Assistant Professor

California State University, Chico
Posting Date

The Department: The Child Development Department ( is an independent department within the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences ( It serves approximately 275 majors and 265 minors offering curriculum from birth to young adulthood, families, and agencies that serve this population. The faculty member accepting this position would initially teach practicum, internship, and developmental courses. The department curriculum supports the mission of the University and the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

The Position: Assistant Tenure-Track Professor
Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Initial Review Date: 11/1/21; complete applications received after that date may be considered.
How to Apply: Applicants must provide a current cover letter (including how you have addressed, or plan to address teaching to diverse student groups), a CV, a statement of teaching and research interests, and contact information of three professional references. All applicants must apply online at:

Job-related questions should be directed to:
Gail Walton, Search Committee Chair
Child Development Department
California State University, Chico
400 W. 1st Street, Chico, CA 95929-0220
530.898.5578 [email protected]

Effective September 30, 2021, the CSU will require faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or have received a medical or religious exemption. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at Questions can be sent to: [email protected].

CSU, Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status and only employ individuals authorized to work in the U.S.

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We acknowledge and are mindful that CSU, Chico stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda.

A background check (including a criminal records check) 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.

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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 1082 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.

All positions are contingent on funding.


Qualification Details:
Minimum Qualifications The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a terminal degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in Child Development or related areas such as Human Development, Family Studies, or Developmental Psychology. Candidates nearing completion of the terminal degree may be considered; however, all requirements for conferral of the degree must be met no later than August 17, 2022. The department seeks a faculty member competent in their field with expertise in development from infancy through emerging adulthood and demonstrated potential to oversee child development interns. Successful candidates should demonstrate the potential to teach at the college level and have research experience. The department seeks candidates with the ability to work with diverse students and colleagues, experience with inclusive pedagogy, and encourages BIPOC faculty to apply.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who have experience teaching internships or practicum courses, have knowledge of career paths for child development interns, demonstrate significant professional experience with children and families, and have the ability to collaborate and communicate with community organizations. Preference will also be given to candidates who demonstrate exemplary teaching and research skills, have expertise with interactive learning management systems, and have a successful history of working as part of a team with demonstrated skills to interact, network and collaborate with colleagues, students, and professionals in the field.

Organization Summary

CSU, Chico is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the diverse, intercultural, and intersectional identities of our student body. The University proudly holds the Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) designation, and enrolls over 17,000 students, over half of whom identify as first generation college students.

The ideal candidate will share Chico State’s demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, have prior experience working with culturally and socio-economically diverse populations, and will contribute to student success through inclusive pedagogy, research and service to the university and surrounding North State communities.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time

400 W 1st Street
Chico, CA 95929
United States

How to Apply

Applicants must provide a current cover letter (including how you have addressed, or plan to address teaching to diverse student groups), a CV, a statement of teaching and research interests, and contact information of three professional references. All applicants must apply online at:

Application Deadline