Assistant Professor, Liberal Studies Elementary Education

Assistant Professor, Liberal Studies Elementary Education

Job category: Education

Job Type: Full Time

Arcata, California

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Assistant Professor, Liberal Studies Elementary Education

Humboldt State University

Faculty Tenure-Track Position Starting August 2019

Liberal Studies Elementary Education (LSEE) Integrated Teacher Preparation (ITP) Program

JOB #1920-17

Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty, staff, and administrators of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state


Humboldt State University’s School of Education invites applications for one full time tenure track position with expertise in undergraduate teaching and teacher preparation in elementary education.


We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor rank; however rank and salary are dependent on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at:

Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package. Information about benefits plans can be found at:

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: An earned doctorate in education or a related field with an emphasis in the disciplines aligned with teacher preparation in elementary education is preferred at the time of appointment. Applicants progressing towards degree completion by appointment date will be considered. A minimum of three years or equivalent of full-time K-8 school teaching experience in schools and communities that serve students from diverse linguistic, ethnic, or socioeconomic backgrounds is required.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:

• Potential for effective teaching using a variety of methodologies;

• Ability and/or interest in teaching a broad range of courses (e.g., undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and


• Knowledge of/experience in teacher preparation programs;

• Ability to work effectively with diverse students, parents, colleagues, staff, and others in the community; &

• Commitment and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals

from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

• Preference will be given to those with expertise in special education, literacy, bilingual education, science or social science;

• demonstrated success in teaching undergraduate and post-graduate students and student teaching supervision experience at the university level;

• experience with online teaching; and

• record of, or potential for, research and scholarship.

At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. For information on the University policy on support for non-immigrant probationary faculty visa acquisition, please visit: programs/immigration/faculty

Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.


Duties may include teaching courses in the Liberal Studies Elementary Education and Elementary Education Credential programs; teaching other undergraduate or graduate courses within the candidate’s areas of expertise; providing clinical supervision of credential candidates; chairing the thesis/project committees of graduate students who are pursuing a M.A. in Education; taking a leadership role in programs within the School of Education; and participating in relevant scholarly, creative, and professional service activities.

The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching; research, scholarship and creative activity; and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions including assessment of learning. Probationary faculty are typically provided ongoing mentorship to be a successful member of the faculty. During the first two years of the probationary period, teaching responsibilities will be reduced by approximately one course each semester. The reduced teaching load supports the establishment of research, scholarship and/or creative activities required for retention, tenure and promotion.


From its beginning as a Normal School in 1913 to HSU’s credential programs today, the University has been continuously involved in the preparation of education professionals. The School of Education consists of the LSEE ITP program, four credential programs (Administrative Services, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education), and a M.A. in Education. The LSEE ITP program offers an undergraduate degree which includes a teaching credential with an emphasis on applied learning. Humboldt State University has excellent working relationships with regional schools and has prepared many of the local teachers, administrators, and school psychologists. The School of Education is proud of its long tradition of preparing educators for successful careers serving the needs of California’s diverse students and strives toward continual renewal and betterment of the work it does on behalf of its students and the children and adolescents they will serve.

For more information about the School of Education, please visit:


Qualified candidates should submit the following materials through Interfolio:

• Letter of application (including discussion of position requirements outlined above and your specific teaching interests);

• Curriculum vita;

• Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review);

• Copies of recent student evaluations (if available); and

• Names and contact information for three professional references.

Additional application materials may be requested at a later time.

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Please direct any questions pertaining to this position, the School of Education, or Humboldt State University to:

Dr. Eric Van Duzer, Search Committee Chair School of Education

Humboldt State University

One Harpst Street

Arcata, California 95521-8299 Phone (707) 826-3726



This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 1st, 2018. Early applications are encouraged.

HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

Human Resources

Siemens Hall – Room 211

Arcata, CA 95521-8299

(707) 826-3626

Fax: (707) 826-3625


It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education – or activities only part of which are qualifying- -will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus.

Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. The successful candidate for a position at HSU is required to be fingerprinted through the Humboldt State University Police Department or their local law enforcement agency. The results of the fingerprint process must be received by the university prior to the candidate’s appointment. The cost of the fingerprinting is borne by the university.

Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at

Humboldt State University is a Title IX/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, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

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.

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