Assistant Professor in Child Development

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor in Child Development
Job Code 2360-Tenure Track faculty
Full/Part Time Full Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Rank Assistant Professor
Salary Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience
Department Undergraduate Studies in Educ
Hiring Department Summary

The Child Development program, housed in the College of Education, has eleven full time faculty serving graduate and undergraduate majors and minors. The program offers BA and MA degrees in Child Development. The BA degree offers students concentrations focusing on elementary teaching; early development, care, and education; social and community settings; and an individualized program of study. The MA degree program focuses on theory, research and application for students intending to pursue a research career; apply their child development expertise in such contexts as administration, education, and legislative policy; teach at the college level; or continue their study at the doctoral level. For further information on our programs and faculty please visit our website at

Essential Duties

Responsibilities include:
• Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Child/Human Development, specifically courses related to qualitative research methodology and areas of interest;
• Maintaining a rigorous program of research related to school- and/or community-based qualitative research;
• Supervising and sponsoring student scholarship; assisting with advising and curriculum development/assessment;
• Working collegially with other faculty; and
• Contributing to service in the department, college, university, and profession.

Required Qualifications

• An earned Ph.D. / Ed.D. in Child/Human Development, Applied Developmental Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Developmental Science, Education, and
Psychology, or an equivalent program. ABD candidates will be considered. If ABD, all degree requirements must be completed by August 2018
• Specialization in qualitative research methods with a strong emphasis in developmental theory.

Preferred Qualifications

• Demonstrated leadership potential;
• Interpersonal skills;
• Ability to work with children, students, families, and communities representing diverse populations from diverse backgrounds;
• Demonstrated experience and effectiveness in college level, undergraduate, and/or graduate level teaching;
• Clearly defined interdisciplinary program of qualitative research and publication focusing on children, adolescents, and/or young adults, or demonstrated potential for establishing such a record;
• Experience in educational settings and/or curriculum development.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F0034P
Anticipated Start Date Fall 2018
Initial Application Review 11/20/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants


Applicants must include the following attachments in the online application:

1) a cover letter describing interest and qualifications for this position;
2) a current curriculum vitae with the names and contact information of three references who can speak to the candidates’ professional qualifications as the last page;
3) a statement of teaching philosophy (including evidence of effectiveness and experiences serving diverse student populations);
4) a statement of research interests;
5) a writing sample (e.g., a recent publication);
6) unofficial transcripts of all graduate-level work (official copies required if offered the position)

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).

Campus Diversity Statement

Sacramento is one of the most diverse and integrated major cities in the country, and Sacramento State is committed to providing a quality education for all of our region’s students. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. Sacramento State is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, research, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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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.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

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 the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Will you have a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment or an advanced ABD by the date of the appointment?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • CSU Careers Website
    • CalJobs Website
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Current eReferral
    • Website
    • HERC Website
    • Newspaper ad

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Statement of Scholarly Interests
  6. Writing Sample
Optional Documents