The Department of Human Development and Family Science invites applications for an academic year, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Child and Adolescent Development area with a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Science, Psychology, Education, or a related field at the time of appointment. Applicants should have expertise in child cognitive development. Opportunities are available to interact with faculty in Virginia Tech’s transdisciplinary initiatives focused on Adaptive Brain and Behavior as well as Equity and Social Disparity in the Human Condition. The starting date is August 10, 2018. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017 and will continue until a suitable candidate is appointed.
Responsibilities Include the Following:
Maintain a program of externally funded research and publications
Advise students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including directing master’s theses and doctoral dissertations
Teach graduate and undergraduate courses; standard teaching load is two courses per each of the two semesters of the academic year
Serve on departmental, college, and university committees
Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Science, Psychology, Education, or a related field at the time of appointment
Expertise in cognitive development in infancy, early childhood, and/or middle childhood
An interest in studying relationships among human behaviors and social environments as they affect children’s cognitive development
An interdisciplinary perspective that integrates a variety of methodological approaches and theories from related disciplines, such as developmental science, behavioral science, cognitive/behavioral neuroscience, or computational science
Demonstrated experience with interdisciplinary research and/or teaching in areas that align with Virginia Tech’s university-wide, multi-disciplinary initiative focused on Adaptive Brain and Behavior (https://provost.vt.edu/destination-areas/da-overview/da-brain.html) and Equity and Social Disparity in the Human Condition (http://inclusive.vt.edu/ESDHC.html)
About Virginia Tech Human Development & Family Science
The Department of Human Development and Family Science, in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, has programs that cover the human life cycle. Currently there are approximately 700 undergraduate and 50 graduate HDFS students on the Blacksburg campus. There are 31 faculty, instructors, and research associates in the department. The department houses three centers on the Blacksburg campus:... The Child Development Center for Learning and Research, Adult Day Services, and the Family Therapy Center. In the last 12 years, the Department of Human Development and Family Science has twice won the university's Exemplary Department Award.