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California State University, Fullerton is a large, comprehensive, urban university with more than 4,100 full-and part-time faculty and staff members, and a diverse student body of 40,235 enrolled in Fall 2016. The university offers a broad spectrum of degree programs in liberal arts and sciences as well as applied and professional fields with 57 at the baccalaureate level and 52 graduate programs including a doctorate in education and doctor of nursing practice. Learning is preeminent at Cal State Fullerton. We combine the best qualities of teaching and research universities where actively engaged students, faculty and staff work in close collaborations to expand knowledge. Research and other creative activities are enhanced by the proximity of the campus to nationally recognized business, cultural, and educational institutions. Faculty members were awarded more than $21.4 million in grants and contracts for research and scholarly activities in 2015-16. The university has a longstanding tradition of collegial governance. Cal State Fullerton is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. CSUF is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (the only one in Orange County) and an Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution. We are ranked 6th in the nation in terms of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minorities. In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State Fullerton is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, disability or Veteran's status or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Human Services

The Department of Human Services at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) invites applications for a 10-month full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2019. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research, or service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our department, college, university, and community.

The Department is interdisciplinary and offers a Bachelor of Science degree with several tracks including mental health, substance abuse treatment, gerontology, elementary education, domestic violence, and administration and organizational practice.

For a description of the department and courses, see

The area of specialty is open. As an accredited Alcohol and Drug Studies higher education program by the California Association for Drug/Alcohol Educators (CAADE), the Department is especially interested in candidates with both clinical and research expertise in the field of addiction. The primary professional responsibilities include the following:

Required Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

Rank & Salary
This is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (10-month academic year). Salary is competitive and commensurate with rank, experience and qualifications. Intramural research grants, moving expenses, start-up funds, and reduced teaching load may be available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available, which includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and/or dependent fee-waiver; and access to campus child-care, based on the availability openings. For specific details go to 

Appointment Date
August 2019

Application Procedure
A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: to view all job listings and select 10713BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:

  1. a letter of intent addressing Required and Preferred Qualifications listed above, including a summary of teaching experience and plans for future research agenda;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. a diversity statement of no more than 500 words that provides an understanding of your capabilities to address diversity in support of CSUF’s diverse student and community populations. Please discuss, where applicable, how you have addressed diversity in your teaching, research, and service;
  4. a table listing teaching experience, with a column for each of the following: (a) the title and number of each course taught, (b) the semester and year you taught the course, (c) the name of the institution where you taught the course, (d) the approximate number of students enrolled in the course, (e) your role in the course (e.g., instructor of record, teaching assistant, etc.), (f) the course format (e.g., traditional, hybrid, online), and (g) the level of the course (e.g., undergraduate or graduate);
  5. graduate transcripts;
  6. a representative sampling of teaching evaluations from course(s) taught or other evidence of teaching effectiveness;
  7. representative samples of scholarship; and
  8. three letters of reference (see instructions below).

On the References page of the online application, enter requested information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application.  They will receive an electronically generated email with instructions on how to submit their letter of reference.  You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.

For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Yuying Tsong, Search Committee Chair at

Application Deadline
Applications review begin immediately.  To receive full consideration, please submit all materials by November 15, 2018.  Position is open until filled.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and official copies of graduate transcripts must be submitted before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check or submitting the official graduate transcripts may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

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 Last Published 4/5/19