Director: School of Teacher Education

San Diego, California
Aug 10, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Description. The San Diego State University School of Teacher Education (STE), housed in the #1-ranked College of Education in the California State Universities, offers award-winning programs at the undergraduate, teacher credential, and graduate levels.  The excellence of our programs is built on our participation in and collaboration with our diverse school communities by promoting inquiry-based and culturally-responsive learning environments.  STE seeks a dynamic and forward-looking director to sustain and build upon our regional and national reputation. 

The director is expected to provide administrative oversight for curriculum and instruction for all programs; to coordinate and write reviews and evaluations of programs, courses, faculty, and staff; to manage the budget; to contribute to community outreach; to represent the STE on college, university, community, state, and national committees and councils; to participate in fundraising and professional development initiatives; and to engage with students, faculty, staff, and stakeholders in formal and informal settings. This position is for a 12-month full-time tenure-track/tenured faculty member at the associate or full professor level (75% as Director).

Background for All Faculty Applicants

Candidate Requirements

●   Earned doctorate in education or closely related field; 

●   Qualified at the Associate Professor or Full Professor Rank;

●   Demonstrated leadership ability;

●   Exemplary record of scholarship relative to rank;

●   Strong demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity-access-opportunity, and multicultural education;

●   Good communicator with effective interpersonal skills.

Candidate Preferences

●   Experience with teacher education accrediting agencies and processes;

●   Demonstrated ability in developing and sustaining working relationships with faculty, staff and community partnerships;

●   Experience with developing programs, research and service opportunities to enhance student learning;

●   Willingness to be actively involved with local, state, regional, national, and international organizations concerned with teacher education;

●   Experience managing budgets and personnel;

●   Experience writing proposals and/or serving as a principal investigator for externally funded efforts in teacher education or related fields;

●   K–12 or university teaching experience in urban settings;

●   Demonstrated ability to meet the department, college, and university standards for tenure.


Appointment is for a 12–month associate professor or professor with salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Established in 1897, SDSU offers bachelor degrees in 84 areas, master degrees in 76 and doctorates in 21. The campus community has a student population of over 36,000 and approximately 5,849 faculty and staff. SDSU is currently designated as a Doctoral / Research-Intensive University by the Carnegie Foundation and has been named on the Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index as the No. 1 small research university in the nation.

SDSU serves large, diverse, urban university with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus is ranked No. 2 in institutions across the country serving Hispanic students. We welcome significant contributions from a diverse community such as, race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and US veterans. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.  

The region boasts a sunny and temperate climate, beautiful beaches, and casual living in an intellectually rich environment. Additional information about the university is available at

The College of Education comprises seven diverse departments/schools committed to one unified mission: to prepare education, community-service, and counseling professionals to provide the highest quality learning environments to ensure student and client success. Ranked first among all California State Universities and rated in the top 20% of Colleges of Education (U.S. News & World Report, 2016), the College engages in strategic partnerships with the field of practice to improve client outcomes, to increase institutional effectiveness, and to promote social justice. College faculty members engage in several highly regarded university centers and institutes, including the Center for Visual Literacies, the Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education, the Center for Teaching Critical Thinking and Creativity, and the Pre-College Institute. Website:


Because SDSU began as a normal school, teacher education is central to the historic mission of the university.  With nationally recognized research accomplishments and diverse expertise, the STE is academic home to 19 tenured/tenure-track faculty and more than 50 adjunct faculty and lecturers.  STE offers programs at the undergraduate, teaching credential, and graduate levels. It serves undergraduate students through our liberal studies program.  Our teacher credential programs prepare preservice teachers using a cohort model. Preservice teachers are able to earn either a multiple subjects (elementary) or single subject (secondary) teaching credential. At the graduate level, the STE offers specialized master's degrees and a COE-sponsored joint Ph.D. program in Education with Claremont Graduate University. Faculty actively engage in leading-edge research and community service that are designed to improve student achievement.  Website:


Applicants must apply via Interfolio at

Screening of applications will begin September 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled, with the anticipated start date of July 2018.

For further information contact

Search Committee Chair

Dr. Randolph Philipp

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.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

*The position of Director of the School of Teacher Education is equivalent to a department chair.

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