Assistant Professor in Liberal Studies - Tenure-Track, Department of Liberal Studies

Job description

The Department of Liberal Studies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates for this position must be able to advance the College of Education, Kinesiology & Social Work's mission to develop diverse educational leaders who can meet the needs of a multicultural and multilingual society. We particularly seek candidates with interests and expertise in educational foundations, as well as educational technology and/or teaching writing, who have a passion for preparing future teachers from an asset-oriented approach that is driven by equity, inclusion and social justice. Assignment will also include academic advising, as well as teaching and program coordination at the University's Stockton Center. Effective teaching, scholarly productivity, and service to the University are required for retention, promotion, and tenure. Additional responsibilities may include program development and implementation; development of contracts and grants; development of partnerships with community colleges and schools; and service to community, county district agencies, and professional organizations. This position is contingent upon the availability of authorized funding. This is an academic year appointment; however, opportunities may exist for an additional Summer Session appointment.

· A Doctorate in Education or closely related field is required. ABD status may be considered with completion by the time of appointment. 
· Experience working with children in an educational setting with a diverse student body. It is strongly preferred that the candidate holds a state sponsored teaching credential.
· Familiarity with the California State Content Standards for grades K-8
· Strong evidence of teaching effectiveness, assessment, and curriculum development.
· Experience with the uses of educational echnology. 
· Record of, or demonstrated potential for, scholarly/creative activity.
· College teaching and / or academic advising experience preferred.
· Knowledge of and experience with distance education preferred.

Applicants should submit a detailed letter of application; curriculum vitae; list of four references (including email addresses and telephone numbers); unofficial post-baccalaureate transcripts (official transcripts will be required at the time of hire); copies of teacher evaluations, evaluations of courses taught and / or evaluations of workshops presented; and a teaching philosophy. Review of applications begins December 1 and continues until the position is filled.

Send applications, and all other correspondence concerning this position vacancy to:

Department of Liberal Studies, Search Committee 
California State University, Stanislaus
One University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382
(209) 667-3749
Email: [email protected]

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package.

The Liberal Studies: Elementary Teaching Content Preparation major is a pre-professional program leading to Multiple Subject or Special Education credential programs. Our mission is to ensure that students graduate with a strong subject matter background and necessary experience and context to prepare them for a teaching career in elementary education. The Department of Liberal Studies is part of the College of Education, Kinesiology and Social Work which offers multiple, single and special education credential programs, as well as programs in School Counseling, School Administration, Reading Specialist and Educational Technology. It offers Master's Degrees and a Doctoral Program (Ed.D) in Educational Leadership. Faculty have opportunities to teach in all programs in the College. Learn more about us at:

California State University Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and approximately 400 full-time faculty. Over eighty percent of full time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 41 undergraduate majors, 24 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, and a doctorate in education serving 8,900 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences, and performing arts.

CSU Stanislaus continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 373 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks CSU Stanislaus as one of "The Top Public Universities-Master's" institutions in the West in its America's Best Colleges ratings. CSU Stanislaus also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

CSU Stanislaus values shared governance:

The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. You can learn more about federal equal employment opportunity protections by accessing the Department of Labor's notices: and

Individuals with disabling conditions who require accommodation during the recruitment process may contact the ADA Coordinator at (209) 667-3159.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

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, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, Stanislaus State annually posts the Campus Security Report. The annual report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Stanislaus State; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, and sexual assault. You can obtain a copy of this report at: .

Or you may request a printed copy by calling: (209) 667-3572; fax: (209) 664-7011; or email: [email protected]

Information regarding campus security reports at other locations can be found at:

The university requires a criminal and/or child abuse background check to be completed for many of its new employees, current employees seeking promotional or transfer opportunities, and current employees assigned new duties. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position. Failure to consent to any background check will disqualify an applicant from further consideration. Additionally, an applicant who fails to provide the necessary information or who provides false or misleading information may also be disqualified from further consideration. Later discovery of false or misleading information related to the background check may result in the offer of employment being withdrawn or subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.




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Posted: 1/4/2019
Application Due: 3/5/2019
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