Assistant or Associate Professor, Child Development (Early Childhood Education)

California State University at Dominguez Hills
Dominguez Hills

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Education, Child Development & Family Studies
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Tenured & Tenure-Track
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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 530560
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Human Development, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Assistant or Associate Professor

Department of Child Development

College of Health, Human Services, & Nursing

Position Description

The Department of Child Development at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for a Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (Academic Year) with the appointment starting in Fall 2024.

At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University’s mission, vision, and core values.

For more information: Mission, Vision, and Core Values.

The Position

  • This is an academic year Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Child Development. Applicants with a demonstrated strong teaching and scholarly record may be appointed as a Tenure-track Associate Professor with up to two years of credit towards tenure or a Tenured Associate Professor.
  • Begin date is August 2024.
  • We are seeking candidates with a doctorate in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Developmental Psychology, or a closely related field. The area of specialization is in Early Childhood Education or closely related areas.
  • Responsibilities

  • Teaching and advising undergraduates; mentoring undergraduate research and scholarship
  • Conducting scholarships in line with the mission of the department, college, and university
  • Providing service to the department, college, university, and the profession
  • Assist the department in developing a curriculum that complies with California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) standards and requirements
  • Take leadership in identifying quality preschool fieldwork sites
  • Qualifications

    Required Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Developmental Psychology, or a closely related field by the start of the appointment
  • Background in Early Childhood Education or related areas
  • Evidence of teaching Child Development related course(s)
  • Experience in teaching undergraduates from diverse ages, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds
  • Evidence of scholarship that is in line with the mission of the department, college, and university
  • Experience in teaching undergraduates from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
  • Teaching experience at preschools
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of teaching Child Development related course(s) for 10 academic terms (10 semesters or 15 quarters).
  • Evidence of active and ongoing scholarly and creative activities (minimum of three peer-reviewed publications and four conference presentations in the past 5 years)
  • How to Apply

    A completed on-line application must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To apply, please visit CSUDH career-opportunities.

    Application Deadline Date:

    The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in November 1, 2023. For full consideration, please submit your completed application with the required materials no later than October 31, 2023:

  • Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
  • Cover letter
  • Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (2 pages maximum)*
  • List of 3 references with contact information**
  • Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist)***
  • A Statement on Teaching (2 pages maximum)
  • A Statement on Research (2 pages maximum)
  • Sample Publications or Evidence of Creative/Scholarly Activity
  • Teaching Evaluations (if available)
  • *Given CSUDH’s commitment to diversity and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, and administrators, describe your individual commitment and experiences in advancing diversity and inclusion and how they relate to your future teaching and research.

    **This position requires three letters of recommendation (LORs). Please do not upload your LORs with your application. Your list of references will be notified at the appropriate time during the search process. They will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the LOR. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUDH by logging back into your applicant portal.

    ***For finalist with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.

    A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate’s, Doctor’s of Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to or mailed directly to the office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747.

    If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

    Meg Kuwabara, Ph.D.

    Department Chair

    CSU, Dominguez Hills

    1000 East Victoria Street (Welch Hall A310C)

    Carson, CA 90747

    Department of Child Development

    The Child Development Department resides in the College of Health, Human Services and Nursing. We have about 1000 undergraduate majors from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds. Our students seek careers working with children and families. We are integrated into our local community through our fieldwork courses and strive to emphasize a sense of social responsibility throughout our curriculum.


    The Child Development program focuses on the study of individual development from conception through adolescence within a plurality of contexts. Students are provided with fundamental knowledge of theoretical and methodological concepts, developmental processes, and current issues in the field. We believe that child development professionals play an important role in society with a significant impact on children. To ensure that our students graduate as well-prepared professionals, our program rests on three fundamental elements of knowledge, skills, and integrity.

    For more information:

    Additional Information

    The Assistant Professor (Academic Year) classification salary range is $5,450 to $11,994 per month (12 monthly payments per academic year); The anticipated hiring salary is $6,900 to $7,150.

    The Associate Professor (Academic Year) classification salary range is $6,190 to $13,172 per month (12 monthly payments per academic year); The anticipated hiring salary is $7,900 to $8,200.

    This position will be commensurate with experience and current CSUDH faculty salaries in the academic department/discipline. Faculty salaries are subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving expenses, start‐up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available.

    An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee‐waiver; access to campus child‐care; and a defined‐benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit:

    Background Check

    Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

    CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

    The California State University (CSU) is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities we serve, as well as maintaining higher education access and attainment for our students, as such, we embrace a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce the likelihood of transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The CSU strongly recommends that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus. The systemwide policy can be found at CSU Vaccination Policy and any questions you have may be submitted to

    Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

    The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

    Closing Statement

    CSUDH 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.

    For more information: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

    Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources’ Office (310) 243-3771.

    Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at Campus Security Report (Clery), or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

    Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

    The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9.

    For more information see: Smoke & Tobacco-Free

    Advertised: 28 Jul 2023 Pacific Daylight Time
    Applications close: Open until filled

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