Assistant or Associate Professor in Community College Leadership (515456)

  • Cal State University (CSU) Fullerton
  • Fullerton, California
  • Jun 14, 2022
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Job Description


Department of Educational Leadership
College of Education
Assistant or Associate Professor in Community College Leadership
Fall 2023

The Department of Educational Leadership at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in the Doctoral Program in Community College Leadership (Ed.D.) with appointment to begin Fall 2023.

California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) is a minority-serving institution and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. CSUF is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals advancing the University's strategic diversity goals and those from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Department is seeking an outstanding faculty colleague to join departmental efforts in preparing reflective scholar practitioners committed to just, equitable, and inclusive education. CSUF Educational Leadership faculty are committed teachers and scholars who bring research and creative discovery to problems of practice in higher education settings. They teach broadly in the curricula of the department, advise students, and serve on departmental and university-wide committees. The department uses a distributed leadership model, with the expectation that all faculty share some of the leadership responsibilities. The highly collaborative teams meet weekly in program meetings and monthly in department meetings. The primary responsibilities of the person in this position will include developing and teaching introductory and core courses in the Community College Leadership Ed.D. program, chairing doctoral dissertations, and serving as members of doctoral dissertation committees. Opportunity to teach, lead, and serve in the Master of Science in Higher Education is available also. Specific courses that this person may teach include: Community College Systems, Structures, and Cultures; Qualitative and Mixed Methods, Epistemology, History, and Structure of Contemporary Education; Organizational Theory; Ethical and Legal Dimensions of Instructional Leadership; Forecasting and Planning; Leadership for Change.

Faculty in the Educational Leadership Department are engaged in multiple events and programs on nights and weekends, including orientation programs, retreats, community events, and other programs. Faculty are expected to be available beyond the traditional workday, as nearly all classes begin at or after 4 p.m.

The successful applicant will be responsible for producing scholarship commensurate with the requirements for tenure. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department, advise students, serve on committees, and participate in the broader university and disciplinary communities.

Required Qualifications (If an applicant does not have all required qualifications, they may not move forward in the search.)
  • doctorate in Education with an emphasis in Higher Education or a related field by the time of appointment
  • demonstrated evidence of successful professional experience in working with Black or African American students
  • evidence of research, teaching, or practice regarding issues important in communities of color
  • practitioner experience at the community college or record of research on community colleges
  • a strong record of scholarly accomplishments appropriate to the level of appointment

Preferred Qualifications
  • leadership experience at the community college level
  • experience with dissertation in practice methodology
  • experience chairing doctoral dissertations
  • training and/or experience in integration of technology into instruction, including online instruction

A complete on-line application must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To apply, please visit, choose full-time faculty, search for position #515456, and provide the following required materials:
  • cover letter in which you respond to the required qualifications
  • curriculum vitae
  • research statement (500 words maximum)
  • teaching statement (500 words maximum)
  • candidate statement on commitment to diversity
    • 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
    • All College of Education students leave with a perspective that recognizes, honors, and respects the knowledge and strengths all learners bring from their communities and identities. This perspective is known as Just Equitable and Inclusive Education (JEIE) and is evident in all our programs. College of Education students use this perspective to make community-based assets an integral component of curricular and pedagogical development to enhance academic success. In this way, our students learn to value and draw upon students' backgrounds not only to support them in developing skills leading to success in the broader society, but also as a mechanism to transform our schools and communities. We believe that all faculty and staff who work for the College must share these same commitments. Click here to learn more about Just, Equitable and Inclusive Education (JEIE).
    • The diversity statement should focus on your commitment to a Just, Equitable and Inclusive Education. The diversity statement will be assessed based on knowledge, experience, application, and expertise as it relates to JEIE. The strongest statement will have an emphasis on the intersectionality between JEIE and a social identity or marker (social class, race, gender, sexual orientation, language, etc.)
    • This statement can take several different forms and should address at least one of the following:
      • Your contributions to advancing principles focused on JEIE
      • How you incorporate principles of JEIE into your instructional practices, your research and/or service activities
      • How you have personally experienced JEIE
      • Your experiences and/or qualifications that enhance your ability to work with diverse students, faculty, parents, and community stakeholders
  • Finalists will be required to have three letters of recommendation submitted. Please have these ready for the referents to submit. 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. At the appropriate time in the search process, they will 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 your applicant portal.

Please direct all questions about the position to: Dr. Dawn Person at or call 657-278-7643.

Application Deadline
To be assured full consideration, all application materials must be received by October, 1 2022. The anticipated appointment date is August 2023.

The College
The College of Education is committed to just, equitable, and inclusive education, with goals to:
  • Reach the intersecting social identities of all learners through the critical examination of implicit and explicit biases and privileges in order to provide fair, respectful, non-discriminatory, equitable, inclusive, and humanizing learning environments.
  • Teach through an anti-racist lens using culturally and linguistically relevant strategies, including educational technologies and community engagement, to provide equitable opportunities and supports necessary for all learners to attain high-quality outcomes
  • Impact schools and communities through a commitment to dismantling systems of oppression by supporting students, teachers, and leaders as citizens in a highly diverse, global, interconnected, and digital world

In Spring 2021, the College of Education faculty from racially and ethnically minoritized groups comprised 38% of faculty (all ranks, including lecturers). In the Department of Educational Leadership, students from racially and ethnically minoritized groups made up 56% of Community College Leadership Ed.D. students. As part of our work to create a just, equitable and inclusive educational system, the College of Education at CSUF plans to hire four tenure-track faculty members with a demonstrated record of success in research, teaching and/or service with Black populations and anti-racist teaching.

The Department
The Department of Educational Leadership contains master's and doctoral programs in higher education and P12 leadership, enrolling nearly 300 students in Fall 2022. The highly collaborative teams meet weekly in program meetings and monthly in department meetings. The Department includes the Center for Research on Educational Access and Leadership (CREAL), a center that produces educational assessments, research papers, and conference presentations on issues of access and equity in education. Faculty in the Department of Educational Leadership have the opportunity to work closely with CREAL, its students, and faculty. The EdD in Community College Leadership is designed to foster the competence in the following areas: research of practice; change agency; systems thinking; understanding power, politics, and policy; critical communication and self-reflection; community partnerships; and just, equitable, and inclusive education.

Additional Information

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

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications, and 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, please visit

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.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be formally 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.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

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In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and requires hiring employees to perform CSU-related work within the State of California.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


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