Apr 15, 2019

Institute for Child Development and Family Relations - Full Time Research Scholar

  • California State University, San Bernardino
  • 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA, USA
Full time Child/Adolescent Development Education Postdoctoral

Job Description


The Institute for Child Development and Family Relations at California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB) invites applications for a full-time research scholar position focused broadly within the child development and family relations fields. The successful applicant will work in collaboration with ICDFR affiliated faculty from the Department of Psychology and Human Development. The mission of ICDFR is to serve the needs of children and families in the local region through applied research, education, and service. Currently, our faculty oversee active funded partnerships with First 5, San Bernardino County Schools, SBC Foster Youth Services, SBC Homeless Youth Services, and the Department of Education. CSUSB is a Hispanic Serving Institution with approximately 80% first-generation college students. We seek a colleague with an interest in serving our student body and the local community. 

This position is for one year, with a negotiable start date and strong possibility of re-funding for at least one additional year.   

California State University, San Bernardino is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles.  CSUSB offers programs through the colleges of Arts and Letters, Business and Public Administration, Education, Natural Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley.  CSUSB serves approximately 20,700 students and offers 47 undergraduate, 35 graduate and one doctoral degree as well as 13 programs with national accreditation. 

CSUSB is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive academic community and building a culturally diverse faculty.  Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population are strongly encouraged to apply.  We are particularly interested in receiving applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups.  

Typical Activities

Primary responsibility will include conducting data analysis, writing manuscripts, and developing grant proposals.

Minimum Qualifications

Qualified individuals must be an ABD (All but Dissertation) or Ph.D. in developmental psychology, child development, human development/family studies, or related field by time of appointment.  Demonstrated productivity in published journal articles, grant writing and scientific conference presentations is required as well as excellent written and oral communication skills are required.

Preference will be given to candidates who have strong quantitative analysis skills, applied research expertise, and experience writing federally funded research grants.  

Supplemental Information

The research fellow will be encouraged to participate in activities that support the university's strategic plan. This plan emphasizes: a) student success; b) faculty and staff success; c) stewarding resources; d) community engagement and partnerships; and, e) enhancing the campus identity.

Interested applicants should upload a letter of application identifying research interests, career goals, and relevant experience; and a curriculum vitae.  Additionally, please arrange to have three letters of professional reference sent to facultyrecruitment@csusb.edu and Karen Solorio at Karen.solorio@csusb.edu..   Please submit the name, telephone number and email address of three references and copies of all postsecondary degrees (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).  

Also required is a Diversity Statement detailing how your scholarship and service would support the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in your academic field. (Maximum 1000 words). 

Formal review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  To find out more about the Institute for Child Development and Family Relations, please visit https://csbs.csusb.edu/icdfr.  If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply at and also email https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/csusb/jobs/2412420 your materials to Dr. Mark Agars (magars@csusb.edu) and Dr. Kelly Campbell (kelly@csusb.edu).  Salary is commensurate with experience.  

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.

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, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096 - Revised July 21, 2017)

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html.


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