Overview

POSITION: Assistant Professor of Science Methods (Multiple Subjects Credential)

One Tenure-track appointment to begin in Fall 2019. Description of duties: Teach multiple subjects credential program courses in science methods. Facilitate teacher candidates’ development in teaching science to K-8 students. Balance instructional goals with disciplinary core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and scientific and engineering practices as indicated in the Next Generation Science Standards. Explanations, demonstrations, and class activities serve to illustrate science concepts and principles, scientific investigation, and experimentation. Model and explain how to emphasize the nature of science, the integration of engineering design, and the connections between science, society, technology, and the environment. Develop beginning teachers’ skills to integrate mathematical concepts and practices into science pedagogy. Facilitate and model disciplinary discourse practices that foster evidence-based explanations and argumentations in the content area. Use and evaluate strengths and limitations of classroom technology. Supervise student teachers’ field experiences throughout the service region. Teach at the main campus, Stockton Center and other locations as needed. Participation in Multiple Subject Credential Program development, research, creative activity, with service to university and the K-12 community is required for retention, promotion and tenure.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Earned doctorate in education or closely related field. ABD considered with completion by time of appointment.
  2. Demonstrated expertise in the teaching of NGSS.
  3. Minimum of three full years of teaching experiences in a K-8 classroom.
  4. Strong evidence of teaching effectiveness (Note: Applicant must include evaluations of prior teaching experience.)
  5. Strong general training with skills and experience in assessment, curriculum, and instruction of students.
  6. Potential for or record of scholarly/creative activity appropriate to rank.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

A potential candidate’s consideration will be enhanced by providing evidence of experience in university teaching and field supervision; experience teaching English Language Learners, and knowledge of ELD standards; knowledge of the regulations of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and local, state and national trends. Strong knowledge of K-8 NGSS and instructional technology.

HOW TO APPLY & DEADLINE:

A complete application must include: (1) a detailed application letter, specifically addressing the position description and qualifications; (2) copies of teaching evaluations, evaluations of courses taught and/or evaluations of workshops presented; (3) unofficial photocopies of graduate transcripts, (official transcripts will be required at the time of hire); (4) a curriculum vita/resume, including the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. The position will remain open until filled. Send applications, and all other correspondence concerning this position to:

Dr. Noelle Won, Department of Teacher Education Chair

Department of Teacher Education

College of Education, Kinesiology, and Social Work

California State University, Stanislaus

One University Circle

Turlock, CA 95382

nwon@csustan.edu

(209) 667-3600

This appointment begins August 2019. Screening of applications will begin on November 20, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

COMPENSATION:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. You can learn more about federal equal employment opportunity protections by accessing the Department of Labor’s notices: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf and http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/Supplement_English.pdf. Individuals with disabling conditions who require accommodation during the recruitment process may contact the ADA Coordinator at (209) 667-3159. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

MANDATED REPORTER PER CANRA

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.

CLERY ACT DISCLOSURE

The annual Campus Security and Fire Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Stanislaus State; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault and, campus fire statistics. You can obtain a copy of this report on the web at: https://www.csustan.edu/upd/crime-statistics. To request a printed copy call: (209) 667-3572; Fax: (209) 667-3104; or email: Public_Safety@csustan.edu. Information regarding Campus Security Reports at other locations can be found on the web at: http://ope.ed.gov/security/.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CLEARANCE NOTICE

The university requires a criminal background check to be completed for all of its new employees, current employees seeking promotional or transfer opportunities, and current employees assigned new duties. Necessary background investigations will be conducted, as required, depending upon the job requirements of position. These could include, but are not limited to, employment verification, education verification, reference checks, and criminal records checks via processing of fingerprints through the Department of Justice and FBI, as well as, license verification upon employment. Additionally, all applicants or employees whose responsibilities include regular or direct contact with minor children are subject to the child abuse background check. Failure to consent to any background check will disqualify an applicant from further consideration. Additionally, an applicant who fails to provide the necessary information or who provides false or misleading information may also be disqualified from further consideration. Later discovery of false or misleading information related to the background check may result in the offer of employment being withdrawn or subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination. Full disclosure of all misdemeanors and felonies should be made in connection with this application.

About California State University, Stanislaus

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Teacher Education offers professional bilingual and non-bilingual teacher credentialing programs in Multiple Subject, (elementary education, Single Subject (secondary education) and also Education Specialist, Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe credential. Credential Programs developed strong partnerships with neighboring schools where students complete fieldwork and take many credential courses. All programs are accredited through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC).

CAMPUS & AREA: California State University Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a sixcounty region of approximately 1.5 million people. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and approximately 400 full-time faculty. Over eighty percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 41 undergraduate majors, 24 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, and a doctorate in education serving 8,900 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences, and performing arts. CSU Stanislaus continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 373 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks CSU Stanislaus as one of "The Top Public Universities-Master's" institutions in the West in its America's Best Colleges ratings. CSU Stanislaus also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.