Assistant Professor: Human Development and Family Sciences
San Diego State University
Location: San Diego,
Internal Number: 98984
The Department of Child and Family Development (CFD) at San Diego State University seeks applicants for a full-time, 10-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position. The position will begin Fall 2022. Applicants must hold an earned doctorate by Fall 2022 in Family Studies, Child Development, Human Development and Family Science, Psychology (Developmental Psychology), Sociology, Social Work, Education, or a closely related social science field. The CFD department represents an interdisciplinary field of study with the basic assumption that development takes place across the lifespan in the context of the family, community, and public policy. We seek a candidate whose ongoing research and teaching will strengthen the CFD department's mission to prepare anti-racist, anti-bias, professionals to address contemporary issues that affect the health and well-being of children, youth, adults, and families.
The first overarching criterion for a successful candidate is a demonstrated record of success in teaching, serving, and/or mentoring underrepresented students. San Diego State University is a Hispanic Serving Institution and Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institution that resides on Kumeyaay land. In addition, San Diego State University is listed as Campus Pride Index's Best of the Best Colleges and Universities in the United States for its support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students. A commitment to these students as well as other minorities that have been historically underrepresented and underserved in education (e.g., African American, Latinx, Native American, Southeast Asian) is a key commitment of the department.
In terms of research, there are several areas of focus that would add breadth to the expertise of the department in terms of both research and teaching. Preferences will be given to candidates with expertise in human development and families science research and that advances any or a combination of the following critical goals: 1) anti-racist and anti-bias practices that can support the well-being of children, youth, adults, and families of color; 2) dynamics and resilience of ethnically/racially diverse and multicultural families; 3) diverse family structures (e.g., foster care families, adoptive families, single parent families, extended family systems); 4) LGBTQ+ families and family structures, or; 5) relationship dynamics/processes. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue an active research agenda, including securing funding from competitive federal and private agencies, in addition to participating in the Department's undergraduate teaching program as well as teaching, advising, and mentoring graduate students.
Maintaining active research agenda that specifically addresses racial equity, diversity, and/or social justice dimensions within the candidate's area of focus
Maintaining an active research agenda, securing extramural funding, and publishing results in peer-reviewed journals
Teaching and advising/mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in the CFD program
Participating in service at the department, college, and the university level
Collaborating with department faculty and staff in departmental governance, program development, scholarship and service
Serving as an active member of relevant scholarly societies and/or professional associations or professional organizations or campus committees that advance underrepresented populations
Mentoring or advising individual students from underrepresented populations
Professional development-related service to the broader community
Candidates need to fulfil at least 2 of the Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria (please see the paragraph below for more details)
Doctorate degree in Family Studies, Child Development, Human Development and Family Science, Psychology (Developmental Psychology), Sociology, Social Work, Education, or a closely related social science field. Doctoral students who will have their doctorate degree by the start of the position are eligible to apply.
Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, racial and social justice and experience working with diverse populations
Evidence of effective teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level
Strong record of or demonstrated potential for successful research and publications
CFLE certification preferred
We are seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. Candidates must satisfy two or more of the eight Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria for underrepresented populations. Underrepresented populations refer to the following groups: African-American, Latinx, Native American, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander, groups of varying abilities, women in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or any other group that has been documented as underrepresented in the candidate's academic discipline. Candidates that that meet BIE criteria: (a) are committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline, (b) have demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline, (c) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students, (d) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research, (e) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group, (f) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities, (g) have expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and/or (h) have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Please indicate in a separate diversity statement how you meet at least two (2) of these criteria.
SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY SDSU is the oldest institution of higher education in the San Diego region, with a campus and microsites in San Diego and locations in Southern California's Imperial Valley and Tbilisi in the Republic of Georgia. The highly diverse campus community has a student population of approximately 36,000. SDSU is included in the Carnegie Foundation's Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity category. Established in 1897, SDSU offers bachelor degrees in 97 areas, masters in 84 and doctorates in 23. See http://www.sdsu.edu for more information. SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university with an active international/transborder community. SDSU is also a Hispanic Serving Institution and Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institution that resides on Kumeyaay land with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION The College of Education comprises seven diverse departments/schools committed to one unified mission: to prepare effective professionals for a variety of societal service delivery and leadership roles across a range of settings including schools, post-secondary institutions, social service agencies, and vocational rehabilitation organizations. The College contributes to the knowledge base in both educational theory and practice through professional inquiry and scholarship. The College engages in strategic partnerships with the field of practice to improve client outcomes, to increase institutional effectiveness, and to promote social justice. Website: http://go.sdsu.edu/education/
DEPARTMENT OF CHILD AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT The Department of Child and Family Development is a highly integrated academic unit within the College of Education. The SDSU Child and Family Development (CFD) Department is committed to preparing anti-bias, anti-racist professionals to address contemporary issues that affect the health and well-being of children, youth, adults, and families. work with children, families, schools, and communities. This mission is accomplished through a culturally responsive curriculum with a strong emphasis on social emotional development, social justice, and equity-minded education. The program represents an interdisciplinary field of study with the basic assumption that development takes place across the lifespan in the context of the family, community, and public policy. The department's emphasis on reducing structural inequities in the community through community-based outreach, prevention, advocacy, innovative research theory application, advocacy, primary prevention, research and inclusive practices provides CFD students with a strong foundation for training and careers in education, health-related professionals, human services, law, academia, and other meaningful fields of work. The Department includes 15 full-time and approximately 18 part-time faculty, and serves a student body of between 500 to 600 undergraduate majors and 100 graduate students. Website: http://go.sdsu.edu/education/cfd/
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