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Department of Teacher Education & Foundations TESOL - Open Rank in TESOL

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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 1 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.

The Department of Teacher Education and Foundations (TEF) within the James R. Watson & Judy Rodriguez Watson College of Education at California State University, San Bernardino invites applications from a diverse group of qualified applicants for a tenure track position to begin August, 2023. Candidates must have knowledge, skills and interest in teaching graduate courses in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at California State University's San Bernardino campus. Candidates with teaching (applied/hands-on) and research experience in the following areas are preferred: general teaching methods and classroom management; curriculum design: structure and functions of English; reading, writing, and speaking/listening methods; intercultural education; bilingual education. Candidates must have demonstrated knowledge and skill sufficient for teaching both upper-division and graduate courses. Experience in online instruction and distributed learning and proficiency in a second language is also highly desirable. Candidates are expected to meet the requirements for excellence in teaching, active scholarly and professional work, and service to the University and community.

Typical Activities

The incumbent is expected to provide innovative and cutting-edge teaching at the master's level and evidence of a strong  publication record in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and/or a promising stream of research. It is also expected that the successful candidate will play an active role in maintaining and developing student engagement in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages-related areas, advising, coaching and mentoring students, and serving on department, college, and university-wide committees. We are seeking candidates who have a passion for taking leadership roles in developing new innovative programs, promoting a research environment within the department, and supporting University, COE, and TEF strategic goals, which include student success and partnerships with the community to enhance the social, economic, and cultural conditions of the region and beyond.

The successful candidate is expected to:

  • Design and teach teacher education courses at the graduate level that emphasize high impact instructional strategies and current teaching and learning theories
  • Participate in committee assignments at the department, college, and university levels
  • Supervise student teachers
  • Engage in research/publication and/or creative activities
  • Advise and mentor graduate students
  • Participate in student recruitment to the 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.).

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in TESOL or bilingual education.

  • An earned doctorate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages or in bilingual education;
  • Demonstrated ability or potential for excellence in teaching, research, and service to the university and to the profession;
  • Strong commitment to quality of student learning and program excellence;
  • Teaching experience as Instructor of Record in graduate or undergraduate courses; and
  • Experience teaching students across a wide diversity of cultures and ages.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with pre and/ or in-service teachers in the areas TESOL and bilingual education

  • Demonstrated ability or potential for excellence in teaching, research, and service to the university and to the profession.
  • Experience teaching languages in Pk-12 Public School Classrooms with appropriate certification.
  • Strong evidence and skills and experience in lesson planning, teaching effectiveness, assessment, curriculum development, and pedagogy.(Note: Applicant must include evaluations of prior teaching experience).
  • Knowledge of bilingual education foundations, methods and Dual Immersion programs implementation.
  • Research/publications and/or creative activities in language teacher education.
  • Knowledge and experience in working with first generation college students.
  • Supervision of student teachers during their fieldwork.
  • Experience in teaching graduate courses in TESOL and/or bilingual education.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Development of new and innovative courses for graduate programs in language teacher education.
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate technology and teach courses online.
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in collaborating and building relationships with schools and /school district, and other educational entities.
  • Demonstrated ability/potential to secure external funds for research/projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with professional colleagues.
  • Knowledge of California credentialing regulations, and local, state, and national trends.
  • Experience with research design and methodology.
  • Experience with program coordination or and / or leadership in an institution (school district, university, county office of education, community).


The College of Education (COE) consists of three academic departments: Educational Leadership and Technology; Special Education, Rehabilitation, and Counseling; and Teacher Education and Foundations. 

Information regarding CSUSB's Department of Teacher Education & Foundations can be found at

For more information regarding the position, please contact:

Recruitment Chair

Dr. Nena Torrez

(909) 537-7321

Department Chair

Dr. Lasisi Ajayi



Please submit:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter that includes:
    1. A statement of your teaching philosophy.
    2. A statement of your research experience and goals.
  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. Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts may be required prior to appointment).
  6. Reference List - names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) referees whom we may contact to obtain letters of recommendation.
  7. A Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how your background and your educational and/or professional experiences have prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 1,000 words).

Formal review of applications will begin November 16, 2022 and continue 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 and education.

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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