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Job ID: VPAA 2014/15 - 38

Education/Library Science

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Date Posted:
September 19, 2013

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Open until filled

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Full-time Tenure Track Faculty Early Childhood
Assitant Professor
VPAA 2014/15 - 38

The successful candidate, with an expertise and experience in the Early Childhood Development/Education with an emphasis on early childhood mental health, socio emotional development and behavior regulation will become a member of our faculty with teaching, research and service duties. The full-time appointment includes teaching undergraduate, graduate and certificate (post-baccalaureate) students preparing them to work with young children and their families in childcare/educational settings; leading and conducting research that is relevant to the field of early childhood development; and developing collaborative working relationships with the college, university and the outside communities to engage students in applied hands-on learning experiences. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching courses including: Promoting Behavior Support and Classroom Organization (CFD 475); Best Practices of Care for Infants/Toddlers (CFD 565); Observation and Assessment of Young Children’s Environments and Relationships (CFD 580); Early Childhood Mental Health: Theory and Practice (CFD 595); Seminar in Child Development Theories: Intervention and Prevention (CFD 670); Seminar in CSP Eco-behavioral Assessment and Intervention for Children 0-5;and Seminar in Human Development: Positive Behavior Support for Young Children with Challenging Behaviors (CFD 671).

Active and sustained involvement in professional growth beyond the university is expected, as is participation in appropriate faculty committees and governance. The candidate will have a commitment to early prevention and relationship-based adult-child interactions and learning, and have extended experience with the early childhood mental health field.


Doctorate in Early Childhood Development with emphasis on early childhood mental health preferred.
Extensive professional experience early childhood mental health prevention and intervention services.
Possesses current up-to-date knowledge especially as related to the new trends in the early childhood field and early childhood mental health, assessment and evaluation of young children’s development and quality of relationships with adults, CA Training Guidelines and Personnel Competencies for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health, Best Practices of care for infants and toddlers, Quality rating systems of early childhood care/education programs, Infant/Toddlers Principles of Care, the newly developed CA Preschool Learning Foundations, Desired Results, CLASS, and the revised Competencies for Early Childhood Educators.
Have exemplary teaching and research skills as supported by their former activities and achievements.
Has a record of successful experience working with early childhood mental health services, community partners, families, children, and students.
Demonstrated abilities to work with socially, culturally, and economically diverse groups of children and adults domestically and abroad.
Team player and has the skills to interact, network, and collaborate with professionals in the field, colleagues and students.
Assistant Professor appointment with salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Screening of applications will begin November 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Required application materials must be submitted via email to kbobczynski@mail.sdsu.edu:

Cover letter
Curriculum vitae
Reference list of five to seven persons most familiar with the candidate’s skills.
Three current letters of reference, preferably no older than six months. A hard copy of each reference letter is required (no electronic submissions).
A personal statement written by the candidate that expresses the candidate’s teaching style and personal research philosophy.
SDSU is an established and acknowledged leader in the twenty-three campuses California State University system. With more than 6,400 faculty and staff and over 33,000 students, it is one of the largest universities in the western United States. Website: http://www.sdsu.edu.

The College of Education comprises nine diverse departments/schools committed to one unified mission: to prepare effective professionals for a variety of societal service delivery and leadership roles across a range of settings including schools, post secondary institutions, social service agencies, and vocational rehabilitation organizations. The College contributes to the knowledge base in both educational theory and practice through professional inquiry and scholarship. The College engages in strategic partnerships with the field of practice to improve client outcomes, to increase institutional effectiveness, and to promote social justice. Website: http://edweb.sdsu.edu/

The Department of Child and Family Development is a highly integrated academic unit within the College of Education. The Department offers a B.S. in Child Development in Applied Arts and Sciences and a Master of Science degree in Child Development, as well as a new graduate-level certificate program in Early Childhood Socio-Emotional & Behavioral Regulation Intervention. The SDSU Child and Family Development (CFD) Department’s mission is to prepare students to become early childhood educators and professionals who work with children, families, schools and communities. The focus of the department is on the study of social emotional development as the underlying foundation for all other areas of development including physical, cognitive, motor and language. The program represents an interdisciplinary field of study with a basic assumption that development takes place across the lifespan in the context of the family, community, and public policy. The department’s emphasis on primary prevention prepares students with hands-on experiences through community-based learning. The department includes seven full-time and approximately twelve part-time faculty and serves a student body of between 400 to 500 undergraduate majors and 60-70 graduate students. Website: http://edweb.sdsu.edu/cfd/index.htm

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran 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 as a condition of employment.