Social/Behavioral Sciences (504790)

  • Cal State University (CSU) San Francisco
  • San Francisco, California
  • Nov 28, 2021
Full Time Education and Training

Job Description


San Francisco State University, Department of Child and Adolescent Development (CAD) offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Child and Youth Development in Community Settings beginning August 2022. We seek a colleague whose teaching and research interests are grounded in social and racial justice and include child and youth development in broad contexts. This can include, but is not limited to: knowledge and experience in school systems, health and social services, or community-based programs that serve children, adolescents, emerging adults, and their families. We are especially interested in qualified candidates with a demonstrated commitment -- through their research, teaching, and service -- to the diversity and excellence of our academic community/department/program.

The CAD Department started as an interdisciplinary academic program in Fall 1998 and became a stand-alone academic department in the College of Health & Social Sciences in 2008. We have a highly diverse enrollment of approximately 800 students (50% underrepresented minorities), with an impressive 35% going on to pursue post-baccalaureate graduate programs (double the university average). Through a social justice lens, CAD values teaching and experiential learning that incorporates diversity of background and experiences, current and relevant research, and high-quality instruction. The CAD curriculum is designed to ensure that diversity and cultural issues are a strong and continuing theme throughout the core coursework, which prepares students to be competent professionals in their work as advocates for children, youth, and families. Our emphasis on creating a diverse workforce with a high level of knowledge and competency applies to all three concentrations (i.e., Early Childhood, School Age Child and Family, and Youth Work and Out of School Time). We actively engage with our stakeholders to ensure the CAD major is meeting the needs of students, the community, and professionals in the field.

The mission of San Francisco State University is to create and maintain an environment for learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world. To fulfill its mission, the University is committed to the following goals:

• Attracting, retaining and graduating a highly diverse student body

• Providing disciplinary and interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional education that is academically rigorous and intellectually challenging

• Providing curricula that reflect all dimensions of human diversity, and that encourage critical thinking and a commitment to social justice

• Recruiting, retaining and supporting a diverse faculty whose teaching demonstrates an active engagement with their individual fields of study and whose creative and scholarly work is an extension of the classroom, laboratory or studio

• Employing a staff and administration reflecting the diversity of our student community and the values of the campus;

• Fostering a collegial and cooperative intellectual environment that includes recognition and appreciation of differing viewpoints and promotes academic freedom within the University community; and

• Serving the communities with which its students and faculty are engaged.

Responsibilities: The position requires undergraduate teaching in child and adolescent development, mentoring and advising undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing scholarship program in one's area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments. A detailed position description is available at

Qualifications: Required:

• Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Human Development, Child Development, Education, or a closely related field. Terminal degree must be completed by the first day of employment.

• Record of working and communicating effectively with colleagues and students.


• Record of teaching contributions in the areas of: child and adolescent development, research methods, and supervision of interns.

• Active record of scholarship related to specialty area, and evidence of external support or the potential for external funding of these activities.

• Record of contributing to supportive and collaborative work environments

• Demonstrated ability to incorporate inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in teaching, and/or scholarship/creative works

• Experience teaching and working closely with students from historically underrepresented communities.

Rank and salary: Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application Procedure Application review begins October 15, 2021, continues until filled. A complete online application must be submitted to receive consideration. To apply, please go to begin the application process and upload the following materials: 1. Cover letter (relating your experience to the required qualifications) 2. Curriculum vitae 3. A diversity statement that is no more than 500 words that provides an understanding of your capabilities to address diversity and social justice in support of SFSU's diverse student and community populations. Please discuss how you have addressed diversity and social justice in your teaching, research, and service.

Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date.

Please direct all questions about the position to:

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

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 and questions may be sent to

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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