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Ben and Maxine Miller, Department of Human Development and Family Studies (002970-2013)

Purdue University invites nominations and applications for the newly-endowed Ben and Maxine Miller Professorship in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. The position is aimed at a prominent scholar with expertise in an area of child or adolescent development focused on promoting educated, healthy and socially competent individuals. Foci of interest to the Department include health and wellness, biological processes, family relationships, autism and developmental disabilities, early childhood education, and academic adjustment. The Miller Professor is expected to provide leadership in discovery, learning, and engagement. Primary responsibilities include research, soliciting external funding for research, teaching, and contributions to outreach and service activities. The appointment is to begin in August 2014 or a mutually-agreed upon date.

The appointment will be made at an advanced associate or full professor rank with tenure. A PhD in Human development and psychology, or related field is required. Applicants should have a stellar record of research productivity, including major grants and publications reporting original research in leading journals, an international reputation, and evidence of excellence in teaching or engagement. For this initial review, applicants should send a vita and a statement of directions in future scholarship. We strongly encourage applications from minority scholars. Review of applications will begin January 31, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies emphasizes contextual perspectives in the study of children, youth, adults and families. It is located in the College of Health and Human Sciences. The Department's 18 faculty members have interests in early childhood education, interpersonal relationships, health and development/family processes, and adulthood and aging. Department resources include the Center for Families, Military Family Research Institute, Cooperative Extension Service, and the Miller Child Development Laboratory School. For further information: http://www.purdue.edu/hhs/hdfs

Nominations, applications,  and correspondence  should be directed to Dr. Douglas Powell, Distinguished Professor, Department of Human Development  and Family Studies, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2055 (e-mail: powelld@purdue.edu), 765-494-2941.

A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.