Assistant Professor in Child and Adolescent Development

  • Sacramento State
  • Sacramento State, J St, Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Nov 23, 2021
Full time Education Research

Job Description

California State University, Sacramento 

Assistant Professor in Child and Adolescent Development


California State University, Sacramento invites applications for a tenure track position in Child and Adolescent Development at the Assistant Professor rank beginning Fall 2022. Faculty and staff are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion to promote student success in academic, personal, and professional pursuits. 

Required qualifications include a doctorate in Human or Child Development, Developmental Psychology, Education with emphasis/specialization in Development, or a closely related program resulting in Developmental expertise is required. (ABD considered – all degree requirements must be completed by August 2022). Candidates must have a strong background in developmental theory and research with any area of scholarly expertise; a demonstrated commitment to advancing social justice through teaching, research, and/or service; a demonstrated knowledge of applying theory and research to diverse real-world settings (e.g., education, community, policy); a demonstrated knowledge of and experience working with children, adolescents, students and/or families representing diverse populations from diverse backgrounds. Preferred qualifications include a clearly defined program of research and demonstrated success in research and scholarly activities; demonstrated experience working in an educational, community, or policy-related setting serving children, adolescents, and/or families; commitment to teaching student how to use their academic knowledge to serve children, adolescents, and families in diverse and inclusive real-world settings (e.g., fieldwork in classrooms or community, policy, research); evidence of leadership and strong interpersonal skills in a diverse environment; demonstrated experience and effectiveness in college level, undergraduate and/or graduate level teaching.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Child and Adolescent Development; maintaining a rigorous program of research; supervising and sponsoring student scholarship; assisting with advising and curriculum development/assessment; serving in various roles on committees and within leadership bodies at the program, college, university, and community levels; and working collegially with other faculty in a diverse environment. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience.

To apply, submit 1) a cover letter describing interest and qualifications for this position; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) a statement describing prior or proposed contributions and interest in promoting inclusion and equity through teaching, mentoring, service, and/or research;  4) a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (that incorporates a diverse perspective in teaching) and recent data on teaching effectiveness or teaching portfolio, if available;  5) a statement of research interests and agenda;  6) a writing sample (e.g., a recent publication); 7) the names and contact information of three references who can speak to the candidate’s professional qualifications (no letters required); 8) unofficial transcripts of all graduate-level work (official copies required if offered the position). 

Screening of applications to begin on January 5, 2022, with applications accepted until the position is filled. California State University, Sacramento is an employer with a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas A/EEO Employer. Clery Act statistics available. Mandated reporter requirements. Background check (including criminal) required.

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The Search Committee is holding an open informational Zoom session on December 13th at 9:00 am PT. During this session, members of the search committee will provide information about the position, discuss best practices for applying, and answer any questions you may have. All interested candidates are welcome. The session will be recorded and made available to those who are not able to attend. Please register for the event at: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. For those who cannot attend, please register anyway and a link to the recording will be sent to you after the session. If you would like a link to the recording after registration has closed, please email