Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor, Early Learning and Cognitive Development
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Location: Baltimore, MD
Internal Number: 66339
The Sherman Center for Early Learning in Urban Communities (Sherman Center) and the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) invite applications from advanced assistant and associate level candidates for a faculty position beginning in August 2020. We seek someone with an active research program and expertise in early learning and cognitive development within families and/or schools in urban communities. The candidate will contribute to the Ph.D. program in Applied Developmental Psychology (ADP) and should be committed to teaching and research mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and have the potential to attract outside funding. For the first three years, the candidate will have a reduced teaching load in order to advance the work of the Sherman Center, including but not limited to service on its advisory committee and active engagement with its diverse initiatives. (For information about Sherman Center initiatives, see: https://shermancenter.umbc.edu/.) Successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to equity-focused, strengths-based research and pedagogy and exhibit the ability to serve in a leadership role in a diverse, collaborative, interdisciplinary environment. If you have questions about your qualifications or fit for this position, please contact Dr. Mavis Sanders of the Sherman Center (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. David Schultz of the Department of Psychology (email@example.com), co-chairs of the Search Committee.
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:
Doctoral degree in psychology, child development, educational psychology, or a related field
Demonstrated commitment to equity-focused, strengths-based research, pedagogy, and professional practice
An established research agenda with a strong record of published scholarship in early learning and cognitive development
Interest and experience in applying for grants
Teaching and research mentoring experience in higher education
Experience and/or interest working collaboratively and/or with multi-disciplinary teams
Applicants should provide: (a) a cover letter, (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) a description of teaching and research accomplishments and interests, (d) a description of commitment to equity, justice, and inclusive excellence in research, leadership, teaching, mentorship, and service, (e) two representative publications, and (f) three letters of recommendation (sent directly by recommenders). Please submit all application materials via Interfolio at the following link: apply.interfolio.com/66339.
Please address any inquiries about the application process to Arianne Burroughs (410-455-2614 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Mavis Sanders/Sherman Center (email@example.com) and Dr. David Schultz/Psychology (firstname.lastname@example.org), Co-Chairs of the Search Committee. Review of applications will begin October 14, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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