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Assistant Professor of Special Education, Moderate to Severe Disabilities

California State University - Chico
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 11, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Education Administration & Leadership, Other Education, Special Education, Teacher Education
Employment Type
Full Time
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Recruitment Details

Recruitment Number FA0237 Posting Period
Initial Review Date: November 5, 2021. Complete applications received after that date may be considered. Working Title Assistant Professor of Special Education, Moderate to Severe Disabilities Class Title Instructional Faculty Level/Range/Grade 3 Salary Range (From $ to $) Salary commensurate with education and experience Department Communication & Education Number of Positions 1 FLSA Code Exempt Status Full-time/part-time (if part-time, indicate time base) Fulltime Shift varies Pay Plan Academic Year CBU/MOU R03 - CFA Faculty Quick Link
Position Information
The Assistant Professor of Special Education, Moderate to Severe Disabilities position is in the School of Education, College of Communication and Education Minimum Education and Experience
  • The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a terminal degree in Special Education or related field (if related area, then at least a Masters in Special Education). Candidates nearing completion of the terminal degree may be considered; however, all requirements for conferral of the degree must be met no later than August 17, 2022.
  • Background in special education K-12 pedagogy, with an emphasis in moderate-severe disabilities
  • A minimum of three years K-12 classroom-based experience teaching students with IEPs
  • Holds a special education teaching license or credential (any state)
  • Demonstrated potential for special education grant writing, research, and scholarly activity commensurate with academic experience
  • Academic knowledge and/or experience with teaching linguistically and culturally diverse populations.
  • Commitment to social and ecological justice as described in the mission, vision, and conceptual framework of the School of Education.
  • The successful candidate should also demonstrate experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that supports individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Additional Requirements and Responsibilities for this position
  • Teach undergraduate prerequisites, credential, and graduate courses in special education teacher preparation programs.
  • Conduct original research and contribute to related research in the field of Special Education.
  • Contribute to the School of Education mission and vision in preparing educators and in ongoing program improvement.
  • Collaborate with public school and university constituencies.
  • Supervise student teachers and graduate field experiences in the rural/suburban service area of CSU, Chico.
  • Advise credential and graduate students and serve on graduate thesis/project committees.
  • Other assignments as necessary to meet programmatic and departmental needs.


Effective September 30, 2021, the CSU will require faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID -19 or have received a medical or religious exemption. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at Questions can be sent to:

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 (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 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. Recruitment Preferences
  • The department seeks candidates with the ability to work with diverse students and colleagues, experience with inclusive pedagogy, and encourages BIPOC faculty to apply.
  • Expertise in delivering instruction in teacher preparation courses, including distance education, online technologies, and learning management systems such as Blackboard.
  • Expertise in collaborating with communities and families, and designated instructional and related services.
  • Experience in teaching general and/or special education content areas with an emphasis in inclusive settings and modifying and adapting curriculum to meet the needs of all learners.
  • Experience with trauma informed practices and restorative justice to support behavioral and emotional needs.
  • Ability to collaborate in studies relevant to professional programs in the School of Education, such as teacher education, and with colleagues across campus and within the community.
  • Experience in higher education teaching and clinical supervision.
  • Experience with integrating instructional and assistive technologies into the K-12 classroom.
  • Experience working in rural communities.
Contact & Special Recruitment Information
Job-related questions should be directed to:
Jennifer Oloff-Lewis, PhD, Search Committee Chair
(530) 898-5184 Benefits
CSU, Chico offers a defined benefit retirement plan through the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS). See retirement plan benefits at: ." Benefits Information
This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible). About the University, Hiring Department and Community
The Department: The School of Education is accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing ( CCTC ). We are a member of the Rural Schools Collaborative ( RSC ), and a collaborator with regional teacher induction and California subject-matter projects. Three overarching purposes guide the programs of the School of Education. Our programs prepare teachers and other school personnel for: Effective Practice - to provide meaningful educational experiences to promote the achievement of learning objectives for all learners, based on knowledge of content, of learners, and of pedagogy and informed by appropriate assessment and analysis; Reflective Practice - to continuously reflect on and improve their own professional practice, based on information gleaned from data analysis, experts, peers, and research; Engaged Practice - to collaborate with others; to serve as instructional leaders and team members in their schools, districts, and professional organizations; and to be advocates for students, families, schools, communities and the education professions.

The University
California State University, Chico is a fully accredited, state- supported member of a 23- campus CSU system. The university is a residential campus serving a diverse student body of approximately 17,000.

Founded in 1887, CSU, Chico offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the Colleges of Behavioral and Social Sciences; Communication and Education; Computer Science, Engineering and Construction Management; Humanities and Fine Arts; Natural Sciences; Business; and, Agriculture.

As a comprehensive university serving Northern California and other regions nationally and internationally, our first priority is the education of our students. We are committed to assisting students in their search for knowledge and understanding and to prepare them with the attitudes, skills and habits of lifelong learning in order to assume responsibility in a democratic community and global society.

The Community

With a population of nearly110,000, Chico is located in the Sacramento Valley near the foothills of the Sierra Nevada range. It is 180 miles northeast of San Francisco and 90 miles north of Sacramento and offers a reasonable cost of living compared to metropolitan areas.

Chico retains the charm of a small town while offering medical services, excellent public and private schools, and many cultural and recreational activities. The city’s Bidwell Park, one of the largest municipal parks, extends from the city center along a creek deep into the foothills and surrounding canyons. For more information:

CSU, Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status and only employ individuals authorized to work in the U.S.

For disability-related accommodations, please call the ADA Coordinator at (530) 898-5959

An annual security report disclosing crime statistics for California State University, Chico can be obtained by contacting the Chico State University Police Department (530-898-5555) or by visiting:
We acknowledge and are mindful that CSU, Chico stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda.

Open Date 10/11/2021 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Supplemental Information

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Professional References (3)
  3. Cover Letter including how you have addressed, or plan to address teaching to diverse student groups
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