Assistant Professor: Literacy Education
San Diego State University

San Diego, California

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Assistant Professor: Literacy Education
SDSU - Imperial Valley

Location: Calexico, CA
Open Date: Sep 21, 2022

San Diego State University Imperial Valley is seeking applicants for two (2) tenure track positions in Literacy Education at the assistant professor level; one position with an emphasis in grades K-6 Literacy Education and the other with grades 7-12 Literacy Education. The positions are joint appointments to the Division of Education, SDSU Imperial Valley ( and the School of Teacher Education, College of Education on the San Diego campus ( The primary appointment is SDSU Imperial Valley located in Calexico, California, 120 miles east of San Diego, California. SDSU Imperial Valley is located seven blocks from the United States-Mexico border at Mexicali, Baja California, and 120 miles east of San Diego, California. SDSU-Imperial Valley is a diverse, Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.

Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Literacy Education or a related field by August 1, 2023. The individual will teach courses in teacher-credential programs, maintain an active program of scholarly productivity, and serve on university committees. Candidates must show in their cover letter and application materials that they possess defined research interests and address their Literacy Education emphasis in grades K-6 and/or in grades 7-12. Teaching experience in K-12 US Schools, the undergraduate and/or graduate levels and fluency in Spanish are preferred.

We are also seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented groups by satisfying two or more of the eight Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria. Candidates that meet BIE criteria (a) are committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline, (b) have demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline, (c) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students, (d) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research, (e) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group, (f) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities, (g) have expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and/or (h) have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Please indicate in a separate diversity statement how you meet at least two (2) of these criteria.


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Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and the position has excellent benefits. Appointment date will be August 2023. Screening of applicants will begin October 17, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should apply via Interfolio at

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, diversity statement, and 3 references (names and contact information). No paper applications will be accepted.

Requests for additional information and application details should be emailed to Samuel Palma with subject line: Literacy Education Search Committee

As part of its commitment to a safe and equitable “OneSDSU” community, SDSU requires that individuals seeking faculty employment provide at the time of application authorization to conduct background checks if they become a finalist for the position; applications without this authorization will be considered incomplete and not considered.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed 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 as a condition of employment.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

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