Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Human Development and Family Studies
School of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
September 13, 2018
Negotiable commensurate with r
Full Time - Faculty, Open-Rank
The Department of Human Development and Family Studies in the School of Human Ecology (SoHE), University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applicants for a tenured/tenure-track, open-ranked position, whose interests are in the areas of reducing racial and socioeconomic disparities in child and family health and well-being. We seek candidates with active or promising research agendas (early or mid-career position) or established research records with an extramural grant record (senior position) with a desire to work across the early lifespan and/or commitment to collaboration across the lifespan.
The successful candidate will contribute to the School of Human Ecology and the HDFS department mission: “To improve the quality of life by discovering, integrating, applying, and disseminating knowledge about lifespan human development, relationships, families, and communities, all in their larger social contexts.” We encourage candidates who work across the lifespan, but preference will be given to applicants who can contribute to the Center for Child and Family Well-Being, either by directly engaging in scholarship and grant-seeking related to the early lifespan or through a commitment to collaborating with early lifespan researchers on high-quality, interdisciplinary projects (e.g., two generation interventions, couple relationships and coparenting). The specific focus is open, and we are broadly interested in candidates whose interests are in the areas of reducing racial and socioeconomic disparities in child and family health and well-being, individual and family resilience, parenting, maternal and infant health, immigration, fathering, family policy, family and formal care, coparenting and couple relationships, or early education. We are especially interested in scholars with expertise in intersectionality, critical race theories, or other critical or social justice frameworks. Successful candidates will engage in applied or basic scholarship using any of a variety of methodological approaches (e.g., quantitative, qualitative, community-based participatory research), and will seek to develop an extramurally-funded research program. Applicants with a history of successfully mentoring students from underrepresented groups are encouraged to include details in their cover letter.
This faculty position is housed in the School of Human Ecology within the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. The position carries a commitment to the three functions of UW faculty: undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, and outreach/service as is appropriate to position and rank. Specific responsibilities include:
Developing and leading an independent, externally-funded research program in human development and family studies;
Developing and using the skills and competencies needed to mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students;
Collaborating with investigators in the Department, School of Human Ecology, Center for Child and Family Well-Being, and/or other research centers at UW-Madison or its partner institutions;
Publishing results in leading journals appropriate to areas of investigation;
Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses (no more than 4 per academic year)
Candidates must have a doctorate in Human Development and Family Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Education, Social Work, Public Health, or a related discipline by the time the appointment begins. Area of specialization should focus on individual or family well-being, especially as it relates to the early lifespan, but also including all points in the lifecourse as they relate to infants, children, and families. Ideal candidates will enhance the scholarship of the department through contributing new perspectives, such as those drawn from theoretical (e.g., critical race theory) or methodological approaches. Evidence of the ability to achieve excellence in a program of scholarly research, a strong potential for external funding, and a commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship are required.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Years of experience will be commensurate with the rank sought. All candidates must have proven success in conducting research and teaching appropriate to their stage of career.
Associate/Full Professor candidates must possess experience and scholarly credentials for appointment with tenure at UW-Madison.
A key consideration is the ability to lead a research program that attracts external funding individually and/or through active collaboration, actively engages students, and produces high-impact scholarship.
Ability to work effectively within a diverse community
Demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive work environment
Please upload a current CV and a detailed cover letter addressing your relevant background for and interest in the position (http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/499128/assistant-associate-or-full-professor). In addition, you will be asked to provide the names and contact information of three references willing to be contacted for letters of recommendation at a later date within the application process. At a future date you may be asked to upload other application materials. The deadline for assuring full consideration is October 22, 2018, however the positions will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.
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About School of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
SCHOOL OF HUMAN ECOLOGY
The mission of the School of Human Ecology is to understand the complex relationships and interdependence among individuals, groups and families, and to focus on quality-of-life issues through research, creative innovation, education, and outreach. The School has four academic departments (Civil Society and Community Studies, Consumer Science, Design Studies, and Human Development & Family Studies)In 2017, 19.4% of the 1,241 SoHE undergraduate students and 29.2% of the 72 SoHE graduate students were members of under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups. SoHE Faculty often affiliate with centers and programs including the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies, the Center for Demography and Ecology, the Center for Child and Family Well-Being, the Center for Financial Security, the Institute on Aging, the Institute for Research on Poverty, the LaFollette School of Public Affairs, and the Center for Research on Women and Gender.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a strong reputation as a research university and for producing research that improves people’s lives. The University consistently ranks among the top 6 institutions in ...national research expenditures. In 2015, the University received a community engagement award from the Carnegie Foundation for its commitment to deeply engaging with local, regional, national, and global communities. It is a land-grant institution with an enrollment of about 43,000 students. The University provides excellent technology and library resources. Madison (pop. 243,000) is the state capital and combines the culture of a large urban area with the comfort of a small city. See http://wisc.edu