Assistant Professor of Human Development (505546)

  • Cal State University (CSU) San Marcos
  • San Marcos, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Education and Training Public Health

Job Description


Rank: Assistant Professor
Starting Date: Fall 2022

The successful candidate must have a keen understanding of teaching human development as an interdisciplinary study in examining the stability and change focused on older individuals from lifespan and ecological perspectives. The Human Development major at CSUSM is one of the most popular on campus. The Department is seeking candidates who will demonstrate dedication to the accomplishments of the Department's mission and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice through teaching, research, and service.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Earned Ph.D. in human development or closely related fields with expertise in adult development and aging. ABD candidates will be considered but must have completed the doctorate at the time of appointment (August 2022).
  • Candidates should be able to offer supporting evidence regarding the ability to demonstrate high quality teaching at the undergraduate level, especially courses related to his or her expertise in adult development and aging from a lifespan perspective and the core courses in the curriculum linked to the CSUSM Human Development Department's Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs). These PSLOs can be found on the department website (
  • Candidates should also provide evidence of the ability to develop and sustain a focused area of programmatic research leading to publications in scholarly journals related to the discipline, mentor undergraduate students, provide opportunities for faculty-student research, and work cooperatively with colleagues on a culturally diverse campus and local communities.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrate content expertise in human development in late adulthood.
  • Have potential to contribute to the department's curriculum in teaching the lower- and upper-division required courses in topics including, but are not limited to, lifespan development, human development theories, applied prevention, intervention and direct services, policy, health promotion and illness prevention, and statistics/ research methodologies in human development.
  • Demonstrate the ability to contribute to the department's curriculum development and assessment, especially in the area of late life development and aging. Ability contribute to our health concentration is a plus.
  • Have a strong background in research methodologies commonly used in human development.
  • Show potential for ongoing programmatic research in late life aging, leading to external funding.
  • Demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research and/or service.

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the CSUSM Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:
  • Cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Three professional references.
  • Statements of teaching philosophy and research interests
  • Up to three (3) samples of written work (e.g. representative publications)
  • Up to three (3) sample of teaching artifacts (e.g. syllabi, teaching evaluations)

Review of applications will begin February 7, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit Faculty Opportunities for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation and veteran or military status.

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 Revised December 22, 2020 as a condition of employment.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy, can be found at CSU Covid Policy. Questions should be sent to the Office of Human Resources at

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and 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.

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Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Marcos, California 92096 United States View Map