Assistant Professor, Liberal Studies

  • California State University Dominguez Hills, Liberal Studies Department
  • 1000 East Victoria Street, Carson, CA, USA
  • Nov 20, 2020
Full time   Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education) English, ESL, Writing, Linguistics Mathematics & Statistics Sciences and Technology: other

Job Description


The Position

The faculty of the College of Education at California State University Dominguez Hills invites applications from individuals for a Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor position in the Liberal Studies Department of the College of Education. The ideal candidate will be passionate about preparing the next generation of justice educators, particularly to develop the knowledge and skills of culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse undergraduates. Our program offers a range of courses that provide an introduction to the teaching profession, exploration of theoretical foundations of education, and research-based instructional practices in all subject areas. Candidates with well-rounded experience along with an Elementary STEM expertise will be given priority.


  • Teaching undergraduate courses in the Liberal Studies Department that include, but are not limited to STEM-related fields from a social/racial justice perspective across the major;
  • Engaging in appropriate scholarly research, academic conferences, and publications in refereed journals;
  • Advising and supporting students in the Liberal Studies Department;
  • Engaging in service to the department, college, and university;
  • Participating in and expanding partnerships with community colleges, PK-12 schools, and departments across campus.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in education or closely related field of study from an accredited institution of higher education by date of appointment with a strong background in elementary education and STEM.
  • Three or more years of successful elementary classroom teaching in school environments with linguistically, culturally, and economically diverse students. 
  • Research agenda or demonstrated scholarly work in the candidate’s area of specialization indicating expertise on relevant theory, research, and practice.
  • Commitment to justice, diversity, inclusion, and student academic and social excellence.
  • Demonstrated ability to use a variety of culturally responsive instructional strategies and methodologies.
  • Willingness and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Experience teaching with technology and modeling the use of technology in classrooms.
  • Experience in teaching and working with colleagues from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Content, teaching, and research expertise in STEM education with ability to prepare elementary teachers in the areas of: Engineering and the Arts, Earth Sciences, and Early Mathematics.
  • Knowledge of the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.
  • Quantitative research methods expertise with a social justice perspective.
  • Successful experience in teaching and supporting first-generation college students by building rapport and promoting self-efficacy.
  • Exhibit sensitivity with knowledge of ethnic, linguistic, gender, economic, and cultural diversities (amongst others).
  • Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of theories and methods about teaching for equity and justice and ability to integrate these concepts into content-specific courses (i.e. critical consciousness, critical pedagogies, culturally responsive teaching, culturally and linguistically sustaining pedagogies, brain-based learning, sustainability, humanizing practices, trauma-informed teaching, etc.).
  • Spanish/English bilingual.
  • Depth of knowledge in qualitative, quantitative, and/or mixed methodologies.
  • Evidence of successful expertise or experience in elementary classroom teaching with inclusive practices for differently abled students.

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.

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.

Application Details

How to Apply- To apply for this position, please click the at the top of this page.

The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in January 2021. For full consideration, please submit your completed application with the required materials no later than January 15, 2021.

  • Cover letter describing applicants professional goals
  • Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
  • Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion specifically outlining working with undergraduates who are culturally, linguistically, economically diverse
  • A Statement on Teaching
  • Teaching Evaluations (if available)
  • A Statement on Research
  • Sample Publications or Evidence of Creative/Scholarly Activity
  • List of three (3) references with contact information*
  • Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist)

*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 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. Angela Macias (

Liberal Studies Search Committee Chair


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Application Deadline

January 15, 2021