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Assistant Professor of Child Development

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Department: College of Science
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

Faculty Employment Opportunity


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT: The Department of Psychology and Child Development invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2021. Position requires a strong general developmental background as well as expertise in a particular developmental focus of choice—such as biological bases of development, cross-cultural development, child life, parenting, physical/motor development, early intervention, etc. Position requires teaching child development theory, research methods and application/laboratory classes in infancy, childhood, and adolescence at the undergraduate level, and graduate level. We seek to hire an individual who is familiar with on-campus child development laboratories. This individual must demonstrate teaching excellence to a diverse student population as well as successful experiences in student advising, supervision of undergraduate interns, graduate thesis and project supervision, service to the department and university, and potential for outstanding scholarly activity and external funding. Effective teaching and scholarly productivity are required for retention, promotion, and tenure. This position is contingent upon the availability of authorized funding.


Ph.D. in Child/Human Development, Developmental Psychology, or related field with a strong background in theory, research, and application.


A potential candidate’s consideration will be enhanced by providing evidence of: high-quality teaching, teaching expertise with diverse populations, previous experience with funded research, and a completed Ph.D. by the time of appointment.


A complete application must include: (1) a cover letter that specifically addresses the position description and qualifications; (2) unofficial photocopies of graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required at the time of hire); (3) a curriculum vita, including the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references (letters of reference may be required at a later time); (4) statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, (5) representative teaching materials (e.g., syllabi and sample course materials), (6) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations), (7) a sample publication, and (8) a Diversity Statement.

To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Dr. Rosanne Roy
Department of Psychology & Child Development
California State University, Stanislaus 

This appointment begins Fall 2021. Screening of completed application files will begin January 4th, 2021. The position will remain open until filled. This appointment will begin August 2021. 

An application must include a statement of your demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds in addition to any other required documents as indicated above.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package.


The Child Development program is part of the department of Psychology & Child Development and is a member of the College of Science. The program currently has 5 tenure-track faculty and over 150 majors, many of whom learn professional skills through classes and/or internships at the Child Development Center. To learn more about us, please visit the following websites: for the University -, for the College of Science, for the department of Psychology and Child Development -, for the Child Development program -, and for the Child Development Center


California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

CSU Stanislaus values shared governance: Handbook statement on shared governance



The university is an Equal Opportunity 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. You can learn more about federal equal employment opportunity protections by accessing the Department of Labor’s notices: 

Individuals with disabling conditions who require accommodation during the recruitment process may contact the ADA Coordinator at (209) 667-3159.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.



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.



In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, Stanislaus State annually posts the Campus Security Report. The annual report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Stanislaus State; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, and sexual assault. You can obtain a copy of this report at:

Or you may request a printed copy by calling: (209) 667-3572; fax: (209) 664-7011; or email:

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The university requires a criminal and/or child abuse background check to be completed for many of its new employees, current employees seeking promotional or transfer opportunities, and current employees assigned new duties. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position. Failure to consent to any background check will disqualify an applicant from further consideration. Additionally, an applicant who fails to provide the necessary information or who provides false or misleading information may also be disqualified from further consideration. Later discovery of false or misleading information related to the background check may result in the offer of employment being withdrawn or subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

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