The Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) Program and Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) program at Oregon State University invites applications for a .75 FTE, 12-month, fixed term Assistant Professor (Practice) position. The incumbent is expected to provide overall leadership to the FCH program for statewide early learning. This position is dependent on the availability of external grant and contract funding, which includes funds from state agencies and private foundations. Specifically, the faculty member is expected to maintain a robust portfolio of projects related to providing national state and local decision makers with complete, accurate, and reliable information about the early learning system. The faculty member coordinates a virtual organization, the Oregon Child Care Research Partnership, which uses multiple early learning databases to provide basic information about the early learning system including data on children, families, the early workforce, and early learning programs. The faculty member is responsible for ensuring the creation of analytic databases and overseeing analyses that produce accurate descriptions of the early learning system. In addition, the faculty member will design and conduct research and evaluation studies. The specific areas of research are determined in conjunction with representatives from a variety of national and state agencies and organizations, external funders, higher education institutions, and other stakeholders.The successful applicant will contribute to the mission of the Extension FCH Program and the Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families. Duties include 40% Leadership and Program Design; 30% Program Implementation; 10% Scholarship, 10% Teaching and Program Delivery; and 10% Service.For additional information, see: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/44001Posting Date: 5/26/2017Closing Date: 7/07/2017Posting Number: P01333UFAnticipated Start Date: 09/01/2017
•PhD degree with at least one degree in human development, family sciences, public health, human sciences, early childhood education, education, or a closely related discipline.•At least three years of experience in designing and conducting research related to early learning.•Demonstrated ability to use both quantitative and qualitative methods to address policy-relevant research questions about children, families, and the programs that serve them.•Experience using at least one statistical program such as SAS or Stata. General knowledge of computers, including proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet software, and other data management programs.•Demonstrated ability to use both quantitative and qualitative methods to evaluate and analyze the effectiveness of community-based programs.•Demonstrated, written and oral communication skills including the effective use of mass media.•Demonstrated ability to work as a team member with other professionals and volunteers.•Demonstrated ability to lead groups and to plan, organize, evaluate, manage, and delegate details associated with program and office management.•Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.•Demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.•This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.•This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per OSU Standard 576-056-0000 et seq.