Assistant Professor of Childhood Development

California State University, East Bay
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The Department of Human Development & Women's Studies promotes the interdisciplinary study of human development over the life course. The faculty currently include scholars from anthropology, biology, human development, linguistics, psychology, sociology, and other disciplines that make a contribution to the study of human development. The Department offers courses that introduce a wide range of theories, perspectives, and research methods. The Department provides its courses through on-campus face-to-face instruction, and through online and hybrid instruction, including a growing number of fully online courses. The Department serves over 500 Human Development majors per year, plus about 400 Liberal Studies majors for their core and teacher preparation requirements, and students from other majors who are completing their general education requirements. Our students are highly diverse in terms of age, cultural origin, race, class, religion, and educational background. To learn more about the Department, please visit our department website at

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.


Ph.D. 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.

Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching is required. 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.

California State University, East Bay is fully committed to the rights of students, staff, and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. Applicants who represent all types of diversity, including race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities, see:

Organization Summary

California State University, East Bay is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, a diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study. The ten major buildings of the Hayward Hills campus, on 342 acres, contain over 150 classrooms and teaching laboratories, over 177 specialized instructional rooms, numerous computer labs and a library, which contains a collection of over one million items. The University also has campuses in Concord and Oakland, as well as Online. With an enrollment of over 15,000 students and approximately 900 faculty, CSUEB is organized into four colleges: Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences; Business and Economics; Education and Allied Studies; and Science. The University offers bachelor's degrees in 47 fields, minors in 51 fields, master's degrees in 33 fields, 9 credentials programs, 12 certificate options, and 1 doctoral degree program.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time
Salary Information
Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience. Subject to budgetary authorization.

California State University, East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94542
United States

How to Apply

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: [email protected]

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin February 1, 2019. Position will remain open until filled.