Job Opening ID Number: JOID 22939

Rank: Open rank



  • Doctorate in child and adolescent development or related field by time of appointment. For appointment at the advanced rank, must have broad teaching experience and demonstrate scholarly/professional achievement commensurate with a tenured appointment at advanced rank;
  • An area of research focus in early childhood education or in developmental research applied to community settings;
  • An awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a diverse population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and/or comparable experience;
  • An established research program; and
  • Evidence of successful university-level teaching experience.


  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across disciplines; and
  • Experience developing partnerships in community settings or in early education contexts.


  • Teach undergraduate and some graduate courses;
  • Advise undergraduate and masters students;
  • Develop a productive program of research focused on early education contexts or community settings serving children, youth, and families;
  • Participate in shared governance by service on committees at all levels of the University; 
  • Be an active participant in department activities and initiatives; and 
  • Meet the needs of a highly diverse student population using appropriate course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement techniques. 

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: August 18, 2015

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 

Application: For full consideration, upload a letter of application, vitae, statements of teaching interests/philosophy, research plans, three letters of recommendation by October 13, 2014 at Please include JOID Number (JOID 22939) on all correspondence.

Chair- Search Committee

Department of Child and Adolescent Development

San José State University

One Washington Square

San José, CA 95192-0075

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.