Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology (516638)

  • Cal State University (CSU) Long Beach
  • Long Beach, California
  • Jul 28, 2022
Full Time Education and Training Public Health

Job Description


Position: Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology
Effective Date: August 17, 2023 (Fall Semester)
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin September 16, 2022. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled).

College of Liberal Arts
Department of Psychology

Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology or closely related disciplines using psychological and developmental methods; Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2023.
  • Demonstrated potential to effectively teach at the college level
  • Experience or interest in mentoring undergraduate or graduate students
  • Demonstrated potential to conduct a program of high-quality research in the area of Developmental Psychology
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated commitment to effective teaching at the college level in Developmental Psychology [Evidenced by a clearly stated teaching philosophy, engagement in pedagogical training and development opportunities, and strong teaching evaluations.]
  • Demonstrated commitment to mentoring first generation and underrepresented college students (e.g., involving undergraduates in faculty-directed research and/or mentoring undergraduate students on independent research)
  • Evidence of a program of high-quality research in the area of Developmental Psychology [Evidenced by research and scholarly activities (e.g., peer-reviewed publications and book chapters; peer-reviewed conference presentations, symposia, and invited talks).]
  • Experience in or demonstrated commitment to service at the department, university, community, or professional level
  • Demonstrated commitment to and/or experience in contributing to a collegial and collaborative work environment
  • Commitment to the mission and values of the department and university, including racial equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice
  • Experience of successfully working with populations demographically and socioeconomically similar to the CSULB student body ( demographics )

Research area within developmental psychology with particular preference for applications with a research emphasis on the lived experiences of adolescents, emerging adults, or older adults from diverse and/or historically underserved backgrounds. We welcome applicants with expertise in a variety of methods: qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods.

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in Developmental Psychology (e.g., Child and Adolescent Development, Development: Emerging Adulthood to Aging, Social and Personality Development, Graduate Seminar in Developmental Psychology). [Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof.]
  • Supervise students in research activities including undergraduate projects and master’s theses
  • Provide significant service contributions to the department, college, university, and community
  • Engage in student-centered scholarly activity with both undergraduate and master’s students in the area of developmental psychology leading to publication

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:

How to Apply - Required Documentation:
  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit:
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • CV
  • Names and contact information for three references (to be contacted for confidential letters of recommendation should you reach the finalist stage)
  • Teaching Statement: Teaching philosophy and skills, including teaching portfolio (e.g., sample syllabi and teaching evaluation summaries)
  • Research Statement: Research interests and skills and a statement of current and future research plans
  • A representative reprint(s) and/or preprint(s) of published manuscript(s) (maximum of three manuscripts), if applicable
  • Finalists should be prepared to submit an official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

How to Apply: Click Apply Now icon to complete CSULB online application

Requests for information should be addressed to:

Developmental Psychology Search Committee
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Psychology
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-0901

Please address all other inquiries to Sheri Hale
(562) 985-5003 or E-Mail:


A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) 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.

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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment

CSU Vaccination Policy
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 .

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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