Director, Problem Behavior and Positive Youth Development Program

Boulder, CO
Feb 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Institute of Behavioral Science, in collaboration with the Department of Sociology and the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder, invites applications for a tenured position to direct the established and internationally recognized IBS Problem Behavior and Positive Youth Development Program to begin Fall 2017.

The appointment will be at the rank of full professor or advanced associate professor. The Director will be expected to provide leadership and vision to the Program in conducting and fostering nationally recognized interdisciplinary and collaborative research, in managing the Program's research programs, and in securing external funding, and will serve as a member of the IBS Board of Directors.

We are seeking applicants with a specialization in one or more areas of problem behavior and positive youth development, such as: criminology, social/developmental psychology, human development, mental health, school-based interventions, implementation science, public health, social epidemiology, social policy, and program evaluation.

Candidates are expected to have an established and ongoing program of original research, a distinguished publication record, and demonstrated ability to obtain external funding, as well as a record of at minimum five years of high-quality teaching and mentoring.

Tenure will be held in Sociology, Psychology and Neuroscience, or the School of Education; a doctoral degree in one of these or a related field is required. The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses according to tenure unit standards.

Direct questions to Professor Jane Menken (, chair of the Search Committee.

Application materials are only accepted electronically at, Job Number #07170. Applications must include the following: 1) a cover letter 2) curriculum vitae; and 3) a list of three references.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


Doctoral Degree in Sociology, Psychology, Education, or related field of study

Special Instructions to Applicants:The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for considered foe employment, Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List Systems) check. The immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to foster an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity; the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in the programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed the Boulder Campus Title IX Coordinator by calling 303-492-2127.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 - Cover Letter; 2 - Curriculum Vitea; 3 - List of References This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10071 - Behavioral Sci Inst-Admin

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 14, 2016

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Cheryl Graham

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00151235


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