Open Rank (Assistant, Associate, Full Professor) in Educational Leadership (Higher Education Emphasis)

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

Program: Educational Leadership and School Counseling and Psychology

Rank:  Open Rank (Assistant, Associate, Full Professor) 

Title:   Open Rank (Assistant, Associate, Full Professor) in Educational Leadership (Higher Education Emphasis)

Effective Date of Appointment:  August 21, 2024

About the University:

California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) opened in 2002 as the newest campus in the California State University system. Since that time, the University has grown and developed into one of the premier public universities, not only in the California State University system, but also in the nation. Indeed, U.S. News & World Report listed CSUCI as 29th among “Regional Universities West” in its 2023 edition of Best Colleges Rankings. In 2023, CollegeNET ranked CSUCI 71st out of over 1,400 schools in its “Social Mobility Index.” In 2020, Money Magazine rated CSUCI as the 15th “Most Transformative College” in the nation.

CSUCI is a public comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. The University is located in Ventura County and is home to more than 4,959 undergraduate and 168 graduate students. Approximately 48% of CSUCI’s students are Pell Grant eligible, and approximately 60% are first-generation college students. CSUCI is also proud to be designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), with 61% of its undergraduate students self-identifying as Latinx, 23% as White, 6% as Asian/Asian American, 4% as multiracial, and 2% as Black/African American. In 2022, CSUCI was among the first institutions to be recertified with Excelencia in Education’s "Seal of Excelencia” for its facilitation of Latinx student success.

CSUCI is committed to diversifying its faculty in order to address students’ ever-changing needs in the 21st century. The University is also taking steps to confront racism and to advocate for social justice. To this end, CSUCI encourages applicants to apply who are motivated to serve and contribute to the university’s tenure-track body, which self-identifies as 54% White, 24% Latinx, 11% Asian/Asian American, and 4% Black/African America.

Diversity Statement:

CSUCI is committed to recruiting individuals who are dedicated to furthering inclusive excellence in our campus community. We seek to enhance our diverse University population by welcoming people from all backgrounds, and by working to sustain an environment where colleagues can not only work and learn, but also create and thrive.

CSUCI Mission Statement:

Placing students at the center of the educational experience, California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and international perspectives.

CSUCI’s Commitment to You:

CSUCI is committed to helping newly hired faculty develop a sense of belonging in a collaborative and supportive community dedicated to providing resources and opportunities for establishing and sustaining a research agenda and engaging in continuous improvement in equitable teaching and learning.

About the Program: 

SOE currently offers two master’s degrees: an MA in Educational Leadership with emphases in P-12 and Higher Education and an MA in Education with emphases in Curriculum and Instruction and Disability Studies. Licensure for the school administrator’s credential is offered with courses closely aligned to the P-12 emphasis in the MA in Educational Leadership. A Clinical Experiences and Partnerships Office (CEPO) and the California Subject Matter Project in Physical Education and Health are also part of SOE. The new MS in School Counseling (with CA Pupil Personnel Services Credential) and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership are scheduled to launch in Summer 2024. An Early Childhood Care and Education Center is planned to open in Fall 2026.

About the Position: 

SOE is seeking an outstanding faculty colleague to prepare reflective scholar practitioners committed to just, equitable, and inclusive leadership in higher education. The position will support the new Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Equity and Justice (DELEJ), launching in Summer 2024. The students for this Ed.D. program will come from P12 through higher education, and will have a variety of emphasis areas, including community college leadership. The successful candidate will ideally have leadership and scholarship experience in community colleges. CSUCI faculty are committed teacher-scholars who bring research and creative discovery to problems of practice in education settings. They teach broadly in the curricula of the department, advise students, and serve on departmental, school, and university-wide committees.

Faculty in SOE are engaged in multiple service events and programs on nights and weekends, including orientation programs, retreats, community events, and other programs. Other service to the school, university, and community are also required. Faculty are expected to be available beyond the traditional workday and during summers for these programs which will include both synchronous and asynchronous sessions in a variety of delivery modalities.

The successful candidate is also responsible for producing scholarship commensurate with the requirements at rank, to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the school and department, advise students, serve on committees, and participate in the broader university and educational leadership, Ed.D., and other relevant regional and national communities and organizations.

The primary responsibilities of the Open rank position will be to teach, advise, and chair doctoral students in the DELEJ program. Courses that this person may teach include those in the doctoral program as well as in the undergraduate and graduate programs throughout the School of Education, depending on expertise.

Minimum Degree Requirements:

  • Doctorate in education (e.g., Ph.D. or Ed.D.) with preferred specialization in higher education leadership, community colleges, and/or a related field

Required Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience in community college or 4-year university teaching or leadership
  • Evidence of experience in working with BIPOC students and other historically marginalized individuals
  • A record of scholarly accomplishments appropriate to the rank appointed
  • Experience with integration of technology in instructional programs
  • Evidence of research, teaching, or practice regarding educational leadership issues important in BIPOC communities 
  • Applicants should demonstrate the commitment to effectively work with and engage a diverse student population and evidence of how they would successfully mentor minoritized students with special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, American Indian, and Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander students.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual and/or multilingual proficiency
  • Evidence of potential for or successful teaching of courses and supervising theses and/or dissertations that prepare candidates for educational leadership degrees and/or credentials
  • Peer-reviewed scholarship related to Hispanic/Latinx students and/or faculty; diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility; and/or higher education leadership
  • Community-based work, particularly with communities of color
  • Evidence of scholarly or practical contributions that recognize and value the multiple intersecting identities of community college students and other higher education students
  • Potential for or growing record of achieving external funding
  • Record of leadership roles on teams and in institutions
  • Knowledge of and experience with Institutional Review Board (IRB) policies
  • Experience with state, regional, and national accreditation procedures
  • Teaching, engaging in scholarly agenda, and providing service to SOE, university, and relevant community partners and organizations
  • Supporting DELEJ Director and Department Chair, as required, in continued development, implementation, and daily operations of the program curriculum, engaging in a scholarly agenda, and providing service to SOE, university, and relevant community partners and organizations
  • Participating in relevant advisory committees
  • Recognizing and applying the program’s most recent policies and ensuring that program documentation is up to date and consistent with approved California State University, CSUCI, and SOE policies
  • Supporting recruitment and admissions of students
  • Building and maintaining relationships with faculty and staff across the School and the University, as appropriate
  • Representing the Educational Leadership & School Counseling and Psychology Department and the DELEJ Program within and outside the SOE, CSUCI, and the region, including in relevant professional organizations
  • Collaboration with other departments and programs in SOE, CSUCI, and relevant CSU campuses across the state
  • Supporting continuous improvement, accreditation, and program review processes with relevant state, regional, and national agencies

Application Deadline: 

The position will be open until filled. The anticipated appointment date range is between June and August 2024, but is negotiable. Screening of applications will begin November 1, 2023. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants must submit the following materials: 

A complete online application must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To apply, CSU Careers and provide the following required materials:

  • Cover letter in response to the required qualifications
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching statement (500 words maximum)
  • Scholarship statement related to higher education leadership (with community college as preference) (500 words maximum)
  • Demonstration of commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (500 words maximum)
  • A statement describing experience working with diverse student bodies and historically underrepresented populations, such as Hispanic/Latinx, Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander, and Native American students 

  • A teaching philosophy, including a discussion of how to engage with historically underrepresented populations, such as Hispanic/Latinx, Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander, and Native American students

Diversity is a defining feature of California's past, present, and future. Increasing the diversity of our educators to better reflect the population of California is just one aspect of the School of Education's dedication to just, equitable and inclusive education. Diversity refers to the variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. Such differences include race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, geographic region, and more.

All School of Education students leave with a perspective that recognizes, honors, and respects the knowledge and strengths all learners bring from their communities and identities. School of Education students use this perspective to make community-based assets an integral component of curricular and pedagogical development to enhance academic success. In this way, our students learn to value and draw upon students’ backgrounds not only to support them in developing skills leading to success in the broader society, but also as a mechanism to transform our schools and communities. We believe that all faculty and staff who work for the SOE must share these same commitments.

Click here to learn more about CI’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion: https://www.csuci.edu/academics/facultyaffairs/diversity/index.htm

Finalists will be required to provide at least five references with knowledge of the candidate’s teaching, scholarship, and service.

Please direct all questions about the position to: Dr. Andrea Bingham, Committee Chairperson, at andrea.bingham@csuci.edu.


In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

Submit all required materials to the CSUCI Careers application web address below:


California State University Tenure Track (Academic Year) Salary Schedules can be found at

Starting salaries at CSU Channel Islands are equity-minded and are generally at the lower half of the salary range.

The University offers excellent fringe benefits.

General Information:

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

The person holding this position may be 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 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) 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.

CSUCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096.

Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be available to perform work in the State of California if their assignment is in-person.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Faculty Affairs at academicpersonnel@csuci.edu.  

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