Job Announcement: Educational Leadership #4317

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About the Position


THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, a diverse student body of over 14,000 students, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study.  The University has campuses in Hayward, Contra Costa County, Online, and in Oakland, California.  Our 600 faculty offer bachelor’s degrees in 42 fields, minors in 62 fields, master’s degrees in 36 fields, and 1 doctoral degree program.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Educational Leadership (DEL) is one of five academic departments within the College of Education and Allied Studies (CEAS). The Department’s mission is to prepare and influence bold, socially responsible leaders who will transform the world of schooling. Our central role is to ignite the leadership capacity needed to create vital, democratic and caring places for powerful teaching and learning. Faculty members apply a social justice lens as they work collaboratively to deliver rigorous and relevant instruction. The department provides a California Teaching Commission (CTC) approved program for those students seeking a Tier I or Tier II Administrative Credential.  The department’s outreach is organized in a one-of-a-kind corridor system that facilitates partnerships with school districts throughout the Bay Area and brings together key stakeholders focusing on pre-K-12 public education.  Additionally, the department offers a Master’s degree (including an on-line option) and the Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice (ELSJ). The recently established Center for Research, Equity, and Collaborative Engagement (CRECE) reflects DEL’s commitment to advance public education through robust research involving pre-K-12 educators, university faculty, policy makers, and community members.

DUTIES OF THE POSITION:  In direct response to the increasing national focus on research-informed best practices, and the increasing role of assessment and evaluation in policy making the Department of Educational Leadership is seeking a scholar-practitioner with expertise in social sciences qualitative and quantitative research methods, and new assessment and evaluation approaches. Duties include teaching a sequence of research and evaluation courses to a cohort of students in the doctoral program. Courses in the doctoral program include Qualitative and Quantitative Methods, Applied Study of Educational Issues, Applied Research Methods, Evaluation and Assessment, and Dissertation Seminar. Facilitate the development of students’ dissertation proposals. Lead students through the development of the Qualifying II paper and work in conjunction with the program Academic Coordinator to ensure alignment to the Qualifying I examination. Advise and supervise dissertations. May also teach in Tier I Administrative Credential Program and Masters’ Degree Program in Educational Leadership. Teaching assignments at CSU, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord and Online campuses. In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume college and campus-wide committee responsibilities.

RANK AND SALARY: The faculty position is a full-time academic-year position recruiting at the level of assistant professor, or associate professor with an option of tenure commensurate with role and experience.  Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience; subject to budgetary authorization.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT:  Fall Quarter, 2015.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Earned doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in educational leadership, or a field directly related to school organization, educational research, policy and leadership. Additionally, candidate must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity in the areas of assessment and evaluation, and/or related research methodological approaches. Documented research agendas should include one or more of the following areas:  participatory action research, critical social science methodologies, ethnographic, narrative inquiry, quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods.  Transdisciplinary approaches are welcome.  Demonstrated experience and engagement in inquiry and research on issues of social justice and equity. Some experience in doctoral level teaching and service on dissertation committees required.  Demonstrated ability to teach, advise and mentor students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence is required.  Knowledge of instructional strategies to engage adults in constructivist learning and a willingness to guide and develop the next level of educational scholar-practitioners is required. Significant knowledge of successful school reform, and recent urban public school district-level experience preferred; experience in project and program leadership and/or district/school leadership desired. The candidate has demonstrated experiences in working collaboratively and engaging in collaborative decision making with department colleagues. The successful applicant should be qualified in one or more of the eight Doctoral Program goals (see 2013-14 Ed.D. handbook at Should have demonstrated experience working with under-served communities and the PK-14 institutions that serve those communities.

This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.  For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see:


Position will remain open until filled. Please visit CSUEB Human Resources to complete an application and submit a cover letter, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement, a complete and current CV, three letters from professional references, official academic transcripts, copies of major publications, and other evidence of scholarly activity.

NOTE:  California State University, East Bay 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. If you are considered as a finalist for the position, you may be subject to a background check.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status.  The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

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