Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership (PK-12)

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

Effective Date: August 17, 2021

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Application Deadline: Review of applications is set to begin on or about November 1, 2020. Position open until filled (or recruitment canceled).         


College of Education

Department of Educational Leadership

Required Qualifications:             

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Educational Administration, or a related field (e.g., Public Policy, Curriculum and Instruction, etc.). Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2021.
  • Ability to teach in at least one of the following content areas: transformational leadership, instructional leadership, curriculum development, fiscal and human resources, organizational leadership in urban schools, supervision and evaluation, and education law.
  • Demonstrated potential for, or record of, teaching at the college level appropriate to the teaching assignment.
  • Potential to develop a strong record of scholarly productivity in educational administration and leadership.
  • Practical experience as an educator in PK-12 schools and/or districts.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.       

Preferred Qualifications:                            

  • Credentialed experience teaching in urban, public PK-12 schools.
  • Experience in PK-12 educational leadership at the Assistant Principalship level or higher.
  • Experience teaching courses at the PK-12 or postsecondary levels and/or guiding student research that interrogate systemic inequities.
  • Evidence of ability to integrate technology into learning activities.
  • Demonstrated experience in dissertation and/or thesis advising that may include, but is not limited to, the dissertation/thesis chair role.
  • Evidence of working collaboratively and collegially, and communicating effectively, with an ethnically and culturally diverse educational community.
  • Involvement in educational professional associations.
  • Experience with leading academic programs that emphasize preparing leaders for urban settings and effective education of underserved communities.
  • Possession of a Clear California Administrative Credential.
  • Familiarity with the California Administrative Credential and the California Administrative Performance Assessment (CalAPA).


  • Teach a wide range of courses in educational administration and educational leadership. Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof.
  • Maintain an active scholarly agenda in educational administration and educational leadership.
  • Attend and actively participate in faculty meetings at the program, department, and college level.
  • Collaborate with students, faculty and staff in meeting department, college and university mission and goals, including involvement in shared professional development activities.
  • Actively engage in service activities including program coordination, student advising at the master’s and doctoral level, and faculty governance.
  • Chair and serve on master’s project, thesis and doctoral dissertation committees.
  • Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community levels.  

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. 

The Department of Educational Leadership is composed of the Educational Leadership Doctorate Program, the Master’s of Education in Educational Administration, the Master’s of Science in Counseling with a specialization in Student Development in Higher Education, the Preliminary California Administrative Services Credential, the Community College Certificate and is affiliated with the Center for Educational Effectiveness and Evaluation. The faculty and staff support dynamic, transformative, socially responsible leaders who engage others, value diversity, operate with academic integrity and believe in people and their educational futures. The department prides itself on its highly collaborative, student-centered academic community.

The College of Education at CSULB is amongst the premier educator preparation institutions in the state, preparing teachers, counselors, administrators and community leaders to promote equity and excellence in diverse urban settings through effective pedagogy, evidence-based practices, collaboration, leadership, innovation, scholarship, and advocacy. The College of Education fosters an environment of rigorous learning, critical dialogue and reflection, striving for inclusivity that embraces our mission of equity and excellence in our own scholarly work, practices and policies. We seek colleagues who are committed to our mission and are skilled at teaching and working in environments that reflect CSULB’s designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution and an Asian American, Native American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution.

The College serves approximately 3,000 students, many of whom are the first in their families to pursue college degrees and reflect the racially and ethnically diverse population of CSULB and our local communities. Our academic programs range from undergraduate, to master’s and doctoral degrees, and education credentials that prepare candidates for careers in diverse, urban educational settings. With a low student to faculty ratio of 1:21, and strong, individualized advising from faculty and staff, students receive the support and attention needed to successfully complete their degrees in a timely fashion.

As expert researchers and scholars, College of Education faculty provide rigorous courses designed to challenge and engage students, connecting theory and research with practice.  Our faculty provide experiences for College of Education students to explore the impact of their social identities and experiences in society that impact the students and clients they will serve, thereby fully preparing them for their chosen careers.

Clinical practice is central to programs in the College of Education. With over 100 area clinical practice partnerships, students within the College of Education gain invaluable hands-on experience with faculty mentors and skilled practitioners who help provide real world experience in diverse, urban settings, augmenting classroom instruction.

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:

Questions about the application and search process contact

Charline Carabes, Department Coordinator

Questions about the position contact:

Dr. Don Haviland, Department Chair


A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) 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.

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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status.   CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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