College of Health & Human ServicesPosition:
Department of Child and Family Studies
Assistant Professor of Child and Family Studies-Lifespan Development
1) An earned doctorate (Ph.D., Ed.D.) in Child or Human Development, Psychology, Education, or other closely-related fields (e.g. Social Work, Sociology, Gerontology) from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (8/18/2022).
2) Successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
3) Documented record of research activity in lifespan development (e.g. publications, conference presentations, seminars, program evaluation reports, etc.)
4) Training and expertise in development across the lifespan, adulthood or aging.
1) Successful teaching experience at the graduate level.
2) Successful community engagement.
3) Membership and active participation in professional organizations related to the discipline.
4) Training and expertise from intersectional and strengths-based perspectives of emerging adulthood through the end of life.
The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.
The successful candidate may teach courses in lifespan development and adulthood, as well as oversee internship opportunities and career pathways that focus on human development across the lifespan.
The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University’s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.
Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. Cal State LA is ranked number one in the U.S. for the upward mobility of its students, and is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good. We offer nationally recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, ethnic studies, and the humanities. Our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, community engagement, and service.
Our 240,000 alumni reflect the City and County’s dynamic mix of populations. The University has one of the most diverse student populations of any college or university in the nation. As a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution, and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. The University is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual.
Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services is committed to educating and preparing human service professionals to become innovative practitioners and leaders. The College includes the following academic schools and departments: Department of Child and Family Studies, Department of Communication Disorders, Department of Public Health, School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics, School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science, Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing, and School of Social Work. The College promotes the integration of teaching, research, policy, and public service in an interdisciplinary context. Knowledge, skill, and caring provide the foundation for educating a diverse workforce of the future who effectively serves multicultural urban communities. The College strives to be student-centered, faculty and staff focused, and community minded.
The mission of the Department of Child and Family Studies is to prepare individuals to become developmental science leaders who support the well-being of children, families, and communities in diverse settings. Recognizing the impact of systemic oppression across development, our emerging leaders learn to employ ethical strengths-based practices for addressing social inequities and promoting resilience. Students are trained to think and write critically about human and family development through identifying and solving real-world problems, advocating for individuals and families, and disseminating knowledge.
The undergraduate major has two options: Option I, General Option, prepares students to work as administrators in preschools, day care centers or youth agencies or to gain entry into careers with children and families in early education, health, pediatric or community-based settings. Option II, a California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC)-approved Elementary Subject Matter Teacher Preparation Program, provides students a broad-based education in multiple subjects that provides a waiver of the California Subject Examinations for Teachers: Multiple Subjects (CSET:MS). The department also offers a two-year Master of Arts degree in Child Development, which strengthens professional competence and prepares individuals for various leadership positions in child and family–serving organizations. For more information, see our website at http://www.calstatela.edu/hhs/cfs.
Please submit the following to the Search Committee Chair at the email address below:
1) A cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications.
2) A narrative statement describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of students who are among the first-generation of their family to attend a college or university.
3) A curriculum vitae.
4) A list of three professional references.
5) A University Application for Employment Form
Finalists will be required to submit:
Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Review of applications will begin September 13, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.
Please email all application materials in a single PDF to: [email protected]. Please type “Child and Family Studies Tenure-Track Application with a focus on Lifespan Development” in the subject line.
Please address all questions to the search committee chair Claudia Kouyoumdjian at: [email protected] or 323-343-5418.
Note: 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.
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 the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/TITLE IX EMPLOYER
Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.