The Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology (HDQM) in the College of Education at the University of Maryland, College Park, is seeking applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Human Development at the Assistant/Associate level, tostart August 2020. The Human Development program at UMD has two specialization areas, Developmental Science and Educational Psychology, both of which are ranked in the top 5 nationally. The search is open to any area within language development, broadly defined. This includes, but is not limited to: language acquisition; the role of the environment in language development; the role of language in social, emotional, and/or cognitive development; and the role of language development in academic achievement.
Qualifications include an earned doctorate in human development, developmental psychology, educational psychology, neuroscience, cognitive psychology, or related fields. Candidates should demonstrate strong training and background in their research area; evidence of high quality scholarly research and (in the case of associate professor candidates) evidence of an established research program that has received external funding; interest in collaborative research within and across traditional disciplinary boundaries at Maryland, and proficiency in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level.
The successful candidate will be expected to: (1) maintain an active research program in language development; (2) secure external grants and contracts to support the applicant’s research; (3) teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels, including teaching courses in the recently-developed Human Development undergraduate major course sequence; (4) mentor master’s and doctoral students; (5) assist in the development of new programs and coursework; and (6) provide service to the profession at the state, national, and international levels. The Department is committed to increasing diversity within our campus community. Candidates with a demonstrated ability to incorporate diverse perspectives into teaching and scholarship as well as a commitment to working with students and groups from underrepresented backgrounds are preferred.
There is also ample opportunity to collaborate with other communities and research centers on campus, including the developmental science community both within the department and at the campus level, the Language and Literacy Research Center, the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Program, the Maryland Language Science Center, and the Maryland Neuroimaging Center.
For full consideration, applicants should submit the following materials electronically via the University of Maryland Jobs Portal (http://www.ejobs.umd.edu) for position 105493no later thanOctober 1,
Internal Number: 105493
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