinx,
Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander and
American Indian students, an
- A teaching philosophy describing how you plan to engage and
interact with students, with a special focus on Latinx,
Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander, and
American Indian students.
In later phases of the search process, applicants may be
requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and
Submit all required materials to the CSUCI Careers application
web address below:
Pay, Benefits & Work
Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience.
The University offers excellent fringe benefits.
Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.
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.
The person holding this position may be 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 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
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