Director of the Child Development Research Center

Columbia, SC
Apr 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Title Director of the Child Development Research Center

Internal Title


Band Unclassified

Requisition Number 011135

Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications

Salary Range

Pay Basis 11 months

Department College of Education

Campus USC Columbia

Expected Fill Date

Job Posting Date 11-07-2016

Reopen Date

Minimum Posting Period Ends 11-14-2016

Job Close Date

Type of Position

Job Type Full-Time

Job Category Faculty

If Research Grant/Time Limited, indicate the benefits provided

Job Description
The College of Education at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) seeks an energetic leader to serve as Director of the Yvonne & Schuyler Moore Child Development Research Center (CDRC). The CDRC is composed of an interdisciplinary group of faculty members and research personnel with complementary interests in education and child development. A major emphasis of the Director's responsibilities will be to cultivate research collaborations across the college, university, and community that promote research and focused lines of inquiry leading to increased support for children and families.

The University of South Carolina has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University embraces family-friendly policies that provide a flexible work environment and an academic culture supportive of faculty members and their families. The University is also responsive to the needs of dual career families.

Minimum Qualifications
A successful candidate must have the following: (1) an earned doctorate from an accredited institution in one of the disciplines of the college or a closely related field; (2) a demonstrated record of scholarship that merits a tenured faculty appointment as an
associate or full professor; (3) evidence of an established record of mentorship and a desire to build a collaborative spirit
within the college; (4) knowledge and appreciation of multiple types of research (including multiple paradigms); (5) experience and success in obtaining external funding; (6) a commitment to serving diverse constituencies in a shared governance environment; (7) successful supervisory experience; (8) excellent written, interpersonal, and oral communication skills; (9) and a desire to work in a team-based, dynamic environment.

Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to candidates who have: (1) demonstrated experience in designing and leading new initiatives or programs within college and university settings; (2) successful experience in an academic administrative position (e.g., assistant chair or chair, program director, center director or administrator); (3) experience including budget management, mentoring faculty, and supervising professional staff; (4) evidence of being a creative thinker; and (5) a demonstrated history of interdisciplinary research.

Documents which must be associated with this posting
Cover Letter
Other Document (See Special Instructions)
Writing Sample
List of References

Special Instructions to Applicants
Application materials accepted online include: a letter of application, a current curriculum vita, and a list of at least three professional references to include e-mail addresses and phone numbers. In addition to the other required documents associated with this job posting, please note the following:

1) Please upload a copy of unofficial academic transcripts for all terminal degrees earned under the "Other Documents" tab in this job posting. Please save all documents as one PDF document before uploading. Please note the official copies will be required of finalists.

2) Please upload two sample publications or pieces of scholarly work under the "Writing Sample" tab in this job posting. Please save both sample items as one PDF document before uploading.

Review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. It is preferred, however, that all applications be submitted before April 1, 2017. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Bill Brown, Search Committee Chair,

SOC Code


Similar jobs

Similar jobs