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Early Childhood Development (Birth to 8 yrs) Department of Human Development & Family Studies (002714-2012)

OPEN RANK:  Assistant/Associate/Full Professor tenured or tenure track, 10-month appointment.  Salary is open and competitive depending upon qualifications.

SPECIALIZATION, RESPONSIBILITIES, & QUALIFICATIONS:  We seek applicants whose research and teaching is relevant to some aspect of early childhood development and education, including early childhood special education (birth to 8 yrs.) .In addition to conducting research, the faculty member will provide instruction in a blended early childhood education/early childhood special education birth through third grade teacher licensure program as well as teach other courses undergraduate and graduate courses in the  department.  Applicants should hold a doctorate in early childhood education, human development, developmental psychology, or a related discipline.  Evidence of strong research and teaching is required.

STARTING DATE:  August 2013 or as arranged.

CORRESPONDENCE AND APPLICATIONS:  Send a cover letter summarizing qualifications in relation to the position requirements, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and representative publications to:  Rita Hipps, Administrative Assistant, Dept. of Human Development & Family Studies, Purdue University, 1202 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2055.  Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.  Questions may be directed to Professor Douglas Powell (powelld@purdue.edu), chair of the search committee.  A background check will be required for employment in this position.

(www. purdue.edu/hhs/HDFS) focuses on contextual perspectives in the study of children, adults, families and family relationships. Its 20 faculty members direct graduate programs in developmental studies and family studies.  The department employs 20 faculty members and has an undergraduate programs in Early Childhood Education & Exceptional Needs; Developmental and Family Science; Family and Consumer Sciences Education; and Human Services, and a Ph.D. program focused on lifespan development and family relationships.  Current enrollment in the department is 365, including 30 graduate students.  The Department houses the Center for Families, the Military Family Research Institute, and the Center on Aging and the Life Course and its graduate programs in Gerontology. The NAEYC-accredited Miller Child Development Laboratory School enrolls 165 children, 6 weeks to 5 years, in part-day and full day programs.  HDFS is located in a newly formed college of Health and Human Sciences which affords opportunities to develop interdisciplinary collaborative research programs.  Purdue University is located in West Lafayette, Indiana, an affordable metropolitan area of 150,000 situated between Indianapolis and Chicago.