Job opportunity: Early Childhood Development, Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Purdue University
Early Childhood Development (Birth to 8 yrs.)
Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
RANK: Assistant/Associate 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 is relevant to some aspect of early childhood development and education, including early childhood special education (birth to 8 yrs.) Expertise in early childhood science and mathematics or in special education is particularly desirable and would complement existing faculty strength in literacy. In addition to conducting research, the faculty member will provide instruction in a blended early childhood education/early childhood special education birth through third grade teacher licensure program as well as teach other courses in the department. Teaching responsibilities will include both
graduate and undergraduate courses. Applicants should hold a doctorate in early childhood education, human development, developmental psychology, or a related discipline. Evidence of strong research and teaching is required. A background check will be required for employment in this position.
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 position is filled. Questions may be directed to Professor Karen Diamond (email@example.com) chair of the search committee. A background check will be required for employment in this position.
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 and family studies. The department has undergraduate programs in 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. The NAEYC-accredited Miller Child Development Laboratory School enrolls 165 children, 6 weeks to 5 years, in part-day and full day programs. HDFS is located in a newly formed college of Health and Human Sciences and this will afford opportunities to develop interdisciplinary collaborative research programs. Purdue University is located in West Lafayette, Indiana, an affordable metropolitan area of 150,000 situated between Indianapolis and Chicago.
Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.
Posting No. 002492-2011
Ad Approved by the Office of Institutional Equity – 07/21/2011
Poverty in America: Health and Well-Being Among
the Vulnerable edited by Kevin Fitzpatrick.
This three-volume interdisciplinary collection will explore the challenges and solutions in
addressing the public health crisis among America’s poor. While providing both theoretical and empirical insights, contributors will be asked to prepare manuscripts for one of the three volumes. The first volume explores the general challenges of health and health care among the low and no-income population; a second volume is devoted exclusively to health and health care issues among the homeless; and a third volume
focuses on the link between health and place and its impact on America’s poor. Potential contributors are asked to propose a chapter for one of these volumes. E-mail a proposal of no more than 900 words, and a two-page CV to Kevin Fitzpatrick firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: September 15, 2011. For more information go to: http://sociology.uark.edu/3550.php and click on the “Poverty and Health in America” link.
The annual volume Sociological Studies of Children and Youth (SSCY) welcomes proposals for a themed Special Volume (#15) to be published in 2012 with named Guest Editor(s) on topics that fall within the scope of the volume. Applications from proposed Guest Editor(s) should outline the aims and objectives of the special volume including a brief overview and summary of the overarching themes and points of coherence that tie together the proposed articles. The successful Guest Editor(s) will manage the Volume’s normal peer review process in coordination with the Series Editor and Editorial Board. More information about the SSCY and its creation in 1986 by members of the ASA’s Section on Children and Youth can be accessed on the SSCY website: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/products/books/series.htm?id=1537-4661.
Proposals for a Special Volume 15 should include the following:
· A suggested title for the Special Volume 15
· Proposed aims and objectives, giving an overview of the Special Volume’s intended focus and a list of the topics to be covered, proposed article areas, and a list of possible contributing authors;
· The proposed Guest Editor(s) name, contact details, affiliations, a brief biographical paragraph, and any previous editorial experience; and
· A proposed timeline for a call for research papers, peer-review process and eventual publication of volume 15 in late 2012.
Applications should be submitted electronically to Series Editor, Loretta Bass by the closing date of Saturday, April 30, 2011. Email: Lbass@ou.edu
The Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies is an international learned society with a multi-disciplinary nature, bringing together members who have a shared interest in longitudinal and life course research. SLLS was established in 2009 and has nearly 200 members worldwide, and this letter is to invite you to become a member yourself.
As a member of SLLS you will receive:
• automatic registration for our open access, peer reviewed online journal, Longitudinal & Life Course Studies
• substantial discounts on publishing costs for LLCS
• a regular bulletin of global news and events in longitudinal and life course research from our President
• reduced fees for attendance at the Society’s annual conference, which this year will be hosted by the University of Bielefeld, Germany between September 26th and 28th, 2011
• collaborative contacts throughout the global longitudinal and life course research community
• a close association with the Longview think tank, which promotes longitudinal research and communication between policy makers and researchers
• access to capacity building initiatives, including our annual summer school, online master classes and methodological and longitudinal practice workshops
• a regional Global Representative, who will promote SLLS in your region
• the opportunity to make nominations, be nominated and vote in elections for the future SLLS President and Executive Committee.
As an alternative to individual membership, if your colleagues are also engaged with longitudinal or life course research, your institution may become a corporate member. For full information on the Society’s activities, the call for papers for our 2011 conference and for the application form to join please visit us at www.slls.org.uk.
As the North American Representative and member of the SLLS Executive Committee, I see the Society as an exciting venture for anyone interested in longitudinal and/or life course studies. If you have other colleagues who you feel might be interested in joining this newly formed society, please pass this information along to them too.
NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet) short-term interdis-ciplinary research education program for new investigators (R25) Opening and letters of intent receipt date: December 6, 2010 Application due date: January 6, 2011 This OppNet funding opportunity solicits short-term R25 Research Education Project applications that focus on providing creative and innovative education research experiences for new scientists in basic behavioral and social science research (b-BSSR)—specifically, to support the growth of a co-hort of scientists with research expertise in b-BSSR to further the understanding of fundamental mechanisms and patterns of behavioral and social functioning relevant to the health and well-being of individuals and populations. Overall goals include, 1) to encourage new investigators to engage in the field of basic behavioral and social science while also facilitating their long-term career de-velopment as principal investigators within the field; and, 2) to support research on how to best transfer b-BSSR knowledge into biomedical and/or other fields of research (e.g., physical sciences, engineering, and mathematics).
The R25 Research Education grant mechanism only supports educational activities focused on basic behavioral and social sciences research, and may not be used to support non-research clinical train-ing. Nevertheless, one may be use this mechanism to provide b-BSSR research education to scien-tists in clinical training or in a clinical research track within a clinical training program or from bio-medical or other fields of research. Formats may vary to include single or multiple short courses, seminars, workshops, or structured short-term research experiences; or curriculum development, design, implementation and evaluation.
ASA 2012: Real Utopias
Erik Olin Wright submitted a memo encouraging Children & Youth Section members to submit pro-posals for thematic panels for the 2012 ASA meetings. The theme for the 2012 Annual meeting of the ASA is “Real Utopias: Emancipatory projects, institutional designs, possible futures.” He writes:
I am hoping that many of the sections of the American Sociological Association will be enthusiastic about engaging this theme in some of the sessions which they directly organize, but I also hope that members of different ASA sections will submit proposals to the program committee for thematic pan-els which explore the problem of real utopias within their subfield.
The problem of children and youth raises fundamental normative questions about the meaning of social justice and sociological questions about how alternative designs of social institutions impact the lives of children. In classical liberalism, children were virtually ignored in discussions of social justice, but in at least some contemporary understandings of social justice, they play a pivotal role. The idea of “equality of opportunity” as the core principle of justice, for example, has its greatest salience when it is posed about the lives of children. There are, however, other issues around childhood that get much less attention in theories of justice, namely the value of the quality of life of children independently of how this might affect their “opportunities” later in life. Too often, in my judgment, discussions of pov-erty, inequality and social justice largely treat the lives of children instrumentally in terms of conse-quences for their lives as adults rather than as a morally salient problem in its own right. Once this wider set of normative issues is raised, the real utopia question then becomes: what kinds of institutions best promote flourishing lives for children? Are there tensions and trade-offs between the institutional conditions for equality of opportunity and the conditions for a high quality of life in childhood? How important is it that conditions for flourishing be promoted through the family, or can institutional arrangements outside of the family effectively compensate for deficits in the family’s provision of flour-ishing? These and many other questions (including many issues I have not thought about!) are the kinds of things that can be explored under the rubric of real utopias.
My hope is that there are people in the Children and Youth section who will creatively elabo-rate proposals for panels at the 2012 meeting. Information about submitting proposals for the meeting can be found at: http://www.asanet.org/footnotes/septoct10/2012_0910.html.
In 2004 and 2008, the SSSP and the Justice 21 Committee published the first two volumes of the Agenda for Social Justice. Those re-ports contained chapters on a variety of social problems, among them poverty, educational inequality, unemployment, environmental health risks, global economic change, capital punishment, post-Katrina disaster response, gender inequality in the criminal justice sys-tem, the vulnerability of ESL students in pub-lic schools, surveillance technologies, civil un-ions, domestic violence.
We are now beginning our work on the third publication--Agenda for Social Justice-2012. This publication is designed to inform the public-at-large about the nation’s most pressing social problems and to propose a pub-lic policy response to those problems. This project affirms the commitment of SSSP to so-cial justice, and enables the members of the association to speak on public issues with the sponsorship of the corporate body. This report will be an “agenda for social justice,” in that it will contain recommendations for action by elected officials, policy makers, and the public at large. The report will be distributed as widely as possible to policy makers, those in progressive media, and academics.
The quadrennial report will be a product of the most valid and reliable knowledge we have about social problems and it will be a joint ef-fort of the members and Divisions of SSSP. We invite you to consider preparing a chapter for the 2012 publication. We ask you, indi-vidually or with colleagues, to consider sub-mitting a brief proposal (1-2 pp) identifying a social problem of concern to members of SSSP, and respond to the questions:
What do we know?
How do we know it?
What is to be done?
As the coordinating committee for Justice 21, we invite members to prepare a draft state-ment for a proposed contribution to the 2012 publication, tentatively to be produced and dis-tributed by the Edwin Mellen Press (http://www.mellenpress.com/). For the 2012 edition, confirmed contributors include the following well-known sociologists: Frances Fox Piven, Alejandro Portes, and Amatai Etzioni. Please submit a copy of your 1-2 page proposals to each of the members of the committee by March 1, 2011, and contact us if you have questions or would like additional information. Final manuscripts will be due near the end of 2011, and will appear in print prior to the 2012 SSSP annual meetings in August 2012.
Glenn Muschert (chair), Miami University, email@example.com
Kathleen Ferraro, Northern Arizona Univer-sity, firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Klocke, SUNY Plattsburgh, email@example.com
JoAnn Miller, Purdue University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Perrucci, Purdue University, email@example.com
Jon Shefner, University of Tennessee, firstname.lastname@example.org
For an expanded discussion of Justice 21, see the May 2001 issue of Social Problems (“Inventing Social Justice”). To see the 2004 and 2008 publications, see the SSSP website at the following address: http://sssp1.org/index.cfm/m/323
Find below an archive of jobs and opportunities postings. Future announcements regarding jobs and opportunities will be posted in real-time.
BROOKLYN COLLEGE, CHILDREN’S STUDIES PROGRAM, TENURE-TRACK OPEN-RANK POSITION. In regard to the faculty position in 'Child Welfare Policy Research' at Brooklyn College, if you should have any questions, you may also contact Dr. Gertrud Lenzer. As most of you should already know, she is the founder of our section!.
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY, FAMILY AND CHILD STUDIES, TENURE-TRACK POSITION, OPEN RANK— Application review begins immediately and continues until position is filled.
DUKE UNIVERSITY. The Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position to begin August 2010. Candidates must combine evidence of theoretical contributions in their field with a commitment to research and teaching. Candidates will be considered regardless of field of specialization. The department has special interest in candidates with expertise in race and ethnicity, gender, health/medical sociology, the sociology of markets and management, and/or the ability to teach statistics and quantitative methods. Send electronic versions of vitae and writing samples addressed to Prof. Gary Gereffi, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Sociology, Duke University, Durham NC 27708-0088, using the e-mail address email@example.com with the subject line “Junior Search.” Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and considered until the position is filled. We guarantee full consideration to applications arriving before October 1, 2009. Please do not submit letters of recommendation with initial application; they will be requested later in the review process. Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY, Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences: one tenure-track position (rank open, junior preferred). Priority will be given to candidates in the areas of race/ethnicity, class and/or gender. Above the rank of assistant professor, a strong publication record is required, and priority will be given to candidates with a record of major funded research. Priority will be given to candidates whose research and teaching skills complement and extend the current strengths of our department in aging/life course and medical sociology/health. Case offers the student quality and class size of a strong liberal arts college within one of the nation’s major research universities. The teaching load is 2/2; Case faculty members also have the opportunity to teach in our university-wide undergraduate program of liberal education, SAGES. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Sociology by the time of appointment, demonstrated teaching experience, and a publication record appropriate to rank. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2009, and continue until the search is concluded. Send (US mail preferred) a letter of application, curriculum vitae, samples of written work, and addresses (including email) of three references to Dale Dannefer (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair, Department of Sociology, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106-7124. In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and World Class Diversity. Case is a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant to increase the participation of women in Science and Engineering.
Research and Postdoctoral Positions:
POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, The Cornell Population Program (CPP) invites applicants for the newly funded Frank H.T. Rhodes Post-doctoral Fellowships. Screening of applications begins February 10, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled.
SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH ANALYST, Office of Research and Analysis, Food and Nutrition Service/USDA - Complete application packages must be received by the closing date of March 2, 2009.
SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH DIRECTOR, George Mason University - Review of candidates will begin February 15 and continue until the position is filled.
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP (Massachusetts). The Wellesley Centers for Women has an immediate opening for one (1) full-time postdoctoral fellowship for training in childhood and adolescence research.
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