Assistant Professor in Child and Family Development
September 25, 2018
Charlotte, North Carolina
Full Time - Experienced
Assistant Professor in Child and Family Development. The Child and Family Development Program in the Department of Special Education and Child Development at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-eligible Assistant Professor position beginning August 12, 2019. The Child and Family Development Program offers a baccalaureate degree leading to the Birth-Kindergarten (BK) license, an undergraduate minor, a graduate residency model for licensure, an interdisciplinary graduate certificate with the School of Social Work in Early Childhood Mental Health, a Master of Arts in Teaching, and an M.Ed. Child and Family Studies. The program currently includes four full-time faculty.
Responsibilities. Maintain scholarly productivity in research; seek funds to support research activities; and serve on graduate student research committees. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in child and family development, in some of the following areas: infant, toddler, and preschool development, early intervention/early childhood special education, curriculum, family support, and current issues. Provide service to the field and profession; and participate in program, department, college, and university service. Provide advocacy and leadership for the development and education of all young children.
Qualifications. We seek a faculty colleague to join a high achieving, dynamic, and collaborative College of Education that is committed to preparing professionals who contribute to the positive development of individuals and the development of effective supports and schools and for all children. The College strives to develop a deep understanding of and respect for diversity among students and colleagues. Therefore, we encourage applications from professionals who can help us achieve this goal. Consideration will be given to applicants with experience interacting with individuals from diverse cultures. Candidates must hold an earned doctorate in Child Development, Family Studies, Human Development, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education or a closely related field from an accredited university and have a minimum of three years of successful B-K professional experience. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to conduct research and develop grant proposals; ability to teach at the college or university level; to present at state or national conferences; and provide professional service. The following qualifications are preferred: (1) Experience with and/or a research focus on issues related to the inclusion of all young children (birth to age 5) and their families experiencing multi-risk factors who are culturally, linguistically and/or ability diverse, (2) experience with grants, and (3) the ability to work across disciplines.
Application. Application materials should include: 1. A cover letter describing how the applicant’s professional qualifications relate to the position and how the applicant can contribute to the College goals and responsibilities stated above. 2. A current and complete curriculum vita. 3. Unofficial copies of transcripts of graduate degree programs completed. 4. Names, addresses (including titles and institutions), telephone numbers, and email addresses of five references. 5. A concise statement of research agenda and two reprints of scholarly work.
To Apply: Apply electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu . Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Selected candidates will be asked to forward a copy of your transcripts to Micki Crowder, Department of Special Education and Child Development, Micki.Crowder@uncc.edu, 9201 University City Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28223. For additional information or informal inquiries, contact Dr. JaneDiane Smith, Chair, CHFD Assistant Professor Search Committee at (704) 687-8850 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. All finalists are subject to criminal background checks.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 2063
About UNC Charlotte
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina’s urban research university, offers approximately 29,000culturally-diverse students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The student population is estimated to grow to 35,000 by 2020. The University is located in one of the New South’s most beautiful cities. With a population of two million in its metropolitan region, there is a vast array of cultural and recreational opportunities and outstanding medical and community services to meet the interests and needs of a diverse population. The University is within the bounds of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), one of the largest urban school districts in the country. With CAEP accreditation and over 100 full-time faculty members, the College of Education serves more than 3,000 students through undergraduate and graduate programs, including six doctoral programs, and is one of the largest teacher education programs in the state. The Special Education and Child Development department currently has 26full-time faculty members.