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Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education

Effective Date

August 20, 2018 (Fall Semester)

Salary Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience


Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Special Education or related field in education.
  • Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the degree by August 1, 2018.
  • Special Education teaching license.
  • Evidence of a sustained and effective record of teaching in public, urban K-12 schools.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of current best practices in Special Education.
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence at the college level appropriate to the teaching assignment.
  • A strong record or potential to develop a strong record of scholarly productivity in Special Education.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.


Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Particular expertise and licensure for teaching students with moderate/severe disabilities.
  • Experience with and knowledge of support services relevant to children with autism spectrum disorders.
  • Experience with inclusive education practices in K-12 classrooms. Demonstrated commitment to teacher preparation in collaborative, diverse settings.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching a range of courses in Special Education, including, but not limited to: Emerging Issues in Special Education, Urban Education, Collaboration, Advocacy in Special Education, Induction in Special Education, Research in Special Education, Assessment.
  • Demonstrated skills to mentor Special Education teachers, including new teachers addressing induction standards in Special Education.
  • Demonstrated experience with master’s thesis supervision and student advising.
  • Demonstrated experience with coordination of programs at the graduate level.
  • Evidence of strong engagement in and dissemination of research and scholarship (i.e., publications, presentations) in Special Education.



  • Maintain an active scholarly agenda in Special Education.
  • Engage in service activities including program coordination and student advising.
  • Chair and serve on Master’s thesis committees.        
  • Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community.


CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. 


Required Documentation

(Please submit both a single PDF file of all documentation and hard copies).                                       

  • A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)
  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
  • CV (including current email address)
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • A recent scholarly writing sample
  • Evidence of successful college teaching experience, if available (e.g., student teaching evaluation summaries)
  • Evidence of successful K-12 teaching experience (e.g., student teaching evaluations, letters of support)
  • Copy of Education Specialist teaching credential(s)
  • Finalists will be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, three current letters of recommendation and an official transcript.


Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:


Dr. Hiromi Masunaga, Chair

Attn: Londa Davis

California State University, Long Beach

Department of Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840-2201


562-985-4517 or E-Mail:


Application Deadline

Review of applications to begin October 18, 2017

Position open until filled (or recruitment canceled)




A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) 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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.



CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status.   CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.