Clinical Assistant Professor in Child Life

Employer
The University of Georgia
Location
Athens Area

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Education, Child Development & Family Studies
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Posting Number:

F1132P

Working Title:

Clinical Assistant Professor in Child Life

Department:

FACS-Human Devel & Family Sci

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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 vital program with over 540 undergraduate majors, 36 doctoral 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 embraces 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:

12/15/2021

Open until filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications: The position is open until filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be uploaded by Jan. 31, 2022 via https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/232677. The application packet must include (1) a cover letter of interest that addresses (a) background in child development and child life; (b) relevant experience with community-based practitioners; and © includes a teaching and clinical supervision experience and philosophy at the undergraduate and graduate levels; (2) a current curriculum vitae; and (3) a list of at least three academic references that include at least one reference from a community-based employer or partner. References will be contacted after the initial round of interviews for candidates invited to the second round. Confidential requests for information may be directed to: Dr. Jennifer Gonyea, [email protected], HDFS Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor Position Search Chair, Department of Human Development and Family Science, University of Georgia, 305 Sanford Drive, Athens, GA 30602. We welcome applications and nominations of minorities and others who share our passion about and reflect our desire to support a culture of diversity and inclusion.

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:

PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

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:

Clinical Assistant Professor

Faculty Rank:

Clinical Assistant Professor

Contract Type:

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have an earned doctoral degree in Human Development and Family Science, or in a related area (e.g., early childhood, education, social work, psychology, public health, nursing, sociology) and/or a Master’s in Child Life.

Position Summary:

The University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences is seeking applications for the Child Life Clinical Coordinator position from an experienced scholar-practitioner to provide instruction and supervision to undergraduate and graduate students. The position is 87.5% teaching and 12.5% clinical training/research, nine-month academic year appointment, non-tenure track with the possibility of additional summer teaching. This faculty position will enhance the academic and professional development of students in the Department of Human Development and Family Science bachelor’s, dual degree (BS/MS), and master’s degree programs. This Clinical Faculty person will serve as Child Life Clinical Coordinator, supervise academic and clinical training of students, and build collaborations with local, regional, and national professional organizations and training sites to provide students applied learning in practica and internships. Classroom and online instruction are expected and participation in collaborative work on funded projects relevant to the Child Life Program or support of the Child Life graduate students.

Responsibilities: Teach seven undergraduate and/or graduate courses each academic year (combination of didactic and applied experience supervision), supervising majors, supporting their professional development in community-based placements; liaise with community-based placements to support/develop practicum sites. This person will participate in department, college, and university governance, as well as in the Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) and other relevant professional organizations. The successful candidate will contribute to presentations and publications relevant to the practice, and translation of science to practice through relevant grants and contracts.

Additional Requirements:

All candidates must also possess the Certified Child Life Specialist credential (CCLS) through the Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP). Candidates must demonstrate 3 years of professional experience with children, youth, and/or families in a health-care setting for appointment to Clinical Assistant Professor. For additional information about the criteria for appointment, please refer to the Guidelines for Clinical Faculty Appointment and Promotion.

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

The successful candidate will have a background in classroom and/or online teaching and mentoring at a university.
Preference will also be given to candidates with an earned doctorate and those who have demonstrated evidence of funded grants and contracts relevant to children and families.

Is this a Position of Trust?:

Yes

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):

Yes

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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