Department Chair and Professor of Child and Family Studies
California State University Los Angeles
September 5, 2018
Los Angeles, California
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
The successful candidate will serve at least one term as Department Chair, and will continue to contribute to the department as a tenured faculty member. The Department Chair will support the department’s vision and mission, and will lead the department efficiently and effectively to meet the needs of students, faculty, and staff. The Chair is responsible for assigning all courses offered in the department, supervising and mentoring department staff and faculty, and managing all department business.
The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.
The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University’s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.
1) An earned Ph.D., Ed.D., or equivalent in Child or Human Development, Psychology, Education, or other closely-related fields (e.g. Social Work) from an accredited institution is required at the time of application.
2) Evidence of successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
3) A documented record of sustained accomplishments in a program of research, including publications in scholarly journals.
4) Evidence of organizational and leadership experience.
Evidence of experience training students or administering programs in one or more of the following professional areas: early child development and Early Childhood Education (ECE), California Teacher Credentialing and waiver programs, Child Life Specialist certification, and/or Certification in Family Life Education.
Evidence of experience with instructional leadership and program planning.
Documented department chair or other administrative experience.
Evidence of successful community partnership development.
Additional Salary Information: Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Internal Number: CFS090518
About California State University Los Angeles
California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. Cal State LA is ranked number one in the United States for the upward mobility of its students. The University is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good, offering nationally recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, and the humanities. Founded in 1947, Cal State LA serves more than 28,000 students and more than 240,000 distinguished alumni. A majority of the University’s alumni live in the Los Angeles region, enriching their communities and contributing to the vitality of the local economy. Cal State LA is focused on developing a new bioscience entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley regions through partnerships with local business. To provide increased educational opportunities, Cal State LA recently opened a campus in downtown Los Angeles that offers graduate and undergraduate programs, as well as professional development and certificate programs. The university is home to the critically acclaimed Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Pat Brown Institute for ...Public Affairs, Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center, Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility, Billie Jean King Sports Complex and the TV, Film and Media Center.