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Assistant Professor of Human Development

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Assistant Professor of Human Development

Effective Date

August 19, 2019 (Fall Semester)

Salary Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience


Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph. D. in Human Development or an allied field such as Gerontology, Sociology, Psychology and Anthropology
  • Degree at time of application or official notification of the completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2019 
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to effectively teach undergraduate courses in Human Development
  • Record of or demonstrated potential for successful research and publication
  • Research and teaching focus on Aging in Diverse Populations within a life-course/developmental perspective
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population


Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to teach specialized courses on aging in diverse populations within a life-course/developmental perspective
  • Demonstrated ability to teach courses from an interdisciplinary perspective
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor student research
  • Demonstrated training in Gerontology or Aging in Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, or Other Disciplines
  • Specific area of research should focus on topics relevant to aging and well-being, and sociocultural factors such as ethnicity, sexual identity, gender and socioeconomic status that affect experiences of aging in later life.
  • 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



  • Teach courses in Human Development and/or appropriate area(s)
  • Supervise undergraduate students in research and fieldwork
  • Engage in scholarly 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. 


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



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
  • Statement of research addressing current and future program of research
  • CV (including current email address)
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, three current letters of recommendation, and an official transcript


All required documentation shall be submitted electronically through:


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


Requests for information should be addressed to:


Deborah Thien, Department Chair

California State University, Long Beach

Department of Human Development

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840-0907 or (562) 985-5744

Application Deadline

Review of applications to begin October 1, 2018

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.