Tenure-Track - Sonoma State University by zhouwenjuan


									                                          FACULTY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

                                  Assistant Professor
              (Adolescent Development and Curriculum and Instruction)
               Anticipated Permanent Full-Time Position (Tenure-Track)
                               Starting August 17, 2007

Sonoma State University is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Located in the
Sonoma County wine country, 48 miles north of San Francisco, the University has an enrollment of
approximately 8,000 students with 500 faculty. The University is organized into six Schools: Arts and
Humanities, Business and Economics, Education, Extended Education, Science and Technology, and
Social Sciences. Within the traditional structure is an interdisciplinary program of liberal studies. The
University offers bachelor's degrees in 42 fields and masters degrees in 15.

The School of Education, an NCATE-accredited professional school established in 1986, promotes
excellence in the education profession through the professional preparation and development of new and
experienced teachers, administrators, and other school specialists. The School plays an active role in the
social and educational growth of the communities served through various partnerships, projects, and
initiatives. The School offers a Masters of Arts degree in Education with concentrations in Educational
Administration; Curriculum, Teaching and Learning; Early Childhood Education; Reading and
Language Arts; and Special Education. The School has 25 permanent faculty and numerous adjunct
faculty serving 600 credential and 200 M.A. degree candidates.

The Department of Curriculum Studies and Secondary Education (CSSE) is one of three departments in
the School of Education. The department has eight permanent faculty and houses the fifth-year Single
Subject (Secondary) Basic Teaching Credential Program and a Master of Arts in Education degree
program with a concentration in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning. The Single Subject Program
awards teaching credentials in the areas of English, mathematics, science, social studies, foreign
language, physical education, art, and music. The program is fully accredited by the California
Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the
department’s Web page at <http://www.sonoma.edu/csse/>.

   Teach courses in adolescent development as well as curriculum and instruction in the Single Subject
    (Secondary) Teaching Credential Program
   Teach courses and serve on M.A. committees, as appropriate, in the Master of Arts graduate program
    in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
   Supervise student teachers in middle and high schools
   Foster partnerships with local schools and provide service and leadership to the local educational
   Participate in academic advising; program design, assessment, and accreditation; department, school,
    and university committees; and other academic service
   Conduct and publish scholarly research, and initiate and participate in the development of grants

   An earned Ph.D. or Ed.D. from an accredited university in education or a related field, with a focus
    on educational psychology, learning and development in adolescents, or curriculum and instruction,
    by the time of appointment*
   Three years of documented successful teaching experience in secondary schools
   Experience and expertise in addressing the needs of students from diverse linguistic, cultural, and
    economic backgrounds
   Demonstrated ability to integrate technology effectively into teaching and learning
   Experience supervising secondary credential candidates in school settings, leading professional
    development for teachers, and working in school-university partnerships
   Ability to teach a variety of courses in secondary education
   Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in program design and administration and
    institutional service
   A clear agenda for research and scholarship in education or a related field
   Documented successful college or university teaching experience

* All candidates who meet the minimum qualifications are encouraged to apply. Appointment may be
made at the rank of lecturer for candidates who are A.B.D. and are anticipating completion of the
doctorate no later than December 20, 2007. At that time, and contingent on a successful performance
review, the position will be converted to tenure-track.

To be recommended for tenure, the candidate must demonstrate satisfactory performance in four areas:
teaching effectiveness; scholarship, research, creative achievement and professional development;
service to the University; and service to the community. Although tenure may be granted at any time,
contract provisions specify that "the normal period of probation shall be a total of six (6) years of full-
time probationary service and credited service, if any. Any deviation from the normal six (6) year
probationary period shall be the decision of the President following his/her consideration of
recommendations from the department or equivalent unit and appropriate administrator(s).” Tenure is
required for promotion above the level of Associate Professor.

Assistant Professor, $52,000 to $56,000. Actual hiring salary within this range is dependent upon
educational preparation and experience.
Review of applications will be conducted for those applications sent electronically by January 5, 2007.
If the position is not filled from the initial applications, another review of applications will be conducted
for those applications sent electronically by January 26, 2007.

Applicants must submit electronically: a letter of application; a complete and current vita; full
citations of major publications; unofficial graduate transcripts; and the names, titles, telephone numbers,
and e-mail addresses of three references. Send electronic submissions to:


NOTE: Attachments should be in Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format (RTF), or Portable Document
Format (PDF).

Applicants must submit electronically (preferred) or by mail: a current teaching evaluation, if
available; three letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation must come directly from the
recommender or placement center. For submission by mail, send materials to:

                                   Faculty Search, Office of the Provost
                                         1801 East Cotati Avenue
                                         Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Official graduate transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

Questions concerning this position may be directed to:

                              Dr. Carlos Ayala, Search Committee Chair
                       Department of Curriculum Studies and Secondary Education
                                       Sonoma State University
                                        1801 East Cotati Blvd.
                                     Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609
                                  E-mail: carlos.ayala@sonoma.edu
                                        Phone: 707/664-3422


NOTE: Sonoma State University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United
States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the
appointee's identity and eligibility to work, in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform
and Control Act.

Sonoma State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and has a strong
commitment to the principle of diversity. We seek a broad spectrum of candidates including members of
underrepresented groups. Individuals with disabling conditions who require accommodation during the
recruitment process may contact the ADA Coordinator at 707/664-2227 or TDD (using the California
Relay Service) at 877/735-2929.
Department of Curriculum Studies and Secondary Education
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609

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