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Children’s Literature Position at Rowan University

Position:  Assistant Professor, Specialist in Children’s Literature
Department: English

Description:
The English Department at Rowan University has a tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor of children’s literature.  We are seeking broadly trained candidates prepared to teach courses in children’s literature and young adult literature as well as a foundation course for English majors, survey courses in U.S. literature and/or British literature, and seminars in area(s) of expertise.  A 3/3 teaching load is guaranteed for the first two years and can be renewed annually with evidence of continuing scholarship.  Course load will sometimes be split between the Glassboro and Camden campuses.  No Composition.  Departmental and university service is expected.  Initial interviews will be conducted at MLA.   The position begins September 1, 2014.

Qualifications:
1)   Ph.D. in English, completed by September 1, 2014
2)   Evidence of excellence in teaching
3)   An active research agenda

Contact:

Candidates should submit a letter of application and acurriculum vitae to the Chair, Joseph L. Coulombe, using the Technomedia Applicant Tracking System:

http://rowanuniversity.hodesiq.com/jobs/assistant-professor-specialist-in-children%E2%80%99s-literature-glassboro-new-jersey-job-3942992

The deadline is November 4, 2013.  Dossiers should be submitted only upon request.

General Information:
Rowan University is a comprehensive public institution that values high-quality teaching, scholarship, and service.  While our current enrollment is more than 11,000 students, our classes are small (20-30 students).  Research is supported by the university through travel support, internal grants, and load adjustment, although faculty are expected to pursue external funding as well.  Salary is competitive, and faculty positions fall under the State of New Jersey & AFT Collective Bargaining agreement.  Rowan University ranks in the top tier of universities in the region.  Less than 20 miles from Philadelphia, the area offers a variety of attractive urban, suburban, and rural living options.  For more information about Rowan University and the English Department, please visit http://www.rowan.edu.  All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity.

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.

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/>

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.

Senior Position Open – UNCC – Chair of the Department of Anthropology

Call for applications for a chair position (full professor or associate who can be appointed as full) in the Anthropology Department at UNC Charlotte:  UNCC Anthropology Chair Search Ad

Three Teaching posts at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK

The Department of Childhood Studies at Canterbury Christ Church is looking for three new staff to join the growing department.

Please click on these links to download the job descriptions:

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies

Senior Lecturer in Childhood Studies (Foundation Degree in Professional Studies in Early Years)

Senior Lecturer Early Childhood Studies including responsibilities as Placement Co-ordinator

The link below will take you to the CCCU vacancy website: http://vacancies.canterbury.ac.uk/fe/tpl_cccu01.asp. For further information please contact Dr Catherine Meehan [email protected]ac.uk.

Position Announcement in Child & Family Studies, UTK

Assistant or Associate Professor of Child and Family Studies
Early Childhood Education
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Position:
The Department of Child and Family Studies (CFS) at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for an early childhood education (birth-8), tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The position will begin in August, 2014. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in early childhood curriculum, policy, and/or the needs of diverse learners. Direct experience in early childhood classrooms is highly desirable. The department supports an ecological and interdisciplinary perspective on early education and seeks a candidate whose on-going research and teaching will strengthen the ECE program and the CFS department. Successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of multiple methods of scholarship in the area of early childhood education and/or teacher education. Successful candidates will be expected to pursue an active research agenda, including seeking funding from competitive federal and private agencies, in addition to participating in the Department’s undergraduate and graduate advising and teaching programs and in particular, the Early Childhood Teacher Licensure tracks. Experience working in an interdisciplinary environment is desirable. Candidates must have an earned doctorate degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Child Development, or a closely related field. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to perform at the rank being considered. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For more information, download the entire job announcement here: ECE Faculty Position Announcement_2013

Tenure Track Position in Primary Education/Child Development at U. Mass. Amherst

The Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies (TECS) in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking candidates to join a dedicated and accomplished community of faculty, students, and staff as an Assistant Professor, in Primary Education (Grades K – 2nd)/Child Development. This is a full-time tenure track position beginning in September 2014.

The College is NCATE-approved and offers a comprehensive program leading to undergraduate, Master’s and doctoral degrees. We share a fundamental commitment to social justice and the pursuit of educational excellence. Located in the beautiful Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is the flagship campus of the Commonwealth’s university system and is a leading center of public higher education in the Northeast.

Faculty in Children, Families and Schools lead an undergraduate program in early childhood education, an elementary education licensure program as well as a Master’s and doctoral program. We are seeking a colleague to collaborate with and generate externally funded projects and contribute to the Department and College on service and leadership roles whose research and scholarly background evidence a foundation in child development with a particular interest in factors that influence the learning and development of primary grade level students (Grades K – 2nd).

Qualifications: doctorate in Education or a related Social Science or interdisciplinary area (e.g., Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Childhood Studies, Elementary Education, Human Development, Educational Psychology, or Psychology); expertise in child development as applied to primary learning, curriculum development and/or academic content areas relevant to primary grade learners, pre-service teacher preparation, family-school connections and/or applications of developmental theory to education policy and practice; established publication record or indication of considerable promise; experience teaching or strong potential to teach at the graduate and undergraduate level; and the ability to work effectively with learners or diverse cultures and backgrounds. Interest in urban education and a commitment to educator preparation preferred.

Responsibilities: Teach, advise students and fully participate in the Department’s graduate and undergraduate programs in child development; participate in preparing preservice and inservice early childhood and elementary teachers, including working closely with colleagues to develop clinical/professional development school sites; develop and maintain an active research agenda, including seeking funding from competitive federal and private agencies; and participate actively in shared governance of the Department and College.

Interested applicants should send a curriculum vita, letter of application, three letters of reference, transcripts, and samples of written work to: Professor Sally Galman, Search Committee Chair, c/o [email protected]Electronic submission of applications preferred; paper applications can be mailed to College of Education, 124 Furcolo Hall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003. For more information about the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, please visit our website atwww.umass.edu/education.

Review of candidates will begin October 1, 2013, and will continue until a qualified candidate is identified. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Final appointment is contingent upon the availability of funds.

The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and service in an increasingly diverse globalized society. Therefore, in holistically assessing many qualifications of each applicant of any race or gender we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degree.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The College of Education is committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty, student body, and curriculum. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and other protected group members are encouraged to apply.