DEPARTMENT: Teaching Credentials
POSITION TITLE: Assistant/Associate Professor Tenure-Track Position in Special Education with an Emphasis on Mild/Moderate Support Needs
Join our dynamic and passionate team of teacher educators in one of the best teacher preparation programs in California. During this time of profound societal change, we believe it is critical that educators are prepared within the framework of antiracism and prepared to teach with an understanding of the communities within which they teach. The Teaching Credentials branch in Sacramento State’s College of Education is committed to advancing the campus-wide commitment to antiracism and inclusion. We prepare future elementary, secondary, and special education teachers. As an anchor institution within the diverse Sacramento region, we prepare teachers and leaders to be agents of change, committed to social justice, equity, and inclusion in culturally and linguistically diverse schools and communities.
We seek a colleague who is committed to social justice, instructional equity, and inclusion in their interactions, teaching practices, scholarship, and community engagement. Our credential and graduate programs in special education with an emphasis on mild/moderate support needs prepare teachers and teacher leaders to be critical and innovative in pedagogical practices for neurodiverse learners. Our faculty have close professional relationships with local school districts, higher educational institutions, and community and governmental organizations/institutions throughout the Sacramento region and California. Through these collaborations, our faculty provides academic and professional support to local programs, teachers, administrators, and counselors. Our faculty also engage in collaborative scholarly projects, presentations, and professional learning-related activities. In addition to contributing positively to teaching and learning, faculty are expected to engage in scholarship and provide service to the University and the greater community. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people with a commitment to social justice and the ability to work with a diverse student population.
The College of Education is seeking applicants for the Special Education tenure-track position with an emphasis on mild/moderate support needs at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, depending on qualifications. This position also expects applicants to have substantial experience in coordinating programs and building strong partnerships with school districts and communities. This position is housed in the Teaching Credentials branch of the College of Education. The Mild/Moderate Support Needs program features a blended Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and education specialist credentials. The program offers two paths to getting a teaching credential – mild/moderate support needs education specialist and dual credentials (mild/moderate and multiple subjects).
This is a full-time tenure-track position beginning with the Fall 2023 semester. Salary and rank are dependent upon qualifications and professional experience. The classification annual salary range for this position is $64,860 - $143,928; the anticipated annual starting salary is $74,642.
- Coordinate the Mild/Moderate Support Needs program
- Collaborate with other coordinators within the special education area group
- Build strong partnerships with school districts and diverse communities
- Advise diverse students and teach afternoon and evening courses in the branch.
- Provide leadership in the course and program development and implementation (especially at the Associate level)
- Collaborate with faculty in General Education and from other branches in the College of Education
- Recruit a diverse group of teacher candidates and advise them regarding program and course requirements
- Engage in scholarly activities; develop research agenda; publish peer-reviewed articles
- Supervise Master's student research
- Provide service to the institution (including serving on programmatic, college-wide, and University-wide committees and with accreditation activities), and provide service to the community
Aside from coordinating the program, the new faculty is expected to teach courses in mild/moderate support needs program (e.g., positive behavior support, transition strategies, strategies for inclusive classrooms, and teaching English learners with disabilities). The teaching schedule will include late afternoons and evenings and may include weekends. The new faculty will be given release time per semester for program coordination.
- Earned doctorate in Education with an emphasis on mild/moderate support needs or related areas from an accredited institution.
- Leadership experience (e.g., coordinating a program), especially at the Associate level.
- Commitment to racial justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Knowledge and experience in designing effective curricula that are strongly linked to fieldwork.
- Knowledge of and experience with methodologies for collaborating using a strengths-based equity-minded approach with faculty, university field supervisors, and school district leaders.
- Experience working with diverse students and colleagues, success in creating inclusive classrooms and environments, and teaching a variety of pedagogical methods and curricular perspectives.
- Experience teaching higher education courses, mentoring a diverse student population, and working with adult learners.
- Establish a scholarly research agenda related to teacher preparation programs, teacher education, or professional learning communities.
- Demonstrated evidence of working for social justice and equity for neurodiverse students and their families.
- Experience supervising and/or mentoring educators and/or interacting with various educators in programs serving neurodiverse students
- Experience developing effective partnerships in the community (e.g., school districts, nonprofit organizations).
- Knowledge of the legal and historical aspects of California public education and services to neurodiverse students.
- Knowledge of linguistically and culturally responsive practices grounded in principles of equity.
- Knowledge of typical and atypical cognitive, social, and emotional development as well as the implications of developmental and neurological disabilities.
- Knowledge of and experience with children with extensive support needs.
- Knowledge of and experience with methods for engaging multilingual children and their families.
- Knowledge of English language development or bilingual program in K12.
Review of applications will begin December 5, 2022; the position is open until filled.
Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website located at https://careers.csus.edu/en-us/listing/ Instructions on how to apply can also be found at this link.
Applicants must include the following attachments with the application:
- One page letter of intent describing your qualifications for this position.
- A two-page diversity statement explicating how your leadership experiences and research demonstrate commitment to social justice, equity, and anti-racism in line with our Teaching Credential branch mission.
- Current curriculum vita (CV)/resume.
- Recent evidence on teaching effectiveness (if available; eg., student evaluation, peer observation).
- Unofficial transcripts of highest degree or degree required for position (official transcripts will be required when invited for interview).
- Name and contact information of three professional references.
About Sacramento State
Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, and campus safety.
As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.
To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.
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Out of State Employment
Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be available to perform work in the State of California if their assignment is in-person.
Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).