Assistant Professor of Early Childhood--Inclusion/Early Intervention/Dual Language Learners

California State University Channel Islands
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 16, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Special Education
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 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.


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 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 thrive.


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 international perspectives.


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 Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Studies (ECS) prepares CI students to work effectively with young children from birth through eight years of age and their families. Our program develops the knowledge and skills necessary to work with the youngest community members, including the embedding of substantive training in dual language learning and special abilities. In completing the major, ECS students acquire the competencies to serve young children including those with special needs and who are dual language learners within the natural settings of home, community, and schools. The academic program offers core curricula and fieldwork in early childhood development and pedagogy while highlighting partnerships in the context of family, culture, language, and society. Upon completion of the BA in Early Childhood Studies, graduates are eligible for the Child Development Teacher Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).


About the Position:

CSU Channel Islands seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor to teach, do research, and engage in service in the Early Childhood Studies Program. The position has a special emphasis on inclusion/early intervention/dual language learners.

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.

La Escuela de Educación de California State University Channel Islnds 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.


Minimum Degree Requirements:

Doctoral degree in Early Childhood Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Teaching and Learning, Child Development, or Special Education with a focus on inclusion or early intervention and/or dual language learners or a closely related field.


Required Qualifications:

  • ABD or completed Doctorate in Early Childhood Education, Curriculum & Instruction,
  • Teaching and Learning, Child Development or Special Education with a focus on inclusion or early intervention and dual language learners.
  • Experience as lead teacher in early childhood classroom(s) for a minimum of three years.
  • An emerging record of scholarship in early childhood inclusion, early intervention, or special education including dual language learners.
  • Evidence of commitment to social justice issues and experience with working diverse communities and environments. 
  • 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.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with family and community partnerships.
  • Experience with integrating technology in teaching and learning.
  • Ability to build collaborative partnerships diverse schools and communities.
  • Bilingual, Spanish preferred.



CSU Channel Islands seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Studies (emphasis on inclusion/early intervention/dual language learners) to teach courses in the Early Childhood Studies program (birth through age 8) that focus on teaching and learning, curriculum and instruction, inclusion and/or early intervention, dual language learners and also supervise student teachers. The successful candidate is expected to have an active or emerging research agenda and provide service to the Early Childhood Studies Program, School of Education, University, to the profession and broader community.


Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin 10/13/2021. 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:

  • A letter of application,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Three current reference letters (Letters of reference will be requested, if applicants are selected as finalist),
  • 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, and
  • 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 certificates.

Submit all required materials to the CSUCI Careers application web address below:


Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule:

Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.


General Information:

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 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.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Faculty Affairs at  


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