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Tenure Track Faculty - Child and Adolescent Development

California State University, Sacramento
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Nov 8, 2023

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Tenure Track Faculty - Child and Adolescent Development

Job No: 533549
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Education/Library Science

COLLEGE: Education

DEPARTMENT: Undergraduate Studies in Education

POSITION TITLE: Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Child and Adolescent Development


The Child and Adolescent Development program, housed in the College of Education, has nine full-time faculty serving graduate and undergraduate programs. Sacramento State is an Asian-American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution and a Hispanic Serving Institution. Students in our programs come from diverse ethnic, academic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and faculty and staff are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion to promote student success in academic, personal, and professional pursuits. The program offers BA and MA degrees in Child and Adolescent Development. The BA program provides students concentrations in Educational Contexts (pre-credential and special education focus), Early Development Care and Education (EDCE), and Community Contexts (e.g., policy, youth programs, non-profits). The MA degree program focuses on theory, research, and application for students intending to pursue doctoral programs, research or college teaching careers, or those planning to apply their developmental expertise to educational or community contexts. For further information on our programs and faculty please visit our website at

At Sacramento State, the quality of the education we provide is our top priority. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. A successful Sacramento State faculty member promotes the values celebrated by a public, regional, comprehensive, metropolitan university. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people with the commitment and ability to work with a diverse student, staff, and faculty population. In addition to positive contributions to undergraduate and graduate teaching, advising, mentoring, curriculum development, and assessment, faculty are expected to maintain a rigorous program of scholarly work related to child and/or adolescent development, work collegially with other faculty in a diverse environment, and engage in university and community service.
About the College of Education The College of Education is a dynamic, engaged community that offers excellent opportunities for personal and professional growth, and a stimulating and collegial work environment. We have long-standing partnerships with multiple professional communities and are known for innovation and genuine commitment to diversity and social justice. See more at
POSITION DETAILS: TheCollege of Education invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor for the Department of Undergraduate Studies within the Child and Adolescent Development Program beginning August 2024. We seek candidates with a demonstrated knowledge of applying theory and research to diverse real-world settings and a commitment to advancing social justice through teaching, research, and/or service with an emphasis in any area of scholarship.

The classification annual salary range for this position is $64,860 - $143,928; the anticipated annual starting salary is $74,642.


  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Child and Adolescent Development.

  • Maintain a rigorous program of research.

  • Supervise and sponsor student scholarship.

  • Assist with advising and curriculum development/assessment.

  • Serve in various roles on committees and within leadership bodies at the program, college, university, and community levels.

  • Work collegially with other faculty in a diverse environment.


  • A doctorate in Human or Child and Adolescent Development, Developmental Psychology, Education with emphasis/specialization in Development, or a closely related program resulting in Developmental expertise is required. ABD applicants will be accepted. If ABD, all degree requirements must be completed by August 2024;

  • A strong background in developmental theory and research with scholarly expertise;

  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing social justice through teaching, research, and/or service;

  • Demonstrated knowledge of children, adolescents, students and/or families representing diverse populations from diverse backgrounds.


  • Demonstrated experience and effectiveness in college level, undergraduate and/or graduate level teaching;

  • Evidence of leadership and strong interpersonal skills in diverse environments;

  • A clearly defined program of research and demonstrated success in research and scholarly activities;

  • Demonstrated experience and/or interest working as researcher or practitioner in an educational, community, or policy-related setting serving diverse children, adolescents, and/or families.

  • Commitment to teaching students how to use their academic knowledge to serve children, adolescents, and/or families in diverse and inclusive real-world settings.


    Review of applications will begin January 8, 2024 and the position will remain open until filled.

    Applications are only accepted through the California State University, Sacramento jobs website located at

    Applicants must include the following attachments in the online application:

  • Cover letter describing interest and qualifications for this position.

  • Curriculum vitae (CV). Include the names and contact information of four references who can speak to the candidate's professional qualifications (no letters required).

  • Diversity statement describing your commitment to promoting inclusion and equity (through teaching, mentoring, service, and/or research) (limit 750 words)

  • Unofficial transcripts of all graduate-level work (official transcripts required if offered the position)

  • Statement of teaching philosophy incorporating diverse perspectives in teaching (limit 500 words; if available, please also include any recent teaching evaluations (not included in word count); combine all files into one PDF for upload);

  • Statement of research interests and agenda (limit 500 words)

    For questions and inquiries email the Department Chair of Undergraduate Studies in Education ( or the Search Committee Chair (

    The Search Committee is holding an open informational Zoom session on Wednesday, December 13th at 9:00 am PT. During this session, members of the search committee will provide information about the position, discuss best practices for applying, and answer any questions you may have. All interested candidates are welcome. Please register for the event at this link by Wednesday, November 29: The session will be recorded and made available to those who are not able to attend. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. For those who cannot attend, please register anyway and a link to the recording will be sent to you after the session. If you would like a link to the recording after registration has closed, please email

    About Sacramento State

    Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students coming not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:

    “As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">learning and student success;" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity;" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">justice, diversity, equity and inclusion;" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">resource development and sustainability;" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated community engagement, and" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">wellness and safety.

    As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

    To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

    Equal Employment Opportunity
    California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

    It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

    The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

    Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

    Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at
    The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

    Background Check Disclaimer

    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

    COVID19 Vaccination Policy

    Effective May 2023, per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.

    Out of State Employment

    Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be available to perform work in the State of California if their assignment is in-person.

    Eligibility Verification

    Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

    Advertised: November 08, 2023 (8:30 AM)
    Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

    To apply, visit


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