Position: Assistant Professor of Psychology (Developmental
Job#: 23/24 SSE 06
Academic Year: 2023-2024
Available: Fall 2023
Department of Psychology (24 DDH)
School of Social Sciences
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway, 20 BDC
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099
Dr. Carol Raupp, Developmental Psychology Search Committee,
Applications should be sent to: Electronic submissions preferred.
Application Deadline: Review begins on/about November 15, 2022 and
continues until the position is filled.
University Background: CSU Bakersfield, founded in 1970, is a
regional, comprehensive university serving the southern San Joaquin
Valley of California. CSU Bakersfield's service area covers nearly
25,000 square miles and is home to a socially and ethnically
diverse population of over 11,000 students. CSU Bakersfield is the
only four-year degree granting institution within a 100-mile
radius. Due to this, CSU Bakersfield has a vital role in
educational obtainment, economic development, and quality of life
within the region.
The accolades CSU Bakersfield has received include Third Way's #5
Most Economic Mobility Index (2022), Washington Monthly's #13 Best
Bang for the Buck for Western Colleges and #26 Best Master's
University (2022), Best Value Schools' #21 Most Affordable 4-Year
Colleges (2022), and US News and World Report's #25 Top Public
School in the West (2022).
CSU Bakersfield serves 9,800 undergraduate students and 1,400
graduate, credential, and post-baccalaureate students. 63.5% of CSU
Bakersfield's students are Hispanic/Latinx, 21.5% are Caucasian,
7.1% are Asian, 4.9% are African-American, 2.3% are multiracial,
0.5% are American Indian/Alaskan Native, and 0.2% are
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. CSU Bakersfield is a federally
designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).
Commitment to Diversity: The Department of Psychology within the
School of Social Sciences at CSU Bakersfield is committed to
academic and inclusive excellence and diversity within the faculty,
staff, and student body.
School Information: The School of Social Sciences and Education has
an enrollment of more than 5,000 students composed of ten
departments: Advanced Educational Studies, Child, Adolescent, and
Family Studies, Criminal Justice ,Ethnic Studies Kinesiology,
Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, and Teacher
Education. For additional information about the School's programs,
visit its web page at http://www.csub.edu/sse/
Department Information: The Department of Psychology is one of ten
departments in the SSE. Serving over 1,000 majors, the department
is the largest in the school. The department offers students a
broad range of perspectives, methodologies, and bodies of knowledge
from contemporary psychology facilitating the development of
skills, and knowledge necessary for success beyond graduation.
Beyond academics, the faculty work collaboratively to provide a
welcoming and student-centered atmosphere in and outside of the
Position Description: The Department of Psychology at California
State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) seeks to fill a position in
Developmental Psychology at the Assistant Professor level
(tenure-track). The area is developmental psychology, with a start
date of August 21, 2023. The successful candidate will be able to
teach courses in child psychology and child psychology laboratory,
along with other developmental courses in the applicant's areas of
See the catalog for the Psychology Department's course
In addition to teaching and academic advising, the faculty members
will initiate and maintain an active research program, preferably
one that involves students. To become tenured, the faculty
candidates will develop a continuous record of achievement in
teaching, research/scholarship, and professionally-related
• Demonstrated commitment to teaching undergraduates from diverse
socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds, including
• Earned PhD from an accredited institution by August 21,
• Potential for effective teaching and interest in a
• Potential for a successful research program.
• Ability to undertake effective, professionally-related service to
the University and/or to the community.
• Teaching experience, especially as instructor of record.
To be considered, complete applications must include:
• Original and personalized cover letter of application addressing
the responsibilities and qualifications described above. Statements
regarding teaching and research qualifications may be incorporated
in this letter or submitted as separate documents.
• Statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion. The
statement should include information on how the applicant currently
or will potentially promote diversity, equity and inclusion through
their teaching, research and service at CSU Bakersfield.
• Current vita
• Copy of university transcripts verifying academic record and
award of doctorate (or anticipated date of award).
• Three (3) letters of reference. Additional references may be
contacted by the Search & Screening Committee.
Compensation: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. CSUB
offers a generous benefit package (e.g., excellent health, dental,
vision, and retirement benefits)
Background Check: A background check (including a criminal records
check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be
offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete
the background check may affect the application status of
applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who
apply for the position.
Mandated Reporter: 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
Clery Act: CSUB's annual crime report includes statistics for the
previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on
campus, in certain off-campus centers, such as our Antelope Valley
Satellite Campus and on property within, or immediately adjacent to
and accessible from CSUB. The report also includes policies
concerning security on campus, such as alcohol and drug use, crime
prevention, reporting crimes, sexual assault, and other subjects.
Additionally, a daily log of offenses is maintained and can be
reviewed at the front desk of the Department of Public Safety. You
can obtain a copy of the annual report by contacting the Department
of Public Safety/University Police at (661) 654-2111 or by logging
on to their website at: https://www.csub.edu/compliance/Clery
EEO Statement: CSUB is committed to Equal Employment. Opportunity.
Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age,
color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital
status, disability or covered veterans' status.