Assistant/Associate Professor - California State University, Northridge (CSUN), Northridge, CA

Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Child & Adolescent Development
Faculty Hire Number:  18-20

Effective Date of Appointment: August 22, 2018
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Rank:   Assistant/Associate Professor
Salary: Dependent upon qualifications

The Department of Child and Adolescent Development at the California State University, Northridge welcomes applications for TWO full-time, tenure-track assistant/associate professor positions beginning Fall 2018. 


About the Department: The undergraduate program prides itself on its commitment to developing effective leaders, professionals and scholars committed to solving complex social problems-particularly those impacting youth and families. A major focal point of the program includes training students to be reflective practitioners and to use the scientific method, including evidence-based knowledge, in making personal and professional decisions related to the education, healthy development and well-being of humans throughout their life span. The program provides a strong academic foundation for the next generation of clinicians, teachers, policymakers and researchers dedicated to serving infants, children, teenagers and young adults in a global society. Whether one's interests lie in the developmental period of infancy, early adulthood or somewhere in between, the academic programs offered allow students to gain high-level academic and professional skills, while receiving a high level of attention from faculty who are dedicated and committed to the long-term success of their students.

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a doctorate in developmental psychopathology, atypical development, child/adolescent clinical psychology, child life, child/adolescent development, human development, human ecology, developmental psychology, applied developmental science, educational psychology, early childhood education, social work/welfare or a closely related discipline. ABD candidates will be considered, but must have a doctorate in hand by August 22, 2018. Specific area of expertise within the field of child and adolescent development is open. The successful candidate will have the ability to articulate the strengths of an interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary undergraduate degree program focusing on the study of human development from conception through emerging adulthood. The candidate must be committed to teaching in an undergraduate degree program that prepares students for direct-service careers with children and families and/or for pursuing advanced degrees in the field. Priority will be given to candidates who have or can document the ability to establish a systematic program of research and effectively teach a diverse undergraduate student population. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population. Candidates who incorporate cultural perspectives on child/adolescent development, both in teaching and research, are encouraged to apply. Experience establishing and maintaining collaborations with community-based programs is highly desirable. CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate in a timely manner. 

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the US. Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire. 

Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate core courses in the degree program and upper-division courses in the candidate's area of expertise when offered. Maintain an active research program. In addition to promoting the academic success and retention of first-time freshman students, collaborate with colleagues to develop and implement mechanisms that support community college transfer students' progress toward completion of the degree. Collaborate with community-based organizations and agencies. Serve on department, college, and university committees. Actively mentor students to facilitate the actualization of career & professional goals and objectives. The successful candidate should conduct publishable research and attempt to secure external funding to support research and scholarly activities.  The successful candidate may be required to teach on weekdays, evenings, weekends and possibly on-line.

How to apply: Applicants should submit a letter of application, vitae, three current letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching ability and scholarship that meet the qualifications of this position. Screening will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017. Priority will be given to applications received by that deadline.  Position will remain open until filled. This institution is using Interfolio's ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge to: