Assistant/Associate Professor: Literacy Education

San Diego, California
Sep 11, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Imperial Valley Campus of San Diego State University is seeking applicants for a tenure track position in Literacy Education at the assistant/associate professor level.  The position is a joint appointment to the Division of Education, Imperial Valley campus ( and the School of Teacher Education, College of Education on the San Diego campus ( The primary appointment is to the Imperial Valley campus in Calexico, California.  The Imperial Valley campus is located seven blocks from the United States-Mexico border at Mexicali, Baja California, and 120 miles east of San Diego, California.

Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Literacy Education or a related field by August 2018. We are seeking an individual to teach courses in teacher-credential and master’s degree programs and to establish and maintain a program of scholarly productivity.  Preference will be given to candidates who have (1) successful K-12 teaching experience in U.S. schools (2) experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse learners (3) knowledge of theory and practice in teaching literacy development.  Fluency in Spanish is desired.

SDSU-Imperial Valley is a diverse, Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.  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.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and the position has excellent benefits. Appointment date will be August 2018.  Application review will begin October 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should apply via Interfolio at Requests for additional information should be directed to Samuel Palma, Literacy Search Committee, San Diego State University, Imperial Valley Campus, 720 Heber Avenue, Calexico, CA 92231.  Email:, phone: 760 768-5520.

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.

San Diego State University 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.

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