The Child, Youth, and Family Studies program at Portland State University invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Our program seeks applicants who bring demonstrated experience and skill in interdisciplinary undergraduate education; commitment to service; and a scholarly agenda integrating commitments to racial equity and social justice with study of topics centering children, youth, families, and their communities. This is a 9-month 1.00 FTE appointment, scheduled to begin September 16, 2019 with possible summer funding available for teaching summer session.
We primarily seek applicants who have expertise in critical theory or epistemologies, experiential or emancipatory pedagogies, writing instruction, and related aspects of the Child, Youth, and Family Studies curriculum (including courses in family of origin and bias recognition, social justice and anti-oppression work including activism, family theory, stress and coping, and related courses). All areas of relevant scholarship are welcome; we seek in particular candidates with experience in critical disability studies; critical gerontology and aging; or intergenerational and marginalized families.
CFLE credentialing is desired. Ideal candidates will also provide evidence of their experience working effectively around issues of social justice, diversity, racial equity, and inclusion, with demonstrated capacity to meet the needs of underrepresented students and other marginalized groups through their:
- Knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to concerns of racial equity, gender inequities, and a global understanding of critical/anti-oppression frameworks;
- Demonstrated instructional experience with marginalized communities that are historically underrepresented in higher education, including: Native American, African American, Latinx, and first generation college students, LGBT and queer students, and students with disabilities.
Applicants may apply online. Please read the qualifications in the full job announcements at the PSU Website, see the following link:
Candidates should apply online with the following documents:
1) curriculum vitae; 2) cover letter; 3) statement of teaching philosophy; 4) evidence of teaching effectiveness, and 5) names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Contact John Barnett at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions applying online.
Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution that welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity. Our university community values campus diversity and we encourage members of historically under-represented groups to apply.
Applicants must: hold a doctorate (PhD/EdD) in Family Studies, Child and Youth Care, Early Childhood Education, Gender and Sexualities Studies, Human Development, Education, Social Work, or a related field; demonstrate their experience with instruction at the undergrad level; pursue a scholarly and research agenda leading to peer-reviewed publications and submission of funding proposals; and be willing to teach interdisciplinary undergraduate child, youth, and family studies and general education courses. ABD candidates who meet the position qualifications may be considered; these candidates must include in their application materials a letter from their chair with a scheduled date of defense. Doctorate degree must be officially awarded on or before September 15, 2019.
Additional Salary Information: The starting annual salary rate for this position will be dependent upon qualifications and experience with an excellent benefits package including 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities.
Internal Number: CYFS001
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