Assistant Adjunct Professor, Child Life Program

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About Mills College:
Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top master's universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply.

Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit

Job Description:

The School of Education at Mills College invites applications for a full-time Assistant Adjunct Professor, Child Life Program in Hospitals, to begin immediately. The hire will be expected to direct the administration of the Child Life program. Responsibilities of this position will include recruiting, teaching, and advising students, directing site placements and supervision, coordinating adjunct faculty, supporting online courses and online supervision, and the ongoing work associated with external accreditation and internal program reviews. Finally, the hire will support the larger ECE program by engaging in program development and assessment, planning and attending program meetings and events, and demonstrating active engagement in service to the School of Education and the College.


We are seeking an applied practitioner, with experience teaching and supervising students in the Child Life hospital setting. This position requires certification as a Child Life Specialist, with a minimum of an MA degree in Education or related field. The successful applicant will be actively engaged with the Child Life field and demonstrate administrative and leadership abilities. We are seeking a faculty member with a clear commitment to working in and to preparing students for work in urban and multicultural contexts.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, exempt position. Compensation is commensurate with experience, and includes an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with college-matching after 6 month qualifying period. Staff members also receive free admission to campus events, use of the pool, fitness center, and tennis courts. Tuition remission is also available after an introductory period. Voluntary benefits include: pet insurance, long-term care insurance, legal-assistance insurance, cellular provider discounts and computer hardware discounts.

Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills non-discrimination policy, please go to

Please note that all positions are subject to a background check.

Application Instructions:

To apply, submit the following documents at

  • Letter of application expressing interests, experiences, accomplishments, and strengths as they relate to the position.
  • Current CV and
  • Names, position and contact information for three references.

    Please note that you can only upload 6 "Other" documents. You can consolidate multiple pages/documents into one file upload. The file size limit for each upload is 10Mb.

    Application review will begin immediately and continue through Feb 1, 2019. However, applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as early as possible and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

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    Job No:
    Posted: 1/17/2019
    Application Due: 4/17/2019
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