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TITLE: Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development, College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences
POSITION: Permanent, full-time, 9-month, tenure-track academic faculty
LOCATION: Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
SALARY: Competitive salary commensurate with training and experience. WSU offers a professional benefit package and contributes to TIAA-CREF retirement plans.
START: August 16, 2020
The Department of Human Development at Washington State University within the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) seeks candidates for a tenure- track Assistant Professor with scholarly expertise in prevention science and health disparities/health equity. The successful candidate will join a cadre of Human Development department faculty with diverse research interests, teaching expectations, and outreach agendas via Extension and community partnerships. In addition, the candidate will join the faculty in the interdisciplinary Prevention Science doctoral program. This innovative PhD program was the first of its kind in the U.S. and integrates theories and methodology from multiple disciplines. Prevention Science faculty include faculty members from human development, psychology, education, communication, medicine, and nursing. (https://hd.wsu.edu/preventionscience/). Students in the program receive training in the three foundational areas of prevention science: 1) developmental epidemiology and public health; 2) research methods and statistics; and 3) program development, implementation, and institutionalization. Our dynamic faculty and graduate students conduct cutting edge projects in both the generation of research-based knowledge and its translation into effective programs and policies that positively affect the well- being of individuals, families, and communities. This position reports to the Human Development Chair. The Department of Human Development is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.
We seek a colleague who can establish an independent program of scholarly research in prevention science leading to refereed (i.e., peer-reviewed) scholarship related to promoting equity and reducing health disparities/health equity in child, family, and community health. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to, social/emotional development; social and epigenetic determinants of health and/or intergenerational trauma; and intersectionality. In addition, we desire a candidate whose scholarly work has implications for advancing the field of prevention science as it relates to health disparities/health equity. Examples of this focus include, but are not limited to, expertise in program development, implementation, and evaluation; research on points
of intervention on the social determinants of health before they give rise to inequalities; and applied/translational research.
Based on this area of expertise, the successful candidate may develop courses and will teach two graduate or undergraduate classes per semester on topics pertaining to human development or prevention science and will collaborate with colleagues on curriculum decisions. Other responsibilities include mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, pursuing internal and external funding, and participating in appropriate service activities expected of all tenure-track faculty at Washington State University. The candidate will be a fully integrated member of the Department of Human Development, which spans two campuses and online, and will actively contribute to the strategic goals of the department, including high-quality teaching, growth of the graduate program in Prevention Science, and increased acquisition of external funding for research.
THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT:
For more information, visit http://hd.wsu.edu.
THE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL, HUMAN, AND NATURAL RESOURCESCIENCES:
The College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) at Washington State University is an expansive and diverse college that includes 12 academic departments and schools and 4 extension units distributed across the state, 13 subject matter centers, and one tribal and 39 county extension offices. CAHNRS fosters disciplines that serve at the interface of scientific discovery and its application to the advancement of society and improvement of the human experience. Our mission is to provide global leadership in discovering, accessing, and disseminating knowledge that contributes to producing a safe, abundant food and fiber supply; promotes the well- being of individuals, families, and communities; enhances sustainability of agricultural and economic systems; and promotes stewardship of natural resources and ecological systems. In all dimensions of our mission, we strive to embody the signature “World Class. Face to Face.” motto of Washington State University. CAHNRS personnel embrace the opportunity to fulfill the university’s land-grant mission by making groundbreaking research discoveries, by utilizing innovative approaches to teaching and learning, and by delivering relevant, progressive extension programs that synergistically generate outcomes that enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Washington State, as well as for people around the globe.
For more information, visit http://cahnrs.wsu.edu.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1890, Washington State University is a comprehensive land-grant university with teaching, research, and extension missions, and one of two research universities in
Washington State. WSU is organized into ten academic colleges, the Honors College, and the Graduate School. It has an enrollment of more than 31,000 undergraduate and graduate students on six statewide campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, Everett, and Online Global) with approximately 20,000 students located on the main campus in Pullman, WA. WSU ranks among the top 60 public research universities and is a Carnegie I, Doctoral/Research Extensive University. WSU strongly values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students and seeks to ensure a welcoming community for all.
Further information about WSU can be found at www.wsu.edu
LIFE IN PULLMAN
Pullman offers a friendly, small-town atmosphere with a high quality of life and connected community. Located 80 miles south of metropolitan Spokane, Pullman is also a quick drive away from the scenic Idaho panhandle and Moscow Mountain. The rolling hills of the Palouse offer a wide range of outdoor activities and a true four-season climate. The area provides ample opportunity to enjoy the cultural and academic hub of both Washington State University and the University of Idaho, in the neighboring town of Moscow, Idaho. Additionally, Pullman has an excellent public school system and was recently ranked by Bloomberg Business as the best small town in Washington to raise children.
To learn more about the Pullman community, visit: http://www.pullmanchamber.com
Screening of application materials begins October 25, 2019, open until filled. To apply, visit www.wsujobs.com/postings/48039 and be prepared to submit 1) a detailed letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications, 2) a statement of research interests, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy, 4) a current curriculum vitae, and 5) the names, addresses, and contact information for three references.
Three (3) letters of recommendation are required. Letters will be automatically requested and obtained from the reference provider through the WSU online application system.
For questions about the position contact: Dr. Michael Cleveland, 509-335-2870, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER.
WSU is committed to excellence through diversity, has faculty friendly policies including a partner accommodation program, and a NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant (see http://www.excelinse.wsu.edu/).
WSU employs only US citizens and lawfully authorized non-US citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Washington State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384, TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or email@example.com