The Sherman Center for Early Learning in Urban Communities (Sherman Center) and the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) invite applications from advanced assistant and associate level candidates for a faculty position beginning in August 2020. We seek someone with an active research program and expertise in early learning and cognitive development within families and/or schools in urban communities. The candidate will contribute to the Ph.D. program in Applied Developmental Psychology (ADP) and should be committed to teaching and research mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and have the potential to attract outside funding. For the first three years, the candidate will have a reduced teaching load in order to advance the work of the Sherman Center, including but not limited to service on its advisory committee and active engagement with its diverse initiatives. (For information about Sherman Center initiatives, see: https://shermancenter.umbc.edu/.) Successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to equity-focused, strengths-based research and pedagogy and exhibit the ability to serve in a leadership role in a diverse, collaborative, interdisciplinary environment. If you have questions about your qualifications or fit for this position, please contact Dr. Mavis Sanders of the Sherman Center (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. David Schultz of the Department of Psychology (email@example.com), co-chairs of the Search Committee.
Applicants should provide: (a) a cover letter, (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) a description of teaching and research accomplishments and interests, (d) a description of commitment to equity, justice, and inclusive excellence in research, leadership, teaching, mentorship, and service, (e) two representative publications, and (f) three letters of recommendation (sent directly by recommenders).
Internal Number: 66339
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UMBC, an honors university serving more than 11,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students, is one of two public universities in Maryland to achieve the “doctoral/research university-extensive” Carnegie classification. Located just outside Baltimore and 45 minutes from Washington, DC, the campus is growing rapidly under dynamic leadership.
Our UMBC community redefines excellence in higher education through an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. We will advance knowledge, economic prosperity, and social justice by welcoming and inspiring inquisitive minds from all backgrounds. The successful candidate will join a department with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence, and will be expected to contribute actively to these efforts (https://diversity.umbc.edu/).