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Assistant Professor of Teacher Education - BILA (Spanish) Authorization

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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, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

Faculty Employment Opportunity


Assistant Professor of Teacher Education- BILA (Spanish) Authorization: The Department of Teacher Education invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Tenure-track appointment to begin in Fall 2021. Duties include teaching courses for bilingual authorization and supervising student teaching/fieldwork in K-8 settings. Candidates for this position must be able to advance the College of Education, Kinesiology and Social Work’s mission to develop educational leaders who can meet the needs of a multicultural and multilingual society. We particularly seek candidates with a specialty in Spanish bilingual education, who have a passion for preparing future teachers from an asset-oriented approach that is driven in equity, inclusion and anti-racism.
The assistant professor will prepare teacher candidates to teach in various bilingual education settings and facilitate their development of cross-cultural and intercultural knowledge to educate and empower students for a global society. BILA course teaching responsibilities include: developing candidates’ understanding of the research in bilingual education and implications for program design and educational achievement; ensuring that candidates demonstrate understanding of the interrelatedness of language and literacy development in order to plan, select and use a variety of strategies for developing students’ content-area knowledge and skills in bilingual education settings; developing candidates’ understanding of various instructional approaches that foster student engagement and interaction in the development of higher-order thinking skills and use of content-specific language functions in the primary and target language; ensuring that candidates demonstrate the ability to evaluate and select state-adopted textbooks and supplementary materials in primary and target language for bilingual education settings; preparing candidates for effective, two-way communication with families.
All faculty members have advising, scholarship, and service responsibilities. Assignment may include 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; service to community, county and district agencies and professional organizations.


1. Doctorate in Education. ABD considered with completion by the time of appointment.
2. Fluent Spanish language skills.
3.Demonstrated expertise in teaching bilingualism and biliteracy, with clear connection to English Language Development (ELD), Spanish Language Development (SLD), English Language Arts (ELA) standards and/or Common Core Espanol standards.
3. A minimum of five full years of teaching experiences in a K-8 classroom as the teacher of record.
4. Strong evidence of teaching effectiveness (Note: Applicant must include evaluations of prior teaching experience).
5. Strong generic training with skills and experience in assessment, curriculum, and instruction of students.
6. Potential for or record of scholarly/creative activity appropriate to rank.


1. Teaching experiences in K-6 and junior-high dual immersion classrooms.
2. Expertise in methods to teach Emergent Bilinguals.
3. Experience teaching in classrooms/programs with a substantive percentage of Emergent Bilinguals.
4. Knowledge of California credentialing regulations, and local, state, and national trends.
5. Experience teaching and supervising adults, preferably some of which was at the University level.
6. Experience with research design and methodology.
7. Knowledge of uses of technology in education.


A complete application must include: an application letter, specifically addressing the position description and qualifications; unofficial photocopies of graduate transcripts; copies of teaching evaluations; professional curriculum vitae, including the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references; and Diversity Statement. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire. 

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If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Dr. Michelle Pena, Search Committee Chair
Department of Teacher 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 November 20, 2020. The position will remain open until filled. This appointment begins on August 18, 2021.

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 Teacher Education offers professional bilingual and non-bilingual teacher credentialing programs in Multiple Subject (elementary education), Single Subject (secondary education) and also 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 are accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC).

The College of Education, Kinesiology, and Social Work also offers programs in School Counseling, School Administration and Educational Leadership, Reading Specialist, and Educational Technology. It offers Master’s Degrees and a Doctoral

Program (Ed. D.) in Educational Leadership. Faculty has opportunities to teach in all programs in the College. Learn more about us at



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.



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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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