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 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
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
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
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.
- 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
- 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
- Evidence of commitment to social justice issues and experience
with working diverse communities and
- 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.
- Experience with family and community partnerships.
- Experience with integrating technology in teaching and
- Ability to build collaborative partnerships diverse schools and
- 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.
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
- 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
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.
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 1096.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants
with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Faculty Affairs