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Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: East Bay
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Education/Library Science
Position Description





THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, East Bay (CSUEB), one of the 23 California State Universities, is a comprehensive university serving the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley. We are proud of our mission to support a richly diverse student body through academically rich and culturally relevant learning experiences. We are designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) as well as an Asian American & Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and we have the second highest percentage of Black students in the CSU system. Our student population reflects a variety of abilities and identities. Many are the first in their family to attend college. Our students come from a number of regional community colleges and high schools. The successful candidate will bring with them expertise or an openness to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all of our students.

We are known for our award-winning programs, expert instruction, its diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study. With an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and 900 faculty, the University offers bachelor’s degrees in 49 fields, minors in 52 fields, master’s degrees in 34 fields, 16 credentials programs, 18 certificate options, and 1 doctoral degree program. Cal State East Bay has three locations: the main 342 acre campus in the Hayward hills, the Concord Center, and the downtown Oakland Center.

For more information on CSUEB, please visit: or

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Educational Leadership at CSUEB works to prepare and influence bold, socially responsible leaders who will transform the world of schooling. As such, our central role is to ignite the leadership capacity needed to create vital, democratic and caring places for powerful teaching and learning. To build this leadership capacity, we offer credentialing programs for a preliminary administrative credential (Tier I) and a clear administrative credential (Tier II). We also offer graduate level degree programs: a Masters of Educational Leadership, Masters of Educational Leadership online, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: The faculty member in this position will teach and develop courses in the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership for Social Justice and Preliminary Administrative Services Credential programs. Candidates should have a solid grounding in applying critical pedagogies, such as culturally sustaining, humanizing, abolitionist, decolonial, or critical race pedagogies into their teaching praxis. Teaching experience for a successful candidate includes assessment design, lesson design, and course design. We seek candidates whose pedagogy and scholarship reflects extensive expertise/experience collaboratively leading PK-16 institutional transformation and working with diverse student populations, historically minoritized and/or marginalized communities, and educational institutions serving those students/communities. 

Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward campus, Concord Center, and Online. The policy and expectation of the California State University is that tenure-track faculty members will perform their duties within the state of California. In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities.

RANK AND SALARY: This position is at the Assistant Professor level.  Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience.  Subject to budgetary authorization.  The salary range for this position is $79,000 - $83,000/year. The anticipated hiring range is generally at or near the minimum of the appropriate range, commensurate with education and experience.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Fall Semester, 2024


1. An earned doctorate in education, educational leadership, or a related field from an accredited university; applicants who are ABD will be considered; a successful ABD candidate must complete all requirements for the doctorate by the effective date of the appointment.

2. Extensive experience working with diverse student populations, historically minoritized and/or marginalized communities, and educational institutions serving those students/communities.

3. Current knowledge of and experience collaboratively leading PK-16 institutional transformation.

4. Experience applying critical pedagogies, such as culturally sustaining, humanizing, abolitionist, decolonial, or critical race pedagogies into their teaching praxis. Experience includes assessment design, lesson design, and course design.

5. Scholarly expertise in issues of social justice in education, critical sociocultural theories in education, and at least one of the following areas: the context of PK¬-16 educational leadership, instructional leadership, teacher development and support, community engagement, community organizing, Ethnic Studies, restorative justice, trauma and resiliency-informed education, youth development, school and district transformation, organizational leadership, leveraging partnerships, educational reform and policy, equitable distribution of resources.

1. Experience leveraging community, PK-16, and/or university partnerships

2. A valid administrative credential or equivalent

3. Successful instructional, programmatic, or organizational leadership and teaching experience in PK-16 schools

4. Experience supervising Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC), Administrative Services Clear Credential (ASCC), Masters, and/or doctoral candidates’ research projects, theses, and/or dissertations

5. Expertise in the use of current technology for essential aspects of PK-16 instruction/leadership and working knowledge of assistive technology and online leadership preparation, for both on-line offerings and technology integration hybrid courses.

6. A record of scholarly achievement (e.g., publication in peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations, successful grant applications, chapters in edited books, books) in areas related to education, educational transformation, and/or educational leadership.

Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity.

This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see: For more information about accommodations for employees, contact: Iris Gallardo, Human Resources, at 510-885-2335 or email:, or Peg Winkleman, Department Chair, Email:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applicants begins September 28, 2023. The position is considered open until filled.  

Please submit via PageUp (see “Apply Now”):

(1) A letter of application, which addresses the required and preferred qualifications and specifically addresses motivation to teach at CSUEB;

(2) a complete and current vita including teaching, scholarly activity, and service  

(3) materials that demonstrate your teaching record including a philosophy of teaching statement and a complete list of courses taught with brief descriptions;

(4) a one-two page diversity statement sharing how you have or will incorporate diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your teaching, scholarship, and service and how you would successfully engage our diverse student population. See Diversity and Equity Statement Instructions:   

(5) scanned copies of graduate transcripts (unofficial records are satisfactory);

(6) contact information for each of three letters of recommendation (requests will be generated by PageUp); and

(7) contact information for three telephone references.

Selected applicants will be asked to submit official transcripts at a later date.

Note: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work in accordance with provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. A background check (including a criminal records check and prior employment verification) must be completed and cleared prior to the start of employment.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.    

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