The Department of Human Development and Family Studies invites applications for a 10-month, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level to begin August 23, 2021. Expertise in teaching young children (birth 8 years) is required. Successful candidates will be proponents of NAEYC's developmentally appropriate practices. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in the pedagogy of literacy, science, social studies, and/or math for children in preschool through third grade. We seek a dynamic, highly qualified teacher-scholar whose responsibilities include teaching, scholarly activity, student advising, and service to the department, college, and university. Candidates from historically marginalized populations are especially encouraged to apply.The Department of Human Development and Family Studies focuses on applied research, teaching, and service. From an ecological perspective, we prepare scholars and professionals in their understanding and appreciation of the complexity and diversity of individuals and their interrelationships. The educational process encourages critical thinking and the application of knowledge to improve the quality of life for individuals and families across the life span.
- Expertise in early childhood development and learning (birth 8 years); - Earned doctorate or ABD with degree awarded by date of hire with at least one graduate degree in child development, early childhood education, human development and family studies, or closely related discipline;- Competence in subject matter as evidenced by relevant coursework;- Evidence of teaching effectiveness;- Affiliation with relevant professional organizations;- Evidence of potential for successful research and/or scholarly activities;- Evidence of effective communication and interpersonal skills;- Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.
Internal Number: 129509082
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Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked.Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences. The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfil...ling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities.Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field, CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. CMU Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling. Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions, restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.