Reading - Tenure-Track
California State University, Fullerton - Fullerton, CA

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The Reading Department at Cal State Fullerton offers an NCATE accredited MSE with a Concentration in Reading, and is authorized by the California Council on Teacher Certification to offer the California Reading Certificate and the California Reading/Language Arts Specialist Credential. The graduate programs are offered on the main campus, the Irvine campus, and at school-based cohort sites.

In addition to the graduate programs, the Department provides undergraduate courses in developmental reading, early literacy development, and multiple sections of a general education course in critical reading. The latter course builds the core competencies and habits of mind necessary for college success and lifelong learning, and has served as a model for similar courses in community colleges across our service area.

The Department is seeking an enthusiastic, committed, and highly qualified individual to teach and fulfill all other obligations of a tenure-track faculty member in an interdisciplinary collaborative environment. For additional information about the Department programs and courses, see: .

The successful candidate will:
Teach graduate courses in reading, to include at least 2 of the following: beginning reading instruction; content area reading; reading assessment; intervention and remediation; interfaces of linguistics and reading; sociocultural contexts of language and literacy; instructional technology, cognition and learning, curriculum theory, academic literacy, college/adult reading and learning, and research methodology related to reading.

Potentially teach undergraduate courses in developmental reading, academic literacy and/or critical reading and thinking.

Use state-of-the art technology to teach and/or create face-to-face, hybrid (partially online), and 100% online courses.

Engage in a focused agenda of scholarly endeavor.

Teach face-to-face courses on the main campus, the Irvine campus, and/or at cohort sites.

Provide academic advisement and participate in department, University, and community service.


Must have a doctorate in education with a concentration in reading and/or literacy from an accredited institution

Must have a minimum of 21 units of graduate coursework in reading, including but not limited to foundational knowledge, curriculum and instruction, assessment, diversity, adult learning, creating a literate environment, and professional learning and leadership, as these relate to reading pre-K-adult.

Must have a record of demonstrated excellence in the teaching of reading, with a minimum of 3 years' successful full-time K-12 teaching experience, including the teaching of reading.

Must have demonstrated ability to work effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community, and be committed to the preparation of graduates able to meet the needs of the diverse populations of today's public schools and/or community colleges.

Must have evidence of or demonstrated strong potential for scholarly and creative activity, and a focused research agenda for advancing knowledge in the field of reading and/or literacy (K-adult).

Must have a record of engagement in professional service activities that align with the advancement of the field of reading.

Preferred Qualifications

Prefer demonstrated teaching of graduate courses in curriculum theory and research methods.

Prefer demonstrated teaching experience working inclusively with culturally and linguistically diverse student populations using innovative instructional approaches and methods.

Prefer successful experience creating and/or teaching online courses.

Prefer successful teaching of reading at the community college and/or university level.

Rank & Salary

This is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary is competitive and commensurate to rank, experience and qualifications. Periodic salary adjustments are enacted by the state legislature. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available, includes health/vision/dental plans, spouse, domestic partner, and/or dependent fee-waiver, access to campus child-care, an affordable housing program, defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax- sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to

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Appointment Date

August 2011

Application Deadline

To be assured full consideration, all application materials must be received by March 15, 2011. The search will be open until the position is filled.

Application Procedure

The required materials are:
1. Letter of application (relating your experience to the required qualifications and stated responsibilities)

2. Three current letters of professional reference

3. Curriculum vita

4. Graduate transcripts

5. One (1) recent publication or other examples of scholarly work

Send copies of all materials to:
Department of Reading

Dr. Rosario Ordonez-Jasis, Search Committee Chair

College Park, CP-570

California State University, Fullerton

P.O. Box 6868

Fullerton, CA 92834-6868

For all general inquiries, email Rosario Ordonez-Jasis:

For questions related specifically to application materials submitted, call

Shannon Wilson: 657-278-3497.

Cal State Fullerton is an Equal Opportunity/

Title IX/503/504/VEVRA/ADA Employer

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