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Assistant Professor of Human Services

California State University, Fullerton
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Oct 25, 2023

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Assistant Professor of Human Services
Department of Human Services
College of Health and Human Development
Assistant Professor
Fall 2024

The Department of Human Services at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2024.

California State University, Fullerton, is a minority-serving institution, affirmative action, and equal opportunity employer. CSUF is firmly committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum and fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. CSUF is committed to retaining all faculty and has established affinity groups you can join to support your success.

We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate, through their teaching, research, or service, that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our department, college, university, and community, and particularly those with an emphasis on community advocacy and experience working with historically marginalized communities (e.g., Latine, other BIPOC, LGBTQ) using an intersectional lens. Individuals advancing the University's strategic diversity goals and from groups underrepresented in the American professoriate are encouraged to apply.

The Department is interdisciplinary, drawing from the fields of counseling, social work, human development, psychology, anthropology, addiction studies, public health, and public administration. We offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services, with concentrations including addiction studies, elementary education, and mental health.

For a description of the department and courses, see
Courses taught by our department faculty are listed with the HUSR prefix.

Area of specialty: community engagement, with an emphasis on addressing how structural inequities and disparities impact communities, as well as their effects on health and human development. The department is especially interested in candidates who align with our mission to prepare students to serve diverse individuals, families, and communities and whose research, teaching, and service reflect a commitment to equity, belonging, and justice. The primary responsibilities include:
  • Teaching at the undergraduate level
  • Engaging in scholarship and other scholarly creative activities
  • Serving the department, college, university, community, and the profession; for example, mentoring students and participating in campus and system-wide committees,
  • Working collaboratively within the University and the communities we serve, as well as participating in traditional academic functions.

    Required Qualifications
  • An earned doctorate in human services or a closely related field (e.g., counseling, social work, psychology, public health, family studies, human development, ethnic studies, applied anthropology, sociology, etc.) from an accredited institution before appointment.
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a culturally diverse campus community.
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to teach students from diverse backgrounds at the undergraduate level, with an understanding of the impact of structural inequities on student learning.
  • Evidence of community involvement/advocacy with a social justice orientation.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research and scholarly work with a focus on reducing racial/ethnic disparities, increasing access, equity, and opportunities for historically marginalized communities.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working with historically marginalized communities such as Latine or other BIPOC
  • Demonstrated experience in non-profit community organizations, clinical settings, or leadership in community engagement.
  • Teaching experience at the undergraduate level
  • Demonstrated expertise in gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, or culturally focused research
  • Ability to secure funding for research and scholarly work

    Application Procedure
    A complete online application must be submitted to receive consideration. To apply, please go to:, choose full-time faculty, search for position 529889 to begin the application process and provide the following materials:
  1. A letter of intent addressing Required and Preferred (if applicable) Qualifications listed above, including a summary of teaching experience and plans for future research agenda;
  2. A curriculum vitae;
  3. A statement reflecting the candidate's commitment to inclusive excellence, no more than 500 words, that provides an understanding of your capabilities to address diversity in support of CSUF's diverse student and community populations. The statement provides you an opportunity to discuss your perspective on your past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice in your teaching, research, and service. The statement shall address the following:
  4. The candidate's knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty in higher education and commitment to serving underrepresented populations in higher education, i.e., mentoring, teaching.
  5. Commitment and ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a culturally diverse campus community
  6. The candidate's experiences and future plans to integrate underrepresented populations and communities into scholarly and creative activities;

  • Teaching portfolio that includes your teaching statement describing your approach to promoting student learning and, if applicable, sample syllabi and/or supporting evidence of teaching effectiveness (no more than three examples)
  • Research statement (500 words or less) of the applicant's current and future plans for research on community engagement/advocacy, addressing how structural inequities and disparities impact communities as well as their effects on wellness, mental health, and human development
  • Representative samples of scholarship (not to exceed three examples of scholarship)
  • A list of three references with relevant contact information.
  • Finalists must submit three letters of recommendation. Please have these ready for the referents to submit. On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. At the appropriate time in the search process, they will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You can verify that CSUF has received each letter by logging back into your applicant portal.

  • Finalists will be asked to have each of their three referents submit a letter of recommendation. Please have these ready for the referents to offer should you proceed to this search phase.

    Please direct questions to: Dr. Gary Germo, Search Committee Chair, at

    Application Deadline
    Review of applications will begin on October 9, 2023, and will continue until a suitable candidate is appointed.

    Appointment Date
    Fall 2024

    The Assistant Professor (Academic Year) classification salary range is $5,405 to $11,994 monthly (12 monthly payments per academic year). The anticipated hiring range is $6,486 to $6,614 per month.

    Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Periodic salary adjustments are enacted by the state legislature. In addition, the California Equal Pay Act prohibits employers from paying its employees less than those of the opposite sex and/or another race or ethnicity for substantially similar work (

    Summer research grants, moving expenses, start‐up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available

    CSUF Benefits
    An excellent comprehensive benefits package 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 and optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit

    CSU Policies
    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, and official copies of graduate transcripts must be submitted before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check or submitting the official graduate transcripts 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 based on Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator (

    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. It requires hiring employees to perform CSU-related work within the State of California.

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