Oct 02, 2019

Assistant Professor in Child Development

  • California State University San Bernardino
  • CSUSB, University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA, USA
Full time Child/Adolescent

Job Description

The Department of Psychology at California State University, San Bernardino invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in child development. Area of expertise is open, but individuals with a focus on school-age/adolescent development, child assessment, or parenting are especially encouraged to apply. 


We are seeking a teacher/scholar with proven teaching ability who could offer undergraduate and graduate courses in such areas as child assessment, exceptional children, parenting and family relations, psychopathology of childhood, middle childhood and adolescent development, and developmental research methods. Candidates must exhibit research potential as evidenced by engaging in publishable research in their area of expertise, and possess the capability to attract and mentor students in their research area. Potential for securing external funding is also a consideration. The University’s Institute for Child Development and Family Relations (ICDFR) supports a number of vital research and service initiatives in our local communities that would provide unique opportunities for the successful candidate. These include the Infant-Toddler Success/Parenting Project, the Parental Intervention Program (for justice-involved parents), Quality Start San Bernardino, the Infant-Toddler Lab School, as well as academic and cognitive skills assessment and training for children and adolescents, and a mentorship program for foster and homeless youth. The ideal candidate would have an interest in community engagement and in building relations with community child agencies.


A Ph.D. in child development, human development, family studies, or developmental psychology is expected at the time of appointment. The start date for the position is August 17, 2020.


Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students across a wide range of disciplines. In addition, new faculty are encouraged to develop and participate in activities that support the University’s strategic plan. This plan emphasizes: a) student success, b) faculty ad staff success, c) stewarding resources, d) community engagement and partnerships, and e) enhancing the campus identity. CSUSB’s Strategic Plan is available at https://www.csusb.edu/strategic-plan.


If you are interested in this position, we invite you to apply at https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/csusb/jobs/257806. Please submit a curriculum vitae and a letter of application that includes a statement on teaching philosophy, a statement of your research experience and goals, and a statement of how you might contribute to CSUSB’s Strategic Plan. Also include a Diversity Statement which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how your background and your educational and/or professional experiences have prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 1000 words). Also submit the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of your referees. Please provide copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts. These can be unofficial, but official copies will be required prior to appointment. If available, please provide evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching portfolios, reports on teaching observations, and/or student evaluations of teaching. Please have three letters of recommendation sent on your behalf to facultyrecruitment@csusb.edu. Formal review of applications will begin November 20, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.


Information regarding CSUSB’s Department of Psychology can be found at: http://psychology.csusb.edu/. Inquiries regarding this position may be sent to Dr. Robert Ricco at rricco@csusb.edu. 


California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles, and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20, 000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students, and graduates about 5000 students annually. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region, and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 36 graduate, and 1 doctoral degree programs and 14 academic programs with national accreditation.


At CSUSB, diversity, equity, and inclusion are values central to our mission. We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success. By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, inspire innovation, challenge the status quo, and create better outcomes for our students and community, As part of CSUSB’s commitment to hire, develop, and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty. We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply.


California State University, San Bernardino


Department of Psychology

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