Career Opportunities

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education (Curriculum and Instruction)

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Full Time, Faculty - Education/Library Science, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Position Description


Assistant Professor

Division of Teacher Education, Curriculum & Instruction (C&I)

College of Education


Position Description

The Division of  Teacher Education at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for a Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (Academic Year) with the appointment starting in Fall 2024.

At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University’s mission, vision, and core values.

For more information: Mission, Vision, and Values.


The Position

The faculty of the College of Education (COE) at CSUDH seek a dynamic critical pedagogue, community engaged researcher, and collaborative colleague with a background in justice-centered education for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in the Teacher Education Division of the College of Education.

 The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated history of teaching and research in the areas of Curriculum & Instruction with an intersectional perspective. We are especially interested in a colleague that applies equity-focused theoretical lenses and approaches to their educational praxis. The candidate will have experience as an educator in urban educational settings (e.g. TK-12 classroom teaching, out-of-school youth serving programs, community based organizations) with linguistically, culturally, racially, ethnically, and economically diverse students, as well as an understanding of curriculum development and critical pedagogies. The candidate will have experience and/or interest in program leadership and development to potentially lead and advance the C&I MA program. The colleague will have a theoretical and methodological background that will extend the knowledge base of the Teacher Education faculty in new ways, such as critical pedagogies, critical race studies, ethnic studies, trauma/healing informed pedagogies, decolonial, queer/queer of color critique, abolitionist, Women of Color Feminisms, disability studies and/or other critical approaches to education.



  • Developing and teaching in our MA in Education - Curriculum & Instruction option.
  • Collaborating, refining, and developing new courses and programmatic efforts in the C&I.
  • Teaching a variety of post-baccalaureate /graduate courses in the Teacher Education Division in (face-to-face, hybrid and online) in C&I.
  • Pursuing a research agenda through an interdisciplinary and justice approach to education.
  • Contributing to service on department, college, and university committees.
  • Advising graduate students.



Required Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate in Education or a closely related field by date of appointment
  • Experience or potential to teach and develop courses in C&I and teacher education at the post-baccalaureate and graduate levels from an equity and justice oriented perspective
  • Experience or potential to develop and sustain a research agenda in C&I and/or an interdisciplinary approach to Education
  • Experience in teaching and working with colleagues from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, linguistic and academic backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated commitment to justice and equity in education

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching and mentoring graduate students, with a focus on minoritized students
  • Experience teaching in classrooms broadly conceived
  • Experience working with pre-service or in-service teachers and supporting their efforts to teach for equity and justice
  • Experience working in partnership with local schools, education agencies, school districts, or institutions of higher education
  • Theoretical and methodological background that complements and/or extends the knowledge base of the Teacher Education Division


Teacher Education Division Statement

The vision of the Teacher Education Division is to maintain a model of collaborative urban educational excellence. In partnership with P-14 schools, we prepare deeply knowledgeable education professionals who are passionate about helping students reach their full potential and who make urban schools the places where children, families, and teachers thrive. Accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the College is recognized for preparing teachers, administrators, counselors, and other specialists who work effectively with a variety of learners from diverse backgrounds, especially those living in poverty. Visit our website at for more information about our programs.


College of Education Mission/Vision

Grounded in equity and social justice, we are committed to teaching, learning, leadership, and actualization resulting in excellence for all and empowering activism that transforms our world.

Through systems that foster growth, we commit to equity, self-examination and social justice. We ensure inclusive and collaborative spaces that foster innovative and improved teaching and learning outcomes for minoritized groups. With humanism and an ethic of care, situated in respect for the cultural context, we advance the following: critical pedagogy, an unwavering dedication to the academic success of all, the relentless pursuit of equity, a commitment to critical thinking, thinking and rigorous research, being values driven, seeking policy shaping, committed to professional, community and student partnerships, and a belief in the limitless potential of our work, each other, and those we serve.


How to Apply

A completed on-line application must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To apply, please visit CSUDH career-opportunities.

The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in November 15,2023. For full consideration, please submit your completed application with the required materials no later than November 18, 2023.

  • Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
  • Cover letter
  • Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (2 pages maximum)*
  • List of 3 references with contact information**
  • Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist)***
  • A Statement on Teaching (2 pages maximum)
  • A Statement on Research (2 pages maximum)
  • Sample Publications or Evidence of Creative/Scholarly Activity
  • Teaching Evaluations (if available)


*Given CSUDH’s commitment to diversity and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, and administrators, describe your individual commitment and experiences in advancing diversity and inclusion and how they relate to your future teaching and research.

 **This position requires three letters of recommendation (LORs). Please do not upload your LORs with your application. Your list of references will be notified at the appropriate time during the search process. They will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the LOR. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUDH by logging back into your applicant portal.

***For finalist with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.

 A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate’s, Doctor’s of Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to or mailed directly to the office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747.


If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Dr. Edward Curammeng

Search Committee Chair

CSU, Dominguez Hills

1000 East Victoria Street, (College of Education)

Carson, CA  90747


Division of Teacher Education

College of Education

For more information


Additional Information

The Assistant Professor (Academic Year) classification salary range is $5,405 to $11,994 per month (12 monthly payments per academic year); The anticipated hiring salary is $6,800 to $6,910[CA1] . This position will be commensurate with experience and current CSUDH faculty salaries in the academic department/discipline. Faculty salaries are 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:


Background Check

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.


CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Policy

The California State University (CSU) is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities we serve, as well as maintaining higher education access and attainment for our students, as such, we embrace a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce the likelihood of transmission of the COVID-19 virus.  The CSU strongly recommends that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus. The systemwide policy can be found at CSU Vaccination Policy and any questions you have may be submitted to


Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.


Closing Statement

CSUDH is an 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, or protected veteran status.

For more information: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources’ Office (310) 243-3771.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at Campus Security Report (Clery), or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free.  Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property.  Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9.

For more information see: Smoke & Tobacco-Free


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