Tenure Track Position Open in Human Development and Family Studies at University of Nevada

The Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) program within the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor beginning July 1, 2012.

The HDFS program provides a range of courses that cover lifespan development in the context of the family, community, and society. The program offers an undergraduate major and Master’s degree in HDFS and supports an area of concentration for elementary education majors in Early Childhood Education (ECE). Collaborations among faculty members within the College of Education, Cooperative Extension, school districts statewide, community agencies, and with faculty and teachers at the Child and Family Research Center are common. The Child and Family Research Center has historical links to the HDFS program, and offers the potential for research collaboration in an accredited Early Head Start program site inspired by the schools of Reggio Emilia.

The program is seeking an assistant professor (tenure track) to teach a 2+3 semester-based course load in courses related to early childhood education/development; engage in an ongoing, focused research program which results in scholarly publications and funded grants; and contribute to professional, university, and community service. Courses to be taught can be negotiable, depending on the strengths of the applicant, and could include, but not be limited to, the following: Preschool curriculum I and II (two-semester sequence), Children and Families in a Multi-ethnic Society, Theories of Human Development, Child Development and/or Lifespan Human Development, and Assessment of Children Birth to Age 8. Teaching responsibilities include a share of the advisement duties to the program’s undergraduate and master’s students.

The successful candidate must hold an earned doctorate in an educational field directly related to early childhood development/education. Candidates must be capable of teaching courses in the HDFS program, and show productivity or strong potential for a program of research and grant acquisition.
Preference will be given to applicants with supporting expertise in family studies, diversity, and/or life span human development. Certifications such as a teaching certificate in ECE, full status as a Certified Family Life Educator, or a Child Life Specialist will be highly considered.
Please attach a letter of application, a curriculum vita, a teaching philosophy statement, and a list of three professional references. Additionally, you have the option to attach reference letters, teaching evaluations, and/or a sample of scholarship.

The following link will direct applicants to this job posting on E-Search https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/10199

Search Chair:
William P. Evans, Ph.D.,
Professor of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Human Development, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Social Psychology, Extension Specialist for Youth Development, MS 0281, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV, 89557-0131 Ph. 775-784-7013 FAX 775-784-1990

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