The Department of Child Youth and Family Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking to hire a faculty member at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank who will join a talented, engaged, and collaborative group of faculty members who are each contributing expertise related to child development, early childhood education, families, and the contexts in which children live, develop, and learn. The mission of the College of Education and Human Sciences is to enhance the lives of individuals, families, schools, and communities and to strengthen the relationships among them. The Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies, contributes to this mission in two primary ways: 1) engaging in innovative applied research that considers the strengths and vulnerabilities of children and their families in their local and global contexts, and 2) preparing students and communities to help children from all backgrounds and circumstances to be successful in school and in life.
We are looking for someone who will provide innovative leadership and expertise in how families with young children provide environments that facilitate optimal child development and learning in the face of economic vulnerability and policies that impact children and families. It is expected that the person will bring expertise in ecological systems theory and other theories and approaches that contribute to understanding the broader contexts in which child development and family functioning occur.
The successful candidate will develop a relevant, high-impact program of research and scholarship in federal funding priority areas including, but not limited to: 1) understanding and addressing factors that contribute to opportunity and achievement gaps; 2) fostering environments that facilitate optimal child development and learning in the face of economic vulnerability; and 3) promoting policies that support the physical, mental, and emotional health of children and families. It is expected that the person will collaborate and make important contributions to disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research teams.
The incumbent will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of their expertise, as assigned by the department chair, and mentor graduate and undergraduate students and serve on graduate program supervisory committees.
The department values departmental citizenship that contributes to a positive work and learning environment for all. The successful candidate will contribute to departmental citizenship, which includes serving on faculty committees and fulfilling other responsibilities contributing to the functioning of the unit, including supporting student recruitment and teaching and learning excellence. It is expected that the incumbent’s interactions with others will reflect well on the university and encourage and contribute to a desirable work environment.
The university and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff in all dimensions. More information on the department can be found at http://cehs.unl.edu/cyaf.
Minimum Qualifications: • Doctoral degree in child development, developmental psychology, family science, policy studies, family financial planning, or other area related to the position description. • Expertise related to young children and their families, and the environments in which child development occurs. • Experience teaching in higher education. • Record of research and scholarship that demonstrates potential for developing a high impact program of research in federal funding priority areas.
Preferred Qualifications: • Evidence of teaching excellence. • Evidence of skills in translational research. • Experience with successful grant submissions.
Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.
How to Apply: To view details of the position and make application, go to http://employment.unl.edu and search for requisition #F_180034. Click “Apply to this Job” and complete the faculty form. You will be required to attach the following documents: 1) letter of application with brief narrative addressing qualifications for the position; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) contact information for at least three professional references, these should be individuals who can speak to the applicant’s qualifications, character, and ability to make a contribution to the department and the field; 4) example of scholarship; one or two articles, book chapters, or manuscripts authored by the applicant that illustrate the applicant’s scholarship (combine and attach as one PDF document using the Other Document link); and 5) transcripts documenting receipt of a qualifying degree should be sent to Dr. Julia Torquati, Search Committee Chair, Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies, PO Box 880236, Lincoln, NE 68588-0236.
Qualified candidates should contact Dr. Julia Torquati, firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-472-1674 for questions regarding this position.
As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Internal Number: F_180034
About University of Nebraska-Lincoln
CEHS has a history of dedication to enhancing the lives of individuals, families, schools and communities. In order to address big problems through multiple disciplines CEHS is making a commitment to significantly build on our work by hiring 22 faculty with interests in the areas of Early Childhood; Immigrant, Migrant and Multicultural Populations; Bullying Prevention; Math and Science Education; and Rural Education/Rural Communities across multiple departments, for a full listing of positions see http://go.unl.edu/yourfuture.