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Assistant Professor in Lifespan Development

Employer
The University of Georgia
Location
Athens Area

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Education, Child Development & Family Studies
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Posting Number:

F1039P

Working Title:

Assistant Professor in Lifespan Development

Department:

FACS-Human Devel & Family Sci

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia, located in Athens, Georgia, is a Research I, land-grant and sea-grant university institution in the University System of Georgia. Founded in 1785, the University of Georgia is the largest and most comprehensive educational institution in the state. The campus and community of Athens offer many cultural and recreational opportunities. UGA has approximately 30,000 undergraduate students and has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 15 public institutions of higher education in the United States. Recently, UGA was ranked 15th by the Kiplinger Magazine in the list of the “100 Best Values in Public Colleges.” The Athens campus is approximately 60 miles from the Blue Ridge Mountains and 185 miles from the coast. Visit the University’s website at http://www.uga.edu for additional information.

About the College/Unit/Department:

About HDFS at UGA: The Department of Human Development and Family Science provides leadership in the field via cutting edge research, pedagogy, and service. We are an interdisciplinary program focusing on individual, relationship, and family development within diverse ecological contexts. Faculty research interests include infancy and childhood, adolescence and young adulthood, adult development and aging, parenting and caregiving, interpersonal relationships, health and biobehavioral processes, diversity and culture, and contexts of human development. We have a vibrant program with over 481 undergraduate majors, 48 graduate students, and 20 faculty operating in a collegial and supportive environment. Faculty in the department collaborate with numerous programs and institutions across campus including the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research, Center for Family Research, Bio-Imaging Research Center, Institute on Human Development and Disability, Institute of Gerontology, McPhaul Child Development Center, and UGA Cooperative Extension. Additional information about the department may be found at: https://www.fcs.uga.edu/hdfs.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
: The Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) Department at the University of Georgia aims to promote social justice, disrupt systems of oppression and marginalization, and advocate for the well-being of diverse individuals and families through teaching, research, and outreach. This is central to promoting optimal individual and family development. The HDFS Department is committed to: diversifying our faculty, staff and student body; creating opportunities and venues for continued faculty, staff and student learning, accountability, and discussion about issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice; utilizing critical pedagogical practices in our curriculum that promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in undergraduate, graduate, and extension education; generating and disseminating socially relevant research and scholarship; engaging with diverse communities through culturally responsive, decolonizing service and outreach; creating a climate of social justice learning within the HDFS community by examining and challenging institutional structural inequalities; and annually assessing our individual and collective progress toward these commitments.

Likewise, the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia embrace a commitment to diversity by modeling for the state and nation a community of individuals and programs which seek to reduce prejudice, disparities, and discrimination and build a supportive environment for all (see https://www.fcs.uga.edu/about/diversity for more information). We welcome applicants who share this commitment.

College/Unit/Department website:

https://www.fcs.uga.edu/hdfs

Posting Type:

External

Retirement Plan:

TRS or ORP

Employment Type:

Employee

Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Anticipated Start Date:

08/01/2022

Job Posting Date:

10/20/2021

Open until filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 21, 2021. Required materials include a letter of interest, curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching interests, a diversity statement, up to three preprints/reprints of representative publications, and contact information for three references. The diversity statement should describe one or more ways you will contribute to building an equitable, inclusive, and diverse learning environment in teaching, mentoring, research, and service.

Direct additional questions about the position to Dr. Geoffrey Brown, Search Committee Chair, [email protected]. Individuals with expertise in marginalized and/or underrepresented communities as well as social determinants in health and development are especially encouraged to apply.
The Department of Human Development and Family Science is currently conducting an additional search for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with an emphasis in Contexts of Development. More information about this related search can be found at https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/226092. Individuals who are interested in being considered for both positions should submit application materials to both listings.

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

UGA Statement:

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit https://coronavirus.uga.edu/executive-order/ or call (706) 542-2222.

Classification Title:

Assistant Professor

Faculty Rank:

Assistant Professor

Contract Type:

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status:

Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications:

Earned doctorate in HDFS or closely related area (e.g., psychology, sociology, public health, education, gerontology, etc.).

Position Summary:

The Department of Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) at the University of Georgia is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Human Development and Family Science with a focus on Lifespan Development to begin August 2022. The department is hoping to hire an individual who will build on and complement existing departmental strengths and extend departmental expertise to a wider range of the lifespan, with a preferred focus on either a) infancy and early childhood or b) middle and older adulthood. The successful candidate will collaborate and contribute to an established curriculum in HDFS at both graduate and undergraduate levels; develop and maintain a rigorous, nationally-recognized research program in developmental science using advanced analytical strategies; secure funding from external sources and publish in peer-reviewed scholarly outlets; and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in human development and/or research methods in HDFS.

Additional Requirements:

Applicants should have a program of research and scholarship in developmental science and/or quantitative methods appropriate for appointment as an Assistant Professor, and contribute to one or more of the department’s research areas [http://www.fcs.uga.edu/hdfs]. See UGA’s criteria for faculty appointment, promotion and tenure.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification:

The successful candidate will show clear and convincing evidence of, or clear potential for, securing external research funding. Research can be focused on developmental processes throughout the life course or during either infancy/early childhood or middle/older adulthood. Within these developmental periods all aspects of development will be considered, including (but not limited to) socio-emotional, cognitive, and biological/health outcomes. Individuals with expertise in marginalized and/or underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply. In addition, competitive candidates will have a background that includes successful teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. Ideally, the candidate would have the ability to teach graduate level courses in quantitative methods (e.g., multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling, longitudinal analysis).

Our preference is for candidates with expertise in advanced quantitative methods for studying developmental processes. This includes modeling continuity and change across developmental stages and life events, as well as making connections between individual development and important social contexts (e.g., families, communities, and socio-cultural contexts).

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

The successful candidate will demonstrate competencies in collaborating, fostering teamwork, and mentoring students in human development.

Is this a Position of Trust?:

No

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:

No

Does this position require a P-Card? :

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :

No

Is driving a responsibility of this position?:

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):

No

Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Organization

The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

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Telephone
706-542-3000
Location
215 S. Jackson St.
Athens
Georgia
30602
United States
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