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Tenure Track Faculty - Family Studies and Human Development

California State University, Sacramento
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 23, 2024

Tenure Track Faculty - Family Studies & Human Development

Job No: 535942
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Social Sciences, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

COLLEGE: Social Science and Interdisciplinary Studies

DEPARTMENT: Family and Consumer Sciences

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Professor


The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) is housed in the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, consisting of 16 academic departments and interdisciplinary academic programs, and several centers and institutes. The College is a cohesive unit academically and administratively, with a commitment to the academic success of all our students. We take thoughtful and deliberate action to provide equitable, inclusive, and accessible opportunities and support to students of all races, skin colors, religions, national origins, ages, genders, gender identity/expressions, sexual orientations, and with varying genetic information, medical conditions, marital status, parental status, veteran status, or abilities/disabilities. The FACS department, with approximately 500 student majors, is committed to a quality undergraduate program, collaborative projects with campus and community partners, and innovative instructional technologies. The principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion are core to our identity and our mission. The department offers a BS in Family Studies and Human Development (FSHD), BS in Fashion Merchandising and Management, and BS in Nutrition and Food with an optional Concentration in Dietetics. The department also offers a Pre-Credential Single Subject Matter Program in Family and Consumer Sciences.

The FSHD program supports approximately 120 majors. The FSHD program serves a diverse student body. Sacramento State is a Hispanic and AANAPISI Serving Institution. Many of our majors are Hispanic and Asian-American, and about a quarter of students are first-generation college students. We prepare students for careers in various fields such as family support, government and public policy, or health and wellness. We emphasize an asset-based approach to understanding the lifespan of human development, family systems, and family diversity in a cultural context. Our program is Certified Family Life Educator-approved by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). And we provide curriculum to meet the specifications of the Association of Child Life Professionals required for Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS). Our students are passionate and engaged and have a deep interest in serving children, youth, and families in their communities. Our FSHD student graduates seek post-secondary degrees in counseling or marriage and family therapy. We are committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion of faculty, students, and staff. We hope that you will consider us.


Marriage and family scholar with expert knowledge and specialty in serving/counseling racially and ethically diverse families. Specific background in scholarship or clinical experience working with racially and ethically diverse populations. Contribute to an expansion of field placements and internships for students, and scholarship that serve the racially and ethnically diverse and marginalized communities in our region.

  • Teach undergraduate courses in family studies and human development and supervise service-learning, practica, and internships. Courses may include a combination of the following: The Family and Social Issues, Family Communication, Issues in Parenting, Family Life Education, Family Resource Management, Family Stress and Coping, Family Finance, or Family Support Services (a service-learning course).
  • Depending on experience and education, the assignment could include other related courses, existing or to be developed, particularly in the areas of counseling, marriage and family therapy, family policy, and diversity and global families.
  • Develop a focused and productive scholarship area.
  • Provide service to the department, college, university, and regional community.
  • Work closely with community partners.
  • Recruit, mentor, and advise students with diverse backgrounds.

  • Doctorate from an accredited university in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, Family Studies, Family Life Education, Human Development, or a closely related field from an accredited program is required. ABD candidates from accredited programs will be considered, provided all degree requirements are completed by August 2024. Applicants must also be currently licensed as a Counselor in California or their home state, or be eligible for licensure in California (LMFT; LCSW; LPCC).
  • Demonstrated ability to teach college-level courses to a diverse student population.
  • Proven track-record or demonstrated potential as a researcher conducting scholarly and/or applied research.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community and to integrate diversity issues into the curriculum.

  • College-level teaching experience in counseling, family studies, human development, or a closely related field, preferably:
  • Experience in teaching online courses.
  • Experience and ability using information technology in the teaching and learning process.
  • Ability to develop undergraduate research projects/lead undergraduate teams.
  • Ability to teach large classes (80 to 120 enrolled).
  • Professional experience in counseling and counseling licensure, such as, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.
  • Experience, interest and/or expertise in working with and for families as they interface with other systems.
  • This may include various diverse populations: immigrant families, resource (foster) families, families in poverty, transnational families, racially diverse families or other under-served populations.
  • Active participation in professional organizations relevant to this position.
  • Evidence of multidisciplinary and/or collaborative research.
  • Demonstrated potential in obtaining external research funding.
  • Scholarly background in recognized peer reviewed journals on topics related to counseling, particularly on racially and ethnically diverse populations.
  • Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE)
  • Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS)


    Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website located at: Find the application for this position with key word ‘Family.' Documents needed to apply: 1) Cover letter to include: qualifications, teaching experience and philosophy, courses or areas candidate is qualified to teach in FSHD, and scholarly experience and interests; 2) Resume/Curriculum Vitae; 3) unofficial transcripts; 4) professional references 5) statement of Diversity Equity and Inclusion

    Review of applications will begin March 25th, 2024; position open until filled.

    This is a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank beginning in the Fall 2024 semester. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience.

    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.


    The classification annual salary range for this position is $64,860 - $143,928; the anticipated annual starting salary is $75,000.

    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

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    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: February 22, 2024 (9:00 AM)
    Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

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