Job Posting: Assistant & Associate Professor, Childhood Studies


The Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers University気amden, New Jersey, USA invites applications for two positions:  Assistant Professor (tenure-track) and
Associate Professor (tenured) of Childhood Studies to commence on
1stSeptember 2014.

Building on the strengths of its established, internationally recognized
program, the Department seeks outstanding scholars whose research interests
and projects address the lives or contexts of children and childhood from
an interdisciplinary perspective.  All areas in the social sciences and
humanities are welcome, including interdisciplinary fields such as
performance studies, gender studies and disability studies. The
disciplinary affiliation of an applicant is of less importance than the
quality of his/her research and the demonstrated appreciation for
multidisciplinary approaches to the study of children and childhood.  We
are particularly interested in receiving applications from those whose work
addresses the following areas, broadly conceived, and can speak to both
national and transnational contexts: children’s sexualities, literacies,
media, health behavior, geographies and disabilities.  We seek applicants
with experience supervising doctoral students and interest in contributing
to leadership roles within the department.

Established in 2007 as the first doctoral-granting granting program in
childhood studies in the USA, the Department graduated its first Ph.D.
students in May 2013. Childhood Studies offers a robust, multidisciplinary
curriculum for BA, MA, and Ph.D. degrees.  The Department has hosted
several major international conferences, sponsors an array of lectures and
symposia, and annually welcomes visiting scholars from around the world. It
enjoys an active faculty and graduate student body whose work often
integrates scholarship with social engagement.

Rutgers University Camden, a beautiful, urban campus expanding to
accommodate the growth of Southern New Jersey, is located just across the
Delaware River from Philadelphia.  Rutgers is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  The University and our Department
seek to attract an active, culturally diverse faculty of the highest
caliber.  Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Candidates can learn about the campus and the Department of Childhood
Studies at and by contacting
Department Chair, Dr. Lynne Vallone. Applications should include a cover
letter indicating the ways in which their research adds to the Departmentケs
strengths and focusing on how their teaching and research may enhance a
multidisciplinary program, along with a CV and no more than two
publications for the Associate Professor position and one for the Assistant
Professor position.  Applicants to the Assistant Professor position should
forward three letters of recommendation while applicants to the Associate
Professor position should forward a list of at least three potential
referees.  Applications — electronic submissions are encouraged–should be
sent to [email protected] or to Dr. Lynne Vallone, Department of
Childhood Studies, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 405-407
Cooper Street, Camden, NJ 08102 USA.  The positions will remain open until
filled, but completed applications received by 7 November 2013 will receive
fullest consideration.