Assistant Professor of Child and Family Science California State University, Fresno
California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect and ethical behavior, please visit: http://www.fresnostate.edu/academics/diversity.
• Available for Academic Year: 2019/2020. • Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. • Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process. • Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience. • California State University, Fresno is a vibrant and growing campus. When necessary, the University may decide to make more than one faculty appointment from a single search.
The Department of Child and Family Science at California State University, Fresno seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Child and Family Science, with expertise in early childhood education (ECE). The successful candidate will teach undergraduate students, conduct scholarly research, advise students, participate in outcomes assessment, and engage in service-related activities. Primary teaching responsibilities will include early childhood development and ECE practicum courses, and may include other courses in areas of faculty expertise. Service activities will include working closely with the on-campus early care and education program.
The Department of Child and Family Science is situated in the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (http://www.fresnostate.edu/jcast/cfs/). The seven full-time Child and Family Science faculty members have a wide array of expertise, and are highly engaged at department, college, and university levels. In addition to our shared commitment to excellent teaching, many faculty are also actively engaged in mentoring students outside of the classroom. Child and Family Science faculty have mentored top-performing students in the Jordan College Honors Program, and in our own research labs. We are dedicated to providing high quality education to prepare our graduates for future careers in early childhood education, elementary school teaching, family life education, and social services, and for the pursuit of graduate degrees in human development, psychology, counseling, and marriage and family therapy.
California State University, Fresno has an undergraduate enrollment of roughly 23,000 and a graduate enrollment of roughly 2,000. The university is home to a diverse student body and a high proportion of first generation college students. As an engaged university, Fresno State is committed both to students' academic achievement and to improving the lives of those living in the Central Valley. Fresno State consistently ranks among the top 25 national universities in Washington Monthly, which focuses on social mobility, research, and service. Located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the university is just over an hour drive from Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks, and an approximately three-hour drive from San Francisco and Los Angeles. The culturally diverse city of Fresno has a population of just over 600,000.
Required Education: An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Child Development, Human Development and Family Studies, Developmental Psychology, Early Childhood Education, or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution. Applicants nearing completion of their doctorate (ABD) may be considered; for appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (8/15/2019).
Required Experience: 1. Demonstrated commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds 2. Expertise in early childhood education 3. A commitment to excellence in teaching, with teaching or teaching assistant experience at the undergraduate level 4. Evidence of an active program of research and scholarly activity, including scientific publications and/or presentations
Preferred Qualifications: 1. Experience working in a laboratory preschool 2. Qualified for a Child Development Permit at the Director level
Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin 10/1/2018, and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, apply by this date. Applicants must complete an on-line application at http://jobs.fresnostate.edu and attach the following:
1. A cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications 2. A curriculum vitae 3. A teaching and research statement that addresses teaching philosophy and research agenda 4. A statement addressing your commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds 5. A list of three professional references
Upon request, finalists will be required to submit: 1. Three current letters of recommendation 2. Official transcripts
For inquiries, contact: Dr. Jessica McKenzie, Search Committee Chair, California State University, Fresno, Department of Child and Family
Other Information: In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees on-line at http://www.fresnostate.edu/police/clery/index.shtml. Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.
A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.
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 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site: http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html.
Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.
California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/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.