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Charter College of Education

Position:

Division of Curriculum and Instruction

Assistant Professor, K-12 Science Education

 

Starting Date:

August, 2018

Minimum Qualifications:

1) An earned Doctorate (Ed.D. or Ph.D.) in Science Education or closely-related field with a strong background in science from an accredited institution 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 (8/16/2018);
2) A minimum three years of successful experience teaching science in K-12 classrooms;
3) Demonstrated knowledge of content and skills in science;
4) Demonstrated knowledge of science education, including curriculum standards (e.g. Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core Mathematics), assessment, instructional methods that include use of technology, and curriculum adaptations, and;
5) Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of first-generation students.

Preferred Qualifications:

1) Experience offering teacher professional development, university teaching, and/or field supervision for preservice science teachers;
2) Knowledge and/or experience with language development or bilingual education,
3) Demonstrated experience with collaborative initiatives that support other teacher education programs that exist in the college, and;
4) A record of scholarly activity in science education, including professional publications in the science education field, presentation of workshops at conferences, and participation in funded STEM or science projects.

Duties:

The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community.  These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in science education.  Teaching duties include teaching in the undergraduate Urban Learning major, the multiple subject and single subject credential programs, and in Master’s degree programs, as well as supervise student teachers.  The successful candidate will participate in committee work at the division, college and university levels.  The successful candidate will advise post-baccalaureate students and work with colleagues from the division, college, university, partner school districts, and other educational agencies on grants, projects and other scholarly activities.

The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University’s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.

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Salary:

Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University:

Cal State LA is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. With over 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs led by award-winning faculty, Cal State LA’s dedication to access and excellence has been recognized nationally.  Founded in 1947, the University is located just minutes from downtown Los Angeles, adjacent to the San Gabriel Valley, and serves more than 28,000 students who reflect the rich ethnic and racial diversity of the area. As a federally recognized Hispanic-serving and Minority-serving institution, Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. This longstanding commitment is reflected in its history as home to the nation’s first Chicano Studies program, second Pan-African Studies program, as well as Latin American and Asian and Asian American Studies programs. Faculty have the opportunity to establish affiliate status with ethnic studies and other academic programs, including the Honors College. In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual.

Required Documentation:

Please submit the following: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) list of three professional references, and; 4) a university application for employment (Found Here). Semi-finalists will be required to submit 1) three current letters of recommendation, and; 2) official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended.

Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application:

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.  We highly encourage and support applicants to submit application and documents in electronic format.  Please send applications, required documentation and/or requests for information to:

Dr. A. Dee Williams, Chair of Search Committee
awillia6@exchange.calstatela.edu
Division of Curriculum and Instruction
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032

Note: 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 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.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/TITLE IX EMPLOYER

Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.