California State University, Long Beach, Human Development / College of Liberal Arts

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Human Development
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Long Beach, California 90840, United States [map]
Subject Areas: African American
Human Development
African Diasporas
Black Studies
Appl Deadline:2020/02/29 11:59PMhelp popup finished (accepting applications 2019/05/07, finished 2020/01/27, listed until 2020/02/29)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

College of Liberal Arts Department of Human Development 
Tenure-Track Position Opening 


 POSITION: Assistant Professor of Human Development 

 EFFECTIVE DATE: August 17, 2020 (Fall Semester) 

 SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with qualifications and experience 

  • Ph.D. in Human Development or an allied field such as Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, or Health Sciences or related fields 
  • Degree at time of application or official notification of the completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2020 
  • Research and teaching focus on Black, African American, or African diaspora populations within a life-course perspective
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to effectively teach undergraduate courses in Human Development, including the department’s core life course curriculum 
  • Record of or demonstrated potential for successful research and publication
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population
  • Demonstrated ability to teach courses from an interdisciplinary perspective  
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to involve undergraduate students in faculty-directed research and/or mentor undergraduate students in independent research  
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to conduct research leading to publication in areas relevant to the department’s mission 
  • Experience working in an interdisciplinary context  
  • Evidence of or potential for department, college, university, and community service 
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to establish and maintain research ties to underserved communities 
  • Teach courses in Human Development including core life course classes and develop courses in area(s) of specialization 
  • Supervise undergraduate students in research and fieldwork  
  • Engage in research, scholarly, and creative activities leading to publication 
  • Participate in service to department, college, university and community. 

 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. 

The Department of Human Development is committed to hiring new faculty who will diversify both our curriculum and our department. 

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


 How to Apply - Required Documentation: 
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications 
  • CV (including current email address) • Statement of teaching philosophy (maximum two pages, single-spaced)
  • Statement of research addressing current and future program of research (maximum two pages, single-spaced) 
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree  
  •  Finalists will also be required to submit the following: 
    1. A signed SC-1 form,
    2. Three current, original, signed letters of recommendation independently provided by references, and 
    3. An official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available) 

 Requests for information should be addressed to: 

 Dr. Kristy Shih, Search Committee Chair 
 California State University, Long Beach 
 Department of Human Development (LA3-202) 
 1250 Bellflower Boulevard Long Beach, CA 90840-0907 or (562) 985-5581

Applicants should apply and submit all required documentation electronically through: 

Upon request, finalists will be required to submit original, official documents, as noted in the required documentation section. 

 APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications to begin September 13, 2019 
 Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: 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.  

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, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
Further Info:
(562) 985-5581
Dr. Kristy Shih, Search Committee Chair
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Human Development (LA3-202)
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-0907

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