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University of Maryland


College Park, Maryland

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Not Specified

Job Category:

Assistant/Associate Professor

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University/4-Year College

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Date Posted:

June 18, 2019

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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 2020. The Human Development program at UMD has two specialization areas, Developmental Science and Educational Psychology, both of which are ranked in the top 5 nationally. The search is open to any area within language development, broadly defined. This includes, but is not limited to: language acquisition; the role of the environment in language development; the role of language in social, emotional, and/or cognitive development; and the role of language development in academic achievement.

Qualifications include an earned doctorate in human development, developmental psychology, educational psychology, neuroscience, cognitive psychology, or related fields. Candidates should demonstrate strong training and background in their research area; evidence of high quality 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 proficiency in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level.

The successful candidate will be expected to: (1) maintain an active research program in language development; (2) secure external grants and contracts to support the applicant’s research; (3) teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels, including teaching courses in the recently-developed Human Development undergraduate major course sequence; (4) mentor 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. The Department is committed to increasing diversity within our

campus community. 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 the HDQM department has a current enrollment of approximately 45 students in its doctoral and master’s programs. All doctoral students are full-time students who are strongly interested in research training and receive financial support through the duration of their program. In addition to the HD program, the Department of HDQM also includes an exceptionally strong program in measurement, statistics, and evaluation, from which doctoral students receive training in statistics and research methodology. Faculty research interests and additional information about HDQM can be found by visiting our website: There is also ample opportunity to collaborate 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.

For full consideration, applicants should submit the following materials electronically via the University of Maryland Jobs Portal ( for position 105493 no later than October 1, 2019: (1) a cover letter, summarizing qualifications; (2) a current curriculum vitae; (3) a statement describing the applicant’s research program; (4) a statement summarizing the candidate’s teaching experience and philosophy; (5) reprints of three representative scholarly publications; and (6) names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail 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. Min Wang, Professor

Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology (HDQM)

College of Education, Benjamin Building

University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-1115


Phone: (301) 405-8798

Fax: (301) 405-2891

Dr. Kenneth H. Rubin, Professor

Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology (HDQM)

College of Education, Benjamin Building

University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-1115


Phone: (301) 405-0458

Fax: (301) 405-2891

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

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