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Assistant Professor Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership

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Department: Coll of Educat, Kines, Soc Wrk
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenure Track, Full Time

Faculty Employment Opportunity


The Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank. The Doctorate in Educational Leadership is among the most innovative, distinctive and historic initiatives at California State University, Stanislaus. We are a Hispanic Serving Institution with a diverse student body in the Central Valley region of California. The program includes two specializations: K-12 and Community College/Higher Education. The Community College/Higher Education Specialist faculty member will assume important responsibility for the community college related courses and research in the program. Additional responsibilities include chairing dissertations, serving on different committees at the department and university levels, and engagement in community partnerships. The appointed person will have a unique opportunity to join a talented graduate education faculty who have shaped regionally recognized master’s degrees, advanced credential programs, and the doctorate of education in educational leadership.

• Teach doctoral courses.
• Provide socially responsive advising practices for doctoral students who are full time practitioners.
• Engage in curriculum planning and innovation.
• Participate in service committees.
• Engage in individual and collaborative research.
• Develop community partnerships with local/regional community colleges.
• Engage actively in practices, at the department and campus level, that honor diversity and promote an equitable and inclusive academic culture.
• Support a climate of collegiality and academic rigor within the department.
• Engage in creative and socially relevant research activities that have the potential to lead to publications in peer reviewed journals.
• Engage in professional development activities aimed to innovate instructional and advising practices at the higher education level.


• Earned Doctorate in appropriate field. ABD considered with completion by time of appointment.
• A commitment to and strong record of building a diverse, social justice focused, equitable, and inclusive learning community and an understanding of the relationship between diversity, academic excellence, and the mission of a public 4-year University.
• Considerable experience in educational leadership and instruction at the higher education level.
• Background in pedagogy and content knowledge in fields important to leadership and adult learning.
• An active and on-going record of scholarship that can include but is not limited to educational leadership, community college critical issues, higher education, student affairs, and/or adult learning.
• Current knowledge and experience with policies and initiatives affecting education, including K-12, community college, and higher education.
• Excellent teaching record at the graduate level or equivalent.
• Ability to direct research, including advising doctoral dissertations.
• Ability to work with students who are working professionals of diverse language and cultural backgrounds.
• Commitment to developing strong professional relationships with community college administrators and faculty.
• Expertise in qualitative and/or quantitative research methodologies that has the potential to lead to publishable research.


• Considerable experience in community college leadership and teaching and/or in support of teaching roles.
• Current knowledge and experience with policies and initiatives that impact community colleges.
• Background in instructional services, administrative services, student services, and/or institutional research, at the community college level.
• Experience in a community college or higher education administrative leadership position.
• Ability to speak, read, and write in more than one language.


Please submit the following documents:

• A detailed letter of application which makes clear how your knowledge, experience, skills, and disposition reflect the position description and listed qualifications.
•A statement articulating your philosophy regarding teaching and mentoring a diverse student body.
• A statement articulating your understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion as part of your professional practice and identity as a higher education faculty.
• Current vita/resume.
• Diversity Statement
• Unofficial post baccalaureate transcripts (official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.
• Four references including email and telephone numbers.


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


If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Dr. John Borba, Department Chair
Department of Advanced Studies in Education
College of Education, Kinesiology and Social Work
California State University, Stanislaus
One University Circle Turlock, CA

Screening of completed application files will begin on January 30, 2020. The position will remain open until filled. This appointment begins in August 2020.

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.


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


The Department of Advanced Studies in Education offers professional education programs in Counselor Education, School Administration, and Curriculum & Instruction. The Department offers basic and advanced credentials, master’s degrees and a doctorate in Educational Leadership. Programs have State accreditation through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). 

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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:

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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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