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Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies

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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

POSITION:

Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies: The Department of Liberal Studies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.  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 particularly seek candidates with interests and expertise in educational foundations, anti-racist teaching frameworks, culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogical practices, and educational technology, and writing. Academic advising, effective teaching, scholarly productivity, and service to the university are required for retention, promotion, and tenure. Additional responsibilities may include program development and implementation; development of contracts and grants; development of partnerships with community colleges and schools; and service to community, county district agencies, and professional organizations. This position is contingent upon the availability of authorized funding. This is an academic year appointment; however, opportunities may exist for an additional Summer Session appointment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Doctorate in Education or closely related field is required. ABD status may be considered with completion by the time of appointment. 
  • At least 3 years of K-8 classroom teaching experience in school environments with racially, linguistically, culturally, and economically diverse students. 

  • A firm grounding in decolonial, culturally responsive/sustaining, and/or antiracist teaching frameworks.

  • Experience employing pedagogical practices rooted in critical race theory

  • Able to prepare teacher candidates from a critical, humanizing, and asset-oriented lens.

  • A research  agenda anchored in an intersectional and justice-oriented perspective. 

  • Expertise in the usage and teaching of digital literacy and educational technologies including: Zoom, Canvas, Adobe Acrobat and the Microsoft/Google suites.

  • Strong evidence of teaching effectiveness, assessment, and course/curriculum development.

  • Record of, or demonstrated potential for, scholarly/creative activity.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • It is strongly preferred that the candidate holds a state sponsored teaching credential.

  • College teaching and / or academic advising experience 

  • Familiarity with the California State Content Standards for grades K-8

  • Knowledge of and experience with online and/or hybrid teaching.

  • Clear evidence of working with and supporting  educators who teach for equity, social justice, and teacher activism. 

  • Bilingual & Biliterate

  • Knowledge and expertise in teaching in bilingual education settings using bilingual methodologies including translanguaging and linguistically inclusive pedagogies. 

  • Knowledge and expertise in one or more of the following: Science, Math, and/or Fine Arts

HOW TO APPLY & DEADLINE:

Applicants should submit a detailed letter of application; curriculum vitae; list of four references (including email addresses and telephone numbers); and a “Diversity Statement” that unpacks and examines how the candidate approaches diverse K-12 and higher education settings.  Review of applications begins December 4 and continues until the position is filled. 

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

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Sonya Hernandez
California State University, Stanislaus
One University Circle
Turlock, CA  95382
(209) 667-3749
Email: SHernandez@csustan.edu

Review of applications begins December 4 and continues 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.

COMPENSATION:

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

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT and THE COLLEGE: 

The Liberal Studies: Elementary Teaching Content Preparation major is a pre-professional program leading to Multiple Subject or Special Education credential programs. Our mission is to ensure that students graduate with a strong subject matter background and necessary experience and context to prepare them for a teaching career in elementary education. The Department of Liberal Studies is part of the College of Education, Kinesiology and Social Work which offers multiple, single and special education credential programs, as well as programs in School Counseling, School Administration, Reading Specialist and Educational Technology.  It offers Master’s Degrees and a Doctoral Program (Ed.D) in Educational Leadership.  Faculty have opportunities to teach in all programs in the College.  Learn more about us at: www.csustan.edu

CAMPUS & AREA:

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

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

 

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: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf 

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.

MANDATED REPORTER PER CANRA

 

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.

CLERY ACT DISCLOSURE

 

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: https://www.csustan.edu/annual-campus-security-report

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

Information regarding campus security reports at other locations can be found at: https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety/#/

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CLEARANCE NOTICE

 

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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