Charter College of Education


Division of Applied and Advanced Studies of Education

Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology

Starting Date:

August, 2020

Minimum Qualifications:

1) An earned doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in Educational Technology, or Instructional Technology, or Instructional Design and Technology or a closely related field of study 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 (8/20/2020).
2) Documented training and experience in one or more of the following areas: Instructional Technology; E-Learning and Online Learning; PreK-20 Technology Leadership; Gaming and Simulation; Human Performance Technology; Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM); Computational Thinking/Computer Science; and Virtual and Augmented Reality.

Preferred Qualifications:

1) Documented PreK-20 teaching experience in multiple areas including hybrid, blended, online and distance learning (synchronous and asynchronous environments), and instructional design and development.
2) Documented experience in use of one or more innovative and emerging technologies, learning experience design, multiple authoring software technologies, assistive technology, and learning management systems to enhance teaching and learning.
3) Documented experience with professional standards in the field of educational technology (ISTE, Quality Matters), professional development issues of teachers, media specialists, and instructional technology stakeholders.
4) Evidence of successful experience teaching instructional technology and educational technology leadership courses at the undergraduate, post baccalaureate and/or graduate level.
5) Evidence of scholarly activity related to Instructional Technology


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.

Duties and responsibilities may initially include pursuing innovative research, along with advising and recruiting for both MA options and certificates offered in the instructional technology program. In addition, the candidate will have teaching assignments in undergraduate, post baccalaureate teaching credential and/or graduate-level courses in both instructional technology MA options, certificate programs, and/or undergraduate general education courses. These courses may be delivered in multiple formats, including face-to-face, hybrid, and online. The successful candidate may be responsible for designing, developing and keeping instruction current with innovative technologies, theories and pedagogy. This position will require collaboration with faculty across the college since courses related to instructional technology span programs and certificates throughout the college.  Other responsibilities may include assessing comprehensive exams, portfolios, including collaborating on updates to grading rubrics and comprehensive exams and working with other faculty across the college to enhance the integration of technology into teaching pK-20.

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.


Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University:

California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system.  The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. Cal State LA is ranked number one in the U.S. for the upward mobility of its students, and is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good.  We offer nationally recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, ethnic studies, and the humanities. Our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, community engagement, and service.

Our 240,000 alumni reflect the City and County’s dynamic mix of populations.  The University has one of the most diverse student populations of any college or university in the nation.  As a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution, and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-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. The University 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.  

The College:

The Charter College of Education at California State University, Los Angeles, is committed to preparing educators to transform urban public schools and related community service agencies. The College offers a coordinated, transdisciplinary approach to the education of children and youth. Collaborating within the Charter College of Education and with public schools and various educational agencies in the greater Los Angeles area, faculty prepare professionals to become learner advocates who show competence in subject matter, professional knowledge, and skills, and are dedicated to improving the educational environment for all children and youth.

The Department:

The Instructional Technology Program in the Division of Applied and Advanced Studies:
Our Vision: "To improve the human condition through the transparent integration of technology in teaching and learning"
Our Mission: The Instructional Technology Program prepares educators, trainers, and other professionals to integrate technology into the curriculum while enhancing their creative critical thinking. We explore and develop the potentials of technology for teaching and learning. Through research we seek to advance knowledge in our field, to inform policy, improve practice and inspire model uses of technology. We collaborate on educational technology improvements locally, nationally, and internationally.

Required Documentation:

Please submit the following to the Search Committee Chair at the email address below:
1) A cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications.
2) A curriculum vitae.
3) A narrative statement describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of first-generation students.
4) A list of three professional references.
5) A University Application for Employment Form

Finalists will be required to submit:
Official transcripts.

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


Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please email all application materials in a single PDF to Administrative Support Coordinator, Ms. Betty C. Lee at: Please type “EDIT Assistant Professor Tenure-Track Application” in the subject line.

Please address all questions to the search committee chair (Adelaide Doyle-Nichols) at:

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.


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.