Charter college of Education


Position: Community College and Post-Secondary Education, Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor Position

Starting Date: Preferred starting date, June 1, 2014

Minimum Qualifications: An earned doctorate (Ed.D. or Ph.D.) in higher education or community college administration and leadership, academic affairs, faculty development, policy, student development, student services or a related field in post-secondary education.  A doctorate from an accredited institution of higher education is required. The successful candidate will have an active and ongoing record of contemporary research pertinent to post-secondary educational leadership and administration.  Evidence of a solid grounding in quantitative or mixed research methods is expected as is the ability to direct student research, including doctoral dissertations. The candidate will also have a minimum of three years experience in administrative leadership roles in community college or higher education settings with culturally and linguistically diverse student populations. Candidates should provide a record of scholarship with a clear line of inquiry or potential for scholarly activities involving post-secondary students, as well as demonstrated effective teaching using a variety of methodologies.  Candidates should have experience in university teaching and also demonstrate an ability and interest in teaching in a multicultural, multiethnic campus. Associate professor level appointment requires minimum five years of higher education administrative leadership experience, minimum five years of higher education teaching experiences, and well established scholarship records with active and current research agenda along with successful grant writing experiences.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications: Background in at least one core academic field relevant to the study of higher education (e.g., adult learning and education, urban studies, organizational theory, public policy and finance, enrollment management, institutional research, governmental relations, alumni relations and development, student affairs, academic affairs, internationalization of higher education, student learning outcome and assessment), capacity to teach courses focused quantitative methods and evaluation.

Duties: This position is a new faculty appointment in postsecondary leadership and administration. The Ed.D. program currently offers a specialization in PreK-12 Educational Leadership and expects to add a specialization in Community College/Postsecondary Leadership and Administration in 2015. In addition to teaching courses in the Ed.D. program and the division’s master’s degree programs, faculty hired for this position will join existing faculty in designing the curriculum for the community college/postsecondary specialization, recruiting students for the degree program, establishing relations with local post-secondary institutions and writing grants to support high quality student recruitment. Other duties include student advisement, significant engagement in scholarly activity, and committee service for the Division of Applied and Advanced Studies in Education, Charter College of Education, and the University. Faculty hired for this position may be required to teach in the summer term.

The University: California State University, Los Angeles, a comprehensive urban university and one of 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system, offers programs in more than 50 academic and professional fields.  The campus is located at the eastern edge of Los Angeles, adjacent to the western San Gabriel Valley, with more than 22,000 full- and part-time students reflecting the rich, ethnic diversity of the area. The University is committed to student-centered learning, free scholarly inquiry and academic excellence.

Salary Range: Initial salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Documentation: :  Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation with email and phone contact information, one relevant publication or selected dissertation chapter, and the University’s Application for Academic Employment form. Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 

Application Deadline: :   Review of applications will begin on January 6, 2014 and continue until position is filled. Address applications, required documentation and/or requests for information to:

Dr. Anne Hafner
Division of Applied and Advanced Studies in Education
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Phone: 323-343-4330
FAX: 323-343-5336

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 as a condition of employment.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran, or Vietnam era veteran status.


Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.

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Last Update: 11/21/2013