Company Name:

California State University East Bay


Hayward, California

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Assistant Professor

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

2 - 5 years

Required Education:


Date Posted:

January 9, 2019

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Assistant Professor of Childhood Development

The successful candidate will teach courses in child development, child language development, and cognitive development, mostly offered in completely online settings. In addition, the successful candidate may be required to teach other child development courses, as well as foundational courses in human development, and any other courses that may be required by the Department. In collaboration with other faculty members, s/he will work to strengthen the Department's Childhood Development and Early Childhood Development curriculum by developing and teaching new courses.

All faculty are expected to make appropriate use of up-to-date instructional technology, including online instruction and digitally recorded instructional materials. Additionally, the candidate will serve in the role of online innovation liaison for the department. This individual will keep abreast of new technologies that can be implemented into online learning. Creating a more immersive and engaged experience for our students will aid in course comprehension and retention. The liaison will bring to the department high impact practices that can be integrated within the Blackboard platform. Once a term, she/he will provide a workshop to the department demonstrating and sharing with faculty the latest advances in online technology. Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord, and Online campuses. In addition to teaching, all faculty are required to do student advising, assist the department with administrative and committee work, and assume campus-wide committee responsibilities. In order to fulfill these duties, the successful candidate will be expected to physically come to campus at least twice a week.


Rank is Assistant Professor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience. The position starts in Fall 2019 and is subject to budgetary authorization. PhD or earned equivalent at the time of appointment is required, in child development, childhood studies, or a related field that has prepared the candidate for the duties of the position. Preference will be given to the candidate with a record of accomplishment, including published scholarship and teaching experience in child language development and/or cognitive development.

Applicants with a record of accomplishment, including research experience with children from developing nations, African American, Hispanic, Native American, and/or Asian American children are encouraged to apply. Candidates with successful teaching experience at the university level are preferred. The ideal candidate will be able to provide evidence of exceptional teaching skills (particularly in the online environment), an ongoing program of research, and experience working with diverse populations.


Applicants who represent all types of diversity, including race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin February 1, 2019.

The position will remain open until filled. Please submit a letter of application (which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement, including teaching, research, and experience working with diverse groups through teaching, research, mentoring, advising, and/or service), a complete and current vita, two sample syllabi, publication samples, a teaching statement, a research statement, a diversity statement, and the names and contact information of three references via Interfolio: Applicants also need to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted directly to Interfolio by the letter writers.

For questions about the position or application, please contact Dr. Christina Chin-Newman, Childhood Development Search Committee Chair, Department of Human Development and Women’s Studies, California State University, East Bay, 25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard, Hayward, CA 94542. Phone (510) 885-3076, email:

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