Assistant Professor: Early Childhood

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Position Description: The Department of Child and Family Development (CFD) at San Diego State University is seeking outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, starting in the 2020/21 academic year. This position is primarily focused in the department’s Licensed  Professional Clinical Counseling MS program. The successful candidate will be a licensed or license-eligible doctoral-level mental health professional with clinical, research, and teaching expertise in infant, early childhood, and family mental health (prenatal to 5-years old). Applicants with an emphasis on serving underrepresented and diverse populations are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Child and Family Development offers a B.S. in Child Development (with emphases in child or family development) and has approved program status with National Council of Family Relations. In addition to the MS in Early Childhood Mental Health, the Department offers an M.S. degree in Child Development and a post-baccalaureate certificate that emphasizes early childhood mental health. CFD is housed within the College of Education, which is ranked among the top 40 among public universities nationwide (US News & World Report, 2019 Rankings). For more information about the department visit:

San Diego State University is a large, highly diverse, urban campus community has a student population of over 34,000 and approximately 5,849 faculty and staff. SDSU is currently designated as a Doctoral University: Higher Research Activity by the Carnegie Foundation. Established in 1897, SDSU offers bachelor degrees in 84 areas, masters in 76 and doctorates in 21. See for more information. SDSU is a diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

Interested candidates should apply via Interfolio at Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of reference, a list of 3 additional references, and up to two representative publications.  Questions regarding this position can be addressed to [email protected]. The committee will consider completed applications starting August 22, 2019 on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Initial interviews are planned for early October.

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 as a condition of employment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed 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.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.




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Posted: 8/12/2019
Application Due: 10/11/2019
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