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California State University Fullerton
Department of Child and Adolescent Studies

Full Time Positions

Child/Adolescent Development

The Department of Child and Adolescent Studies at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2018. CSUF values and is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse community. Candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research, and service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community will be strongly considered.


The area of developmental specialty is open, but preference will be given to scholars who will expand departmental expertise and contribute to the department’s mission to prepare undergraduate students broadly for careers working with children, adolescents, and/or families from diverse backgrounds. Responsibilities include teaching a combination of existing departmental courses and developing courses in area of specialization; participating in ongoing departmental curriculum revision and assessment activities; and engaging in scholarly and creative activity.  Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellent teaching, peer-reviewed publication in an area of expertise, and service to the department, university, and external community.

Required Qualifications

The appointee must have:

  • an earned doctorate in Developmental Psychology or a closely related field by August 2018;
  • a strong background in developmental theory and research;
  • a commitment to providing high-quality undergraduate education and demonstrated ability to teach students with diverse backgrounds at the undergraduate level;
  • a research agenda focused on issues related to child development
  • an interest in preparing undergraduates to work effectively with children, adolescents and families from diverse backgrounds; and
  • the ability to work collegially in a multicultural environment.
  • 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 application status of applicants or continued employment or current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Preferred Qualifications

The Department is particularly interested in candidates with expertise in early-childhood or middle-childhood in one or more of the following areas:

  • development and learning in educational contexts;
  • development and learning in family or community-based contexts;
  • cultural processes and influences in development and learning.

Rank & Salary

This is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Moving expenses, start-up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. Faculty may apply for intramural grants to support research and scholarly activities and may have opportunities to teach in the summer session for additional salary. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available, which includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and/or dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities. For specific details go tohttp://hr.fullerton.edu/payroll_benefits/HealthCarePlans.php

Appointment Date

August 2018

Application Procedure

A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: https://apps.fullerton.edu/facultyrecruitment to view all job listings and select 9766BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:

  • a letter of intent addressing Required and Preferred (if applicable) Qualifications listed above, including a summary of teaching experience and a brief overview of the scope of and plans for research agenda;
  • a curriculum vita;
  • a diversity statement that provides an understanding of your capabilities to address diversity in support of CSUF’s diverse student and community populations.  Please discuss how you have addressed diversity in your teaching, research, and service;
  • a table listing teaching experience with a column for each of the following: (a) the title and number of each course taught, (b) the semester and year you taught the course, (c) the name of the institution where you taught the course, (d) the approximate number of students enrolled in the course, (e) your role in the course (e.g., instructor of record, teaching assistant, etc.), (f) the course format [e.g., traditional, hybrid, online], and (g) the level of the course (e.g., undergraduate or graduate);
  • student evaluations of teaching and other evidence of teaching effectiveness;
  • graduate transcripts;
  • representative samples of scholarship;
  • three letters of reference (see instructions below).

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. They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.

Please direct questions to: Dr. James L. Rodríguez, Search Committee Chair at jamesrodriguez@fullerton.edu.

Application Deadline

Application review begins immediately. To receive full consideration, please submit all materials by October 15, 2017. Position is open until filled.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

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 employment.

California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.


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