Assistant Professor

University of Maryland
September 15, 2024
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Position Number: 105380

Title: Assistant Professor Functional Title: Assistant Professor Category Status: 02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track Applicant Search Category: Faculty University Authorized FTE: 1.000 Unit: EDUC-Human Development and Quantitative Methodology Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation's legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation's capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

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Position Summary/Purpose of 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 two full-time , tenure-track faculty positions in the Human Development program at the assistant professor level to start August 2024.

The Human Development (HD) program offers both graduate and undergraduate degrees. The graduate program includes two specialization areas, Developmental Science and Educational Psychology. The undergraduate Early Childhood & Early Childhood Special Education (EC/ECSE) is a cross-departmental teacher education program for students who are interested in teaching young children with and without disabilities. The Human Development undergraduate program explores the biological, psychological, sociological, and cultural characteristics of learning and development across the lifespan through small class environments and internship experiences.

Both faculty positions will involve research, teaching, mentorship, and collaboration in the Human Development Graduate program. One position will be aligned with our Human Development Undergraduate Major, and the second position will be aligned with the Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education (EC/ECSE) program.

We welcome applicants who conduct research in any area of human development. We are especially interested in scholars whose research includes one or both important areas of study, namely, research that is :

  • Centered on the development of infants, children, or families from historically excluded groups (e.g., racial and ethnic groups, immigrants), or in understudied contexts (e.g., rural settings, under- resourced communities), and/or at the intersection of human development and education.
  • Focused on or has the potential to be translational and/or lead to the development of intervention studies
  • For the position that will be associated with the EC/ECSE program, experience in and/or knowledge of early childhood classrooms/education in the public school setting is especially valued.

    The successful candidate will be expected to: (1) launch and maintain an active research program; (2) apply for external grants and contracts to support the applicant's research; (3) teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels; (4) mentor master's and doctoral students; and (5) provide service to the profession at the state, national, and international levels.

    The HDQM 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.

    In addition to the HD program, the Department of HDQM includes an exceptionally strong program in quantitative methodology from which doctoral students receive training in statistics, psychometrics, and research methodology. The department is also home to the laboratory school Center for Young Children (CYC) and Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention (CECEI). Faculty research interests and additional information about HDQM can be found by visiting our website:www.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Education: Doctorate in human development, developmental psychology, educational psychology, early childhood education, developmental cognitive/affective neuroscience, or a related field.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong training and background in their research area;
  • Evidence of high-quality scholarly research;
  • Ability to secure external funding; interest in collaborative research within and across traditional disciplinary boundaries;
  • Proficiency in teaching at the graduate and/or undergraduate level.
  • Preferences: Additional Certifications: Additional Information: Posting Date: 07/13/2023 Closing Date: 09/15/2024 Open Until Filled No Best Consideration Date Physical Demands Diversity Statement:

    The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research (examples: research statement, research programs)
  • Teaching (examples: teaching philosophy, student evaluations)
  • DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Statement
  • Writing Sample 1
  • Writing Sample 2
  • Writing Sample 3
  • List of References (no emails sent from system)
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