Assistant Professor of Urban Education

California State University, Long Beach
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Urban Education

Job No: 501160
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Education/Library Science

Position: Assistant Professor of Urban Education
Effective Date: August 17, 2022 (Fall Semester)
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin October 11, 2021 Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled).

College of Education
Department of Liberal Studies

Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in urban education, or a related educational field from an accredited institution. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2022.
  • Evidence of scholarly expertise in one or more of the following: Equity and Education Studies, Socio-Cultural Studies, Educational Foundations, Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Pedagogies, Anti-Racist Teaching frameworks and/or related areas
  • Demonstrated potential for successful teaching at the college level
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching for social justice and educational equity, emphasizing intersectionality of multiple positionalities that include, but are not limited to, race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, ability
  • Demonstrated commitment to mentoring and working effectively with first-generation and underrepresented undergraduate students
  • Demonstrated commitment to preparing future teachers for diverse K-8 urban classrooms
  • Demonstrated potential for research, scholarly and creative activities
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching in face-to-face, hybrid, and online environments
  • Demonstrated potential for engaging in collaborative work and professional service
  • Demonstrated successful K-8 public school teaching in ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse urban settings
  • Experience with higher education-K-12 partnerships
  • Demonstrated ability to advance the College of Education's mission to prepare diverse educators who promote equity and excellence, and can meet the needs of students in ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse urban schools
  • Experience of successfully working with populations demographically and socioeconomically similar to the CSULB student body

  • Teach a range of undergraduate Liberal Studies courses (Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof)
  • Actively participate in program and curriculum development, including collaboration with faculty across the university and partner Community Colleges related to undergraduate teacher preparation
  • Develop, maintain, and support partnerships with local schools
  • Advise and mentor undergraduate students
  • Develop and sustain an active research agenda leading to publications and external funding
  • Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University's strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

About our College, Department, and the Position
The College of Education at CSU Long Beach is amongst the premier educator preparation institutions in the state, preparing teachers, counselors, administrators, and community leaders to promote equity and excellence in education. The College of Education fosters an environment of rigorous learning, intellectual dialogue, and inclusivity that embraces its mission to prepare professional educators and practitioners who promote equity and excellence in diverse urban settings through effective pedagogy, evidence-based practices, collaboration, leadership, innovation, scholarship, and advocacy.

The College serves approximately 3,000 students, many of whom are the first in their families to pursue college degrees. Our academic programs range from undergraduate, to master's and doctoral degrees, and education credentials that prepare candidates for careers in diverse, urban educational settings. With a low student to faculty ratio of 1:21, and strong, individualized advising from faculty and staff, students receive the support and attention needed to successfully complete their degrees on time.

The Liberal Studies major provides a rigorous cross-disciplinary program of study leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies. Liberal Studies is the 'Elementary Education' Major at CSULB and is home to students who wish to pursue one of two undergraduate program pathways: a B.A. in Liberal Studies (BA), or our Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) with a Teaching Credential embedded in the Senior Year. Students in the ITEP pathway may choose to either pursue their BA and Multiple Subject Credential, or they may pursue the Urban Dual Credential Program (UDCP) pathway which includes an Education Specialist Credential as well within a 5-year period. Students in either of these programs may also earn a Bilingual Authorization. The Department of Liberal Studies will offer an undergraduate minor in Equity and Education Studies beginning in Fall 2022. This minor requires students to analyze educational contexts from a sociocultural, equity-driven perspective. It takes a critical approach to education and provides students the tools to analyze the relationship between education and society and begin to effect social and educational justice.

The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all Liberal Studies students with a special focus on first-generation and historically underrepresented college students. The successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University's shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good. The successful candidate will be responsible for service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities generally include: advising students, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participating in service and faculty governance through department, college, and university committees.

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:

How to Apply - Required Documentation:
  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit:
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • CV
  • Three references (may be contacted for a verbal reference [letters are not required] should you reach the finalist stage)
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Finalists should be prepared to submit an official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

  • How to Apply: Click Apply Now icon to complete the CSULB online application

    Questions about the application and search process contact:
    Lizbeth Garcia, Department Coordinator

    Questions about the position contact:
    Dr. Corinne Martinez, Department Chair

    A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) 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.

    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.


    CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Application Closes: Open until filled

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