Initial Review Date: November 5, 2021. Complete applications
received after that date may be considered.
Assistant Professor of Special Education, Moderate to Severe
Salary Range (From $ to $)
Salary commensurate with education and experience
Communication & Education
Number of Positions
Full-time/part-time (if part-time, indicate time base)
R03 - CFA Faculty
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
- Demonstrated potential for special education grant writing,
research, and scholarly activity commensurate with academic
- Academic knowledge and/or experience with teaching
linguistically and culturally diverse populations.
- Commitment to social and ecological justice as described in the
vision, and conceptual framework of the School of
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Other assignments as necessary to meet programmatic and
MANDATORY VACCINATIONS :
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 https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/.
Questions can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The person holding this position is considered a “mandated
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
- 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
- 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
CSU, Chico offers a defined benefit retirement plan through the
California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS). See
retirement plan benefits at: https://www.csuchico.edu/hr/benetis/savings-retirement/
This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver
About the University, Hiring Department and Community
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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California State University, Chico can be obtained by contacting
the Chico State University Police Department (530-898-5555) or by
We acknowledge and are mindful that CSU, Chico stands on lands that
were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the
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Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Curriculum Vitae
- Professional References (3)
- Cover Letter including how you have addressed, or plan to
address teaching to diverse student groups