|Job type||Full Time|
San Francisco State University's Department of Secondary Education offers an exciting
opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Critical Literacy beginning August
2022. We seek a colleague whose teaching and research interests address a range of topics in the
area of critical literacy with desired focus in digital literacy and particular attention to the
development of culturally and linguistically diverse learners. We are especially interested in
qualified candidates with a demonstrated commitment -- through their research, teaching, and
service -- to the diversity and excellence of our academic community/department/program.
The Graduate College of Education's Statement of Purpose is as follows: The GCOE develops
transformative and visionary educators, clinicians, and leaders for social justice, to effect change
for good across the Bay Area and beyond, and to create an engaged, and productive democracy.
Together we do the work necessary to understand and welcome all; prepare equity-focused,
caring, and highly skilled professionals; to identify and dismantle racist, ableist, and oppressive
systems; and to build an equitable and accessible present and future.
The Department of Secondary Education at San Francisco State University offers single subject
credential programs across eight content areas. The Department also offers MA programs in
Secondary Education and Math Education (joint with Elementary Education). Faculty in the
Secondary Education Department work closely with our local school districts providing equity and-
standards-based professional development.
The mission of San Francisco State University is to create and maintain an environment for
learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity,
and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in
instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education
for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world. To fulfill its mission, the
University is committed to the following goals:
• Attracting, retaining and graduating a highly diverse student body
• Providing disciplinary and interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional education
that is academically rigorous and intellectually challenging
• Providing curricula that reflect all dimensions of human diversity, and that
encourage critical thinking and a commitment to social justice
• Recruiting, retaining and supporting a diverse faculty whose teaching
demonstrates an active engagement with their individual fields of study and
whose creative and scholarly work is an extension of the classroom, laboratory or
• Employing a staff and administration reflecting the diversity of our student
community and the values of the campus;
• Fostering a collegial and cooperative intellectual environment that includes
recognition and appreciation of differing viewpoints and promotes academic
freedom within the University community; and
• Serving the communities with which its students and faculty are engaged.
Responsibilities: The position requires graduate and possibly undergraduate teaching for social
justice, equity, and critical literacy across subject areas in secondary schools, mentoring and
advising credential and graduate students, developing an active ongoing research agenda or
program of creative work in one's area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service
• An earned Doctorate in Education or related field from an accredited program
with an emphasis in critical literacy. Terminal degree must be completed by the
first day of employment.
• Minimum of 2 years of K-12 teaching experience with diverse student bodies or
in multicultural settings.
• Record of working and communicating effectively with colleagues and students.
• Record of teaching contributions in the area of critical literacy with desired focus
in digital literacy and particular attention to the development of culturally and
linguistically diverse learners.
• Active record of scholarship related to critical literacy with desired focus in
digital literacy and particular attention to the development of culturally and
linguistically diverse learners.
• Evidence of external support or the potential for external funding of these
• Demonstrated ability to incorporate inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in
teaching, and/or scholarship/creative works.
• Experience teaching and working closely with students from historically underrepresented
• Record of contributing to supportive and collaborative work environments.
Rank and salary: Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and
experience. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and
A complete online application must be submitted to receive consideration. To apply, please upload the following materials:
1. Cover letter (relating your experience to the required qualifications)
2. Curriculum vitae
3. A statement of your teaching philosophy. Your statement should be approximately 500 words
and make clear ways in which your teaching contributes to the GCOE mission of supporting
diverse student populations and greater equity and justice in schools and classrooms.
4. A statement of your research program. Your statement should be approximately 500 words
and make clear ways in which your research relates to the GCOE mission of supporting diverse
student populations and greater equity and justice in schools and classrooms.
5. One academic writing sample. This could be, among other things, a published chapter or
article; proceedings from a conference presentation; or an unpublished manuscript, such as a
dissertation chapter; etc.
6. Three professional references with phone numbers and email addresses.
Please direct all questions about the position to: Dr. Brad Fogo, Search Committee Chair at
Application review begins December 13, 2021 and continues until filled.
San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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. We strongly encourage the application of individuals from historically underrepresented
groups. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities
who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager. Additional information
on the requirements for new hires may be found at the Human Resources web page
( https://hr.sfsu.edu/about-hr ).
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized
against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates
advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this
requirement. The systemwide policy can be found
at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled
|Employer||Cal State University (CSU) San Francisco|