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Jobs galore it seems.
mike
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From: Bell, Martha Ann <mabell@vt.edu>
Date: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 at 6:51 PM
Subject: [COGDEVSOC] tenure-track position in Child Cognitive Development
in HDFS at Virginia Tech
To: "cogdevsoc@lists.cogdevsoc.org" <cogdevsoc@lists.cogdevsoc.org>


My original email had the wrong position #.  I have corrected my error with
this current posting.



Martha Ann Bell







*Assistant Professor, Child and Adolescent Development*

*Department of Human Development and Family Science*

*College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences*

*Virginia Tech*

*(Position #0F0460)*



The Department of Human Development and Family Science invites applications
for an academic year, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Child and
Adolescent Development area with a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family
Science, Psychology, Education, or a related field at the time of
appointment.  Applicants should have expertise in child cognitive
development.  Opportunities are available to interact with faculty in
Virginia Tech’s transdisciplinary initiatives focused on Adaptive Brain and
Behavior as well as Equity and Social Disparity in the Human Condition.
The starting date is August 10, 2018.  Review of applications will begin
December 1, 2017 and will continue until a suitable candidate is appointed.



*Required*

   - Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Science, Psychology, Education,
   or a related field at the time of appointment
   - Expertise in cognitive development in infancy, early childhood, and/or
   middle childhood



*Preferred*

   - An interest in studying relationships among human behaviors and social
   environments as they affect children’s cognitive development
   - An interdisciplinary perspective that integrates a variety of
   methodological approaches and theories from related disciplines, such as
   developmental science, behavioral science, cognitive/behavioral
   neuroscience, or computational science
   - Demonstrated experience with interdisciplinary research and/or
   teaching in areas that align with Virginia Tech’s university-wide,
   multi-disciplinary initiative focused on Adaptive Brain and Behavior (
   https://provost.vt.edu/destination-areas/da-overview/da-brain.html
   <https://provost.vt.edu/destination-areas/da-overview/da-brain.html>)
   and Equity and Social Disparity in the Human Condition (
   http://inclusive.vt.edu/ESDHC.html <http://inclusive.vt.edu/ESDHC.html>)



*Responsibilities Include the Following:*

·       Maintain a program of externally funded research and publications

·       Advise students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including
directing master’s theses and doctoral dissertations

·       Teach graduate and undergraduate courses; standard teaching load is
two courses per each of the two semesters of the academic year

·       Serve on departmental, college, and university committees



*About the Department of Human Development and Family Science*
*(http://www.liberalarts.vt.edu/hdfs
<http://www.liberalarts.vt.edu/hdfs>)*

The Department of Human Development and Family Science, in the College
of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, has programs that cover the human
life cycle.  Currently there are approximately 700 undergraduate and
50 graduate HDFS students on the Blacksburg campus.  There are 31
faculty, instructors, and research associates in the department.  The
department houses three centers on the Blacksburg campus: The Child
Development Center for Learning and Research, Adult Day Services, and
the Family Therapy Center.  In the last 12 years, the Department of
Human Development and Family Science has twice won the university's
Exemplary Department Award.



*About the Child Development Center for Learning and Research
(http://www.humandevelopment.vt.edu/CDCLR/cdclr.html
<http://www.humandevelopment.vt.edu/CDCLR/cdclr.html>) *

The Child Development Center for Learning and Research (CDCLR) is a
top-rated, licensed early childhood education center that serves as a
research, teaching, and observational learning site for Virginia Tech
faculty and students.  The Center serves 45 children ages 15 months to five
years and their families, who represent a wide range of national and
linguistic backgrounds.  The Center is accredited by the National
Association for the Education of Young Children and holds the highest
rating from the Virginia Quality (QRIS) system.  Research, teaching and
administrative faculty and staff are active leaders in state quality
improvement initiatives through program evaluation, needs assessments, and
professional development training and mentoring.  The research director
facilitates new and existing faculty affiliation with the Center to promote
research in child development and early childhood education, with regular
partnerships with faculty in HDFS, Psychology, Education, and Engineering.
The Center collaborates with the adjacent Adult Day Services Center in a
“Neighbors Growing Together” intergenerational activities program and with
local and state community stakeholders invested in advancing knowledge
about and best practices in early childhood education and family
development.



*About the Adaptive Brain and Behavior Destination Area
(https://provost.vt.edu/destination-areas/da-overview/da-brain.html
<https://provost.vt.edu/destination-areas/da-overview/da-brain.html>)*

The Adaptive Brain and Behavior Destination Area is focused on the
transdisciplinary study of brain plasticity, particularly as it pertains to
decision-making, physical and psychological trauma, and healthy development
across the lifespan.  Faculty are working together in this area to build
understanding of the brain-behavior relationship in health and the human
condition to enhance resilience and well-being in the world’s diverse
communities.



*About Equity and Social Disparity in the Human Condition
(http://inclusive.vt.edu/ESDHC.html <http://inclusive.vt.edu/ESDHC.html>)*

The Equity and Social Disparity in the Human Condition Strategic Growth
Area focuses on bringing attention to challenges related to equity in the
human condition to all of the transdisciplinary curricular, research, and
engagement initiatives evolving at Virginia Tech.  Faculty working together
in this area are focused on maximizing the equitable distribution and
availability of physical safety and wellbeing, psychological well-being,
and access to crucial material, social, and moral resources throughout the
world’s diverse communities.



*About Virginia Tech (**http://www.vt.edu/* <http://www.vt.edu/>*)*

Virginia Tech, founded in 1872 as a land-grant institution, is currently
ranked as a Top 25 Public University by US News & World Report and a Top 25
Public Research University by the National Science Foundation. Through its
three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech
continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto: Ut Prosim (That
I May Serve). As the Commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its
leading research institution, Virginia Tech serves a diverse population of
30,000+ students and 8,000+ faculty and staff from over 100 countries and
is engaged in research globally.  Virginia Tech was ranked No. 9 on a list
of "The Top 25 Universities To Work For in 2014
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/kathryndill/2014/09/19/the-top-25-universities-to-work-for-in-2014/>,"
by Glassdoor.com.



To apply, go to http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/80334 and complete the
on-line application.  You will be asked to provide brief demographic
information and to upload a cover letter describing qualifications and
relevant experience in teaching and research, along with your CV.
Applicants are required to include contact information for three (3)
references.



If you have specific questions, please contact Professor Cindy Smith,
Ph.D., Chairperson, Child and Adolescent Development Search Committee, at
540-231-4793 or smithcl@vt.edu.  Individuals with disabilities desiring
accommodations for the application process should notify University ADA
Services Voice: 540-231-4638, TTY: 540-231-7227, adainfo@vt.edu.



The Department of Human Development and Family Science seeks to be an
inclusive community. We recognize that diversity enlivens the exchange of
ideas, broadens scholarship, and contributes to just engagement in all the
world’s communities.



Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or
applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity,
gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion,
sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise
discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or
disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or
applicants; or any other basis protected by law” (http://www.vt.edu/about/
equal-opportunity.html).  For inquiries regarding non-discrimination
policies, contact the Office of Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or
Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW,
Blacksburg, VA 24061.





*___________________________________*

*Martha Ann Bell, Professor*

*Dept of Psychology, 333 Williams Hall*

*890 Drillfield Drive, Virginia Tech*

*Blacksburg, VA   24061 *

*540-231-2546     *

*http://www.psyc.vt.edu/labs/caplab* <http://www.psyc.vt.edu/labs/caplab>





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