Social Foundations of Education
Department of Educational Policy Studies
College of Education
University of Illinois at Chicago
Purpose: The Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applicants for a one-year Postdoctoral Associate in the Social Foundations of Education. Applicants with an educational focus utilizing a critical analysis of urban teacher education preparation programs through the lens of postcolonial studies, feminist studies, or critical historiography are strongly encouraged to apply. The Postdoctoral Associate requires participants to teach one course per semester. This is a full-time position, available August 16, 2014 through August 15, 2015. The Postdoctoral Associate includes faculty health insurance, dental coverage, and support for professional travel. Postdoctoral Associates have access to University libraries, e-mail, Internet, recreational facilities, and cultural and athletic events. Salary is competitive
Requirements: Applications are invited from persons with an earned doctorate prior to August 2014. The successful applicant should demonstrate a professional commitment and interest in Social Foundations of Urban Education and urban teacher education. The applicant’s research focus, background, and scholarship should demonstrate a commitment to the mission of the College of Education (http://education.uic.edu/about-us/about-us#mission-values--history).
Setting: UIC is a vibrant urban university located in Chicago’s West Loop. Currently the University’s commitment to engaged scholarship at the local, national and international level is supported through entities such as the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy (IRRPP), the Social Justice Initiative (SJI) and the Great Cities Institute (GCI). In alignment with the aforementioned entities, the College of Education is committed to developing new knowledge about education that improves teaching, learning and assessment; informs policy and practice; and is valued by the communities we serve.
The Department of Educational Policy Studies (EDPS) is one of four departments in the College of Education at UIC. Our twelve faculty members are invested not only in their research but also the preparation of teachers, scholars, and school leaders. The signature academic programs of the department are the PhD in Policy Studies that includes separate strands for the social foundations of education and educational organizations and leadership, and the Ed.D. in urban educational leadership, a principal preparation program.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a resume, transcripts for all graduate course work and three letters of references electronically at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=39778 no later than March 28 , 2014.
Applicants are encouraged to reference the department website (http://education.uic.edu/academics-admissions/departments/department-educational-policy-studies#overview) for more detailed information.
The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Application Deadline: September 15, 2012.
PI Richard Arum at New York University is looking for one Postdoctoral Scholar who will collaborate in MacArthur Foundation-funded research investigating national and international developments in digital media and learning. The scholar will be conducting fieldwork based in Chicago.
Requirements – Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and research experience with contemporary developments concerning youth, digital media, and learning in the US and globally. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in school-based qualitative research and/or experience with ethnographic research with young people. Must have experience with collaborative and mixed methods research. Travel may be required in this position to perform research and meet with collaborators. Positions are dependent on extramural funding. Initial appointments are for one year and renewal is based on performance and is contingent on receipt of project funding. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue through application deadline of September 15, 2012.
The appointments may begin as early as October 1, 2012 and would continue until September 1, 2014, renewable pending review and available funding. Annual salary ranges from $52,000 to $55,000 depending on experience.
Application Procedure - Candidates should send a CV, a letter of interest (including research skills), a sample of written work and three letters of reference to Richard Arum at email@example.com.
New York University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.
Barbara Emily Knudson Endowed Chair in Family Policy Studies, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University
Barbara Emily Knudson Endowed Chair in Family Policy Studies, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University. The School of Social and
Behavioral Health Sciences invites applications for this 9-month tenured position at the rank of Professor. Application deadline: February 1, 2012. Anticipated start date: September 16, 2012.
Responsibilities and Qualifications (highlights): The Knudson Chair will continue a well-established, innovative and independent research program through application for and receipt of external funds and publications in top-tier, peer-reviewed journals; effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses and mentor graduate students; and provide exceptional service to the college, OSU and the profession. As part of the research assignment, the Chair will provide leadership for multidisciplinary efforts in the Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families and will contribute to the development of a Master of Public Health in family and child/adolescent health. The Knudson Chair will help to lead and mentor faculty and build multidisciplinary teams to address critical issues surrounding family policy and the health outcomes of children, adolescents and/or youth. The candidate will have the academic background and expertise to meet expectations of Full Professor with indefinite tenure in the School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences. An earned doctorate in human development and/or family sciences or in a public health discipline with a focus on family, child or adolescent health, or a related field is required. For a full description of responsibilities and qualifications, as well as application instructions, see: http://health.oregonstate.edu/knudson<http://health.oregonstate.edu/knudson>
The Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado Denver is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Department Chair. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or a closely related discipline and should be eligible for appointment with tenure at the rank of Associate or Full Professor at CU Denver. Individuals should have an active research program, a distinguished scholarly record, evidence of high quality teaching, and administrative experience relevant to the Chair’s role. Applicants’ research program should be in an area complementary to the existing research strengths of the department (i.e., health and wellbeing, criminology, and the family) and there should be a history of extramural funding, preferably with currently active support. Applications must include: 1) a letter of introduction which addresses the position requirements and summarizes the qualifications of the applicant; 2) full curriculum vitae; 3) research statement, describing research interests; 4) teaching statement, describing courses taught and history of mentoring graduate and undergraduate students; 5) administrative statement, outlining previous leadership experience and accomplishments; and 6) the names, email addresses, postal addresses, and daytime phone numbers for four professional references. Review of applications begins 15 January 2012 and continues until filled. Please apply at www.jobsatcu.com (posting 815439). Questions should be directed to, John W. Wyckoff, Associate Dean, firstname.lastname@example.org. UCD is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, and students. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
CSU East BayDepartment of Human Development & Women's Studies California State University, East Bay, Department of Human Development & Women’s Studies, seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track position in childdevelopment/childhood studies, available 9/12. Candidates must hold the Ph.D. or M.D. by 9/12. The successful candidate will have a record of scholarly productivity in child development/childhood studies. Visit http://www.csueastbay.edu/OAA/position.html for more information. Review of applications begins 11/1/11, but the position remains open until filled. Submit a letter of application, current vita, graduate transcripts, copies of major publications, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Steven Borish, Search Committee Chair, Department of Human Development & Women’s Studies, California State University, East Bay, 25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard, Hayward, CA 94542. Phone 510-885-3076, FAX 510-885-3071, email:email@example.com, (EOE).
Sociological Studies of Children and Youth (an annual volume published by Emerald Publishing) announces a special issue, “Youth Engagement: The Civic-Political Lives of Children and Youth.” Guest editors Sandi Kawecka Nenga and Jessica K. Taft invite the submission of completed papers focused on children and youth’s civic and political engagement, broadly conceived.
Possible questions and theoretical concerns might include: How are youth actively participating in civic and political socialization projects? How do young people and the adults who work with them define terms like citizenship, democracy and community? How do youth react to adults’ understanding of what it means to be a “citizen” or “community member”? What institutions and structures facilitate or hinder youth participation and engagement? How do youth respond and relate to the various institutions and organizations designed to encourage their engagement? How do the dynamics of race, class, gender and ability shape young people’s opportunities for and approaches to engagement?
Submission deadline is January 20, 2012. Submit papers electronically (less than 30 manuscript pages in length) to Sandi Nenga at firstname.lastname@example.org, or in hardcopy to Sandi Nenga, SU Box 7421, Southwestern University, 1001 E. University Avenue, Georgetown, TX 78626. Contributions will be peer-reviewed. Anticipated publication date is spring 2013.
Section member, Kristin Turney, and her co-editor colleagues, Hedwig Lee, Neil Mehta, are soliciting papers for a Special Issue of Social Science & Medicine on the Social Determinants of Child Health. The deadline for submissions is 16th January 2012, and authors should submit online athttp://ees.elsevier.com/ssm/. Please see the second attachment (C&Y_announce_sept2_k turney) to this email for the details.
Two NICHD-funded Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunities are available at the Population Research Center (PRC) at the University of Texas next academic year. Most research at the PRC is concentrated in four thematic areas: Health disparities, Educational Inequality & Opportunity, Partnership, Parenting, & Human Development, and Work and Stratification. Please see the first attachment to this email for more information or visit the NICHD Postdoctoral Fellowship URL as follows: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/prc/training-and-fellowships/postdoctoral.php.
Postdoc position in the National University of Singapore for Quantitative Research in Family, Children and Youth, Social Inequality, Demography in China
One Postdoc position is available in the Sociology Department of National University of Singapore for candidates who have completed a Ph.D. degree in Sociology and demonstrated creativity and promise in research excellence. This position is targeted specifically for applicants who have expertise in research on family, children and youth, social inequality, demography, or social changes in China, and have good skills in quantitative research in social science. This position will be for a period of one year, and may be renewable.
Interested applicants are requested to send their detailed CV and a personal statement, citing and explaining major accomplishments in research, to Professor Jean Yeung (E-mail:email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org). Please apply by September 30, 2011.
Job opportunity: Family and/or Developmental Processes and Health, Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Purdue University,
Family and/or Developmental Processes and Health
Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
RANK: Multiple positions available at Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor ranks, tenured or tenure track, 10-month appointment. Salary is open and competitive depending upon qualifications.
SPECIALIZATION, RESPONSIBILITIES, & QUALIFICATIONS: We seek applicants whose
research and teaching in the area of health and either developmental processes or family processes, or both, who will make a substantive contribution to the department of Human Development & Family Studies at Purdue. We are interested in multiple areas of health including childhood obesity, family violence, health disparities, sexuality, mental health, or prevention. HDFS is located in a newly formed college of Health and Human Sciences and this will afford opportunities to develop interdisciplinary collaborative research programs. Teaching responsibilities will include both graduate and undergraduate courses and may include courses in either developmental or family studies. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in human development and family studies or a related area. Evidence of strong research and
teaching is required.
STARTING DATE: August 2012 or as arranged.
CORRESPONDENCE AND APPLICATIONS: Send a cover letter summarizing qualifications in
relation to the position requirements, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and representative publications to: Rita Hipps, Administrative Assistant, Dept. of Human Development & Family Studies, Purdue University, 1202 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2055. Review of applications will begin on September 19, 2011 and continue until the positions are filled. Questions may be directed to Professor Germán Posada (email@example.com) chair of the search committee.
THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES
(www.hhs.purdue.edu/HDFS) focuses on contextual perspectives in the study of children, adults, families and family relationships, with particular attention to economic, ethnic and racial diversity. Its 17 faculty members direct graduate programs in developmental studies, family studies, and marriage and family therapy. HDFS awards B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. Undergraduate options are Early Childhood Education & Exceptional Needs; Developmental and Family Science, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, and Human Services. Current enrollment in the department is 365, including 30 graduate students. The department houses the Center for Families, the Military Family Research Initiative, and the Center on Aging and the Life Course and its graduate programs in Gerontology. Purdue University
is located in West Lafayette, Indiana, an affordable metropolitan area of 150,000 conveniently situated between Indianapolis and Chicago.
A background check will be required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.
Ad approved by the Office of Institutional Equity – Posting #002488-2011
Section on Children and Youth