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California State University, San Bernardino
  • Position Number: 1612569
  • Location: San Bernardino, CA
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - English as Second Language

Teacher Education & Foundations TESOL - Assistant Professor Tenure Track
California State University, San Bernardino

The Department of Teacher Education and Foundations (TEF) within the College of Education at California State University, San Bernardino invites applications from a diverse group of qualified applicants for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August, 2020.

Candidates must have knowledge, skill and interest in teaching graduate courses in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at California State University's San Bernardino campus. Candidates with teaching (applied/hands-on) and research experience in the following areas are preferred: general teaching methods and classroom management; curriculum design; structure and functions of English; reading, writing, and speaking/listening methods; and intercultural education. Candidates must have demonstrated knowledge and skill sufficient for teaching both upper-division and graduate courses. Experience in online instruction and distributed learning is desirable. Proficiency in a second language is also desirable.

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students, and graduates about 5,000 students annually. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and 1 doctoral degree programs and 14 academic programs with national accreditation.

At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our mission. We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success. By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our students and community. As part of CSUSB's commitment to hire, develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty. We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply.
The College of Education (CoE) consists of three academic departments: Educational Leadership and Technology; Special Education, Rehabilitation, and Counseling; and Teacher Education and Foundations.

Typical Activities
The incumbent is expected to provide innovative and cutting-edge teaching at the master's level and evidence of strong publication record in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and/or a promising stream of research. It is also expected that the successful candidate will play an active role in maintaining and developing student engagement in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages-related areas, advising, coaching and mentoring students, and serving on department, college, and university-wide committees. We are seeking candidates who have a passion for taking leadership roles in developing new innovative programs, promoting a research environment within the department, and supporting University, CoE, and TEF strategic goals, which include student success and partnerships with the community to enhance the social, economic, and cultural conditions of the region and beyond.

Minimum Qualifications
A Ph.D. in TESOL or a closely-related field is required by time of appointment.

(1) An earned doctorate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages or a closely-related discipline;

(2) Demonstrated ability or potential for excellence in teaching, research, and service to the university and to the profession;

(3) Strong commitment to quality of student learning and program excellence;

(4) Teaching experience as Instructor of Record in graduate or undergraduate courses; and

(5) Ability to teach students across a wide diversity of cultures and ages.

(ABD may be considered, Ph.D. or Ed.D. required by August, 2020.)
Supplemental Information
Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range of disciplines.
In addition, new faculty are encouraged to develop and participate in activities that support the University's strategic plan. This plan emphasizes: a) student success; b) faculty and staff success; c) stewarding resources; d) community engagement and partnerships; and, e) enhancing the campus identity. CSUSB's Strategic Plan is available at

To apply please submit the following required documents:

1) Curriculum Vitae

2) Cover Letter that includes:

a. A statement of your teaching philosophy.

b. A statement of your research experience and goals.

c. A statement of how you might contribute to CSUSB's Strategic Plan.

3) If available, evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching portfolios, reports on teaching observations, and/or student evaluations of teaching..

4) Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).

5) Reference List - names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) referees whom we may contact to obtain letters of recommendation.

6) A Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how your background and your educational and/or professional experiences have prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 1,000 words).

Formal review of applications will begin November 2, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Information regarding CSUSB's Department of Teacher Education & Foundations can be found at

If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply at: Salary is commensurate with experience.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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.

California State University, San Bernardino 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. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:

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