The Picard Center for Child Development and Lifelong Learning at the University of Louisiana Lafayette seeks qualified candidates to apply for an Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Development. The successful candidate will report directly to the Executive Director of the Picard Center, and will be appointed as a tenured full professor with the expectation that he or she will lead and establish a comprehensive research agenda focused on young children, their families and their communities. The senior scholar who accepts this position will be a productive and nationally recognized researcher who will direct the development of a vital research agenda for the Picard Center. This research agenda will focus on matters of policy and practice and it will seek to provide a foundation for leading, supporting and informing early childhood education initiatives in Louisiana and, where appropriate, on a national level. Additionally, it is expected that this senior scholar will build a community of early childhood research scholars at the Picard Center, and will work cooperatively with the development of an expanded early childhood curriculum offered by the University’s College of Education. The senior scholar who occupies this endowed chair will be responsible for securing significant external funding to support and sustain the early childhood research programs of the Picard Center and their associated personnel costs.
This endowed chair not only funds an appropriate compensation package but it also provides access to significant support funds for research and related expenditures. The successful candidate will be part of a major refocusing of the Picard Center and will play a meaningful role in building the Center as a force for shaping early childhood policy and practice at the national, state, regional and local levels. Interested parties seeking additional information should contact: Dr. Jaimie Hebert, Provost, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA 70504. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Expressions of interest should be forwarded electronically and should include a letter addressing qualifications, a current curriculum vitae, and a list of five references. Search to remain open until the position is filled. It is expected that the appointment will be made by August 1, 2020.
Please apply at https://louisiana.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=905
The ideal candidate for this endowed chair/senior scholar position will have:
• a doctorate in early childhood development or in a related field
• experience and credentials appropriate to tenure and rank of full professor
• a strong record of securing outside funding, including federal grants and/or funding from appropriate foundations
• a significant peer reviewed research/publication record
• proven experience in mentoring
• and a firm commitment to building a major research/policy center focused on early childhood issues.
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