Tenure-track Position Announcement for California State University, East Bay

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, EAST BAY

FACULTY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT & WOMEN’S STUDIES
FULL-TIME TENURE-TRACK
OAA Position 14-15 HDEV-COGNITIVE/LANGDEV-TT
THE UNIVERSITY:  California State University, East Bay is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, a diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study. There are two scenic campuses – one in the Hayward Hills overlooking San Francisco Bay and the other in the Concord foothills of Mt. Diablo – plus a professional center in dynamic downtown Oakland. The two campuses¿ proximity to the major Bay Area cities provides unique cultural opportunities including museums, art galleries, aquariums, planetariums, plays, musicals, sports events, and concerts. Their nearness to the Pacific Ocean and Sierra Nevada Mountains offers recreational diversion as well as excellent laboratories for educational studies. The ten major buildings of the Hayward Hills campus, on 342 acres, contain over 150 classrooms and teaching laboratories, over 177 specialized instructional rooms, numerous student oriented computer labs and a library, which contains a collection of over one million items accessible through HAYSTAC, its on-line catalog. CSUEB’s Concord Campus provides full instructional support for several programs (http://www20.csueastbay.edu/concord/). Its five buildings on 395 acres feature lecture halls, seminar rooms, computer labs, science labs, an art studio, theatre and library. The University has an enrollment of approximately 13,000 students with 600 faculty. CSUEB is organized into four colleges: Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences; Business and Economics; Education and Allied Studies; and Science. The University offers bachelor’s degrees in 45 fields, minors in 66 fields, and master¿s degrees in 31 (in addition to Special Majors). Other programs lead to teaching, specialist, pupil personnel services, and administrative services credentials. To learn more about CSU, East Bay visit http://www.csueastbay.edu.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Human Development & Women’s Studies promotes interdisciplinary study of human development over the life course. Our faculty includes scholars from anthropology, sociology, psychology, biology and other disciplines. We offer courses that introduce a wide range of theories, perspectives, and methods on human development. The Department provides its courses through on-campus instruction and through several forms of at-distance instruction, including a growing number of fully online courses.  We serve approximately 500 Human Development majors, several hundred Liberal Studies majors preparing for teacher credential programs, and students from other majors who are completing their general education requirements. Our students are highly diverse in terms of age, cultural origin, race, class, and educational background.  To learn more about the department, please visit our department website at http://class.csueastbay.edu/humandev

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: The successful candidate will teach courses in child development/childhood studies, child cognitive development, foundational courses in human development, and other courses that may be required by the Department. In collaboration with other faculty members, s/he will work to strengthen the Department’s Childhood Development and Early Childhood Development curriculum by developing and teaching new courses. All Human Development & Women’s Studies faculty members are expected to make appropriate use of instructional technology, including online instruction.

Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord and Online campuses.  In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities.

RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor.  Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience.  Subject to budgetary authorization.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT:  Fall Quarter, 2014.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Earned Ph.D. or M.D. at the time of appointment is required.  Record of scholarly activity in child development/childhood studies required. Demonstrated evidence of scholarly productivity required.  Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching required; candidates with successful teaching experience at the university level are preferred. Preference will be given to the candidate with a record of accomplishment, including research experience with children from developing nations, African American, Hispanic, Native American, and/or Asian American children.  Applicants who represent all types of diversity, including race/ethnicity, gender, gender identity, age and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply.

Demonstrated ability to teach, advise and mentor students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds.  This University is fully committed to serving students with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see: http://www20.csueastbay.edu/af/departments/as/

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013, but new applications will be considered until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement and a complete and current vita at:https://my.csueastbay.edu/psp/pspdb1/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL

Additionally, send the following by mail to: Faculty Search Chair, Department of Human Development and Women’s Studies, Meiklejohn Hall #3069, California State University, East Bay, Hayward, CA 94542
1) Graduate transcripts;
2) Copies of major publications;
3) Three letters of recommendation.

NOTE:  California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work, in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT:  As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status.  The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

New book: Disabled Children’s Childhood Studies: Critical Approaches in a Global Context, Eds: Tillie Curran and Katherine Runswick-Cole

This new book may be of interest to list members. 50% discount flyers are available – if you’d like one, please contact Tillie Curran at [email protected].

Disabled Children’s Childhood Studies: Critical Approaches in a Global Context

Edited By Tillie Curran and Katherine Runswick-Cole

‘This collection centres on the experiences of disabled children and young people and aims to develop theories about their childhoods. The powerful first-hand accounts by disabled children, family members and reflections by disabled adults are aimed to inspire the reader to think and, perhaps, act in positive and productive ways about all children’s lives. The authors oppose the historical global imposition of problematic views of disability and childhood and offer open discussion of responsive and ethical research approaches. New ways of thinking about disabled children’s childhoods in a global context demand poverty reduction and approaches that support families and communities to recognise the contributions disabled children make.’

Palgrave Macmillan, August 2013
ISBN: 978-1-137-00821-3, ISBN10: 1-137-00821-0
http://us.macmillan.com/disabledchildrenschildhoodstudies/s

CFP – The Law and the Child in Historical Perspective, 1400-2000

The Law and the Child in Historical Perspective, 1400-2000

June 1-2, 2014
University of Minnesota Law School,
229 19th Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55455

The study of the history of children, youth and childhood has grown dramatically in the last two decades, making age a new category of historical analysis.  The Law and the Child will focus on law’s central role in changing understandings of childhood and children’s experiences, considering among other things selfhood, family, market relations, society, and state.  Our hope is for a broad reach geographically and chronologically, from the Medieval World to the Twenty-First Century, and for papers that consider the multiple sources that intersect in the legal construction of childhood and in children’s lived legal experiences.  These include race, class, gender, disability, sexuality, ethnicity, psychology, dependency, agency, citizenship, and (il)legitimacy.  We also hope papers will address topics in both civil and criminal law.  The conference, one of a series begun in 2007, is intended to showcase the work of junior scholars working the field of legal history and to bring them into conversation with senior scholars.  It is co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota Law School and History Department, the Childhood and Youth Studies Across the Disciplines IAS Research Collaborative at the University of Minnesota, the Indiana University School of Law, the University of Pennsylvania Law School and History Department, the University of Illinois College of Law, the University of Michigan Law School, and the University of Chicago Department of History.

Interested participants should submit a proposal of no more than 300 words, in Word format, accompanied by a cv of no more than 3 pages to Barbara Welke at [email protected].  All proposals are due by 20 December 2013.  Applicants will be notified by email no later than 17 February 2014 whether their proposals have been accepted for presentation.  No previously published work will be accepted, as the conference is designed to provide a forum for productive and supportive discussion of works in progress.

Accepted participants will be required to submit a full paper, in Word format, of no more than 10,000 words by 1 May 2014.  All papers will be pre-circulated on a password-protected website, and read by all participants.  A modest travel and accommodations budget will be provided for all presenters.

 

CFP – CSCY 5th International Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS

You are warmly invited to attend the CSCY 5th International Conference entitled: “Researching children’s everyday lives: socio-cultural contexts” to be held at the Kenwood Hotel, Sheffield, UK on 1-3 July 2014.

This conference will explore the idea of the ‘everyday’ as a key component of children’s lives, past and present and cross culturally.  To do this means moving away from a ‘problem’ focus on children and childhood by recognising that what counts as the mundane and every day for different children can be radically diverse in different times and places.

Further information about this conference can be found on our websitewww.sheffield.ac.uk/cscy, and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.

Associate Research Fellow post at Portsmouth

Research Associate
University of Portsmouth -Department of Geography, Faculty of Science

Reference: 10009737
Employment type:  Fixed-term contact (two years)
Employment basis:
Full-time Salary: £24,766 to £27,047
Closing date:  6th November 2013

The department wishes to recruit a Research Associate to support the work of Dr Tara Woodyer. This ESRC funded post is available from January 1st 2014 for a period of 24 months and will be based at the University of Portsmouth. The successful applicant will assist in the completion of fieldwork, data analysis and dissemination activities associated with an ESRC-funded research project entitled ‘Ludic Geopolitics: Children’s Play, War Toys and Re-enchantment with the British Military’. Led by the University of Portsmouth, this project is in collaboration with the University of Exeter, Royal Holloway University of London, and the V & A Museum of Childhood.

The post holder will contribute to trade-based research concerning the British ‘action figure’ toy (broadly 1960s to the present day), undertake qualitative research with toy industry representatives and using trade press, conduct participant observation at toy industry events, and support ethnographic research conducted with children. Working with the rest of the project team (Dr Sean Carter, Exeter, Prof Klaus Dodds, Royal Holloway, and an Associate Research Fellow based in Exeter), the post-holder will contribute to project meetings, data analysis, event organisation, presentations and drafting of journal articles and user reports.

Applicants will possess a relevant postgraduate qualification and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in one or more of the following disciplines: Human Geography (especially Political Geography), Politics, Childhood Studies, or Sociology. They will also possess sufficient knowledge of qualitative research methods and techniques. Knowledge of current academic research relating to one or more of the themes of the project (geopolitical cultures, militarisation, and war play) would be desirable, as would experience of generating qualitative data via archival work, visual and textual analysis, participant observation and/or interviews.

For further information please contact Tara Woodyer either via e-mail[email protected] <mailto:[email protected]uk>  or telephone 023 9284 2510.

To apply, please visit Vacancies at our website: http://www.port.ac.uk/vacancies/ <http://www.port.ac.uk/vacancies/>

Last call – ACYIG Book Fair

If you are interested in displaying your book(s) during the ACYIG Book/Social Hour, please contact Lauren Heidbrink at: [email protected] by Friday, October 25th .

The ACYIG Organization Meeting and Book/Social Hour will be held at the AAA Meetings on Saturday, November 23, 2013: 7:00pm – 9:30pm in Williford A at the Chicago Hilton. (Suggested donation: $5.)

For those who have already contacted Lauren Heidbrink, details are forthcoming. Should you have any questions, please let her know. We look forward to seeing everyone on the 23rd!

Seeking anthropologists for innovation project about the future of parenting

GfK is seeking anthropologists as expert contributors to an innovation project focusing on parenting 8 to 15 years from now.
We will do extended expert interviews via phone / Skype, and will then invite some people in to workshop sessions.
We need to understand how cultural and social factors will influence the future of parenting across the globe, and where the significant differences will be.
We’re interested in talking to anthropologists who:
  • Are able to provide a global comparative overview of cultural and social factors influencing future changes in parenting
  • And / or, who have specific local cultural and social expertise in China, Russia, Vietnam, the US, or LATAM – which can provide context for future changes in parenting
Of course, we’ll be offering appropriate compensation.
Please contact [email protected]gfk.com if you have the relevant expertise and are interested in participating, or if you can point us towards someone who has the relevant expertise.

Society for the History of Children and Youth – OUTREACH GRANTS 2014

The SHCY will award two $500 grants and one $1500 grant for events that take place in 2014 to projects related to the history of children and youth deemed worthy by the Outreach and Executive Committees of the SHCY.

1. The $500 grants will help defray expenses for speakers, workshops, and other scholarly events fully or partially devoted to the history of children and youth.
Possible uses: •Keynote speakers or panelists •Receptions •Printed materials •Publicity •Support for students attending the event

2. The $1500 grant will help offset the costs of a regional conference dedicated to the history of children and youth and held in 2014.  The Society is particularly interested in supporting programs that address the the histories of children and youth in interdisciplinary and transnational ways.

Application deadline for both grants: November 15, 2013.
Terms of the grants:
•Applicants must be members of SHCY. (See http://shcyhome.org/membership/ for membership information.)
•Recipients of 2013 Outreach Grants cannot receive 2014 grants, and no one may apply for more than one 2014 grant.
•Funds will be distributed directly to host departments or institutions prior to the event.
•SHCY must be acknowledged as co-sponsor on all print and web-based materials and announcements, and, when appropriate, in speaker introductions. When possible, use the SHCY logo and link to the SHCY website.
•SHCY must be sent PDF’s or links to announcements and promotional materials before the event.
•A report must be submitted to the chairs of the Outreach Committee no later than thirty days after the funded event. It should consist of the following:
—Blog post describing the event for use on the SHCY website
—Summary of the attendance (size, makeup)
—Copy of appropriate printed materials or screenshots of websites
—Description of the actual expenses covered by the grant
Note: If the event funded by the grant is part of a larger conference or other function, the funded portion of the conference must be identified as discrete portions of the program and labeled as co-sponsored by SHCY.

One-page applications should be submitted as PDF files via email to the Outreach Committee co-chairs Rebecca de Schweinitz (rld at byu dot edu) and Luke Springman (lspringm at bloomu dot edu). They should include:
—Date, location, and primary sponsor of event
—Description of audience (size, makeup)
—Total cost of event and other confirmed or potential funding sources
—Description of event that articulates how it contributes to all or part of SHCY’s mission: promoting the history of children and youth by supporting research about childhood, youth cultures, and the experience of young people across diverse times and places; fostering study across disciplinary and methodological boundaries; providing venues for scholars to communicate with one another; and promoting excellence in scholarship.

–Note: The Committee may request additional information from applicants about their event and about the participants and intended audience.

The Outreach Committee will recommend awardees to the SHCY Executive Committee, which will make final decisions. Recipients of grants will be announced by December 16, 2013.