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California State University, Fullerton is a large, comprehensive, urban university with more than 4,100 full-and part-time faculty and staff members, and a diverse student body of 40,235 enrolled in Fall 2016. The university offers a broad spectrum of degree programs in liberal arts and sciences as well as applied and professional fields with 57 at the baccalaureate level and 52 graduate programs including a doctorate in education and doctor of nursing practice. Learning is preeminent at Cal State Fullerton. We combine the best qualities of teaching and research universities where actively engaged students, faculty and staff work in close collaborations to expand knowledge. Research and other creative activities are enhanced by the proximity of the campus to nationally recognized business, cultural, and educational institutions. Faculty members were awarded more than $21.4 million in grants and contracts for research and scholarly activities in 2015-16. The university has a longstanding tradition of collegial governance. Cal State Fullerton is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. CSUF is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (the only one in Orange County) and an Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution. We are ranked 6th in the nation in terms of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minorities. In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State Fullerton 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, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, disability or Veteran's status or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Literacy Curriculum and Assessment

The College of Education at California State University, Fullerton, a nationally recognized Hispanic serving institution (HSI), invites applications for a tenure-track faculty Assistant/Associate Professor position in the Department of Literacy and Reading Education with an emphasis on literacy curriculum, assessment, and intervention.  The department consists of a dynamic and diverse group of faculty scholars and scholar-practitioners who thrive on collaboration and innovative ideas. The faculty work together to prepare literacy leaders in several existing programs:

In excess of 200 students are currently enrolled in these face-to-face/hybrid and fully online programs from a variety of local, national, and international educational settings. Our programs are CTC and NCATE/CAPE accredited. The College of Education and the faculty of the Department of Literacy and Reading are committed to just, equitable, inclusive education. The department is host to the Hazel Miller Croy Reading Center, which engages local families and communities and maintains an active portfolio of research and grants. For more information about the Department of Literacy and Reading Education, please visit:

We seek a knowledgeable colleague who is able to teach diverse learners in the areas of literacy curriculum and instruction, assessment and intervention.  The successful candidate should have postsecondary teaching experience and a passion for innovative practice in face-to-face/hybrid and online instruction.  Responsibilities include teaching graduate level courses which lead to a Masters or specialist credential in literacy. All coursework focuses on the preparation and development of literacy leaders for educational settings serving linguistically and culturally diverse students. The candidate will possess a strong commitment to community‐based involvement. Student advisement, scholarly research and publishing, and university service are also important components of the position and essential for retention, tenure and promotion.

The successful candidate will:



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 application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Rank & Salary
This is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with rank, experience and qualifications. Salary is subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving expenses, start-up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to

Appointment Date
August 2018

Application Procedure
A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: to view all job listings and select 9656BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:

1) letter of application in which you respond to the required qualifications
2) curriculum vitae
3) teaching philosophy statement
4) diversity statement (see Diversity Statement Prompt below)
5) graduate school transcript(s)
6) three letters of reference (see instructions below)

Additional materials that may be requested:
7) teaching evaluations and other evidence of teaching excellence including copies of student evaluations with interpretive information
8) description of research agenda

On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back into the recruitment system.

Diversity Statement Prompt
Diversity is a defining feature of California's past, present, and future. Increasing the diversity of our educators to better reflect the population of California is just one aspect of the College of Education's dedication to just, equitable and inclusive education. Diversity refers to the variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. Such differences include race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, geographic region, and more.

The diversity statement should focus on your commitment to just, equitable and inclusive education. This statement can take several different forms and may address:

Please direct questions to Dr. Kathryn Glasswell, Search Committee Chair, or (657) 278-3357.

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received by October 15, 2017 are assured full consideration.  Position will remain open until filled.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

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.

California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

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 Last Published 6/7/18