North Dakota State University’s Department of Human Development and Family Science invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track assistant professor, with a focus area in child development to begin in August 2021. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Support associated with the position may include start-up funds, graduate assistantships, course buyouts, or summer research support. Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2020.
The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research, teaching, and outreach that contributes to the mission of the department. Specific responsibilities include:
Maintain a strong program of scholarly research related to child development (e.g., infancy, toddlerhood, preschool, middle childhood).
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses primarily in child development (two courses per semester).
Advise undergraduates and mentor graduate students.
Participate in professional service activities and outreach.
Contribute to department governance and foster a professional and collaborative environment within the department, university, and larger community.
Earned doctorate with a child development focus (by August 2021) in HDFS, Developmental Psychology, Developmental Science, or a closely related discipline.
An active program of research in child development. The specific area is open, but candidates focusing on cognitive development, atypical development, or applied contexts are especially encouraged to apply.
Evidence of effective independent instruction.
Evidence of potential to publish research and secure external funding.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, access, and inclusiveness.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Effective interpersonal skills, including ability to interact and collaborate effectively with a diversity of colleagues and students.
An established record of high-quality research publications.
Evidence of high-quality instruction, advising, and mentoring of students.
Experience with online instruction.
Sophisticated understanding of multiple research and statistical methods.
Internal Number: NDSUHDFS2
About North Dakota State University
The Department of Human Development and Family Science (www.ndsu.edu/hdfs) is a collegial environment that includes 15 full-time faculty, approximately 600 undergraduates, and 25 graduate students. The Department offers an undergraduate degree with emphases in child and adolescent development, family science, adult development and aging, as well as dual degree collaborations with elementary education and social work; a master’s degree with emphases in family financial planning, gerontology, and youth development; and a doctoral degree in developmental science.
NDSU is distinctive as a student-focused, land grant, research university, ranked by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education among the top 100 public universities in the country. NDSU is in the elite category of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity,” with total research expenditures topping $153 million in the most recent National Science Foundation survey. NDSU is located in Fargo, rated as one of the best places to live and for family (https://www.ndsu.edu/news/national_attention/).