Chico, CA United States
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Assistant Professor of Education

California State University, Chico, Education Department

Job Title: Assistant Professor of Education
Reference Code: 1317755
Job Location: Chico , CA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Education: at Schools/Colleges of Education
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2018-10-19
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

California State University, Chico

Assistant Professor of Education

Recruitment Number: FA0146

Posting Period:
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2018; complete applications received after that date may be considered.

Department: Education

Position Information:
CSU, Chico is committed to enriching the educational environment of its students. The School of Education seeks candidates whose teaching, research, or service has prepared them to contribute to our campus commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. We now proudly hold HSI designation.

The School of Education is searching for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Special Education to start August 21, 2019. California State University, Chico seeks faculty who are competent in their field, collaborative with colleagues and staff, and committed to student success.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education and Experience:
• Earned doctorate in Special Education or a closely related field. Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered; however, all requirements for conferral of the doctorate must be completed by August 21, 2019.
• Background in K-8 and/or 7-12 pedagogy, with an emphasis in mild-moderate or moderate-severe disabilities in Special Education.
• Evidence of scholarship commensurate with academic experience.
• A minimum of three years of school-based experience teaching students served on IEPs.
• Holds a special education teaching license or credential (any state).
• Demonstrated potential for special education grant writing, research and/or scholarly activity.
• Commitment to our vision of preparing educators to meet the needs of a diverse, democratic, and sustainable society through inquiry, collaboration, and service toward a socially and ecologically just world.
• The successful candidate should also demonstrate a commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Additional Requirements and Responsibilities for this position:
• Teach undergraduate pre-requisites, credential and graduate teacher preparation courses related to the teacher preparation program for teachers of pupils with mild to severe disabilities.
• Conduct original research and contribute to related research in the area of Special Education.
• Contribute to the school mission in preparing educators and in ongoing program improvement.
• Collaborate with public school and university constituencies.
• Supervise student teachers and graduate field experiences in the rural/suburban service area of CSU, Chico.
• Advise credential and graduate students and serve on graduate thesis/project committees.
• Other assignments as necessary to meet programmatic and departmental needs.

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.

Recruitment Preferences:
• Expertise in delivering instruction in teacher preparation courses, including using distance education, online technologies, and learning management systems such as Blackboard.
• Expertise in Autism Spectrum Disorder, math, trauma informed practice, administration, or assessment for students with various disabilities.
• Experience in teaching general education content areas with an emphasis in inclusive settings.
• Ability to collaborate in studies relevant to professional programs in the School of Education, such as teacher education, and with colleagues across campus and within the community.
• Experience in higher education teaching and clinical supervision.
• Academic knowledge of teaching emergent bilingual students and culturally diverse populations.
• Experience with integrating assistive technology into the K-12 classroom.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Contact & Special Recruitment Information:
All applicants must apply online at:
. Applicants must provide current cover letter, CV, and the name & contact info of three professional references when applying. Applications submitted via email or in-person to the department will not be considered.

Job-related questions should be directed to:
Dr. Ann Schulte, Search Committee Chair

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 position.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: CLICK TO APPLY

About the University, Hiring Department and Community:
The School of Education is accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). We are a collaborator with regional teacher induction and California subject-matter projects. Three overarching purposes guide the programs of the School of Education. Our programs prepare teachers and other school personnel for: Effective Practice – to provide meaningful educational experiences to promote achievement of learning objectives for all learners, based on knowledge of content, of learners, and of pedagogy and informed by appropriate assessment and analysis; Reflective Practice – to continuously reflect on and improve their own professional practice, based on information gleaned from data analysis, experts, peers and research; Engaged Practice – to collaborate with others; to serve as instructional leaders and team members in their schools, districts, and professional organizations; and to be advocates for students, families, schools, communities and the education professions. The School of Education is a recognized leader in preparing educators to meet the needs of a diverse, democratic, and sustainable society through inquiry, collaboration, and service toward a socially and ecologically just world.

For more information about credential and MA in Education programs, please see

Detailed information about the university is available here. As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment. We also welcome those who share a passion and commitment to the University’s 6th Strategic Priority that focuses on sustainability, stewardship, and the environment.

CSU, Chico is committed to achieving excellence through diversity in the classroom and the workplace. It strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students, faculty, and staff.

CSU, Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status and only employ individuals authorized to work in the U.S.

For disability related accommodations please call ADA Coordinator at (530) 898-5959.

An annual security report disclosing crime statistics for California State University, Chico can be obtained by contacting the Chico State University Police Department (530-898-5555) or by visiting the Chico State UPD website.

All positions are contingent on funding.

CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, health, dental and vision insurance). CSU, Chico offers a defined benefit retirement plan through the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS). See retirement plan benefits information here.

This position qualifies for additional benefits including a tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

California State University, Chico employs only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. California State University, Chico is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Americans with Disabilities Act employer. An annual security report disclosing crime statistics for California State University, Chico can be obtained by contacting the California State University Police Department (530) 898-5555 or by accessing the following web site:

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