Assistant Professor, Child & Adolescent Development (Early Development and Education) (531195)

Cal State University (CSU) San Francisco
September 15, 2023
San Francisco, CA
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San Francisco State University, Child & Adolescent Development (CAD) offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Early Development and Education beginning August 7, 2024. We seek a colleague whose teaching and research interests include early development and education. 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 department.

We are seeking applicants with experience in and/or demonstrated commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. This is part of a cohort hire focused on Black and Latinx/e student success. We are looking for teacher/scholars who have a commitment to teaching, research and/or service in and with the Black and Latinx/e community.

Candidates for this position are expected to satisfy two or more of the eight Black and Latinx/e Student Success Cohort Hire criteria:

1. Training in and knowledge of historical and present-day structural racism, and practice that engages that knowledge (practice may include teaching, research, and/or service).

2. Demonstrated knowledge of challenges and barriers for Black and Latinx/e students, and evidence of strategies employed to help students overcome such barriers.

3. Evidence of employing anti-racist teaching strategies that support the learning and success of Black and Latinx students.

4. Mentors and engages Black and Latinx/e students in research, scholarship, and creative activities.

5. Evidence of research that contributes to equity, opportunities, and inclusion in higher education.

6. Evidence of research that integrates understanding of and/or engages Black and Latinx/e communities' challenges and structural realities.

7. Evidence of engaging in service to Black and Latinx/e populations within the discipline.

8. Evidence of service and contributions to Black and Latinx/e communities.

About the Department

The Department of Child & Adolescent Development (CAD) started as an interdisciplinary academic program in Fall 1998. Our ~700 undergraduate CAD students are diverse, 47% Latinx, 6% Black/African American, 26% Asian, 11% other, and 10% white - with an impressive 31% going on to pursue post-baccalaureate graduate programs (almost double the university average). Through a social justice lens, the Department of Child and Adolescent Development (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 purposefully designed to ensure that diversity and cultural issues are a strong and continuing theme throughout the core coursework, which prepares students 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 our majors (i.e., Early Care & Education, Elementary Education Teaching Pre-Credential, and Community, Health, & Social Services). We actively engage with our stakeholders to ensure the CAD major is meeting the needs of students, the community, and professionals in the field.

About San Francisco State University

SF State is a major public urban university, situated in one of the world's great cities. Building on a century-long history of commitment to quality teaching and broad access to undergraduate and graduate education, the University offers comprehensive, rigorous, and integrated academic programs that require students to engage in open-minded inquiry and reflection. SF State prepares its students to become productive, ethical, active citizens with a global perspective.

Mission Statement

San Francisco State University educates and equips students to thrive in a global society. We deliver academic excellence by pursuing knowledge, inspiring creativity, supporting our diverse community and advancing social justice and positive change in the world.

Visit the Strategic Planning website to learn more: Strategic Planning | Strategic Planning (


The position requires undergraduate teaching in early development and education, mentoring and advising undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing scholarship program in one's area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments.

Required qualifications:

• Ph.D. or Education, Early Childhood Education, Human Development, Developmental Science, Developmental Psychology, or a closely related field from an accredited program. Terminal degree must be completed by the first day of employment.

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

• Demonstrated ability to incorporate inclusion, diversity, anti-racist pedagogy, and educational equity in teaching, and/or scholarship/creative works.

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


The anticipated Assistant Professor (Academic Year) classification salary range is:

$85,000 to $88,000 annually (12 monthly payments per academic year).

The anticipated hiring range is $7,083 to $7,333 per month.

Salary offered is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

In addition, the California Equal Pay Act prohibits employers from paying its employees less than those of the opposite sex and/or another race or ethnicity for substantially similar work (

Professional development funds, moving expenses, start-up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available.

The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement, and other benefits.

Application Procedure

A complete online application must be submitted to receive consideration.

To apply, please 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 in support of SFSU's diverse student and community populations. Please provide specific examples of how you have addressed diversity in your teaching, research, and service.

4. Teaching evaluations.

5. Names and contact information of three references who will provide letters of recommendation upon request.

Please direct all questions about the position to: Dr. Linda M. Platas, Department Chair at email

CSU strongly encourages 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 are encouraged to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Thank you for your interest in employment with California State University (CSU). CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. Because of this, CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California with very limited exception. While this position may be eligible for occasional telework, all work is expected to be performed in the state of California, and this position is assigned to on-campus operations.

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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. We strongly encourage the application of individuals from historically underrepresented groups. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager. Additional information on the requirements for new hires may be found at the Human Resources web page ( ).
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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