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Assistant Professor of Education - Elementary Reading

California State University, Stanislaus
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 20, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
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Full Time
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Assistant Professor of Education - Elementary Reading

Job no: 505006
Department: Coll of Educat, Kines, Soc Wrk
Work type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Education/Library Science

Faculty Employment Opportunity


Assistant Professor of Education - Elementary Reading - The Department of Teacher Education invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment to begin in Fall 2022. Duties include teaching reading/language arts methodology courses in the Multiple Subject (Elementary Teaching) Credential program. Candidates for this position must be able to advance the College of Education, Kinesiology & Social Work's mission to develop diverse educational leaders who can meet the needs of a multicultural and multilingual society. We also seek a candidate who is knowledgeable of anti-racist teaching frameworks and culturally responsive teaching. This position may include teaching other courses in the elementary, secondary and education specialist credential programs, along with supervising student teaching/fieldwork. All faculty members have advising responsibilities, are required to engage in scholarship and provide service to the department/college/university. Assignment may include teaching and advising in the Master of Arts program, and teaching at off-site centers. Additional responsibilities include program development and implementation; development of contracts and grants; development of university/school partnerships; chairing Masters theses; and service to community, county and district agencies and professional organizations.


1. Doctorate in Education or related field. ABD considered with completion by the time of appointment.

2. Demonstrated expertise in the teaching of reading (for example, possession of a reading credential, or demonstrated certification/training in the teaching of reading)

3. A minimum of five full years of teaching experiences in a K-8 multiple subject classroom as the teacher of record.

4. Strong evidence of teaching effectiveness (Note: Applicant must include evaluations of prior teaching experience).

5. Strong training with skills and experience in assessment, curriculum, and instruction of students.

6. Potential for or record of scholarly/creative activity.


1. Reading Specialist Credential or other reading specialty training.

2. Expertise and experience teaching in classrooms/programs with a substantive percentage of English Learners.

3. Deep knowledge of the five key themes of a comprehensive literacy program: meaning making, language development, effective expression, content knowledge, and foundational skills

4. Expertise in formative assessment processes and multiple measures to determine students' progress towards English Language Arts and English Language Development standards to advance the learning of all students.

5. Knowledge of California and credentialing regulations; local, state, and national trends.

6. A firm grounding in equity-oriented, culturally responsive, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and/or antiracist teaching frameworks.

7. Experience teaching and supervising adults, preferably some at the university level.

8. Experience with research design and methodology.

9. Knowledge of uses of technology in education.


A completed application includes: (1) a detailed cover letter of application addressing the minimum qualifications, especially focusing on the area of expertise to teach reading, plus any preferred qualifications, (2) current vita/resume, (3) unofficial post baccalaureate transcripts (official transcripts will be required at the time of hire), (4) copies of teacher evaluations, evaluations of courses taught and/or evaluations of workshops presented and (5) a list of four references including their email addresses and telephone numbers, (6) diversity statement

To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Dr. Anne Weisenberg, Search Committee Chair
Department of Teacher Education
College of Education, Kinesiology and Social Work
California State University, Stanislaus
One University Circle Turlock, CA

This appointment begins August 17, 2022. Screening of applications will begin Dec. 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

An application must include a statement of your demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds in addition to any other required documents as indicated above.


CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at


Commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package.


The Department of Teacher Education offers professional teacher credentialing programs in Single Subject (secondary education), Multiple Subject (elementary education) and Education Specialist, Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe credential. Credential programs have developed a strong partnership with neighboring schools where students do fieldwork and take many credential courses. All programs have accreditation from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC).


California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion - one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West's No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

CSU Stanislaus values shared governance: Handbook statement on shared governance


The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. You can learn more about federal equal employment opportunity protections by accessing the Department of Labor's notices:

Individuals with disabling conditions who require accommodation during the recruitment process may contact the ADA Coordinator at (209) 667-3159.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.


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.


In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, Stanislaus State annually posts the Campus Security Report. The annual report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Stanislaus State; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, and sexual assault. You can obtain a copy of this report at: .

Or you may request a printed copy by calling: (209) 667-3572; fax: (209) 664-7011; or email:

Information regarding campus security reports at other locations can be found at:


The university requires a criminal and/or child abuse background check to be completed for many of its new employees, current employees seeking promotional or transfer opportunities, and current employees assigned new duties. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position. Failure to consent to any background check will disqualify an applicant from further consideration. Additionally, an applicant who fails to provide the necessary information or who provides false or misleading information may also be disqualified from further consideration. Later discovery of false or misleading information related to the background check may result in the offer of employment being withdrawn or subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

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