Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Studies
California State University, Fullerton
Location: Fullerton, California
Higher Education Institution
Internal Number: 515098
Department of Child and Adolescent Studies College of Health and Human Development Assistant Professor Fall 2023
The Department of Child and Adolescent Studies at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2023. The area of developmental specialty is open, but preference will be given to scholars who will expand departmental expertise and contribute to the department’s mission to prepare undergraduate students broadly for careers working with children, adolescents, and/or families from diverse backgrounds. Of strong interest are those with experience working in applied settings related to child development and with expertise in such areas as teacher preparation, curriculum and instruction, educational policy, and/or program development in early childhood; best practices in early childhood development/education or elementary school settings; the role of race/ethnicity, systematic inequalities, and/or cultural context in development during early or middle childhood; and advocacy, assessment, policy, and/or prevention or intervention work that advances the development, health, and well-being of children and/or families.
California State University, Fullerton is a minority-serving institution, and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Candidates from groups underrepresented in the professoriate, committed to the success of a very diverse undergraduate student population, and interested in joining department colleagues as they continue efforts focused on equity and inclusion are strongly encouraged to apply.
Position The primary professional responsibilities of these instructional faculty members are: teaching at the undergraduate level; research, scholarship, and/or creative activity; service to the university, college, department, profession, and community. These responsibilities generally include: participating in department and campus-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participating in traditional academic functions. Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellent teaching, peer-reviewed publication in an area of expertise, and substantial service to the department, college, university, and external community.
Required Qualifications The appointee must have:
an earned doctorate in Developmental Psychology, Child Development, Child and Family Studies, Clinical Psychology, Education, Learning Sciences, or a closely related field prior to appointment;
a strong foundation and training in developmental theory and research;
a commitment to providing high-quality undergraduate education and potential for/demonstrated ability to teach students with diverse backgrounds at the undergraduate level;
evidence of scholarship related to child development and a research agenda that advances the development, health, and well-being of children and/or families;
an interest in preparing undergraduates to work effectively with children, adolescents, and families from diverse backgrounds; and
a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion in teaching, scholarship, and/or service.
Preferred Qualifications The Department is particularly interested in candidates with experience working in applied settings related to child development and expertise pertaining to one or more of the following areas:
teacher preparation, curriculum and instruction, educational policy, and/or program development in early childhood;
best practices in early childhood development/education or elementary school settings;
the role of race/ethnicity, systematic inequalities, and/or cultural context in development during early or middle childhood;
advocacy, assessment, policy, and/or prevention or intervention work that advances the development, health, and well-being of children and/or families.
Application A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: http://hr.fullerton.edu/careers/Faculty.php, choose full-time faculty, search for position 515098 to begin the application process and provide following materials:
a letter of intent addressing the required and preferred qualifications listed above;
a curriculum vita;
a teaching statement describing teaching philosophy, qualifications and professional development as a teacher, and CAS courses most suited to teach (suggested length, approximately 1000 words);
a table listing teaching experience with a column for each of the following: (a) the title and number of each course taught, (b) the semester and year you taught the course, (c) the name of the institution where you taught the course, (d) the approximate number of students enrolled in the course, (e) your role in the course (e.g., instructor of record, teaching assistant, etc.), (f) the course format [e.g., traditional, hybrid, online], and (g) the level of the course (e.g., undergraduate or graduate)—submitted as a single pdf;
evidence of teaching effectiveness (maximum of five items to include representative syllabus, assignment or activity prompt, sample rubric, outline of lesson or lecture slides, student evaluations of teaching, list of teacher trainings or workshops, etc.)—submitted as a single pdf;
a research statement providing an overview of the scope and plans for establishing a research agenda, as well as past research accomplishments and work(s) currently in progress (suggested length, approximately 1000 words);
representative samples of scholarship—submitted as a single pdf;
a Candidate Statement on Commitment to Inclusive Excellence that provides your unique perspective on past and present contributions to promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in your professional career, including your aspirations to support CSUF’s diverse student and surrounding community populations; please discuss how you have addressed diversity in your teaching, research, and/or service such that the committee is able to assess your ability to contribute to our campus in these areas;
a detailed list of developmental courses and training and/or unofficial transcripts—submitted as a single pdf; and
a list of three references with relevant contact information.
Semi-finalists will be asked to provide three letters of recommendation and a recorded 15-minute microteaching demonstration.
Review of applications will begin on October 21, 2022 and will continue until the position has been filled. The anticipated appointment date is August 17, 2023.
Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications, and is subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving expenses, start up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee waiver; access to campus childcare; and a defined benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit https://hr.fullerton.edu/total-wellness/.
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, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be formally offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and requires hiring employees to perform CSU-related work within the State of California.
California State University, Fullerton is a major regional university in a vital, flourishing area that includes Orange County, metropolitan Los Angeles and the expanding Inland Empire. The beautiful, 236-acre campus is set in Fullerton in north Orange County, about 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles and about 21 miles from nearby beaches. Cal State Fullerton has more than 37,000 students and approximately 1,800 full and part-time faculty members. The University offers 107 degree programs in eight colleges. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, CSUF is fourth in the nation for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to minority students and first in California for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics.The University is one of the 23 campuses in the California State University System. Since the campus opened, CSUF has awarded degrees to more than 215,000 graduates. Many are leaders in business, government, education, and the arts.