Assistant/Associate Professor Literacy Curriculum, Assessment, and Intervention
College of Education Department of Literacy and Reading Education Assistant/Associate Professor Fall 2020 The Department of Literacy and Reading Education at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a tenuretrack Assistant/Associate Professor position in literacy curriculum, assessment, and intervention with appointment to begin fall 2020. The department consists of a dynamic and diverse group of faculty scholars and scholar-practitioners who thrive on collaboration and innovative ideas. The faculty work together to prepare literacy leaders in several existing programs:
Master of Science in Education with a Concentration in Literacy and Reading
California Reading and Literacy Added Authorization and
California Reading and Literacy Leadership Specialist Credential
Undergraduate Minor in Literacy Education
California State University, Fullerton is a minority-serving institution, and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. The College of Education and the faculty of the Department of Literacy and Reading are committed to just, equitable, inclusive education. The department is host to the Hazel Miller Croy Reading Center, which engages local families and communities and maintains an active portfolio of research and grants. For more information about the Department of Literacy and Reading Education, please visit: http://ed.fullerton.edu/Reading
We seek a knowledgeable colleague who is able to teach diverse learners in the areas of literacy curriculum and instruction, assessment and intervention. The successful candidate should have postsecondary teaching experience and a passion for innovative practice in face-to-face/hybrid and online instruction. Responsibilities include teaching graduate level courses which lead to a Masters or specialist credential in literacy, as well as courses in undergraduate literacy education. All coursework focuses on the preparation and development of literacy leaders in educational settings serving students from diverse intersecting social identities. The candidate will possess a strong commitment to communitybased involvement. Student advisement, scholarly research and publishing, and university service are also important components of the position and essential for retention, tenure and promotion.
The successful candidate will:
Play a central role in developing a program focused on developing literacy leaders/ reading specialists.
Teach literacy graduate and undergraduate courses, face-to-face/hybrid, and fully online to a range of students, in our added authorization, specialist credential, master's programs, and undergraduate programs.
Work with community partners to recruit students and collaborate on research and program development.
Generate literacy education research in conjunction with colleagues and students.
Actively collaborate in department, college, and university affairs.
A doctorate in education with a concentration in reading or literacy, or a related field from an accredited university.
A minimum of 21 units of graduate coursework in literacy, including but not limited to foundational knowledge, assessment, intervention, curriculum and instruction, diversity, professional learning and leadership, as these relate to PK-adult literacy
A record of demonstrated excellence in literacy instruction, with a minimum of 3 years' successful full-time PK-12 teaching experience
Demonstrated ability to effectively work with students from intersecting historically marginalized social groups using innovative instructional approaches and methods
Demonstrated experience in the preparation of professionals who model and advocate for just, equitable, and inclusive education
Teaching experience using multiple technologies and the ability to teach and develop courses for online instruction
Evidence of or demonstrated strong potential for scholarly and creative activity, a focused research agenda for advancing knowledge in the field of reading/literacy (PK-adult)
A record of engagement in professional service and community engagement activities that align with the advancement of the field of reading/literacy
Demonstrated effective teaching of graduate courses in literacy curriculum, assessment, intervention, and multi-tiered systems of support
Experience in the management and supervision of graduate student practicum courses in reading clinics/literacy centers
Interest in taking a leadership role in the Hazel Miller Croy Reading Center, including: community relations, budget management and fundraising
Passion for and record of educational improvement in communities serving first-generation, low-income and LGBTQ students, students of color, and/or linguistically diverse students
A complete online application must be received by electronic submission in order to receive consideration. To apply, visit https://hr.fullerton.edu/careers/Faculty.php to view all job listings and select 494156to begin the application process and provide the following required materials:
letter of application in which you respond to the required and preferred qualifications
teaching philosophy statement
graduate school transcripts (submit as a single pdf)
candidate diversity statement (see below for more information)
a list of three references with relevant contact information
Finalists will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation. Please have these ready for the referents to submit. On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. A request via email along with information on uploading the letter will be sent. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.
Diversity is a defining feature of California's past, present, and future. Increasing the diversity of our educators to better reflect the population of California is just one aspect of the College of Education's dedication to just, equitable and inclusive education. Diversity refers to the variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. Such differences include race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, geographic region, and more.
All College of Education students leave with a perspective that recognizes, honors, and respects the knowledge and strengths all learners bring from their communities and identities. This perspective is known as Just Equitable and Inclusive Education (JEIE) and is evident in all our programs. College of Education students use this perspective to make community-based assets an integral component of curricular and pedagogical development to enhance academic success. In this way, our students learn to value and draw upon students' backgrounds not only to support them in developing skills leading to success in the broader society, but also as a mechanism to transform our schools and communities. We believe that all faculty and staff who work for the College must share these same commitments.
The diversity statement should focus on your commitment to a Just, Equitable and Inclusive Education. The diversity statement will be assessed based on knowledge, experience, application, and expertise as it relates to JEIE. The strongest statement will have an emphasis on the intersectionality between JEIE and a social identity or marker (social class, race, gender, sexual orientation, language, etc.) This statement can take several different forms and should address at least one of the following:
Your contributions to advancing principles focused on JEIE.
How you incorporate principles of JEIE into your instructional practices, your research and/or service activities.
How you have personally experienced JEIE.
Your experiences and/or qualifications that enhance your ability to work with diverse students, faculty, parents, and community stakeholders.
Additional materials that may be requested:
teaching evaluations and other evidence of teaching excellence
description of research agenda
Please direct all questions about the position to the Chair of the Department of Literacy and Reading Education: Rosario Ordonez-Jasis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 6572785951.
Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2019 and will continue until the position has been filled. The anticipated appointment date is August 2020.
Additional Information Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications, and is subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving expenses, startup funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent feewaiver; access to campus childcare; and a definedbenefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit http://hr.fullerton.edu/payroll_benefits/HealthCarePlans.php
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 as a condition of employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be formally offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified
California State University, Fullerton is a major regional university in a vital, flourishing area that includes Orange County, metropolitan Los Angeles and the expanding Inland Empire. The beautiful, 236-acre campus is set in Fullerton in north Orange County, about 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles and about 21 miles from nearby beaches. Cal State Fullerton has more than 37,000 students and approximately 1,800 full and part-time faculty members. The University offers 107 degree programs in eight colleges. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, CSUF is fourth in the nation for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to minority students and first in California for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics.The University is one of the 23 campuses in the California State University System. Since the campus opened, CSUF has awarded degrees to more than 215,000 graduates. Many are leaders in business, government, education, and the arts.