CSUSM Recruitment

CSUSM Recruitment

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Assistant Professor of Educational Administration and Leadership

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San Marcos
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Human Development


Rank: Assistant Professor
Department:  School of Education, Educational Administration and Leadership
Starting Date: Fall 2023

The School of Education at the California State University San Marcos invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Educational Administration and Leadership at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2023.

Duties will include teaching graduate-level online courses both in the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC) and Master of Arts in Educational Administration (M.A.Ed.) Program, as well as in the Joint Doctoral Program (JDP) in Educational Leadership with the University of California-San Diego and California State University San Marcos (CSUSM), and advisement of students in master’s and doctoral program. The teaching schedule for this position will require flexibility on the part of the candidate since courses will be offered evenings, weekends, and summers. The candidate will establish and maintain scholarly teaching, research, and service activities with a commitment to the intersection of research and practice with traditionally underrepresented/marginalized communities, bridge PreK-12 and higher education, and collaborate with faculty in the School of Education, College of Education, Health, and Human Services, and across the university.

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Applicants must have earned a doctorate in educational leadership, Ed.D. or Ph.D., from an accredited university at the time of appointment for this position.
  • Leadership experience working with Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian, Foreign-born, Disabled, lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, intersex, non-binary, and other historically minoritized groups in and out of schools, and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion in higher education and in the field of Educational Leadership shape patterns of opportunity, participation, and postsecondary outcomes for BIPOC students.
  • Applicants must demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a socially and economically diverse student population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.
  • A strong candidate will have a deep understanding of educational leadership and organizations and bridge novel theories with methods to address compelling questions that address educational change and transformation in a diverse society.
  • The candidate should demonstrate the ability to teach, mentor, and support master and doctoral-level students who are practitioners.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a record or trajectory of teaching excellence, of published research commensurate with years of experience, and the ability to develop and sustain a research program that will lead to original, peer-reviewed publications.
  • Candidates must be able to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with departmental colleagues and in an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Teaching experience in PreK-12 and/or higher education is highly desirable.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with relevant experience in the educational leadership and administration field.
  • Expertise and experience that contributes to understanding higher education through a critical lens.
  • Experience as a higher education and/or as PK-20 leader, including in instructional leadership, community leadership, and/or curricular leadership in postsecondary settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to guide aspiring postsecondary constituents into interrogating their individual biases and larger systemic inequities in school systems.
  • Knowledge of disciplinary trends in the field of higher education leadership regarding issues that center race, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, immigration, and historically underserved BIPOC communities.
  • Preference will be given to those whose professional experience, community engagement, and personal background have facilitated their understanding of and ability to better serve students from traditionally underrepresented communities.
  • Faculty are expected to have an inclusive approach to mentoring and advising that incorporates working with women and underrepresented undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Experience developing and teaching graduate and undergraduate level courses online, in-person, and hybrid.
  • Demonstrated ability to examine and develop one’s instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support historically underserved populations.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $6,418 - $6,834 per month

CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,405 - $11,994 per month

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the CSUSM Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Cover Letter that addresses the School of Education’s Mission Statement and the above minimum and desired/preferred qualifications (not to exceed 2 pages)
  • Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past contributions to diversity (not to exceed 2 pages)
  • Three (3) Professional References
  • Statement of Teaching (not to exceed 2 pages)
  • Statement of Research (not to exceed 2 pages)
  • Up to three (3) teaching artifacts (e.g., course syllabus, course evaluations), if applicable. 
  • Up to three (3) writing samples (e.g., reprints of representative publications), if applicable.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit Faculty Opportunities for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation and veteran or military status.

Per the California State University’s Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is prohibited from hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. Working in the State of California is a condition of employment.

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 December 22, 2020 as a condition of employment.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy, can be found at CSU Covid Policy. Questions should be sent to the Office of Human Resources at hr@csusm.edu

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and 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.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act Notification can be found at Clery Act Notification.

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