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Assistant Professor - Elementary Education - #22-01

California State University, Northridge

Last Updated: 6/13/22

Job Description

Department: Elementary Education
Effective Date of Appointment: August 24, 2022 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)
Hire Number: 22-01
Rank: Assistant Professor
Salary: Dependent upon qualifications

CSUN’s Commitment to You:

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. As an HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution), CSUN welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

For more information about the University, visit our website at:

About the College:

For more information about the Michael D. Eisner College of Education, see:

About the Department:

For more information about the Department of Elementary Education, see:


Required: Earned doctorate in Elementary Education, Teacher Education, Language and Literacy, or Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis in Literacy, Reading/Language Arts Education, or related discipline from an accredited institution. ABD considered (to be completed by the date of appointment); and a reading specialist credential or a certificate. Applicant must have a minimum of 4 years successful K-8 teaching experience in a diverse classroom setting, and a minimum of 2 years of experience as a reading specialist at the school-wide or district-wide level. Applicant must demonstrate strong potential for scholarship; strong background in K-8 literacy instruction, including implementation of literacy diagnostic assessment and development of intervention programs; pedagogy, and curriculum appropriate to culturally and linguistically diverse learners; commitment to teacher education and the profession; and the ability to work with candidates from diverse backgrounds. Applicant must have comprehensive knowledge of theories and practices associated with Twenty-first century literacies, including but not limited to digital literacies, critical literacies, multimodal literacies, family literacies and cultural literacies.

Preferred: A minimum of 5 years successful K-8 teaching in a classroom setting and 5 years of leadership experience in the area of reading; experience teaching pedagogy courses in reading and language arts education in pre-service, induction, and/or graduate programs; experience diagnosing and designing K-8 literacy intervention programs; experience in integrating technology into teacher education and K-8 classrooms; leadership experience in collaborating with schools and professional organizations; and awareness of, and sensitivity to, the educational goals and learning needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students and community. Knowledge and experience with pedagogical applications of content-based instruction and critical inquiry in multicultural classrooms highly desirable. Preference will be given to applicants who are from underserved populations reflecting the K-12 student population in our local area.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.


Coordinate the literacy center ( and the Pre-School - Adult Advanced Reading, Literacy and Leadership Specialist Credential Program, including working with struggling readers (K-12) and their families in a clinical setting, teaching and overseeing graduate literacy students as they assess, design and implement individual reading programs. Teach elementary education courses in credential (e.g., Reading Instruction, ELA/ELD methodology courses) and MA programs (e.g., literacy instruction and literacy assessment courses); collaborate in field-based university/K-12 partnership programs; and supervise student teachers and interns in linguistically and culturally diverse K-8 school settings. Develop and/or participate in grant projects that support innovation in curriculum and pedagogy in urban schools and teacher education. Collaborate with faculty in the liberal arts and sciences to implement integrated undergraduate and 5th year post-baccalaureate teacher preparation programs; mentor graduate students in MA degree program; participate in student advisement, committee work, and innovative field-based programs.

Some classes may be assigned at off-campus locations. Most classes are scheduled in the late afternoons and evenings. The normal teaching assignment is 12 units per semester, plus student advisement and committee assignments. Tenure track faculty are typically given a reduced load of 3 units (equivalent to one class assignment) each semester during the first two years of teaching. Opportunities for reassigned time for research and/or other projects are also available.

The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which he/she/they is housed for recommending tenure and promotion.

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin November 15, 2021. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

How to Apply:

Applicants must submit a cover letter that addresses the qualifications and responsibilities described above and highlights accomplishments, curriculum vitae, three (3) current letters of recommendation with contact information, and an unofficial transcript to the address below. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses, and certificates.

Link to apply:

Inquiries may be addressed to:

Dr. Greg Knotts, Chair

General Information:

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on- line: Print copies are available by request from the Department of Police Services, the Office for Faculty Affairs, and the Office of Equity and Diversity.

The person holding this position may be 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.

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Department of Elementary Education at [Register to View] .

Company Details

Northridge, California, United States