Vacancy Announcement Faculty Tenure-Track Position Starting August 2019 Department of Child Development JOB #1920-21
Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty, staff, and administrators of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state
Description: Humboldt State University's Department of Child Development invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in Child Development.
Rank, SALARY and Benefits: We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor rank; however rank and salary are dependent on the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at: https://hraps.humboldt.edu/faculty-salary-schedule Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package. Information about benefits plans can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/934
Professional Qualifications: An earned Ph.D. or equivalent in Child Development or Early Childhood Education or related field from an accredited college or university is preferred at the time of appointment. Applicants with considerable progress toward terminal degree completion by appointment date will be considered. Completion of terminal degree is required prior to the start of the second probationary year following initial appointment. The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:
Ability and/or interest in preparing individuals to function effectively in culturally and ethnically diverse society
Interest in and ability to take a multigenerational perspective
Commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds
Record of, or potential for, involving students in research and scholarly activity
Potential for effective teaching or teaching experience using a variety of methodologies that are learner centered and activity oriented
Interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses (major, general education, etc.)
Willingness to participate in the development of online learning experiences
Preferred qualifications for this position include one or more of the following:
Direct experience working with young children (0-8) and their families;
Experience with assessment of young children;
Knowledge of National standards of practice with regard to young children;
Knowledge of trauma informed practices with young children and their families;
Experience with American Indian Education
Experience with diverse population
At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. For information on the University policy on support for non-immigrant probationary faculty visa acquisition, please visit: https://extended.humboldt.edu/international-programs/immigration/faculty
Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.
Professional Duties: Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and to building a strong research record. Faculty in Child Development are committed to student-centered learning that integrates theory and research with practical knowledge, analysis, application, and the development of professional knowledge and dispositions. Student involvement in their own learning, appropriate use of technology, use of a broad variety of resources and integration of experiential and service learning components are hallmarks of our classes. Faculty also work collaboratively as a department team; collaboration with the teachers in the Child Development Lab and involvement of students in research and department work is part of that teamwork. Instructional assignments may include: Child Growth and Development classes, Observation and Assessment, Perspectives: History and Theory, Early Childhood Curriculum, Structure and Content of Children's Thinking, supervision of practica. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students.
The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching; research, scholarship and creative activity; and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions including assessment of learning. Probationary faculty are typically provided ongoing mentorship to be a successful member of the faculty. During the first two years of the probationary period, teaching responsibilities will be reduced by approximately one course each semester. The reduced teaching load supports the establishment of research, scholarship and/or creative activities required for retention, tenure and promotion.
General Information: The Child Development department includes two majors and four minors and an on-site Child Development Lab (CDL) program where students observe and work directly with children. The two majors: 1) Child Development which has three tracks: a) teaching (Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education/Early Intervention), b) Child and Family Services and c) Specialized Studies, and 2) Liberal Studies Child Development Elementary Education, a subject matter program for students entering credential programs. The four minors are Early Childhood Development, Family Studies, ASL and Special Populations and American Indian Education. Students and faculty work closely together; majors individualize their study plans. The NAEYC accredited CDL, serving children from 2 to 5 years old, is integral to the entire program. Additional information about the department can be found at http://www2.humboldt.edu/cdblog/. For more information about the CDL, visit http://www2.humboldt.edu/cdblog/child-development-lab/.
Application: Qualified candidates should submit the following materials through Interfolio:
Letter of application (including discussion of position requirements outlined above and your specific teaching interests);
Teaching evaluations, if applicable
Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and
Three letters of recommendation
Additional application materials may be requested at a later time. Please direct any questions pertaining to this position, the Child Development Department, or Humboldt State University to:
Kishan Lara-Cooper, Search Committee Chair Department of Child Development Humboldt State University One Harpst Street Arcata, California 95521-8299 Phone (707) 826-5853 email@example.com
Application Deadline: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than October 31st, 2018. Early applications are encouraged.
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It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. All CSU employees are obligated to respond to and report incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. The successful candidate for this position will be mandated to receive relevant training on an annual basis. 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 as a condition of employment.
New employees hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2017 are subject to a 10 year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits.
Humboldt State University is a Title IX/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, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 826-3626 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education - or activities only part of which are qualifying- -will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus.
Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. The successful candidate for a position at HSU is required to be fingerprinted through the Humboldt State University Police Department or their local law enforcement agency. The results of the fingerprint process must be received by the university prior to the candidate’s appointment. The cost of the fingerprinting is borne by the university.
Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at http://www.humboldt.edu.
Humboldt State University is a Title IX/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, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.
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 CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.