RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will have expertise in policy-relevant child development topics. Research interests should connect child development to social policy contexts. The candidate will be expected to apply for intramural and extramural funding to support a strong research program. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in early childhood (birth through age 8). Examples of research topics include, but are not limited to: effects of health policies (e.g., Medicaid, WIC) on youth outcomes, effects of Head Start on educational and social outcomes, the effects of early childhood education on the well-being of children with special needs, impacts of school-home-community issues such as charters schools, effects of play-based educational policies on child development, and the impact of multicultural curriculum on child outcomes. Teaching responsibilities may include courses in Human Development and Social Policy, the Master’s in Public Policy Capstone course, and other courses focusing on child/human development, health, or policy.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, a list of three references, writing samples or publications, and other supporting documents at https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/66519. Review of applications will begin in September 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Information about the Department of Family & Consumer Studies can be found at http://www.fcs.utah.edu. For inquiries about this post, please contact the search committee at FCS_Search@fcs.utah.edu.
RELATED INFORMATION: Family & Consumer Studies is an interdisciplinary department dedicated to understanding and enhancing the well-being of individuals and the families and communities in which they live. We examine how the social, economic, political, and physical environments affect families, individuals, and consumers. The faculty includes scholars from sociology, demography, economics, psychology, family studies, human development, and early childhood education. The successful candidate will benefit from our Child and Family Development Center (CFDC) lab school in which interdisciplinary research is conducted.
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QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the social sciences with research and teaching emphases in child development and social policy, broadly defined. Candidates should have an excellent record of research and evidence of the potential or demonstrated ability to generate extramural funding, commensurate with their career stage.
The University of Utah is a PAC-12, Carnegie RU/VH Research University and Utah’s flagship university. Faculty are also involved with the Consortium in Families and Health Research, which brings together faculty from 11 departments across 5 colleges, the School of Medicine, the Huntsman Cancer Institute, the University Neighborhood Partnership Center, and the Utah Population Database. Successful ...candidates will be committed to working in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment and to enhancing undergraduate and graduate education.
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