Job Details

California State University, Fresno
  • Position Number: 1130018
  • Location: Fresno, CA
  • Position Type: Education

California State University, Fresno
Kremen School of Education & Human Development
Literacy, Early, Bilingual, Sp Ed
Vacancy # 13392
http://www.fresnostate.edu/kremen/

Elementary Literacy
Assistant Professor

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect and ethical behavior, please visit: http://www.fresnostate.edu/academics/diversity
  • Available for Academic Year: 2018/2019.
  • Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
  • Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.
  • Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience.
  • California State University, Fresno is a vibrant and growing campus.When necessary, the University may decide to make more than one faculty appointment from a single search.

The Department of Literacy, Early, Bilingual, and Special Education (LEBSE) at California State University, Fresno seeks applicants for a tenure-track, academic-year position as an Assistant Professor in Literacy Education, to commence in Fall 2018. The successful candidate will teach courses focusing on elementary literacy development (grades TK-6), with additional opportunities to teach in the Masters and doctoral program.

The Department of Literacy, Early, Bilingual, and Special Education (LEBSE) at California State University, Fresno seeks applicants for a tenure-track, academic-year position as an Assistant Professor in Literacy Education, to commence in Fall 2018. The successful candidate will teach courses focusing on elementary literacy development (grades TK-6), with additional opportunities to teach in the Masters and doctoral program.

The successful candidate will integrate pedagogical content knowledge for teaching reading and writing across various disciplinary fields with a critical understanding of current literacy standards and frameworks. Through a strong commitment to teaching for equity and social justice, the new faculty member will emphasize the culturally and linguistically diverse epistemologies, literacies, and identities of elementary students.

The candidate is expected to maintain an active scholarly agenda, as broadly defined in our department and university, and to participate in service activities that support the core values of the university, college, department, and program. Other duties may include, but are not limited to, advising students, supervising preservice teachers, establishing university-community partnerships, and engaging in program development and course (re)design.

Required Education: An earned doctorate in Education, with a concentration in literacy education or closely-related field, is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (8/10/2018).

Required Experience:
1) A minimum of three years of successful teaching experience at the TK-6 level;
2) Strong knowledge of and ability to apply pedagogical content knowledge related to literacy across disciplines;
3) Knowledge of and experience with assessment practices focused on students' literacy development;
4) Evidence of commitment to social justice/culturally sustaining pedagogy;
5) Evidence of commitment to working effectively with colleagues and university students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:
1) Excellence in teaching at the college level;
2) Knowledge and experience with curriculum standards, frameworks, and assessment;
3) Experience teaching/working in diverse multicultural and multilingual contexts;
4) Evidence of commitment to addressing equity/justice related to issues of diversity with future educators;
5) Experience with digital and/or multimodal literacies;
6) Commitment to inquiry-based teacher education;
7) A demonstrated scholarly agenda in literacy education.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin January 11, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants must complete an on-line application at http://jobs.csufresno.edu and attach the following: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for three references. Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts. and three letters of recommendation For inquiries, contact: Dr. Steven Hart, Search Committee Chair: California State University, Fresno: Kremen School of Education and Human Development; LEBSE Department; 5005 N. Maple Avenue, MS ED 202; Fresno, CA 93740; Phone: 559.278.0319; E-mail: smhart@csufresno.edu.

Other: In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees on-line at http://www.fresnostate.edu/police/clery/index.shtml. Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

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. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site: http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html.

California State University, Fresno is a smoke free campus. For more information, please click http://fresnostate.edu/adminserv/smokefree/index.html

California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/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.






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