Fresno State campus

Special Education - Assistant Professor

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Behavioral Sciences, Faculty - Education/Library Science, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

California State University, Fresno

Kremen School of Education and Human Development

Department of Literacy, Early, Bilingual, and Special Education

Title:                Special Education

Rank:               Assistant Professor

Status:             Tenure Track

Start:               Fall 2021 (August 2021)

The Department of Literacy, Early, Bilingual, and Special Education in the Kremen School of Education and Human Development is accepting applications for a tenure track position in Special Education in the area of mild to moderate, or moderate to severe, disabilities at the Assistant Professor rank with a Fall 2021 start date. The successful candidate will have knowledge of pedagogical theories and instructional practices and characteristics of inclusive programs for the instruction and assessment of students with predominantly mild to moderate or moderate to severe disabilities. The successful candidate will teach courses primarily in the Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Severe Disabilities Specialization, including assessment, curriculum, and instruction, as well as introductory courses in Special Education. Course topics may encompass inclusion models, universal design for learning, accessibility, transitional strategies, assistive technology, behavior interventions (such as positive behavior supports, applied behavior analysis, and functional assessment), effective communication and collaboration, special education law and policy, and research methods in special education. The position also requires fieldwork supervision, master’s thesis project supervision, and student advisement. Specific assignment is dependent upon departmental needs. The successful candidate will teach in face-to-face, online, and hybrid university and partner school site classrooms with the aid of technology and web-based materials.

Teacher Education was established as the first degree at Fresno State in 1911. The Kremen School has been nationally accredited (NCATE) since 1954 offering 34 distinct credentials, many Masters’ degree programs, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. In 2013, the Kremen School was nationally recognized for its partnership work with regional districts and by AACTE earning the Outstanding Character Moral and Ethical Development award. Fresno State has special education credentials in Mild/Moderate, Moderate/Severe, and Deaf Education, and supports the elementary and secondary credential programs in areas such as differentiation, universal design for learning, multi-tiered systems of support, and inclusive education.

Our Students:  California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.



 Required Education

  1. An earned doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in Special Education or closely-related discipline from an accredited institution (or equivalent).
  2. Applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered; however, for appointment, requirements for the doctorate must be completed by August 1, 2021.

Required Experience

  1. Demonstrated successful public or private school teaching experience with students with mild to moderate or moderate to severe disabilities.
  2. Demonstrated commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds such as ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic.
  3. Three or more years of teaching experience in Birth-12 Special Education (mild/moderate or moderate/severe settings) and/or general education; experience collaborating with general education teachers to adapt instruction for students with disabilities.
  4. Demonstrated active and current scholarly interest in Special Education or related services.

Preferred Experience:

  1. Demonstrated success in teaching at the university level, experience in program administration and development, including the pursuit of internal and external funding, and community involvement.
  2. Early childhood special education background, or emergent bilingual experience.  

Application Procedures: For full consideration, applicants should submit all application materials by 11/15/2020; review of applications may continue until the position is filled. This position automatically closes May 1, 2021.   Apply online at and complete or attach the following:

  1. Cover letter specifically addressing required and preferred qualifications
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Names and contact information of three professional references
  4. Unofficial Transcripts
  5. A statement demonstrating your commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Finalists will be requested to must send official transcripts and references will be contacted to submit letters of recommendation

Committee Information: 

Search Chair:   Dr. Kimberly Coy, Search Committee Chair
                       Department of Literacy, Early, Bilingual, and Special Education
                       Kremen School of Education and Human Development


About the Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all.

Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect and ethical behavior, please visit: The campus is ranked 24th in the nation by Washington Monthly; ranked 3rd by U.S. News & World Report in graduation rate performance for public institutions; and, ranked 41st in the nation in MONEY Magazines 50 Best Public Colleges.

Tenure-Track Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.  For additional information, please visit:  We value our commitment to the success of our faculty by providing services from the Center for Faculty Excellence to Research and Sponsored Programs.

About the College and Department:

The Kremen School of Education and Human Development has been nationally accredited (NCATE/CAEP) since 1954 offering 34 distinct credentials, many Masters' degree programs, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. The Department of Counselor Education and Rehabilitation includes four counseling programs (Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling; Marriage, Family and Child Counseling; School Counseling; and Student Affairs and College Counseling).

Other Campus Information:

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees online at  Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

The person holding this position is considered a "limited 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 Revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following website:

California State University, Fresno is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click

California State University, Fresno 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.

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