Charter College of Education


Division of Curriculum and Instruction

Assistant Professor, Bilingual/Multicultural Education

Starting Date:

August, 2020

Minimum Qualifications:

1) An earned doctorate (PhD or EdD) in Bilingual/Multicultural Education or a closely related field 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 (Aug. 20, 2020).
2) Evidence of a minimum of three years teaching experience in culturally and linguistically diverse K-12 classrooms.
3) Evidence of successful university teaching experience at the graduate level.
4) Evidence of scholarly activity related to bilingualism, bilingual/multicultural education and pedagogy, working with and understanding linguistically and socially diverse environments and communities.
5) Evidence of proficiency in one of the target languages of our MA in Education: Option in Bilingual Education (Spanish, Cantonese, Tagalog, and Korean)

Preferred Qualifications:

1) Evidence of experience with the language and literacy development of emergent bilingual K-20 students.
2) Evidence of experience supervising student teachers. 
3) Evidence of successful online teaching experience.
4) Evidence of possession of a multiple or single subject teaching credential with a bilingual authorization.


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 Assistant Professor in Bilingual/Multicultural Education may initially teach courses in the MA in Education, option in Bilingual/Multicultural Education in the Urban Classroom, the Certificate Program in Bilingualism and Global Education, Multiple and Single Subject Teaching Credential Programs, supervise student teachers, coordinate  comprehensive exams and master’s theses for the MA in Education, option in Bilingual/Multicultural Education in the Urban Classroom and possibly serve on dissertation committees, as well as engage with other faculty in the college or across university on initiatives in support of bilingual/multicultural education. 

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 Division of Curriculum and Instruction in the Charter College of Education at California State University, Los Angeles has offerings leading to multiple subject and single subject teaching credentials, including a Bachelor’s degree integrated with dual credentials (multiple subjects, ed. specialist) and bilingual as well as several options leading to the Master of Arts Degree in Education. The courses in these offerings are designed to increase teaching effectiveness, to emphasize fundamentals of educational research with application to instructional leadership for planning, implementing, and evaluating curriculum. 

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 November 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

Please email all application materials in a single PDF to: Mrs. Michelle Torres, Administrator Support Coordinator, Division of Curriculum and Instruction; e-mail: Please type “Division of Curriculum and Instruction Tenure-Track Application” in the subject line.

Please address all questions to the search committee chair Dr. Sharon H Ulanoff at: or 323-343-6164.

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.