Clinical Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) at Purdue University invites applications from candidates holding a doctoral degree for the position of Clinical Faculty in Human Development and Family Studies. The position is a full-time, 9-month non-tenure track appointment with an anticipated start date of August 2022. Clinical faculty are full members of the HDFS faculty and are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching undergraduate course content in lifespan human development and family studies, and lead one or more classes that make up the practical skills or capstone selections in the human services major. The teaching focus of this position requires demonstration of successful teaching experience, including experiential education such as internship supervision, service-learning, or courses with clinical applications.
Minimum qualifications are a doctoral degree in HDFS or closely related field. Clinically oriented expertise at the master’s or doctoral level is preferred (e.g., social work, clinical or counseling psychology, addictions counseling, marriage and family therapy, etc.).
How to Apply
Applicants should include 1) a cover letter indicating relevant experience and qualifications, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a teaching philosophy statement, and 4) a diversity, equity and inclusion statement. Purdue University's School/Department of Human Development and Family Studies is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.
Three letters of recommendation will be requested at a later stage of the process.
About the Department
The HDFS Department (https://www.purdue.edu/hhs/hdfs/) is a national leader in research and education, and offers undergraduate and PhD degrees. Undergraduate majors (see https://www.purdue.edu/hhs/hdfs/students/undergraduate/majors/index.html) include early childhood and exceptional needs, developmental and family science, family and consumer sciences education, and human services. The undergraduate experience in the HDFS Department is well-known for providing a high-touch, relational experience with lots of faculty-student interaction. Each major requires an in-depth, field-based capstone experience (see https://www.purdue.edu/hhs/hdfs/students/undergraduate/beyond_the_class…). The Department supports faculty through opportunities for professional development, and promotes engagement regionally, nationally, and internationally. The Department is committed to advancing diversity in all areas (see https://www.purdue.edu/hhs/hdfs/diversity/index.html) of faculty effort including scholarship, instruction, and engagement.
About Clinical Faculty
Clinical faculty at Purdue University are full-fledged members of the faculty, with multi-year contracts, with a variety of resources and programming available to them. See https://www.purdue.edu/provost/faculty/resources/clinical.html for details.
Review of applications will begin November 15, 2021, and continue until an exceptional candidate is identified. A background check is required for employment in this position. Questions regarding this position may be directed to co-chairs of the search committee Dr. Cézanne Elias and Dr. German Posada at [email protected].
Purdue is an EOE/AA employer.
All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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