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California State University, Fullerton is a large, comprehensive, urban university with approximately 2,151 full- and part-time faculty and a diverse student body of approximately over 38,948 enrolled in Fall 2015. The university offers a broad spectrum of degree programs in liberal arts and sciences as well as applied and professional fields with 55 at the baccalaureate level and 54 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 $22.7 million in grants and contracts for research and scholarly activities in 2014-15. 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 5th 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.

Education Specialist

The College of Education at California State University, Fullerton, a nationally recognized Hispanic serving institution (HSI), invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Special Education, for an Assistant/Associate Professor in Special Education. The Department provides exemplary teaching credential and Master degree programs in the areas of Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Moderate/Severe Disabilities and Early Childhood Special Education. The department consists of a dynamic and diverse group of faculty scholar/practitioners who thrive on collaboration and innovative ideas. The Department of Special Education provides programs that are accredited by NCATE and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). The Department works collaboratively with colleagues in the College of Education (this includes the Departments of Educational Leadership, Elementary and Bilingual Education, Literacy and Reading Education, and Secondary Education).

California State University, Fullerton values and is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research and/or service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our communities.

We seek a colleague and scholar/practitioner with rich experience in special education for the improvement of instruction for students from diverse communities. Preferred candidates are committed, knowledgeable, and experienced in working with under-represented students and find issues in special education compelling both in research and practice. Responsibilities include teaching special education classes and sharing a variety of tasks with colleagues within the department and across campus including advising students. These encompass teaching, public school student teaching supervision, working with diverse learners, student advisement, supervision of graduate level research, grant development, program development, creative and scholarly activities, university service activities, and collaborations with various community schools and agencies. The faculty member is expected to teach undergraduate/post-baccalaureate and graduate courses in the area of Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe disabilities; teach face to face, hybrid (partially online), at school-site locations or at the Irvine campus, and 100% online courses using current technology to teach and/or create course content; engage in a focused agenda of scholarly endeavor; and participate in department, university, community and professional service.  For additional information about the department programs and courses, see:



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

Rank & Salary
The position is at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure-track. Salary is competitive and commensurate with rank, experience and qualifications. Periodic salary adjustments are enacted by the state legislature. Moving expenses, start-up funds, and additional teaching in summer and intersession may be available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available which includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse/domestic partner/dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care; and 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 on-line application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, go to: to view all jobs listings and select 9886BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:

  1. Letter of interest relating your experience to the Required and Preferred (if applicable) Qualifications
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Graduate transcripts
  4. Proof of teaching credentials or certificates
  5. Reprints and preprints of publications
  6. Five telephone contacts for references
  7. Diversity Statement
  8. Three letters of recommendation (see instruction below)

On the reference page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. The 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 in to 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:

For questions related specifically to application materials, please contact Shannon Wilson at For questions related to the Department Search process, please contact Janice Myck-Wayne at

Application Deadline
Applications received by November 1, 2017 will be assured full consideration; applications will be accepted until the position is 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 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 2/1/19