Position Number: D94240
The Child & Family Studies (CFS) program in the School of Social Work at Portland State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor with an expressed interest in and commitment to lower-division undergraduate general education. This joint position between the Child & Family Studies program and University Studies is a 1.0 FTE tenure-track position with CFS as the tenure-granting department. University Studies is PSU's four-year interdisciplinary general education program. Consult www.pdx.edu/unst for more information before applying. This position is a nine-month, full-time appointment scheduled to begin September 16, 2017.
The successful candidate will have a solid background in interdisciplinary undergraduate education, with a focus on children, youth, families, and their communities and a demonstrated commitment to equity and social justice. Candidates should demonstrate strong research and scholarship potential, as well as an established record of strong teaching at the undergraduate level. We primarily seek applicants who have expertise in critical theory or epistemologies, experiential or emancipatory pedagogies, writing instruction, aging in families, and related aspects of the Child & Family Studies curriculum (including courses in family of origin and bias recognition, social justice and anti-oppression work, family theory, stress and coping, family law and policy, and related courses). CFLE credentialing is desired. Ideal candidates will also provide evidence of their experience working effectively around issues of social justice, diversity, and inclusion, with demonstrated capacity to meet the needs of underrepresented students and other marginalized groups.
Responsibilities involve teaching (including UNST year-long interdisciplinary Freshman Inquiry three-course sequence, one section of the Families & Society Sophomore Inquiry, and additional upper-division CFS courses); research and scholarly activities; school, university and community service; committee work; undergraduate advising; and doctoral student mentoring. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.
- Hold a doctorate (PhD/EdD) in Education, Family Studies, Child and Youth Care, Early Childhood Education, Human Development, Social Work, or a related field; demonstrate record of interdisciplinary instruction at the undergrad level;
- Pursue a scholarly and research agenda leading to peer-reviewed publications and submission of funding proposals;
- Be willing to teach interdisciplinary undergraduate 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, PhD must be officially awarded on or before September 15, 2017;
- Candidates must be able to successfully complete a background check and possess a valid driver's license.