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Assistant Professor, Teacher Education (Science Education)

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Education/Library Science

Assistant Professor

Science Education

College of Education

Position Description

The Department 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 2023.

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.

Division of Teacher Education

College of Education

For more information: College of Education

The Position

The faculty of the College of Education at California State University Dominguez Hills invites applications from individuals 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 successful teaching and research in the areas of Science Education with a critical pedagogy, intersectional, and justice perspective. The candidate will have experience as a successful TK-12 school teacher in urban school environments with linguistically, culturally, racially, and economically diverse students, as well as an understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards and California Common Core State Standards as they relate to science education.


  • Teaching a variety of post-baccalaureate /graduate courses in the Teacher Education Division in the College of Education (face-to-face, hybrid and online) in science education, including providing fieldwork supervision for science candidates
  • Pursuing a research agenda related to science education
  • Supporting curriculum development and programmatic efforts of the Masters of Education program and any or all of our current MA in Education options: a) Curriculum & Instruction; b) Dual Language Learning
  • Assuming college and university committee responsibilities
  • Participating in and expanding partnerships with area schools to foster excellent field experiences and job prospects for our candidates
  • Demonstrating and employing digital tools (e.g., Blackboard, Canvas) that enhance learning in all courses. 


Required Qualifications

  • Applicants must have experience in teaching and working with colleagues from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
  • An earned doctorate in science education or a closely related field
  • Experience or potential to develop and maintain a research agenda in science education teaching or learning from an equity and justice oriented perspective
  • Ability and willingness to teach courses in science education at the post-baccalaureate and graduate levels from an equity and justice oriented perspective
  • Demonstrated experience teaching science at the elementary and/or secondary level in urban school environments with linguistically, culturally, racially, and economically diverse students

Preferred Qualifications

  • Multiple subject or single subject TK-12 teaching credential
  • Experience preparing science teachers in dual language/bilingual settings
  • Evidence of working with pre-service or in-service teachers and supporting their efforts to teach for equity and social justice
  • Experience working in partnership with local schools, education agencies, school districts, or higher education institutions
  • Theoretical and methodological background that complements and/or extends the knowledge base of the Teacher Education Division (including: critical pedagogy, critical race studies, ethnic studies, trauma/healing informed pedagogies, etc.)
  • Active participation in national or international professional organizations in education

Teacher Education Division Statement

The vision of the College 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 Teacher Education 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.

Employment Requirement

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 requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption if eligible.  Any candidate advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The system-wide policy can be found at: CSU COVID-19 Vaccinations Policy.

Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy may be sent to .

Additional Information

The Assistant Professor (Academic Year) classification salary range is $5,405 to $11,994 per month (12 monthly payments per academic year); salary for 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:

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.

How to Apply- To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in November, 2022. For full consideration, please submit your completed application with the required materials no later than November 18, 2022.

  • 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. Nallely Arteaga

Search Committee Chair

CSU, Dominguez Hills

1000 East Victoria Street, (College of Education)

Carson, CA  90747

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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