Company Name:

University of Maryland

Location:

College Park, Maryland

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Contract

Required Education:

PhD

Posted

September 24, 2018

Open Rank Faculty Position

The Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology (HDQM) in the College of Education at the University of Maryland, College Park, is seeking applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Human Development at the Assistant/Associate level, to start August 2019.


The Human Development program at UMD has two specialization areas, Educational Psychology and Developmental Science, both of which are ranked in the top 10 nationally. The search is open to any area within Human Development, but we have a particular interest in candidates with an ongoing or emerging research program focused on text-based learning or discourse processing (middle childhood and beyond). This includes, but is not limited to studies of reading encompassing cognitive, affective/motivational, and/or neural aspects of literacy skill development.


Qualifications include:

  • An earned doctorate in educational psychology, educational neuroscience, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, human development, or related fields
  • Candidates should demonstrate exceptionally strong training and background in their research area
  • Evidence of outstanding scholarly research and (in the case of associate professor candidates) evidence of an established research program that has received external funding
  • Interest in collaborative research within and across traditional disciplinary boundaries at Maryland, and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level

The expectation is that the candidate will affiliate directly with the highly ranked educational psychology specialization within the department. There is also ample opportunity to affiliate with other communities and research centers on campus, including the developmental science community both within the department and at the campus level, the Language and Literacy Research Center, the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Program, the Maryland Language Science Center, and the Maryland Neuroimaging Center.


The successful candidate will be expected to:

  1. Develop or enhance a program of research in his/her area
  2. Secure external grants and contracts to support her/his research
  3. Teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels, including teaching courses in the recently-developed Human Development undergraduate major course sequence
  4. Advise master's and doctoral students
  5. Assist in the development of new programs and coursework and
  6. Provide service to the profession at the state, national, and international levels


Candidates with a demonstrated ability to incorporate diverse perspectives into teaching and scholarship as well as a commitment to working with students and groups from underrepresented backgrounds are preferred.


The Human Development Program within HDQM has a current enrollment of about 50 PhD students in its doctoral and master's programs. The doctoral students all are full time students strongly interested in research training, and receive financial support through the duration of their program.  HDQM also contains an exceptionally strong program in measurement, statistics, and evaluation. Faculty research interests and additional information about HDQM can be found by visiting our website: www.education.umd.edu/HDQM


For fullest consideration, applicants should submit the following materials electronically via the University of Maryland Jobs Portal (http://www.ejobs.umd.edu) for position 105489 no later than November 1, 2018:

  1. cover letter summarizing qualifications
  2. current curriculum vitae
  3. reprints of three representative scholarly publications
  4. names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three individuals who may be contacted by the committee as references

 


For additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact the search committee co-chairs:

Dr. Donald J. Bolger, Associate Professor

Co- Chair of the EDHD Faculty Search Committee

Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology (HDQM)

College of Education, Benjamin Building

University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-1115

Email: djbolger@umd.edu

Phone: (301) 405-9103

Fax: (301) 405-2891


Dr. Allan Wigfield, Professor

Co- Chair of the EDHD Faculty Search Committee

Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology (HDQM)

College of Education, Benjamin Building

University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-1115

Email: awigfiel@umd.edu

Phone: (301) 405-2809

Fax: (301) 405-2891

  

The University of Maryland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications by women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

Company Name:

University of Maryland

Location:

College Park, Maryland

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Contract

Required Education:

PhD

Posted

September 24, 2018

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