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 language acquisition and literacy for early childhood
Dual Language Learners across the program. In completing the major,
ECS students acquire the competencies to serve young children
within the natural settings of home, community, and schools of all
abilities. The academic program offers core curricula and fieldwork
in early childhood development and pedagogy while highlighting
family partnerships in the context of 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
in Early Childhood Studies (early childhood special education or
early intervention focus) to teach courses in the Early Childhood
Studies program (birth through age 8) that focus on early childhood
special education or early intervention, child development, early
learning, curriculum and instruction, family engagement,
assessment, and student teaching supervision. The successful
candidate is expected to engage in research focusing on early
childhood special education or early intervention and provide
service to the Early Childhood Studies Program, School of
Education, University, the Early Childhood Profession and the
Minimum Degree Requirements:
Applicants must have an accredited Doctoral degree in Early
Childhood Studies, Curriculum & Instruction, Teaching and
Learning, Early Intervention or Early Childhood Special Education
or a closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered but
must have completed the Doctoral degree by August 17, 2022.
- ABD or completed Doctorate in Early Childhood Studies,
Curriculum & Instruction, Teaching and Learning, Early
Intervention or Early Childhood Special Education or a closely
related field. ABD candidates will be considered but must have
completed degree by August 17, 2022.
- Three years of teaching experience, with children birth through
eight years of age, as lead teacher in an inclusive classroom (as
it relates to children with special needs)
- An emerging or demonstrated record of scholarship in early
childhood education with a focus on early childhood special
education, early intervention or inclusion (related to children
with special needs).
- Commitment to social justice issues and experience with working
diverse communities and environments supporting multiple
- Demonstrated positive relationships with early childhood
special education professionals serving young children and their
- Knowledge of birth to eight-year-old child development and
learning in all curriculum areas.
- Experience working with dual language learners.
- 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 trauma informed care for children with special
- Experience with teaching in higher education settings through
- Ability to build collaborative partnerships in multicultural,
multilingual schools and communities.
- Bilingual, Spanish preferred
CSU Channel Islands seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor
in Early Childhood Studies (Early Childhood Special Education or
Early Intervention focus).The successful candidate is expected to
have demonstrated scholarly expertise or an emerging research
agenda in early childhood education with an emphasis on early
childhood special education, early intervention or inclusion (as
related to children with special needs).The individual will teach
courses in the Early Childhood Studies program that focus on
curriculum, family engagement, assessment, play, child development,
and teaching and learning including supervision of student teachers
in diverse settings. Provide service to the Early Childhood Studies
Program, School of Education, University, the Early Childhood
Profession and the broader community.
Screening of applications will begin 2/21/2022.
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 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.
- a letter of application,
- curriculum vitae,
- names and email addresses of three references,
- 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
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