Assistant or Associate Professor Special Education
College of Education Department of Special Education Assistant or Associate Professor August, 2020 The Department of Special Education at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate position in Special Education with appointment to begin August, 2020.
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.
CSUF faculty are committed teacher/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, studios, and individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on departmental and university-wide committees. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department, advise students, serve on committees, and participate in the broader university and disciplinary communities.
We seek a colleague and scholar/practitioner with rich experience in special education for the improvement of instruction for students from diverse communities (Please see required Diversity Statement below). Preferred candidates are committed, knowledgeable, and experienced in working with under-represented students and find issues in special education compelling both in research and practice. Responsibilities include teaching special education classes and sharing a variety of tasks with colleagues within the department and across campus including advising students. These encompass teaching, public school student teaching supervision, working with diverse learners, student advisement, supervision of graduate level research, grant development, program development, creative and scholarly activities, university service activities, and collaborations with various community schools and agencies. The faculty member is expected to teach undergraduate/post-baccalaureate and graduate courses in the area of Mild/Moderate, Moderate/Severe and/or Early Childhood disabilities; teach face to face, hybrid (partially online), at school-site locations, and 100% online courses using current technology to teach and/or create course content; engage in a focused agenda of scholarly endeavor; and participate in department, university, community and professional service. For additional information about the department programs and courses, see: http://ed.fullerton.edu/sped. Required Qualifications Applicants should meet the following mandatory criteria:
An earned doctorate in special education or a related area from an accredited institution; ABD's may be considered, but must earn doctorate prior to the start of the tenure-track appointment
Demonstrated ability to work with culturally and ethnically diverse campus community, public schools and community organizations
Established record of excellence or indication of promise in research, grant writing and publication
At least 3 years of experience teaching children and/or adolescents with special needs from birth to age 21 in a public school or public agency
An Education Specialist/Special Education Teaching Credential or equivalent
Successful university level teaching and supervision experience
Demonstrated collegial teamwork, collaboration, and successful experience with inclusive practices
Knowledge of research-based best practices in special education
Expertise in three or more of the following areas: background in communication and language acquisition, assessment, reading instruction, STEM instruction, assistive technology, augmentative and alternative communication, strategies for students with OHI or profound disabilities, English Learners, and co-teaching
A complete on-line application must be received by electronic submission in order to receive consideration. To apply, visit https://hr.fullerton.edu/careers/Faculty.phpto view all job listings and select 494169 to begin the application process and provide the following required materials:
letter of application in which you respond to the required qualifications
candidate diversity statement
This statement provides the candidate's unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional careers. The purpose of the diversity statement is to help departments identify candidates who have professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could help CSUF contribute to its mission in these areas.
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.
Please direct all questions about the position to: Department Faculty Search Chair, Dr. Janice Myck-Wayne at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 657-278-4706.
Application Deadline Review of applications will begin on November 8, 2019 and will continue until the position has been filled. The anticipated appointment date is August 17, 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, 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 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 applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
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.