Assistant Professor, Elementary Education (506657)

  • Cal State University (CSU) San Francisco
  • San Francisco, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Education and Training Public Health

Job Description


San Francisco State University, Department of Elementary Education offers an exciting
opportunity for a tenure-track (Assistant Professor) position in TK-5 Literacy with a
specialization in Bilingual Spanish Literacy beginning August 2022. We seek a colleague whose
teaching and research interests are focused on literacy in early through elementary education,
and knowledgeable in Spanish-bilingual literacy instruction as well as general literacy
instruction. We are especially interested in qualified candidates with a demonstrated
commitment -- through their research, teaching, and service -- to the diversity and excellence
of our academic community, department, and programs, and willingness to actively engage in
program development and coordination.

The Department of Elementary Education prepares skilled, transformative educators to teach
and become leaders in culturally and linguistically diverse schools. We guide and support
educators to develop a pedagogy of caring and cultural responsiveness, and to teach for social
justice and equity for children and their families. Our Multiple Subject Credential and Master of
Arts programs provide current educational theories, innovative teaching practices, and guided
field experiences in diverse schools. The curriculum in the MSC and MA graduate programs
reflect current Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs), State Standards, and Common Core
Standards. The department's Multiple Subject Credential, including the Bilingual Authorization
Programs, certify candidates with their Preliminary Credential to teach in California schools.
Our MA programs prepare educational leaders to transform learning environments to support
all students' success academically and socially.

The GCOE develops transformative and visionary educators, clinicians, and leaders for social
justice, to effect change for good across the Bay Area and beyond, and to create an engaged,
and productive democracy. Together we do the work necessary to understand and welcome all;
prepare equity-focused, caring, and highly skilled professionals; to identify and dismantle racist,
ableist, and oppressive systems; and to build an equitable and accessible present and future.
The mission of San Francisco State University is to create and maintain an environment for
learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity,
and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in
instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher
education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world. To fulfill its
mission, the University is committed to the following goals:
• Attracting, retaining and graduating a highly diverse student body
Elementary Education
Area of Specialization: TK-5 Literacy with a specialization in Bilingual Spanish Literacy
Rank of Appointment: Assistant Professor
• Providing disciplinary and interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional education that is
academically rigorous and intellectually challenging
• Providing curricula that reflect all dimensions of human diversity, and that encourage
critical thinking and a commitment to social justice
• Recruiting, retaining and supporting a diverse faculty whose teaching demonstrates an
active engagement with their individual fields of study and whose creative and scholarly
work is an extension of the classroom, laboratory or studio
• Employing a staff and administration reflecting the diversity of our student community
and the values of the campus;
• Fostering a collegial and cooperative intellectual environment that includes recognition
and appreciation of differing viewpoints and promotes academic freedom within the
University community; and
• Serving the communities with which its students and faculty are engaged.
Responsibilities: The position requires graduate and undergraduate teaching in TK-5
Reading/English Language Arts and Spanish Language Arts, in particular teacher preparation,
and professional learning for teachers in these content areas; taking a leadership role in
developing and guiding Spanish Bilingual Credentialing Programs in the department;
mentoring and advising graduate and/or undergraduate students; developing an active
ongoing scholarship and creative works in one's area of specialty, and ongoing committee and
service assignments.

• Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Education, Bilingual and Multilingual Education, or related areas from
an accredited program. Terminal degree must be completed by the first day of
• Record of working and communicating effectively with colleagues and students in
diverse teaching and learning contexts
• Spanish-English bilingual/biliteracy (candidates selected for interviews will be expected
to conduct their lesson in Spanish)
• Knowledge of bilingual education program structures in United States public schools
• Record of teaching contributions in the areas of: bilingual or dual immersion classrooms,
or Spanish-language dominant settings, particularly TK-5
• Spanish bilingual teaching credential, or equivalent if from out of state
• Demonstrated ability to incorporate inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in
teaching, and/or scholarship/creative works using a range of pedagogical strategies to
support culturally, academically, and linguistically diverse student populations.
• Experience teaching and working closely with students from historically underrepresented
communities for social justice, educational equity, and multilingualism,
specifically in TK-5 school communities.
Elementary Education
Area of Specialization: TK-5 Literacy with a specialization in Bilingual Spanish Literacy
Rank of Appointment: Assistant Professor
• Experience with school-university partnerships and/or providing professional
development to TK-5 teachers in literacy, assessment, content-area instruction, and/or
instructing second language learners
• Record of research and/or teaching contributions in the areas of: literacy education,
language arts instruction, second language acquisition, Spanish language and literacy

Rank and salary: Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application Procedure
A complete online application must be submitted to receive consideration. To begin the application process, upload the following materials:
1. Cover letter (relating your experience to the required qualifications)
2. Curriculum vitae
3. A diversity statement that is no more than 500 words that provides an understanding of your
capabilities to address diversity in support of SFSU's diverse student and community
populations. Please discuss how you have addressed diversity in your teaching, research, and
4. Two samples of scholarly work (e.g., published articles, manuscript in progress, conference
paper, chapter from your dissertation, grant proposal)
5. A teaching philosophy statement of 500-750 words that communicates your core values and
principles for teaching.

Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date.

Submit all materials online to PageUp by December 1, 2021. Review of applications will start
on December 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

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 and questions may be sent

Please direct all questions about the position to: Jisel Iglesias, Department Coordinator at email

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against
persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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