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Bilingual/Bicultural and Biliteracy Education (Spanish Language) - Assistant Professor

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

California State University, Fresno

Kremen School of Education and Human Development

Department of Literacy, Early, Bilingual and Special Education

Title:       Bilingual/Bicultural and Biliteracy Education (Spanish Language)

Rank:      Assistant Professor

Status:    Tenure Track

Start:      Fall 2022 (August 2022)

The Department of Literacy, Early, Bilingual, and Special Education (LEBSE) in the Kremen School of Education and Human Development at the California State University, Fresno seeks applicants for a tenure-track, academic year position as an Assistant Professor in Bilingual/Bicultural and Biliteracy Education (Spanish Language) beginning August 2022. The primary teaching responsibilities will be in the Bilingual Authorization Program (BAP) with specialization in the Spanish language, Latinx culture, and literacy. The successful candidate will demonstrate an asset-based (anti-deficit) perspective on multilingualism and have broad knowledge of bilingual/dual immersion education, translanguaging, raciolinguistics, biliteracy, biculturalism, applied linguistics, first and second language acquisition theories, TK-12 emergent bilingual children, and sociopolitical issues surrounding policies and language learning.  Specific assignments are dependent on departmental needs and the background of the individual.

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 (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent.):

  1. A doctorate in Education with an emphasis in bilingualism and biliteracy, Spanish language, and culture and/or closely related disciplines.
  2. Applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. The doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment in August 2022.

Required Experience:

  1. Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  2. Minimum of 3 years of teaching experience in elementary and/or secondary classrooms;
  3. Direct experience working with bilingual and emergent bilingual learners in educational settings;
  4. Bilingual and biliterate in Spanish and English.

Preferred Experience:

  1. Knowledge and experience in working with bilingual and emergent bilingual learners, particularly in urban and rural settings;
  2. Ability to teach courses in bilingual and multicultural education methodology;
  3. Experience teaching at a HSI/MSI campus; and
  4. Evidence of scholarly activity.

Application Procedures:  To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit all application materials by December 10, 2021.  Review of applications may continue until the position is filled.  This position automatically closes on May 1, 2022. 

Attach the following documents:

  1. A cover letter, specifically addressing the specific areas of the required experience and preferred qualifications;
  2. Curriculum vitae;
  3. Research Statement
  4. List of 3 professional references (provided on a form)
  5. Diversity Statement

Candidates invited for an on-campus visit must submit by mail/e-mail within the designated deadline.  The Search Chair will send information and requests for these items:

  1. Official transcripts
  2. Three current letters of recommendation.

Committee Information:

Search Chair:   Ana K. Soltero Lopez
                       Department of Literacy, Early, Bilingual and Special Education
                       Kremen School of Education and Human Development

About 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 work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse 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, 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’s mission is recruitment and development of ethically informed leaders for classroom teaching, education administration, counseling, and higher education. This NCATE-accredited unit fosters the candidate dispositions of collaboration, valuing diversity, critical thinking, ethical judgments, reflection, and lifelong learning. Our mission is realized through a framework of teaching, scholarship, and services that addresses regional, state, national, and international perspectives. Kremen School of Education and Human Development (KSOEHD) prepares highly competent educators and human development specialists while providing professional support and leadership to the community, promoting applied research, and providing experiences and opportunities that will enable employed professionals to remain current in their fields.

The Fresno State Bilingual Authorization Program (BAP) embraces and celebrates the bi/multilingualism and bi/multiculturalism of preK-12 children and families, pre-service teachers, teacher candidates, and in-service teachers in California’s Central Valley. We adopt a “grow your own” approach to filling the increasing need in our region for future bilingual/dual immersion teachers. The BAP approaches the preparation of future teachers from a world languages/dialects and translanguaging perspective that represents cutting-edge research on bilingual and emergent bilingual students. We affirm, validate, and centralize culturally and linguistically sustaining pedagogies, such as the translanguaging skills of the community, and we prepare teacher candidates that embody this same stance. The BAP program offers both Spanish and Hmong pathways for students pursuing their initial teaching credential to become authorized to teach in bilingual/dual immersion classrooms and is accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Territorial Acknowledgement

The Fresno State campus sits in the midst of the San Joaquin Valley, a valley rich in the traditions and representation of Native American peoples and cultures. We are grateful to be in the traditional homelands of the Yokuts and Mono peoples, whose diverse tribal communities share stewardship over this land

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. Any 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:

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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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