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Assistant Professor, Elementary Education

Apply now Job no: 533167
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San Francisco
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Education/Library Science, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Position Description

San Francisco State University, Department of Elementary Education, Graduate College of Education, offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Elementary (TK-5) Social Studies/Social Justice Education beginning August 7, 2024. We seek a colleague whose teaching and research interests include Elementary (TK-Grade 5) Social Studies/Social Justice Education.  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 and department.

We are seeking applicants with experience in and/or demonstrated commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. This is part of a cohort hire focused on Black and Latinx/e student success.  We are looking for teacher/scholars who have an established commitment to teaching, research and/or service in and with the Black and Latinx/e community.  Candidates for this position are expected to satisfy two or more of the eight Black and Latinx/e Student Success Cohort Hire criteria:


  1. Training in and knowledge of historical and present-day structural racism, and practice that engages that knowledge (practice may include teaching, research, and/or service).
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of challenges and barriers for Black and Latinx/e students, and evidence of strategies employed to help students overcome such barriers.
  3. Evidence of employing anti-racist teaching strategies that support the learning and success of Black and Latinx students.
  4. Mentors and engages Black and Latinx/e students in research, scholarship, and creative activities.
  5. Evidence of research that contributes to equity, opportunities, and inclusion in higher education
  6. Evidence of research that integrates understanding of and/or engages Black and Latinx/e communities’ challenges and structural realities.
  7. Evidence of engaging in service to Black and Latinx/e populations within the discipline.
  8. Evidence of service and contributions to Black and Latinx/e communities.

About the Department

The Department of Elementary Education prepares skilled, transformative educators to teach and become leaders in culturally and linguistically diverse schools. We guide and support educators to develop a pedagogy of caring and cultural responsiveness, and to teach for social justice and equity for children and their families. Our Multiple Subject Credential (TK-grade 5) and Master of Arts programs provide current educational theories, innovative teaching practices, and guided field experiences in diverse schools. The person hired for this position will join a dedicated faculty group with expertise in all areas of elementary education, with a focus on social studies and social justice education.

About the Graduate College of Education

The Graduate College of Education has close to 1,000 students and serves the San Francsico peninsula and Bay Area, providing teachers in every subject and many specializations. Our Statement of Purpose is that "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.”

About San Francisco State University

SF State is a major public urban university, situated in one of the world’s greatest cities. Building on a century-long history of commitment to quality teaching and broad access to undergraduate and graduate education, the University offers comprehensive, rigorous, and integrated academic programs that require students to engage in open-minded inquiry and reflection. SF State prepares its students to become productive, ethical, active citizens with a global perspective.

Mission Statement

San Francisco State University educates and equips students to thrive in a global society. We deliver academic excellence by pursuing knowledge, inspiring creativity, supporting our diverse community and advancing social justice and positive change in the world. Visit the Strategic Planning website to learn more.


Responsibilities: The position requires undergraduate, credential, and graduate teaching in the area of Elementary (TK-5) Social Studies/Social Justice Education; mentoring and advising undergraduate, credential, and graduate students; supervising student teachers; developing an active ongoing scholarship program in one’s area of specialty; and ongoing committee and service assignments in the department, college, and university.

Required qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Education or a closely related field from an accredited program. Terminal degree must be completed by the first day of employment.
  • Record of successful teaching at the elementary school level, preferably in public schools.
  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate inclusion, diversity, anti-racist pedagogy, and educational equity in teaching, and/or scholarship/creative works.
  • Experience teaching and working closely with students in multilingual settings.
  • Record of working and communicating effectively with colleagues and students.


The anticipated Assistant Professor (Academic Year) classification salary range is:

$83,500 to $88,500 annually (12 monthly payments per academic year).

The anticipated hiring range is $6,958 to $7,375 per month

Salary offered is commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition, the California Equal Pay Act prohibits employers from paying its employees less than those of the opposite sex and/or another race or ethnicity for substantially similar work (

Professional development funds, moving expenses, start‐up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available.

The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement, and other benefits.

Application Procedure

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 diversity statement that is no more than 500 words that provides an understanding of your capabilities to address diversity in support of SFSU’s diverse student and community populations. Please provide specific examples of how you have addressed diversity in your teaching, research, and service.

4. A recent scholarly publication or conference presentation paper.

5. Names and contact information of three references who will provide letters of recommendation upon request at a later date.

Please direct all questions about the position to: Jisel Iglesias, Department of Elementary Education Department Coordinator at email,

CSU strongly encourages 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 are encouraged to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Thank you for your interest in employment with California State University (CSU). CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. Because of this, CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California with very limited exception. While this position may be eligible for occasional telework, all work is expected to be performed in the state of California, and this position is assigned to on-campus operations.

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 ( ).


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