Teacher Education and Foundations - Department Chair

San Bernardino, California
Depends on Qualifications
Mar 22, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Department: Teacher Education and Foundations
Appointment: Department Chair, Professor, Tenured
Effective Date: July 2017
Area of Specialization: Teacher Education

The Department of Teacher Education and Foundations in the College of Education at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is looking to fill the position vacancy of Chair. The Department of Teacher Education and Foundations consists of 26 full time faculty positions and 2 staff, as well as 25+ adjunct faculty, supervisors, and mentors. The department offers a range of undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate programs including: minors in Education and Gender and Sexuality Studies; credentials in elementary, elementary with bi-lingual authorization, and secondary teaching as well as the Reading and Literacy Specialist; and the Master of Arts in Education degree with options in Curriculum and Instruction, Holistic and Integrative Education, Reading, STEM and TESOL. These programs are accredited by Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC), and the credential programs are accredited through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). We are looking for an experienced academic leader who is fully committed to academic excellence as well as innovative program delivery and design. Our core strengths are our talented and successful faculty, students, and alumni; our strong school district partnerships; and our commitment to substantive collaboration with our college and community partners. The department seeks a leader who will build on these strengths and encourage new initiatives.

California State University, San Bernardino CSUSB is a comprehensive regional university that serves approximately 20,000 students and offers 48 undergraduate, 34 graduate and one doctoral degree programs and 13 academic programs with national accreditation. CSUSB is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and service.

Of the students, (62%) are female and (38%) are male. Eighty-eight percent of students are seeking an undergraduate degree, 82% attend on a full-time basis, 80% are first generation college students (parents without a bachelor's degree); 55% are Latino, 17% are White, 7% are African American, 7% are non-resident foreign students, and 6% are Asian.

TYPICAL ACTIVITIES: The Chair of the Department of Teacher Education and Foundations reports to the Dean of the College of Education. The chair is responsible for course assignments, instructional workload, and scheduling; personnel considerations regarding hiring of staff and faculty, review procedures associated with reappointment, promotion, and tenure, and post tenure; faculty mentoring, staff supervision and development; budgeting; strategic planning; providing leadership for California Commission on Teacher Credentialing accreditation; and, curriculum and program development. The three year administrative term, with possibility of renewal, begins July 1, 2017. The chair serves on a 50% 12-month appointment and 50% faculty appointment which requires 12 weighted teaching units during the academic year.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Qualifications for the position include: (1) earned doctorate in education from an accredited institution with a specialty in one of the teaching areas represented within the department; (2) evidence of successful leadership experience in an academic unit; (3) evidence of effective interpersonal communication skills; (4) demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success; (5) a distinguished record of scholarship, teaching, and service that merits tenure and rank of full professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Foundations based on CSUSB's Retention, Tenure, and Promotion guidelines.

Desired qualifications: 

1.  A record of experience with externally funded projects

2.  Expertise in K-12 credential programs

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Upon submission of application, include a vita, copy of your most recent transcripts, and letter of application that includes statement on teaching philosophy and strategies, research/professional accomplishments and goals, as well as a description of any interest or experience in one or more of the university's strategic plan areas (Student Success, Faculty and Staff Success, Resource Sustainability and Expansion, Community Engagement and Partnership, Identity).  Also, submit the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references and have them email letters of recommendation to facultyrecruitment@csusb.edu.

To learn more about our department, please visit our website at http://coe.csusb.edu/departments/tef/.

Formal review of the applications will begin November 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/csusb/jobs/1546408/teacher-education-and-foundations-department-chair

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.

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.

California State University, San Bernardino 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. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html.

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