The University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor/ Associate Professor in Human Development and Family Science with a focus on child development. The position is tenure-track, nine-month academic appointment. Start date: January 2013 or as negotiated.
The University of Georgia, located in Athens, Georgia, is a Research I, land grant institution in the University System of Georgia. Founded in 1785, the University of Georgia is the largest and most comprehensive educational institution in the state. The campus and community of Athens offer many cultural and recreational opportunities. UGA has approximately 35,000 undergraduate students and has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 20 public institutions of higher education in the United States. The Athens campus is approximately 60 miles from the Blue Ridge Mountains and 185 miles from the coast. Visit the University’s website at www.uga.edu for additional information.
The Department of Human Development and Family Science has 20 faculty, approximately 400 undergraduates, and 50 graduate students. The multidisciplinary program emphasizes diversity in families through the life cycle. More information about the department and College can be found at www.fcs.uga.edu.
Responsibilities: Develop and maintain a rigorous, nationally-recognized research program, secure funding from external sources and publish in scholarly outlets; collaborate within pivotal networks in the discipline; mentor undergraduate and graduate students; teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the Department of Human Development and Family Science; build on existing strengths in the College including the McPhaul Child Development Lab; participate in interdisciplinary collaborative research activity that will inform and engage students in public policy in Georgia and beyond; participate in the doctoral Certificate in Quantitative Methods in Family Science program; participate in governance at both the department and college level; and participate in professional organizations. The successful candidate will demonstrate competencies in collaborating, fostering teamwork, and mentoring students.
Qualifications: Earned doctorate Child Development, Developmental Science, or closely related area. At least four years as assistant professor (for appointment to rank of associate professor) and must show clear and convincing evidence of emerging stature in teaching, research or public service in the discipline.
Preferred Qualifications: At least one graduate degree in Human Development and Family Science. The successful candidate will demonstrate potential for outstanding scholarly achievement and research productivity, as well as potential for building a national and/or international reputation in a substantive area of development in early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence. Post-doctoral experience preferred. We are particularly interested in a research program that focuses on developmental science which may include developmental change and continuity; health and health behaviors; social-emotional development; cognitive development; biological development; risk prevention/intervention; contextual/ecological influences and/or ethnic and cultural diversity.
srcd.org Job Code: Position #66810