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Assistant Professor of Child Development and Family Studies

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Assistant Professor of Child Development and Family Studies

Effective Date

August 20, 2018 (Fall Semester)

Salary Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience


Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Family and Consumer Sciences or a closely related field with at least one graduate degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Studies, Family Studies, or closely related field
  • Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2018
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Family and Consumer Sciences discipline
  • Demonstrated potential in teaching at college level
  • Demonstrated potential for a productive program of research in child development or closely related field
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and maintain contacts with social service and/or educational agencies
  • Active participation in professional organizations related to the profession
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population


Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a Family and Consumer Sciences unit or equivalent
  • Familiarity with current discipline-related professional issues and legislation in California and other states
  • Graduate training in child development with supporting courses in family studies
  • Family Life Education Certification
  • Experience in leadership positions in professional associations
  • Experience in using instructional technology
  • Experience as an advisor of an on-campus student organization
  • Experience in career and academic advising of undergraduates
  • Demonstrated competence in program and curriculum development
  • Demonstrated competence in obtaining internal and external funding
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional organizations related to the profession



  • Teach courses in, but not limited to, preschool child, child guidance, family and personal development, international families, family interaction, older child, parent education, child and family in community, inclusion/diversity, early childhood studies, or closely related content
  • Advise Child Development and Family Studies students Participate as a faculty advisor for a student group
  • Participate in curriculum and program development and maintenance Serve on theses/directed project committees
  • Conduct a consistent program of research, scholarly and/or creative activities
  • Actively participate in professional organizations
  • Actively participate in committee responsibilities at the program, department, college, and university levels
  • Participate on the advisory board for the program, partner institutions, and/or discipline-related community or professional organizations, and advise student organizations


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.


Required Documentation

  • A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)
  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
  • CV (including current email address)
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Copies of recent publications and student evaluations, if available
  • Family Life Education Certification, if applicable
  • Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, three current letters of recommendation, and an official transcript

Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:

Dr. Wendy Reiboldt, Department Chair California State University, Long Beach

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Child Development/Family Studies Program

 1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840-0501


562-985-8250 and/or E-Mail:

Application Deadline

Review of applications to begin November 1, 2017

Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)   



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.