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Tenure Track Faculty - Child and Adolescent Development

California State University, Sacramento
California, United States
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Posted Date
Jan 26, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education
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Tenured/Tenured Track
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Tenure Track Faculty - Child and Adolescent Development

Job No: 506865
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: College of Education

DEPARTMENT: Undergraduate Studies in Education - Child and Adolescent Development Program

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


The Child and Adolescent Development program, housed in the College of Education, has thirteen 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 (e.g., ECE, elementary, special education) 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 undergraduate 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.


Tenure-track Assistant Professor position for the Department of Undergraduate Studies within the Child and Adolescent Development Program beginning August 2022.

  • 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 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 2022;
  • A strong background in developmental theory and research with any area of scholarly expertise;
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing social justice through teaching, research, and/or service;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of applying theory and research to diverse real-world settings (e.g., education, community, policy);
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with children, adolescents, students and/or families representing diverse populations from diverse backgrounds.

  • A clearly defined program of research and demonstrated success in research and scholarly activities;
  • Demonstrated experience working in an educational, community, or policy-related setting serving 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 (e.g., fieldwork in classrooms or community, policy, research);
  • Evidence of leadership and strong interpersonal skills in diverse environments;
  • Demonstrated experience and effectiveness in college level, undergraduate and/or graduate level teaching.


Review of applications will begin January 5, 2022 and the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants should submit the following:
  • Cover letter describing interest and qualifications for this position
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Unofficial transcripts of all graduate-level work
  • Diversity Statement describing prior or proposed contributions and interest in promoting inclusion and equity though teaching, mentoring, service, and/or research (
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (which incorporates diverse perspectives in teaching), and recent data on teaching effectiveness or teaching portfolio, if available (submit as one PDF).
  • Statement of research interests and agenda
  • Writing sample (e.g., a recent publication)

As part of the application, applicants will be required to submit the names and contact information of three references who can speak to the candidate's professional qualifications (no letters required).

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

The Search Committee is holding an open informational Zoom session on 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. The session will be recorded and made available to those who are not able to attend. Please register for the event at: 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's 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, and campus 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.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at

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 22, 2021 (9:00 AM)
Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

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