Clinical Asst Professor: Human Dvlpmt & Learning in Community Contexts; U-Illinois at Chicago, Educational Psych

Oct 17, 2019

Clinical Lecturer/Assistant Professor.  Human Development and Learning in Community Contexts,

Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education, University of Illinois at Chicago

The Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago seeks applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor to begin August 16, 2020.  We are looking for a candidate who can contribute to our BA program in Human Development and Learning and our M.Ed. programs in Youth Development or Early Childhood Education.  The candidate will have primary responsibilities for teaching fieldwork and applied classes and for cultivating community partnerships within the Chicagoland area.  We are particularly interested in candidates who have expertise in developing community relationships, applied research and program development serving diverse populations, particularly focusing on diversity, inclusion or equity.  Teaching responsibilities include instruction in field-based courses for both undergraduate and graduate students; undergraduate courses in human development in community contexts, and other courses as needed by the department and in the candidate’s area of expertise. The teaching load is 3 courses (or equivalent field instruction) per semester. The person will also have responsibility for developing and managing community partnerships to expand our applied and internship opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate programs.

Qualifications.  An earned Master degree required with Ph.D. preferred in Human Development, Psychology, Social Work or related field.  Extensive experience working in community-based contexts in an urban setting with diverse populations, developing programs for young people and families, and evaluating the effectiveness of those programs.  We are also particularly interested in candidates with experience in applied research and youth-led participatory practices, candidates whose work has intersected with systems that impact young people and families (e.g. juvenile justice, foster-care), and candidates who have experience with understanding development in the context of trauma. As an institution that openly embraces diversity, candidates who can demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Please submit application materials electronically at  no later than November 15, 2019 for full consideration. These materials should include (a) a letter of application addressing fit with expectations for the position; (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) teaching statement (d) diversity, equity, and inclusion statement (e) evidence of community-based work (e.g. evaluation reports, applied research, program plans) and (f) the names of and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

For inquiries about this position contact Dr. Marisha Humphries, Chair of Search Committee, at 

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution/employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or disability status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services.

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