Faculty Position in Youth Mental Health and Wellness

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Boulder, Colorado Employment Type:


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10-Feb-2021 Close All Job SummaryThe Crown Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks a tenure-track or tenured faculty member whose focus is on mental health and wellness among youth ages 12 - 25, with priority for scholars whose work centers the life experiences and assets of African American/Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and/or Asian American young people. This faculty member will be rostered in the Crown Institute, with potential tenure homes in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, the Department of Ethnic Studies, or the School of Education, based on the most qualified candidates in our applicant pool.
We encourage applications from candidates whose research agenda addresses mental health and wellness among youth and whose research demonstrates a commitment to collaborative and asset-based approaches. We are particularly interested in programs of research that will advance access to mental health and wellness for diverse young people, including but not limited to diversity in terms of race and ethnicity, culture, language, social class, (dis)ability, immigration status, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Settings for research could include schools and districts, community organizations, after-school programs, families, and/or neighborhoods and communities. Topics of study could include, but are not limited to, mental health, suicide prevention, healing justice, activism and voice, and culture and identity. We are open to a range of types of methodological expertise, including quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods. We welcome applicants from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including, but not limited to: clinical, developmental, or educational psychology, cultural or community psychology, educational sociology or anthropology, youth development, bilingual education, ethnic studies, and/or indigenous education.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Who We AreThe Crown Institute’s research focuses on practices, programs, and policies that foster wellness among children and youth, families and caregivers, and educators. Scholars in multiple disciplines work together and in partnership with families, teachers, young people, and community members. The overall approach to the study of wellness in the Crown Institute foregrounds the importance of contextual factors and addresses disparities in access to health and education, such as those related to gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, language, geography, or other forms of identity. Current areas of Crown Institute work include, but are not limited to, participatory action research with Latinx families, mindfulness and compassion among educators and youth, and factors that support young people’s sense of belonging and agency in communities and schools. Future research may build upon existing areas of research in the Crown Institute or may explore new areas not currently represented. Our founding team brings together faculty from the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience in the College of Arts and Sciences and faculty from the School of Education.What Your Key Responsibilities Will BeInstitute faculty will be expected to carry out research, teaching, and service. Research expectations include developing an active program of research that includes projects located in Colorado, seeking extramural funding, and mentoring graduate students on research teams. Teaching responsibilities will be negotiated with the appropriate departments. Faculty will be expected to play an important leadership role in the Institute, including outreach that contributes to the ongoing scholarly community, engagement with campus partners, and raising the national profile of the Crown Institute.What We Can OfferThe salary range is $100,000 - $116,000 and moving allowance is available if needed.
BenefitsThe University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.Be StatementsBe Collaborative. Be Groundbreaking. Be Boulder.What We RequirePhD in Psychology, Education, Human Development, Ethnic Studies, or a closely related field.Special InstructionsTo apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research Philosophy
During the application process, you will need to enter contact information for three references and we will request letters of recommendation and additional materials if needed, as the search progresses.
Review of applications will begin on February 2, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs
Posting Contact InformationPosting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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