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Assistant Professor - Human Development

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Assistant Professor of Human Development

Effective Date

August 18, 2014 (Fall semester)

Salary Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph. D. in Human Development or contributing discipline (such as Anthropology, Biology, Psychology, or Sociology) with a Human Development focus or official notification of the completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2014. 
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to effectively teach undergraduate courses in Human Development.
  • Record of or demonstrated potential for successful research and publication.
  • Strong background in developmental theory and research
  • Commitment to and/or expertise in educating a diverse student population.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate lifespan courses.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach Research Methods both quantitative and qualitative from an interdisciplinary perspective, including statistics and data analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor students in applied research settings.
  • Specific area of research open; preference will be given to applicants who focus on topics relevant to lifespan/life course processes, especially in health and medicine, particularly as they relate to race, gender, ethnicity, and sexuality.
  • Demonstrated research and teaching interests in adult development.
  • Demonstrated research and teaching interests in diverse communities and populations living with economic or social adversity in and outside the U.S.  
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to conduct research leading to publication in areas relevant to the department’s mission.
  • Commitment to working within an interdisciplinary department.
  • Evidence of or potential for department, college, university, and community service.


  • Teach courses in appropriate area(s) of expertise
  • Supervise undergraduate students in research and fieldwork
  • Engage in scholarly activities leading to publication
  • Participate in service to department, college, university, and community.

The Department of Human Development at California State University, Long Beach is committed to building a more diverse faculty, staff, and student body as it responds to the changing population and educational needs of California and the nation.  We seek applicants and nominations from those who have experience teaching, mentoring, and developing research in ways that effectively address individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds. California State University, Long Beach is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


Required Documentation

  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications, including an in-depth description of research and teaching interests and qualifications
  • Samples of relevant materials (i.e., teaching materials, evaluations, writing sample)
  • Curriculum vitae (including current e-mail address)
  • Three recent letters of recommendation
  • A copy of the transcript from institution awarding highest degree.
  • Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form and an official transcript.

Applications and required documentation must be submitted electronically through:

                                                                      Academic Jobs Online


Requests for information should be addressed to:

Search Committee Chair

California State University, Long Beach

Department of Human Development

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840-0907


(contact email:

Application Deadline

  • Review of applications to begin October 31, 2013.

  • Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled).

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 identification, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, political affiliation, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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