The Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology in the College of Education at the University of Maryland is searching for two tenure-track Assistant Professors to join its faculty beginning August, 2014. We seek scholars with research and teaching interests in the broad area of psychology and human development as it pertains to social or cognitive processes, education, and learning, whose work will complement and extend ongoing research programs in the department. The individuals filling these positions will affiliate with the department’s highly ranked educational psychology or developmental science specializations. The current faculty members in the Department have internationally renowned research programs on different aspects of human development and learning.
The department offers doctoral specializations in educational psychology, developmental science, and measurement, statistics and evaluation, master’s degrees in human development and in measurement and statistics, an undergraduate minor in human development, and a teacher certification program in early childhood education. Faculty in the department make use of the research facilities at the Maryland Neuroimaging Center (MNC: http://www.mnc.umd.edu/home) and the department houses the Center for Young Children lab school. Graduates from the Department’s research-focused Ph.D. programs take positions at major academic and research institutions. For more information about the current faculty’s research areas and the department’s programs visit www.education.umd.edu/EDHD/
The University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship campus of the University System of Maryland. The University is the State’s premier center of research and graduate education and the institution of choice for undergraduate students of exceptional ability and promise. Its unique location provides proximity to a number of collaborating research institutions (such as NIH) in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.
QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or its equivalent in educational psychology, human development, developmental psychology or a related field. Successful candidates will have a strong scholarly record in their research area, potential or evidence of success at obtaining external funding, and teaching at the college level.
TO APPLY: Application materials should include a letter of interest describing the candidate’s qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and teaching accomplishments, no more than three recent publications (no dissertations, please), and the names and contact information for three references. For best consideration, applications should be received by October 1st, 2013. Submit applications online to: www.uhr.umd.edu, position number 105501. As an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, the Department particularly encourages and welcomes applications from women, minority candidates, and persons with disabilities.