Tenure-track Position Announcement for California State University, East Bay



THE UNIVERSITY:  California State University, East Bay is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, a diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study. There are two scenic campuses – one in the Hayward Hills overlooking San Francisco Bay and the other in the Concord foothills of Mt. Diablo – plus a professional center in dynamic downtown Oakland. The two campuses¿ proximity to the major Bay Area cities provides unique cultural opportunities including museums, art galleries, aquariums, planetariums, plays, musicals, sports events, and concerts. Their nearness to the Pacific Ocean and Sierra Nevada Mountains offers recreational diversion as well as excellent laboratories for educational studies. The ten major buildings of the Hayward Hills campus, on 342 acres, contain over 150 classrooms and teaching laboratories, over 177 specialized instructional rooms, numerous student oriented computer labs and a library, which contains a collection of over one million items accessible through HAYSTAC, its on-line catalog. CSUEB’s Concord Campus provides full instructional support for several programs (http://www20.csueastbay.edu/concord/). Its five buildings on 395 acres feature lecture halls, seminar rooms, computer labs, science labs, an art studio, theatre and library. The University has an enrollment of approximately 13,000 students with 600 faculty. CSUEB is organized into four colleges: Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences; Business and Economics; Education and Allied Studies; and Science. The University offers bachelor’s degrees in 45 fields, minors in 66 fields, and master¿s degrees in 31 (in addition to Special Majors). Other programs lead to teaching, specialist, pupil personnel services, and administrative services credentials. To learn more about CSU, East Bay visit http://www.csueastbay.edu.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Human Development & Women’s Studies promotes interdisciplinary study of human development over the life course. Our faculty includes scholars from anthropology, sociology, psychology, biology and other disciplines. We offer courses that introduce a wide range of theories, perspectives, and methods on human development. The Department provides its courses through on-campus instruction and through several forms of at-distance instruction, including a growing number of fully online courses.  We serve approximately 500 Human Development majors, several hundred Liberal Studies majors preparing for teacher credential programs, and students from other majors who are completing their general education requirements. Our students are highly diverse in terms of age, cultural origin, race, class, and educational background.  To learn more about the department, please visit our department website at http://class.csueastbay.edu/humandev

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: The successful candidate will teach courses in child development/childhood studies, child cognitive development, foundational courses in human development, and other courses that may be required by the Department. In collaboration with other faculty members, s/he will work to strengthen the Department’s Childhood Development and Early Childhood Development curriculum by developing and teaching new courses. All Human Development & Women’s Studies faculty members are expected to make appropriate use of instructional technology, including online instruction.

Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord and Online campuses.  In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities.

RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor.  Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience.  Subject to budgetary authorization.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT:  Fall Quarter, 2014.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Earned Ph.D. or M.D. at the time of appointment is required.  Record of scholarly activity in child development/childhood studies required. Demonstrated evidence of scholarly productivity required.  Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching required; candidates with successful teaching experience at the university level are preferred. Preference will be given to the candidate with a record of accomplishment, including research experience with children from developing nations, African American, Hispanic, Native American, and/or Asian American children.  Applicants who represent all types of diversity, including race/ethnicity, gender, gender identity, age and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply.

Demonstrated ability to teach, advise and mentor students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds.  This University is fully committed to serving students with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see: http://www20.csueastbay.edu/af/departments/as/

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013, but new applications will be considered until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement and a complete and current vita at:https://my.csueastbay.edu/psp/pspdb1/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL

Additionally, send the following by mail to: Faculty Search Chair, Department of Human Development and Women’s Studies, Meiklejohn Hall #3069, California State University, East Bay, Hayward, CA 94542
1) Graduate transcripts;
2) Copies of major publications;
3) Three letters of recommendation.

NOTE:  California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work, in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT:  As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status.  The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.