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Assistant Professor, Child and Adolescent Development

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Assistant Professor, Child and Adolescent Development
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Posting Number: TR0170137
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

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 Qualifications:

Candidates must have:
-A doctoral degree 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 Qualifications:

-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)
and Equity and Social Disparity in the Human Condition (http://inclusive.vt.edu/ESDHC.html).

Employment Conditions:
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How to Apply for this Job:

To apply, go to www.jobs.vt.edu posting #TR0170137 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.

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year? Standard Academic Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: commensurate with experience
Department: Human Development
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 10/03/2017
Review Begin Date: 12/01/2017
Job Close Date: (if applicable)
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

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.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/80334

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
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  2. Other Doc #2