Tenure Track Faculty - Department of Child Development
Cal Poly Humboldt
Location: Arcata, California
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Doctorate
Internal Number: 3445295
Tenure Track Faculty - Department of Child Development
Job no: 519030 Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track Location: Humboldt Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Human Development
Faculty Tenure-Track Position Starting August 2023
Department of Child Development
Cal Poly Humboldt is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) that strives to foster an equitable and inclusive community that supports our students of diverse backgrounds. Cal Poly Humboldt is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality committed to working in a multicultural and multiracial community that reflects the diversity of the state.
DESCRIPTION: Cal Poly Humboldt invites applicants for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in Child Development.
As an institution, Cal Poly Humboldt is committed to eliminating the equity gap in all student populations with dynamic, student-centered practices and policies that fully engage the campus community. The ideal candidate will share Cal Poly Humboldt's commitment to helping its racially and socioeconomically diverse students succeed in their degree and career objectives.
We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, and students who are also committed to closing equity gaps.
RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS: We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor rank; however, rank and salary are dependent on the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at: https://hraps.humboldt.edu/faculty-salary-schedule
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: An earned Ph.D. or equivalent in Child Development or Early Childhood Education or related field from an accredited college or university is required at the time of appointment. ABD will be considered. If ABD, degree requirements must be completed by start of appointment.
The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:
Ability, experience, and/or interest in preparing individuals to function effectively in culturally and ethnically diverse communities;
Ability, experience, and/or interest in taking a multigenerational perspective;
Ability, experience, and/or interest in promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds;
Ability, experience, and/or interest in engaging students in research and scholarly activity;
Ability, experience, and/or interest in using a variety of methodologies that are learner-centered and activity-oriented;
Ability, experience, and/or interest in teaching a broad range of courses (introductory survey courses, senior capstone courses, etc.);
Ability, experience, and/or interests in virtual teaching and learning;
Direct experience working with young children (0-8) and their families; and
Ability, experience, and/or interest in an inclusive classroom.
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
Ability and experience with a variety of assessments of young children;
Knowledge and experience of National standards of practice and state guidelines concerning young children (e.g., National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Transitional Kindergarten (TK)/Universal Prekindergarten (UPK), etc.);
Ability, experience, and/or interest in trauma-informed practices with students, young children, and their families;
Knowledge, experience, and interest in collaborating with a variety of professionals and colleagues on local, state, national, and/or international levels;
Experience with American Indian Education; and
Experience with diverse populations.
Working in the state of California is a condition of employment for this position. Even if part or all of an employee's assignment can be performed remotely, the employee must maintain a permanent residence in the state of California. The employee must be able to accept on-campus instruction, as assigned, and come to campus when needed.
At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. For information on the University policy on support for non-immigrant probationary faculty visa acquisition, please visit the Faculty Immigration Resources page: https://extended.humboldt.edu/international-programs/immigration/faculty.
Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.
PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and building a strong research record. Instructional assignments may include Child Growth and Development, Observation and Assessment, Theories, Early Childhood Curriculum, Language and Literacy, and Early Childhood Practica. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students.
The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship, and creative activity; and service to the University, professional and to the community. These responsibilities include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide communities, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions. Probationary faculty are typically provided ongoing mentorship to be a successful member of the faculty. During the first two years of the probationary period, teaching responsibilities will be reduced by approximately one course each semester. The reduced teaching load supports the establishment of research, scholarship and/or creative activities required for retention, tenure, and promotion.
Cal Poly Humboldt continues to build unique and innovative learning opportunities for students, bridging the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Cal Poly Humboldt is a leader in “learning communities” that strengthen relationships between students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the community. These communities incorporate environmental and social responsibility. Faculty in Child Development are committed to student-centered learning that integrates theory and research with practical knowledge, analysis, application, and professional knowledge and skills. Student engagement in their learning, appropriate use of technology, use of a broad variety of resources, integration of experiential and service learning components, and collaboration are hallmarks of our classes. Faculty collaboratively work as a department team, cooperating with the teachers in the Child Development Lab and engaging students in research and department work.
GENERAL INFORMATION: The Child Development department offers various programs-- two majors: (1) Child Development and Family Relationships (CDFR) and (2) Liberal Studies Child Development/Elementary Education (LSCE) and four minors: (1) Early Childhood Development, (2) Family Studies, (3) ASL and Special Populations, and (4) American Indian Education. The CDFR has three concentrations- Teaching, Child and Family Services, and Specialized Studies. LSCE is a subject matter-approved program for students entering credential programs. Additionally, Liberal Studies Child Development Special Education Integrated Program (LSCD SPED ITEP) will be available in the fall of 2023, allowing students to complete credentials in 4 years. The department has a strong academic advising program, where students and faculty work closely together; majors individualize their study plans. Our students enrich their learning through engaging in the Child Development Lab (CDL), a NAEYC-accredited preschool. Additional information about the department can be found at https://childdev.humboldt.edu/. For more information about the CDL, visit https://childdev.humboldt.edu/child-development-lab.
Cal Poly Humboldt sits on the traditional homelands of the Wiyot people in what is currently called Arcata, CA. The Wiyot people call the area Goudi'ni (over in the woods). The Cal Poly Humboldt campus in Northern California is in close proximity to several thriving Native American tribes and communities. Humboldt currently has the largest percentage of Native American students in the CSU system and has over 30 Native American faculty and staff many from local area California Indian tribes. Humboldt is home to a number of leading Native American programs including the Indian Tribal Education and Personnel Program (ITEPP) and the Indian Natural Resource, Science and Engineering Program (INRSEP). There are also many opportunities at Humboldt to conduct research, teaching and community work on Native American history and cultures in Special Collections at the Cal Poly Humboldt library. The Humboldt Room in the Library has fantastic resources for tribally focused archive materials from the region. Humboldt strives to build a supportive and inclusive Native community and engages with Native communities through various initiatives and opportunities like the annual California Indian Big Time and Indigenous People's Week and a chance to network with other faculty and staff as part of the Cal Poly Humboldt Council of American Indian Faculty and Staff. For more information, please visit: www.humboldt.edu/nasp
APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should submit the following materials through PageUp:
Letter of Application;
Diversity Statement, include your understanding of the barriers facing Black, Indigenous, and other people of Color (BIPOC) in higher education and your past and/or future contributions to inclusive student success, including equitable access and outcomes through teaching and professional or public service. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any contributions they have made towards the inclusivity of students from the LGBTIQ+ community. (2 page limit);
Statement of Teaching Philosophy, including how it relates to supporting students who have been historically marginalized and/or minoritized;
Teaching Evaluations, if available;
Graduate Transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and
Names and Contact Information for Three (3) Professional References.
Additional application materials may be requested at a later time.
Please direct any questions pertaining to this position, the Child Development, or Cal Poly Humboldt to:
It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. All CSU employees are obligated to respond to and report incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. Compliance with the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 (EO 1083) is a condition of employment. CSU employees in positions with duties that involve regular contact with children or positions which supervise such employees are designated as Mandated Reporters under CANRA and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in EO 1083. Upon appointment to this position, the successful candidate(s) will be notified of and required to acknowledge their CANRA reporting status. New employees hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2017 are subject to a 10 year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits.
Cal Poly Humboldt is a Title IX/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, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 826-3626 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cal Poly Humboldt is part of the 23-campus California State University system. The University has a comprehensive arts and sciences curriculum, which is recognized nationally for its high academic quality. Founded in 1913, Humboldt is one of the premier public institutions in the western United States; it is a residential and rural campus with an enrollment of approximately 5,800 students. The main campus is located in Arcata, California, in the northwestern part of the state along the coast, situated among redwood trees in an area that offers unmatched scenic beauty, moderate climate and opportunities for outdoor activities. The surrounding Humboldt County locale has a population of around 130,000. The community offers an excellent range of businesses, services and cultural activities/performances. The local schools are ranked in the top performance percentiles, both nationally and in the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at: