Child/Adolescent Development – California State University

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 2013.
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 teaching mission to prepare undergraduate students broadly for careers working with children, adolescents, and/or families. Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellent teaching, peer-reviewed publication in area of expertise, and service to the department, university, and external community.

Essential Qualifications
The appointee must have:
 an earned doctorate in Child and Adolescent Development/Psychology or a closely related field prior to appointment;
 a strong background in developmental theory and research;
 a realistic research agenda focused on issues related to child and/or adolescent development;
 demonstrated ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate level;
 an interest in preparing undergraduates to work effectively with children, adolescents and families from diverse backgrounds; and
 the ability to work collegially and effectively in a multicultural environment.

Desirable Qualifications
Evidence of effective teaching of developmental courses at the undergraduate level and professional expertise applicable to one or more of the following areas:
 early childhood development;
 family, community, and/or school contexts;
 evaluation and assessment of children, adolescents, and/or families;

Rank & Salary

This is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Faculty may apply for intramural grants to support research and scholarly activities and 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; an affordable housing program; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities. For specific details go to

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Appointment Date
August 2013

Application Procedure
Interested applicants must submit: (1) a letter of intent summarizing essential and desirable (if applicable) qualifications listed above; (2) a curriculum vita; (3) graduate transcripts; and (4) examples of student evaluations of teaching and other evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants are encouraged to send representative samples of scholarship and course materials. In addition, applicants shall arrange for three current letters of reference to be submitted. To aid the committee, please indicate who will be sending reference letters in your letter of intent. Please send required materials electronically for initial review. Email materials to Stephanie Thames at on behalf of Dr. James Rodriguez, Search Committee Chair.

Faculty Search, Job Control Number 23603G-13-005
Department of Child and Adolescent Studies, EC 503
California State University, Fullerton
P.O. Box 6868
Fullerton, California 92834-6868

Application Deadline
Application review begins immediately. To receive full consideration, please submit all materials by October 1, 2012. Position is open until filled

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