Special Education (3604)

  • Dominguez Hills
  • Carson, California
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Education and Training

Job Description


Assistant or Associate Professor
Special Education (Mild/Moderate)
College of Education

Position Announcement

The Department of Special Education at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for a Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (Academic Year) with the appointment starting in Fall 2020.

At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University's mission, vision, and core values. https://www.csudh.edu/president/strategic-planning/mission-vision-and-core-values/

Department of Special Education
CSUDH's Department of Special Education is widely recognized not only for its relevant credential and graduate programs as well as its faculty. Special Education classes are taught by professors who bring practical knowledge as working educators and school leaders in some of America's best-performing schools, as well as a passionate commitment to improving access to quality education for every student in our urban schools.

For more information see: https://www.csuhd.edu/coe/

The Position
We are seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure track) in the Special Education Department to perform duties that include: teaching courses in both the Masters of Arts and Special Education Credential Programs; advising and mentoring responsibilities; assisting the department with administrative and/or committee work; supervising students in Special Education field experiences; assuming college and university committee responsibilities; developing, establishing, maintaining and expanding a scholarly research and publication agenda pertaining to issues of mild/moderate special education; and securing external funding through grants and other sources.

The Special Education Department is seeking a colleague who shares their long-standing commitment to Special Education and to providing excellent preparation for urban teachers. The ideal candidate is an experienced, credentialed Special Education instructor, with expertise in either the teaching of reading or mathematics, who has provided instruction on Mild/Moderate Special Education to graduate students, post baccalaureate students and undergraduates pursuing a credential. An established record of scholarship and/or grant activity is expected, with a plan to continue. Collaboration in teaching and in program assessment are essential. A willingness to assume a leadership role is preferred.

Duties include:
• Teaching university coursework specific to best pedagogical practices for students with mild to moderate disabilities, assessment and instructional strategies with an emphasis in reading and/or math;
• Supervising student teachers and interns in field experiences across various special education settings for students with mild to moderate disabilities;
• Evaluating progress of students in credential programs leading to the preliminary credential in special education;
• Assisting the department with administrative work;
• Assuming department, college and university committee responsibilities;
• Creating partnerships with University and area pre-K to 12 schools to place student teachers and interns;
• Expanding an established scholarly research and publication agenda pertaining to issues of -K to12 special education.

Minimum Qualifications
• Applicants must have experience in working with students from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
• Earned doctorate (Ed.D. or Ph.D) in special education or a closely related field of study from an accredited university by date of appointment;
• Must be eligible for, or hold an Education Specialist Authorization in Mild/Moderate Disabilities or its equivalent;
• Strong background in the teaching of reading or math methodology.
• Experience as a teacher in public or private sector of special education in Pre-K to 12 mild/moderate settings with strong content knowledge on effective teaching strategies for students with disabilities;
• Strong background knowledge in implementation of MTSS, Co-teaching models and inclusive educational practices.
• Commitment to urban education and issues of diversity;
• Understanding of urban education and commitment to the preparation of special education candidates to meet the needs of the diverse populations of Southern California;
• Demonstrated ability and experience in working in a collaborative multiethnic, multicultural, and multilingual environment;
• Proficiency in oral and written communication and interpersonal skills including a willingness to work cooperatively with both students and colleagues;
• Evidence of effective university teaching strategies in both ground-based and technology- mediated learning (e.g., hybrid or online teaching experience);
• Ability to foster college-wide partnerships to promote quality in education;
• Demonstrated leadership skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with faculty, staff, other departments, students and the public;
• Experience in teaching post-baccalaureate and graduate students from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.

Preferred /Desired Qualifications
• Experience preparing teachers to improve academic achievement of K-12 students in the areas of Math or Reading.
• Experience with procuring and managing grants and other external funding to support research and/or operations of mild/moderate special education programs;
• Experience in mentoring new teachers through the induction phase of teaching.
• Experience with CAL-TPA
• Experience in provide professional development or coaching to P--12 teachers working in urban center.

Employment Requirement - Background Check
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.

How to Apply
The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in December 2019. For full consideration, please submit your completed application no later than December 1, 2019 by visiting California State University, Dominguez Hills employment website for full details at New & Returning Applicants at https://www.csudh.edu/hr/job-opportunities/.

Closing Statement
California State University, Dominguez Hills, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources' Office (310) 243-3771.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at http://www.csudh.edu/dhpd/, or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9.

For more information see: https://www.csudh.edu/breathe-freely/policy/

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Carson, California 90747 United States View Map