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Open Rank of Spanish-English Bilingual Education (Elementary Program)-Department of Teacher Education and Foundations

Apply now Job no: 512148
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San Bernardino - San Bernardino Campus
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Education/Library Science


California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students and graduates about 5,000 students annually. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and one doctoral degree programs and 14 academic programs with national accreditation.

At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our mission. We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success. By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our students and community. As part of CSUSB’s commitment to hire, develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty. We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply. CSUSB has received the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, which recognizes CSUSB’s ongoing commitment to service-learning, a high-impact practice that combines classroom instruction with meaningful volunteer service and correlates strongly to student success.

The Department of Teacher Education and Foundations (TEF) within the College of Education at California State University, San Bernardino invites applications from a diverse group of qualified applicants for a tenure-track position (OPEN RANK) Professor of Spanish-English Bilingual Education (Elementary Bilingual) to begin August 2022. The Department is seeking candidates who have a passion for taking leadership roles in developing new innovative programs, engaging in and promoting research in bilingual education, and supporting University, College of Education, and Teacher Education & Foundations Department strategic goals, which include student success and partnerships with the community to enhance the social, economic, and cultural conditions of the region and beyond.


Candidates must have knowledge, skills and interest in Spanish-English Bilingual Education teaching, research, and professional development. Candidates are expected to teach bilingual education courses in Spanish for elementary teacher candidates and graduate students. Candidates are expected to meet the requirements for excellence in teaching, active scholarly and professional work, and service to the University and community. 

The successful candidate is expected to:

  • Design and teach bilingual instructional strategies and current teaching and learning theories in bilingual education
  • Work with credential and graduate students within a K-12 bilingual school setting
  • Develop outreach programs to the Spanish speaking communities in the Inland Empire
  • Recruit students to the bilingual program
  • Participate in committee assignments at the department, college, and university levels
  • Supervise bilingual student teachers
  • Engage in research/publication and/or creative activities
  • Advise, coach and mentor credential and graduate students; and
  • Participate in student recruitment to the credential and graduate programs

Qualified candidates must demonstrate active involvement and excellence in teaching and mentoring/supervising a diverse population of students, working collaboratively and productively with faculty, staff, and administrators within and across programs, departments, and colleges at the university. Candidates are also expected to be actively engaged with the community (e.g., schools and school districts, county office of education, professional organizations, etc.)

In addition, new faculty are encouraged to develop and participate in activities that support the University's strategic plan. This plan emphasizes: a) student success; b) faculty and staff success; c) stewarding resources; d) community engagement and partnerships; and e) enhancing the campus identity. CSUSB's Strategic Plan is available at


  • Doctorate degree in education with an emphasis in Spanish-English Bilingual education (Degree in hand by time of appointment) 
  • Spanish-Bilingual teaching experience at the elementary level in public schools.
  • Demonstrated ability or potential for excellence in teaching, research, and service to the university and to the profession
  • Demonstrated content knowledge in Spanish-English bilingual field (e.g., A bilingual teaching credential is necessary).


  • A doctorate degree with an emphasis in Spanish Bilingual Education 
  • A bilingual elementary teaching credential/license.
  • Minimum of 3 years of teaching experience in bilingual elementary and/or bilingual secondary classrooms
  • Knowledge and experience in working with bilingual and emergent bilingual learners, particularly in suburban and rural settings
  • Ability to teach courses in bilingual and multicultural education methodology
  • Research/publications and/or creative activities in the areas of bilingual education
  • Supervision of student teachers during their bilingual fieldwork
  • Graduate or credential course teaching experience (or equivalent)
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Development of new and innovative courses for credential and graduate programs 
  • Demonstrated ability to provide academic and career advising for students
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate technology and teach courses online
  • Demonstrated interest and potential to collaborate with school and /school district 
  • Interest in leadership in bilingual education and Hispanic Serving Institution (HIS)
  • Demonstrated ability/potential to secure external funds for research/projects
  • Demonstrated ability/potential to collaborate with professional colleagues


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.

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with CSUSB. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: CSUSB cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.

Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that CSUSB has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to CSUSB or individuals in the university community.

For health and well-being, CSUSB is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.


To find out more about the Department of Teacher Education and Foundations, please visit

For more information regarding the position, please contact:

Recruitment Chair

Xinying Yin

(909) 537-5696

Department Chair

Lasisi Ajayi

(909) 537-7603



Please submit

1.  Curriculum Vitae.

2.  Cover Letter that includes:

         a.   A statement of your teaching philosophy

         b.   A statement of your research experience and goals

         c.   A statement of how you might contribute to CSUSB's Strategic Plan

3.  If available, evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching portfolios, reports on teaching observations, and/or student evaluations of teaching

4.  Submit the name, telephone number and email address of three references and three (3) letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to comment.

5.  Submit unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts with your application. Official transcripts will be required prior to appointment.

6.  Submit a Diversity Statement detailing how your teaching and/or service and/or scholarship would support the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in your academic field. (Maximum 1,000 words).

7.  Confidential Letters of Recommendation may be solicited from those listed as references on the application if the applicant is moved forward in the recruitment process. Non – Confidential Letters of Recommendation can be uploaded by the applicant during the application process.

Formal review of applications begins on March 31, 2022 and continues until the position is filled.

If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply by using this CSU Recruit Hyperlink at:

Salary is commensurate with experience.

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.

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.

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

This position may be “Designated” under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:


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