Job Details

California State University, Bakersfield
  • Position Number: 2556115
  • Location: Bakersfield, CA
  • Position Type: Education - Special Education

Position: Assistant/Associate Professor in Special Education (K-12 with special emphasis on curriculum innovations and instructional methods)

Job#: 22/23 SSE 03

Type: Tenure Track
Academic Year: 2022/2023
Available: August 2022

Location: Department of Advanced Educational Studies
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

Contact: Dr. Yeunjoo Lee
Chair, Special Education Search Committee
(661) 654-3055

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

University Background: California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB), founded in 1970, is a regional, comprehensive university serving the southern San Joaquin Valley of California. CSUB's service area covers nearly 25,000 square miles and is home to a socially and ethnically diverse population of over 11,000 students. CSUB is the only four-year degree granting institution within a 100-mile radius. Due to this, CSUB has a vital role in the educational obtainment, economic development, and quality of life within the region. The accolades CSUB has received include Washington Monthly's #2 Best Bang for the Buck for Western Colleges (2018), Washington Monthly's #6 Best Affordable Elite Colleges and #17 out of 200 for Graduate Schools, and "A Top Public School" by US News and World Report (2019).

CSUB serves 9,800 undergraduate students and 1,400 graduate, credential, and post-baccalaureate students. 63.5% of CSUB's students are Hispanic/Latinx, 4.9% are African American, 0.2% are Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 0.5% are American Indian/Alaskan Native, 7.1% are Asian, and 2.3% are multiracial. CSUB is a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

Commitment to Diversity: The Department of Advanced Educational Studies within the School of Social Sciences and Education at CSUB is committed to academic and inclusive excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

Position Description: The successful candidate will be able to teach content area courses (e.g., Collaboration and Transition, Assessment, Positive Behavioral Support, Curriculum and Instruction, Research methods, etc.), and conduct clinical practice supervision for special education teacher candidates. Other related duties include committee work, a program of scholarship, and service to the profession and the community. The candidate should be willing to teach at times and locations necessary to meet student needs and adopt innovative teaching methods and delivery as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Doctorate in Special Education or related field, from an accredited institution.
  • ABD will be accepted if all requirements are met by date of hire (August 2022)
  • Minimum of three (3) years of public school and/or clinical experience serving students in cross-cultural special education settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach master's level Special Education courses
  • Evidence of, or promise for, supervision of master's students
  • Evidence of, or promise for, scholarship (e.g., conference presentations, scholarly publications, grant writing).
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching undergraduates and/or post-baccalaureate students from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds, including first-generation students.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with candidates, staff, faculty, and partners
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills (problem solving, conflict resolution, collaboration)
  • Experience supervising research of MA level candidates
  • Experience with instructional technology
  • Established record of success in serving linguistically and ethnically diverse populations
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity.
  • Experience with alternative special education delivery systems that integrate special and general education services.
  • Evidence of successful college level teaching experience in face-to-face, synchronous/asynchronous, and hybrid learning environments.
  • Experience of successful clinical practice supervision of special education teacher candidates.

    Compensation: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. CSUB offers competitive salaries and a generous benefits package (e.g., excellent health, dental, vision, and retirement benefits).

    Workload: The normal workload includes teaching assignments, service, advising, and campus committee assignments. It may also involve program coordination.

    Application: Applications received by December 1, 2021 will be given full consideration; position open until filled. For full consideration, the following must be received by the above date:
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Letter of application addressing the position qualifications, and stating your beliefs about special education
  • Please include a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion in your cover letter. The statement should include information on how the applicant currently or will potentially promote diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching, research and service at CSUB.
  • Official transcripts of undergraduate/graduate courses
  • 3 letters of recommendation

    Materials should be submitted to:

    Dr. Yeunjoo Lee
    electronically to
    Chair, Special Education Search Committee
    Department of Advanced Educational Studies

    Background Check: 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.

    Mandated Reported: 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: CSUB's annual crime report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus centers, such as our Antelope Valley Satellite Campus and on property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from CSUB. The report also includes policies concerning security on campus, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, reporting crimes, sexual assault, and other subjects. Additionally, a daily log of offenses is maintained and can be reviewed at the front desk of the Department of Public Safety. You can obtain a copy of the annual report by contacting the Department of Public Safety/University Police at (661) 654-2111 or by logging on to their website at:

    EEO Statement: CSUB is committed to Equal Employment. Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or covered veterans' status.

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