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CSUSM School of Education Director 12-month tenure track faculty

California State University San Marcos
College of Education, Health and
Human Services

Director, School of Education
12-month appointment (year-round)

(Tenure Track Faculty Position; Associate or Full Professor,
depending upon qualifications)

Effective Date: Start date is negotiable but no later than July 15, 2014
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Oversees the effective management of the School of Education (SoE) using quality management techniques for continuous improvement, effective communication to a variety of audiences and the ability to negotiate and facilitate.  Promotes the mission and vision of  the SoE ( , CEHHS (, and CSUSM Practices and promotes shared governance, the School’s core values and CSUSM as a student-centered university dedicated to teaching excellence and active learning.  Supports innovative teaching and learning models for educator preparation and professional development. Oversees a comprehensive assessment system to foster certification and accreditation efforts (e.g., NCATE, CCTC, ASHA).  Consults with the Dean’s Office on the fiscal well-being of the School’s budget.  Assists in developing and managing the School’s class schedule. Promotes faculty and staff professional development. Participates in staff recruitment, development and evaluation.  Builds competence in others through effective coaching, mentoring, clear direction and collaboration.  Demonstrates a commitment to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce.  Builds effective teams committed to organizational goals. Creates an environment in which employees are recognized for their accomplishments and contributions.  Works collaboratively with other colleges, university advancement staff and student affairs on behalf of the SoE, College and University to build strong alliances internally and externally.  Ensures the School’s positive presence on the campus, within the California State University and in the K-12 community. Fosters partnerships with area schools, school districts, other organizations and institutions.  Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity in education. Identifies current and future challenges in education and proposes effective solutions for strategic growth and change.

Education and experience required:

An earned Doctorate in an appropriate area of education plus four years of progressively responsible work experience in public higher education which includes a minimum of one year leading and/or supervising the work of others; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Demonstrated experience with program development and assessment as well as knowledge of credential, masters and doctoral programs.
  • Proven record of fostering student learning and academic excellence.
  • Record of scholarly teaching, research and creative activity, and service meriting appointment as an Associate or Full professor.
  • Experience with or extensive knowledge of K-12 public school sector.
  • Experience creating and implementing long and short term goals.


Applications must include:

  • Faculty Application
  • A letter addressing the School of Education's Mission and the position description
  • A curriculum Vitae
  • A sample of professional writing
  • other materials deemed relevant to the position
  • at least three (3) and not more than five (5) current letters of reference

Submit application and direct any inquiries to:

A review of applications will begin on April 27, 2013; however, the position will remain open until filled.

The university is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit  for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to equity and diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates in terms of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability and veteran's status.

Successful hires must have degree information verified through official transcripts or degree-verification services.

An offer of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Should the results of a background check not be successful, any offer will be withdrawn and/or employment terminated. Falsification of information may also be cause for termination of employment, corrective action, or withdraw of offer of employment.  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 the CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.  An offer of employment is contingent upon execution of an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status and Legal Duty to Report Child Abuse and Neglect form.  Signing the form is a prerequisite to employment and failure to sign will result in any offer of employment being withdrawn.