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Assistant Professor - Child and Family Studies

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Los Angeles
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Child/Youth Education and Development, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Human Development

Tenure-Track Faculty Position

Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services

Position:

Department of Child and Family Studies 

Assistant Professor of Child and Family Studies 

Starting Date:

August, 2023

Minimum Qualifications:

1) An earned doctorate (Ph.D., Ed.D) in Child Development or Human Development, Early Childhood Development, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Psychology, or other closely-related fields (e.g. Social Work, Ethnic Studies) 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 (8/17/2023).  

2) Evidence of successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level. 

3) Documented record of research activity in Early Childhood Development and/or Education (e.g., publications, conference presentations, seminars, program evaluation reports, etc.) 

4) Evidence of training and expertise in early childhood development, early childhood education or elementary education.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

1) Evidence of successful teaching experience at the graduate level. 

2) Evidence of 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 early childhood development (0-8 years of age) 

5) Expertise in educational contexts from a social justice lens. 

6) Teaching experiences or related activities in early childhood or primary grades. 

 

Duties:

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 infant/toddler development and early childhood; child, family, and community; as well as support internship and credential opportunities in early childhood education settings.

 

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.

 

Salary:

Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University:

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. 

 

The College:

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, Department of Nutrition and Food 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 Department:

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.

 

Required Documentation:

Please submit the following to the Search Committee Chair at the Apply link listed 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.

 

Finalists will be required to submit:

Official transcripts.

 

Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 

 

Application:

Deadline: For full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by November 18, 2022. Applications received after the deadline may be considered.

 

To apply: please click the Apply Now icon on this page or visit Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty Positions or https://careers.calstatela.edu.    

 

Please address all questions to the search committee chair (Claudia Kouyoumdjian) at: ckouyou@calstatela.edu 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.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to OfficeHRM@calstatela.edu.

 

Beginning January 1, 2022, campuses may not hire or reappoint an Employee to perform CSU-related work outside of California. Requests for exceptions are very limited based on CSU Policy and must have prior written approval from the University President.

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.

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