DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Temporary Faculty Position (Lecturer) Addition to the Pool (2017-2020)
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Sonoma State University is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Located in the Sonoma County wine country, 48 miles north of San Francisco, the University has an enrollment of approximately 9,000 students. As of spring 2013, the University had 497 faculty with 47% tenure-track. The University is comprised of six schools: Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics, Education, Extended and International Education, Social Sciences, and Science and Technology. Degrees are offered in 45 majors at the bachelor's level and 16 at the master's level. Sonoma State University occupies 274 acres in the beautiful wine country of Sonoma County, in Northern California. Located at the foot of the Sonoma hills, the campus is just an hour’s drive north of San Francisco and 40 minutes away from the Pacific Ocean.
The Human Development Program is housed in the Department of Anthropology and offers an interdisciplinary B.A. in Human Development. The major focuses on human growth and development across the life course, the underlying processes and structures that support that development, and the relationships between the individual and the complex familial, social, and cultural environments in which development is situated. The curriculum includes courses in four topical areas (Childhood & Adolescence, Adulthood & Lifespan, Sex & Gender, and Society, Culture & Language) in addition to core human development courses.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to see the department’s Web page at: http://www.sonoma.edu/humandevelopment/
DUTIES OF THE POSITION
The Human Development Program anticipates a number of part-time, temporary teaching opportunities in human development. We are looking for individuals who can teach one or more of the following upper division, majors-only courses as needed on a semester by semester basis: Research Methods in Human Development (4 units); Culture and Human Development (4 units); Human Development Core Concepts (theory; 4 units); Applications of Human Development (4 units); and 4-unit topical courses in social, cultural and/or biological aspects of the human life course. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following: Disabilities Across the Life Course, Aging Across Cultures, The Archaeology of Childhood, The Anthropology of Education, Language Socialization, and Biocultural Perspectives on Heath Across the Life Course.
To be recommended for appointment, the candidate must have:
-Master’s degree in Human Development, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology or related field with research, teaching and/or work experience in a human development-related field.
-Prior college teaching experience at T.A. level or higher. Evidence of an active learning approach to teaching
-Research, teaching or work experience relevant to the course offered. The successful candidates should be committed to teaching a diverse group of undergraduates, including groups historically underrepresented and groups who may have experienced discrimination. These individuals should demonstrate sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the students we serve.
-Ph.D. in Human Development, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology or related field.
RANK AND SALARY
Full-time is 15-unit workload per semester. Actual salary is dependent upon number of units assigned, educational preparation, and availability of funds subject to any CSU system faculty contract salary increases.
- Selection as a candidate in the applicant pool, does not guarantee employment. Temporary Faculty appointments are made on a part-time, temporary basis and contingent upon department needs and funding.
- Temporary Faculty appointments are made on a semester-by-semester basis.
- Relocation expenses will not be provided for temporary faculty appointments.
- Reimbursement for expenses incurred to attend an interview for temporary faculty positions are not reimbursed by the University.
HOW TO APPLY
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- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae/ Resume
- Student evaluations of teaching effectiveness
- Names, titles, and phone numbers of 3 references
- List of Human Development courses prepared to teach, including a short course description of each course
Official transcripts may be required at the time of hire.
Application procedures for temporary faculty already teaching in the department:
- Temporary Faculty with three year contracts do not need to reapply.
- Temporary Faculty who have taught for the department within the past two years need only submit a letter of intent in place of a resume and proceed to submit the application to remain in the pool. The hiring committee will review the Personnel Action File and then determine whether an additional interview would be beneficial.
- Lecturers have the option to submit the Lecturer Qualified course form to the search committee chair in order to be considered for new opportunities.
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The deadline to apply is by April 7, 2017.
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Search Committee Chair: Dr. Karin Jaffe
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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation.
MANDATED REPORTING REQUIREMENT
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.
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