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K-8 Teacher Education / Educational Diversity Assistant Professor
California State University, Fullerton

Date Posted Nov. 12, 2020
Title K-8 Teacher Education / Educational Diversity Assistant Professor
University California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA, United States
Department Elementary & Bilingual Education
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2021
  • Assistant Professor
  • Urban Education
    Teacher Education
    Elementary Education
K-8 Teacher Education / Educational Diversity Assistant Professor

Department of Elementary & Bilingual Education

College of Education

K-8 Teacher Education / Educational Diversity Assistant Professor

Fall 2021

The Department of Elementary & Bilingual Education at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Educational Diversity with the appointment to begin Fall 2021. Responsive to the diverse communities we serve, and committed to just, equitable and inclusive education, faculty collaborate and innovate to prepare educators in several existing programs:

  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
  • Combined Masters and Teaching Credential
  • Masters in Education in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction
  • Masters in Educational Technology

Located on the border of Los Angeles and Orange Counties, California State University Fullerton's credential and master's programs have achieved regional and national recognition for excellence and are nationally accredited. 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. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals advancing the University's strategic diversity goals and those from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.


The focus of this position is teacher education with a specialization in race and ethnicity. The responsibilities of this tenure-track position include the development and instruction of undergraduate, credential, and graduate courses in K-8 teaching, especially those focused on the intersections of race/ethnicity with gender, class, nativity, language, sexual orientation, disability, and religion. Field supervision in diverse urban environments is a standard component of the position, with the expectation of a strong commitment to field-based involvement. Some instruction at off-campus sites and in online and hybrid environments is expected. Student advisement, scholarly research and publishing, and university service are also important components of the position and essential for retention, tenure and promotion.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in education or a related field from an accredited institution by the appointment date
  • Expertise in race, ethnicity, or critical race theory in education
  • K-8 teaching of multiple subjects with a minimum of three years of classroom experience, preferably in diverse public-school settings
  • Demonstrated commitment to educational equity and social justice
  • Demonstrated commitment to work effectively with students from intersecting marginalized social groups
  • Demonstrated potential for scholarly and creative activity
  • Ability to balance excellent teaching, scholarship, and professional and university service
  • Demonstrated potential for engagement in professional service and community activities that align with the advancement of the field of elementary education
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching in face-to-face, hybrid, and online environments
  • Demonstrated potential for effective integration of technology into instruction

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in ethnic studies and/or critical race curriculum design
  • Experience fostering biliteracy and translanguaging
  • Experience working collaboratively with colleagues and communities
  • Experience teaching at the college or university level

Appointment Date

August 17, 2021

Application Procedure

A complete online application must be received by electronic submission in order to receive consideration. To apply, visit to view all job listings and select 497925 to begin the application process and provide the following required materials:

  • Letter of application in which you respond to the required qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching statement
  • Research statement
  • Candidate Statement on Commitment to Inclusive Excellence
  • A list of three references with relevant contact information

  • Finalists will be required to have three letters of recommendation submitted. 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. At the appropriate time in the search process, they will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back into your applicant portal.

Candidate Statement on Commitment to Inclusive Excellence Prompt

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.

Click here to learn more about Just, Equitable and Inclusive Education (JEIE).

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.

Please direct all questions about the position to: Dr. Terri Patchen at

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin on November 22, 2020 and will continue until the position has been filled.

Additional Information

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, start-up 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 fee-waiver; access to campus child-care; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit

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 applicants with disabilities who self-disclose

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