Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies

California State University, Monterey Bay - Seaside, CA

Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies


Faculty Classification: AY


Faculty Status: Tenure-Track


Status: Open Until Filled


Department Name: Liberal Studies


Degree/Program: B.A. Human Development and Family Studies


Job Number: FAC2019-329


Priority Screening Date: 10/20/2019


Recruitment Status: Apply now! Priority screening date is October 20, 2019.


Position Description:


Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision Statement, California State University, Monterey Bay ( is a comprehensive, mid-sized four-year university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives by emphasizing project-based learning, requiring service learning, and promoting multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond the campus community. CSUMB is both an MSI and HSI and has a vibrant, diverse student body of nearly 7000 students and growing. Our faculty and staff, many of whom live in campus housing, appreciate living and working about one mile from the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU ) system, we offer excellent benefits, including housing, and competitive salaries for our faculty and staff. During our 25th Silver Anniversary Celebration in 2019-20, we will complete two major building projects: the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Student Union. Bay 2030, CSUMB 's sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral.


The Liberal Studies Department in the College of Education at CSUMB invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor faculty member in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS ) who will contribute to teaching and research in early development in learning contexts or in family science, especially for children and families from diverse backgrounds.




• Design and teach courses leading to a bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Science with a focus on Early Development and/or Family Science

• Design and teach courses offered by the Human Development and Family Studies program as part of General Education, First Year Seminar, and/or other University Requirements

• Participate in the development of an outcomes-based curriculum

• Support hybrid/online approaches to curriculum design and instruction

• Supervise, mentor, and advise undergraduate students

• Engage in scholarly activities leading to publication

• Seek grants or other sources of funding to support innovative inquiry-based projects

• Participate in department, college, university, and community service


Minimum Qualifications:


• Ph.D. in Human Development, Family Science/Studies, Developmental Psychology, Sociology of the Family, Early Childhood Education, or related fields by time of appointment

• ABD will be considered if degree is conferred by the first day of employment

• Demonstrated ability to teach effectively, or potential for effective teaching of undergraduate courses in Human Development and Family Studies

• Record of or demonstrated potential for successful research and publication

• Strong background in developmental science and/or family science theory and research

• Demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse student population and in diverse communities


Preferred Qualification:




• Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate courses in human development and family science/studies, including lifespan courses from a developmental perspective (e.g., Infancy and Early Childhood, Middle Childhood), and courses in Family Science/Studies (e.g., Parenting Across the Lifespan, Immigrant Families)

• Demonstrated ability to integrate into teaching the issues facing diverse communities living with economic or social challenges

• Demonstrated ability to teach core Human Development and Family Science/Studies courses, such as writing in the discipline, research methodology, service learning/fieldwork, and capstone courses

• Demonstrated ability to teach online and/or hybrid courses




• Research activity on early development with topics such as early child development and learning, early schooling, cultural socialization in family contexts, and/or family policy

• Demonstrated ability or potential to mentor students in research and in applied research settings

• Demonstrated ability or potential to conduct research leading to publication in areas relevant to the department and program’s mission

• Experience with or potential to write and/or administer grants




• Interest in collaborations and outreach with local community organizations, social services, and educational institutions for children and families

• Working understanding of, or equivalent experiences working in diverse, gender-equitable, multilingual communities such as those that comprise the Monterey Bay and tri-county region

• Commitment to working within an interdisciplinary department and College

• Evidence of or potential for department, college, university, and community service and leadership


CSUMB Founding Vision


• A demonstrated commitment to implementing the University’s vision grounded in equity and social justice.

• Candidates who are bilingual and/or have a demonstrated commitment to working with and advocating for multilingual and multicultural communities

• Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to CSUMB ’s


Other Related Information:


Requests for information should be addressed to: Dr. Deedee Perez-Granados, HDFS Search Committee Chair, Liberal Studies Department, California State University, Monterey Bay, CA.




Special Conditions of Employment:


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 as a condition of employment.


The incumbent is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.


All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).


Compensation and Benefits:


How to Apply:


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For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application and submit required documents by the priority screening date found at Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.


Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University Personnel at (831) 582-3389. For computer/online access you may visit the (


All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.




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CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.


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Contact Info

Dr. Deedee Perez-Granados,

Job Details

Category: Educators/Classroom

Type: FT

Location: Seaside, CA

Salary: Competitive Salary

Posted On: September 26th, 2019

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