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Assistant Professor of History-Social Science Education 2597

Recruitment Number: 2597

Position: Assistant Professor of History-Social Science Education

Effective Date: August 17, 2020 (Fall Semester)

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in history-social science education or related field
  • Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2020
  • Demonstrated potential or established ability to teach undergraduate and credential courses in history-social science education
  • Demonstrated commitment to preparing future teachers for diverse K-8 urban classrooms
  • An earned public school teaching credential
  • Demonstrated teaching effectiveness at the K-12 and/or post-secondary levels
  • Demonstrated potential for research, scholarly and creative activities
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least three years of demonstrated successful K-8 public school teaching in ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse urban settings
  • Record of publication
  • Successful grant-writing experience
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully mentor first-generation, underrepresented undergraduate students and credential candidates
  • Experience with higher education-K-12 partnerships
  • Experience with clinical practice in teacher preparation, including supervision of candidates


  • Teach a range of courses in history-social science education for undergraduate future teachers and/or credential students in the Multiple Subject and Urban Dual Credential Programs
  • Develop and maintain an active research, scholarly and creative activities agenda in history-social science education or related fields leading to publications and presentations
  • Actively engage in program-related service activities such as curriculum design, cross-department and college collaborative projects, and student engagement activities
  • Participate in service and faculty governance through department, college, and university committees

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 College of Education at CSU Long Beach is amongst the premier educator preparation institutions in the state, preparing teachers, counselors, administrators and community leaders to promote equity and excellence in education. The College of Education fosters an environment of rigorous learning, intellectual dialogue, and inclusivity that embraces its mission to prepare professional educators and practitioners who promote equity and excellence in diverse urban settings through effective pedagogy, evidence-based practices, collaboration, leadership, innovation, scholarship, and advocacy.

The College serves approximately 3,000 students, many of whom are the first in their families to pursue college degrees. 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 degree on time.

Expert researchers and scholars, College of Education faculty provide rigorous courses designed to challenge and engage students, connecting theory and research with practice 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 augmenting classroom instruction.

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


How to Apply - Required Documentation:

Applications including all required documentation shall be sent via e-mail (one single PDF submission of all application materials is strongly preferred. E-Mail Address

  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit:
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • CV (including current email address)
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Copy of earned public school teaching credential
  • Finalists will also be required to submit the following:
  1. A signed SC-1 form,
  2. Three current letters of recommendation independently provided by references, and
  3. An official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

Applicants may request information via telephone or email address below. Letters should be addressed to:

Dr. Fay Shin, Department Chair
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Teacher Education
Attn: Adriana Franco
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-2201

(562) 985-7613 or

Application Deadline:

Review of applications to begin October 16, 2019

Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

Employment Requirements:

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.