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The Department of Human Development invites applications for an Assistant Professor focusing on Adult Development and Aging. Primary responsibilities of the position will be to serve as a faculty member in the Department of Human Development, maintain a program of externally funded research and publications, teach graduate and undergraduate courses, and advise students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including directing master's theses and doctoral dissertations. Teach the expected/standard teaching load of two courses for each of the two semesters of the academic year. Serve on student graduate committees and participation on research teams. Work on departmental, college, and university committees. Engage those in the community and provide professional service to the field. Candidates must have a doctoral degree in human development, psychology, or a related field at the time of appointment.
Candidates must have a doctoral degree in human development, psychology, or a related field at the time of appointment.
1. Expertise in cognitive functioning throughout the adult years with a focus on assessment and performance-based measurement of both normative and non-normative cognitive functioning in adulthood, and the design and evaluation of interventions intended to enhance development;
2. An interest in studying relationships among human behaviors, the social environment, and life course events as they affect cognitive functioning in adulthood; and
3. An interdisciplinary perspective that integrates a variety of methodological approaches and theories from related disciplines including developmental science, behavioral science, neuroscience, genetics, and computational science.
Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Review Date: 12/01/2016