Assistant Professor for Child and Adolescent Studies

California State University, Fullerton
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Dec 28, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor for Child and Adolescent Studies
College of Health and Human Development

Department of Child Adolescent Studies

Assistant Professor

Fall 2021

The Department of Child and Adolescent Studies at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2021. 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 areas of expertise such as the role of race/ethnicity, inequalities, and cultural context in development; elementary school settings; and advocacy/policy that advances the health, development, and well-being of children and/or families that have been historically marginalized in the United States.

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.

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
  • Earned doctorate in Developmental Psychology, Child and Family Studies, Clinical Psychology, Education, Ethnic Studies 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 health, development, 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 expertise pertaining to one or more of the following areas:
  • Race/ethnicity, inequalities, and/or cultural context in development;
  • Development and learning in elementary school settings;
  • Advocacy/policy that advances the health, development, and well-being of children and/or families that have been historically marginalized in the United States.

    A complete on‐line application must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To apply, please visit to apply for requisition #497852, and provide the following required materials:

  • A cover letter addressing Required and Preferred Qualifications listed above, including a summary of teaching experience and a brief overview of the scope of and plans for research agenda
  • A curriculum vita
  • 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 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, rubric, outline of lesson, etc.) - submitted as a single pdf;
  • A detailed list of developmental courses and training and/or unofficial transcripts - submitted as a single pdf;
  • Representative samples of scholarship - submitted as a single pdf;
  • A list of three references with relevant contact information
  • On the references page of the online application, enter information for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. They will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.

    Semi-finalists will be asked to provide three letters of recommendation and a recorded 15-minute microteaching demonstration.

    Please direct questions to: Dr. Kari Knutson Miller, Search Committee Chair, at

    Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2020 and will continue until the position has been filled. The anticipated appointment date is August 16, 2021.

    Additional Information

    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 child‐care; and a defined‐benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit

    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.

    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.

    Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator (

    To apply, visit


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