Assistant Professor in Prevention Science and Child Well-Being

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LogoPosting NumberFAC00065PO20Advertised TitleAssistant Professor in Prevention Science and Child Well-BeingCampusColumbiaCollege/DivisionCollege of Arts and SciencesDepartmentCAS PsychologyAdvertised Salary RangeWe offer a competitive salary and benefits package.Location of VacancyPart/Full TimeFull TimeHours per Week40Position CategoryFull-time Equivalent (FTE)Basis 9 monthsWork CountyRichlandTenure InformationTenure-Track/TenuredJob Search CategoryFacultyAdvertised Job Summary

The Department of Psychology invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of prevention science applied to child well-being, to begin August 16, 2021.

Candidates are sought who have a strong research interest and focus on integrated prevention of unhealthy lifestyle and social-emotional problems in children ages 2-10. Of relevance are preventive interventions at the child, family, classroom/school or community level to impact for example aggressive behavior, dietary intake, emotional adjustment, physical activity, screen time, sedentary behavior, self-regulation, or sleep. This is the organizing theme for the University’s new NIH-supported Research Center for Child Well-Being (RCCWB). Successful candidates will also have an affiliation with the RCCWB, which is comprised of a vibrant and growing network of faculty in psychology, public health, education, and social work. One of the main goals of the RCCWB is the acceleration of promising early-career faculty to independent scientist status, which is achieved with the support of senior center scientists and research cores on Clinical-Trial Logistics and Statistical/Data Management.

Successful candidates will be expected to aggressively pursue external funding to support their research related to the focus of the RCCWB and contribute to the academic mission of the department and college through undergraduate and graduate teaching, including prevention-related courses.

Required Education and Experience

Minimum qualifications include a doctoral degree, by the beginning date of employment, in psychology or a related field, and a demonstrated record of research productivity and potential for excellence in teaching.

Preferred Qualifications

Publication record and commitment to prevention-related research pertaining to children.

Desired Start Date08/16/2021Job Open Date08/07/2020Job Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicant

Candidates should be prepared to upload a cover letter, a CV, research plans, teaching interests, name and contact information (including email and telephone number) for at least (3) references. These positions will remain open until filled. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on September 21, 2020.

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. List of References and Contact Information
    4. Research Statement
    5. Teaching Statement
    Optional Documents
    1. Other Supporting Documents
    2. Research Portfolio
    3. Teaching Portfolio




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    Posted: 8/8/2020
    Application Due: 11/6/2020
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