Health Science (505066)

  • Cal State University (CSU) Monterey Bay
  • Seaside, California
  • Oct 31, 2021
Full Time Public Health Sciences and Laboratory

Job Description


Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Science

Liberal Studies Department

Extended! Open until filled. Application screening begins November 16, 2021.

Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision Statement, California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is a mid-sized comprehensive baccalaureate and masters granting university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives through a focus on student success and engagement through project-based learning, service learning in its regional community, and the promotion of multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond campus. CSUMB is both a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and has a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,400 students.

The university's Strategic Plan prioritizes inclusive excellence through recruiting and investing in the development of a diverse body of faculty, staff, and administrators. CSUMB's sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral by 2030. The university's faculty and staff, many of whom live in the East Campus housing development, appreciate living and working so close to the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to below-market rate campus housing and competitive salaries for faculty and staff.

The Liberal Studies Department in the College of Education at CSUMB invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) who will contribute to teaching and research in early child development . The position is a full-time, academic year, tenure-track appointment.

  • Design and teach courses leading to a bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Science with a focus on Early Development
  • Design and teach courses offered by the Human Development and Family Science program as part of General Education, First Year Seminar, and/or other University Requirements
  • Participate in the development of an outcomes-based curriculum
  • Support hybrid/online approaches to curriculum design and instruction
  • Supervise, mentor, and advise undergraduate students
  • Engage in scholarly activities leading to publication
  • Seek grants or other sources of funding to support innovative inquiry-based projects
  • Participate in department, college, university, and community service

  • Ph.D. in Human Development, Family Science/Studies, Developmental Psychology, Early Childhood Education, or related fields
  • ABD will be considered if degree is conferred by the first day of employment
  • Demonstrated ability to teach effectively, or potential for effective teaching of undergraduate courses in Human Development and Family Science
  • Record of or demonstrated potential for successful research and publication
  • Strong background in developmental science and/or family science theory and research
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse student population and in diverse communities


  • Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate courses across the human development and family science curriculum, with a focus on teaching Infancy and Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, Parenting across the Lifespan, Research Methods, and/or Advanced Reading and Writing in HDFS.
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate into teaching the strengths and challenges of diverse family types and communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach core Human Development and Family Science courses, such as writing in the discipline, research methodology, service learning/fieldwork, and capstone courses.
  • Successful implementation of active and engaged learning techniques.

  • Research activity on early development with topics such as early child development and learning, early schooling, early intervention for special needs, and early language and dual-language learning in family contexts.
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to mentor students in research and in applied research settings.
  • Successful ability to conduct research leading to publication in areas relevant to the department and program's mission.
  • Experience with or potential to write and/or administer grants.

  • Interest in collaborations and outreach with local community organizations, social services, and educational institutions for children and families.
  • Experience working in diverse, multilingual communities such as those that comprise the Monterey Bay and tri-county region.
  • Commitment to working within a growing interdisciplinary department and College.
  • Evidence of or potential for department, college, university, and community service and leadership.

  • Experience with early care and education certification and licensing
  • Interest in Transition Kindergarten (TK) integration into public education systems
  • Experience with dual language learning and early literacy in early childhood
  • Interest in early intervention for special needs in public school and community settings
  • Experience with professional development for practitioners in early care and education

  • Type of Appointment: Full-Time, Tenure-Track
  • Classification: Academic Year Faculty
  • Collective Bargaining Unit: R03

CSUMB offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding health, dental & vision plans; a fee waiver education program; and membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). For more information, visit: CSU Benefits Summary. Additionally, University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay provides access to affordable campus housing based on availability, visit: Employee Housing.


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.

The incumbent is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined in the Department of Education's Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California's Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).

There are components of this job which are deemed essential on campus. This position will primarily work on the main campus, with occasional work from home. This position requires working on campus with students. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. In the fall, students, faculty, staff, and the community can expect that masks will be required and that the appropriate degree of social distancing will be in place in all areas based on evolving guidance. Additionally, all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to be vaccinated before coming to campus. All community members who work or attend class on campus should expect to participate in a random or periodic testing system. CSUMB will communicate more information about vaccination requirements and testing protocols when the details become available.

PRIORITY SCREENING DATE : November 15, 2021 - Open Until Filled



For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application and submit required documents by the priority screening date found at Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

Required Documentation:
  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications
  • CV
  • Statement of Teaching philosophy and interests (no more than 2 pages)
  • Statement of research interests and agenda (no more than 2 pages)
  • A list of three current references
  • Teaching Sample Videoclip (15-20 minutes of teaching a class or teaching demonstration) when invited to first round interview

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University Personnel at (831) 582-3389.


CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State University, Monterey Bay Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:

CSUMB 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. latest/ and questions may be sent to universitypersonnel@csumb. edu.

CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.


CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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