Assistant Professor of Education
Department of Literacy and Reading Education
College of Education
The Department of Literacy and Reading Education at California
State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a
tenure‐track assistant professor position in education to begin in
the fall of 2024.
California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) is a minority-serving
institution, affirmative action, and equal opportunity employer.
CSUF is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of the
campus community and the curriculum, fostering the Guiding
Principles of Social Justice, and 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. 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.
The assistant professor will play a
pivotal role in designing, delivering, and assessing an innovative
Learning undergraduate degree program
centered on transforming
education for historically marginalized groups. This program aims
to produce future teachers and education professionals who deeply
understand social justice issues and the critical skills necessary
to effect groundbreaking and transformative change in educational
settings. As an assistant professor, you will have the opportunity
to shape the curriculum, guide students' intellectual growth,
engage in cutting-edge research, and foster a learning environment
that centers on social equity and inclusion.
- Earned doctorate in education or a closely related field, with
a research focus that includes elements related to just, equitable,
and inclusive practices in education.
- Three years of teaching experience in diverse birth - 22
- Record of experience in post-secondary settings applying
epistemologies and methodologies related to social justice and
Critical Race Theory to address systemic barriers in educational
- Experience using asset-based and learner-centered pedagogies
that empower teachers and/or future teachers to analyze and
transform educational practices critically.
- Demonstrated advocacy working with historically marginalized
communities and a commitment to inclusive, critical, and antiracist
- Multiple Subject Credential, Special Education Credential, or
Secondary Education Credential.
- Experience working with multilingual communities and evidence
of a commitment to honoring plurilingualism and promoting language
- Scholarly publications in antiracism and just, equitable, and
inclusive practices in education or related areas.
- Experience in curriculum design, program development, and
assessment at the undergraduate level.
- Proficiency in integrating technology and digital media into
teaching and research endeavors.
- Experience working collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams
and forging community partnerships.
- Strong understanding of diverse epistemologies and
methodologies relevant to DisCrit Theory and Queer
- Proficiency in languages and registers that interrogate and
disrupt linguistic hegemony.
A complete online application
must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To
apply, please visit http://hr.fullerton.edu/careers/Faculty.php
choose full-time faculty, search for the position
, and provide the following required
- letter of application in which you respond to the required and
- curriculum vitae
- teaching philosophy statement
- Unofficial graduate school transcripts
- statement on commitment to just, equitable, and inclusive
education (see 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. This statement aims to help the department
identify candidates with professional experience, intellectual
commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could
help CSUF contribute to its mission in these areas.
Diversity is a defining feature of California's past, present, and
future. Increasing the diversity of our educators to reflect better
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 arising from cultural and circumstance differences.
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 all faculty and staff working for the College must share
these same commitments.
Click here https://ed.fullerton.edu/jeie/
to learn more about Just, Equitable and Inclusive Education
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 the intersectionality between JEIE and social identity
or marker (social class, race, gender, sexual orientation,
This statement can take several different forms and should address
at least one of the following:
- Your contributions to advancing principles focused on
- How you incorporate principles of JEIE into your instructional
practices, 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
The prompt will be reviewed looking at knowledge, application,
experience and expertise as it related to JEIE. The strongest
statement will look at the intersectionality of JEIE Social
identity or marker.
- A list of three references with relevant contact
- Finalists will be required to have three letters of
recommendation submitted. 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. At
the appropriate time in the search process, they will receive a
request via email along with information on uploading the letter.
You will be able to verify that CSUF has received each letter by
logging back into your applicant portal
Please direct all questions about the position to the Director of
Urban Learning: Calli Lewis Chiu, at firstname.lastname@example.org
To be assured full consideration, all application materials must be
received by October 20, 2023. The anticipated
appointment date is August 2024.
The Urban Learning Major
Bachelor of Arts in Urban Learning interdisciplinary program
prepares students to become educators dedicated to fostering a
just, equitable, and inclusive education within schools. This
transformative undergraduate curriculum is tailored for those
interested in obtaining a post-baccalaureate teaching credential in
special education or elementary education. Complementing the
coursework, students engage in observational fieldwork hours to
gain practical experience before undertaking post-baccalaureate
student teaching. The Urban Learning program stands as a testament
to collaborative efforts across the college, epitomizing the
institution's commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration. By
embracing diverse academic disciplines, students cultivate a deep
understanding of the intricate challenges inherent in urban
education and develop the necessary skills to tackle these
complexities with creativity, innovation, and empathy. In essence,
the Bachelor of Arts in Urban Learning offers a rigorous and
transformative educational journey, empowering students to become
change agents in the pursuit of educational justice and
For more information about the Urban Learning major, please visit:
The Assistant Professor (2023-2024) classification salary range is
$5,405 to $11,994 monthly (12 monthly payments per academic year).
The anticipated hiring range is $6,488 to $6,624 per month.
Salary offered is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
In addition, the California Equal Pay Act prohibits employers from
paying its employees less than those of the opposite sex and/or
another race or ethnicity for substantially similar work (https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/california_equal_pay_act.htm).
Summer research grants, moving expenses, start‐up funds, and a
reduced teaching load may be available.
An excellent comprehensive benefits package includes
health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner, and dependent
fee‐waiver; access to campus child‐care; and a defined‐benefit
retirement through the state system and optional tax sheltering
opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit
Multiple positions may
be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the
The person holding this position
is considered a ‘mandated reporter' under the California Child
Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and must comply with the
requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July
21, 2017, 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 the application status of
applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who
apply for the position.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants
with disabilities who self‐disclose.
Notice of Non-Discrimination based on Gender or Sex and Contact
Information for Title IX Coordinator (http://www.fullerton.edu/titleix/about/notice.php).
In accordance with the California State University (CSU)
Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose
business operations reside within the State of California. It
requires hiring employees to perform CSU-related work within the
State of California.
To apply, visit https://careers.pageuppeople.com/873/fl/en-us/job/530449/assistant-professor-of-education