Tenure Track Assistant Professor Specializing in Trauma and Violence

California State University, Los Angeles
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The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

The successful candidate may teach courses in family violence/resilience, individual, family and societal trauma, in addition to creating community connections relevant to this area.


Minimum qualifications:

  1. An earned doctorate (Ph.D., Ed.D) in Child or Human Development, Psychology, Education, or other closely-related fields (e.g. Social Work) from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (8/20/2020).

  2. Evidence of successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level.

  3. Evidence of research activity, including publications in scholarly journals.

  4. Evidence of expertise in family violence/trauma and resiliency.

Preferred qualifications:

  1. Evidence of successful teaching experience at the graduate level.

  2. Evidence of professional experience in a violence-trauma related setting.

  3. Evidence of successful community partnerships in violence prevention, resiliency or related area.

  4. Evidence of involvement in professional organizations

Organization Summary

The University:

California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. Cal State LA is ranked number one in the U.S. for the upward mobility of its students, and is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good. We offer nationally recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, ethnic studies, and the humanities. Our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, community engagement, and service.

Our 240,000 alumni reflect the City and County’s dynamic mix of populations. The University has one of the most diverse student populations of any college or university in the nation. As a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution, and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. The University is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual.

The College:
Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services is committed to educating and preparing human service professionals to become innovative practitioners and leaders. The College includes the following academic schools and departments: Department of Child and Family Studies, Department of Communication Disorders, Department of Public Health, School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics, School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science, Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing, and School of Social Work. The College promotes the integration of teaching, research, policy, and public service in an interdisciplinary context. Knowledge, skill, and caring provide the foundation for educating a diverse workforce of the future who effectively serves multicultural urban communities. The College strives to be student-centered, faculty and staff focused, and community minded.

The Department:
The mission of the Department of Child and Family Studies is to prepare individuals to understand the relationship between theory, research and practice and to apply this knowledge to issues in the field of human development and family studies. The department curriculum reflects an interdisciplinary approach to the study of children and families, and the social contexts that influence development. The undergraduate major has two options: Option I, General Option, prepares students to work as administrators in preschools, day care centers or youth agencies or to gain entry into careers with children and families in early education, health, pediatric or community-based settings. Option II, a California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC)-approved Elementary Subject Matter Teacher Preparation Program, provides students a broad-based education in multiple subjects that provides a waiver of the California Subject Examinations For Teachers: Multiple Subjects (CSET:MS). The department also offers a two-year Master of Arts degree in Child Development, which strengthens professional competence and prepares individuals for various leadership positions in child and family–serving organizations. For more information, see our website at http://www.calstatela.edu/hhs/cfs.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time
Salary Information
Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

California State University, Los Angeles
5151 University State Drive
Los Angeles , CA 90032
United States

How to Apply

Please email all application materials in a single PDF to: [email protected]. Please type “Child and Family Studies Tenure-Track: Family Violence” in the subject line.

Please address all questions to the search committee chair Rakel Delevi at: [email protected] or 323-343-5418.

Please submit the following to the Search Committee Chair at the email address below:

  1. A cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications.

  2. A curriculum vitae.

  3. A narrative statement describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of first-generation students.

  4. A list of three professional references.

  5. A University Application for Employment Form

Finalists will be required to submit:
Official transcripts.

Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin October 16, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.