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Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education

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Division of Curriculum and Instruction

Charter College of Education

Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education

Starting Date:

August, 2019

Minimum Qualifications:

1) An earned doctorate (PhD or EdD) in Early Childhood 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 (August 19, 2019).
2) A minimum of three years teaching experience with young children birth to age five.
3) Evidence of successful teaching experience at the university level.
4) Evidence of scholarly activity related to early childhood education.

Preferred Qualifications:

1) Documented experience working with children and families from diverse backgrounds.
2) Evidence of experience with early language and literacy development of young native English speaking and emergent bilingual students.
3) Demonstrated experience as a supervisor, manager, or administrator in an early childhood setting.
4) Evidence of experience with anti-bias education.
5) Evidence of successful teaching experience at the graduate level.
6) Evidence of experience supervising student teachers.  
7) Evidence of successful online teaching experience.


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 Early Childhood Education will teach courses in the MA in Education, option in Early Childhood Education, the undergraduate Urban Learning program (leading to the multiple subjects and special education teaching credentials), supervise comprehensive exams, master’s theses and possibly serve on dissertation committees, as well as engage with other faculty in the college or across university on initiatives in support of early childhood 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 the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. Cal State LA is ranked number one in the United States for the upward mobility of its students. The University is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good, offering nationally recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, and the humanities. Founded in 1947, Cal State LA serves more than 28,000 students and more than 240,000 distinguished alumni. A majority of the University’s alumni live in the Los Angeles region, enriching their communities and contributing to the vitality of the local economy. Cal State LA is focused on developing a new bioscience entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley regions through partnerships with local business. To provide increased educational opportunities, Cal State LA recently opened a campus in downtown Los Angeles that offers graduate and undergraduate programs, as well as professional development and certificate programs. The university is home to the critically acclaimed Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs, Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center, Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility, Billie Jean King Sports Complex and the TV, Film and Media Center.

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 http://www.calstatela.edu/sites/default/files/groups/Academic%20Positions/empl_application_academic_2017_11_28_1.pdf

Finalists will be required to submit: 
1) official transcripts.

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


Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Please email application materials in a single PDF to: Mrs. Michelle Torres, Administrator Support Coordinator, Division of Curriculum and Instruction; Phone: 323-343-4350; e-mail: [email protected].
Please type “Division of Curriculum and Instruction Tenure-Track Application” in the subject line.

Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Sharon H. Ulanoff, Chair of Search Committee at [email protected]

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.






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Job No:
Posted: 8/3/2018
Application Due: 10/2/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.