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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
Section on Children and Youth