Michigan State University and the Department of Human Development and Family Studies seeks a senior scholar whose program of research focuses on reducing racial/ethnic disparities and increasing access, equity, and opportunities for youth and families for an Professor- Tenure System position.
Michigan State University actively promotes a dynamic research and learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.
Outstanding faculty are at the heart of exceptional universities, and the expansion of the College of Social Science’s already strong faculty is central to our College’s goal of enhancing the quality and stature of units in the College of Social Science. The Dean's Distinguished Senior Scholar Program at Michigan State University was established in 2018, as a major College of Social Science initiative aimed at promoting an inclusive scholarly environment for exceptional senior faculty who will bring distinction to Michigan State University, substantially enhance the College of Social Science’s standing, and support the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the academy.
We seek a senior scholar whose program of research focuses on reducing racial/ethnic disparities and increasing access, equity, and opportunities for youth and families. The successful candidate will align with the Department of Human Development and Family Studies values of equity, inclusivity, diversity, and social justice. As a senior member of the faculty at Michigan State University and in the College of Social Science, the successful candidate will be expected to take a leadership role in initiatives related to diversity on campus and in the surrounding communities. This scholar will expand our department’s current expertise in human development as it relates to culture, race, and ethnicity, and will bring their experience with community-engaged research methods to promote change in policy, programs, or practice for minoritized families, particularly those from underrepresented groups.
We seek a scholar who brings an interdisciplinary focus, whose work can reach across departments in the college, and across campus. We are seeking a senior scholar who brings leadership experiences, and who has a focus of work that is a good fit for a land grant university, and an institution that highly values community engaged scholarship. We seek a scholar who is able to bridge areas in our department including human development, child development, diversity, family studies, policy, and intervention science. The successful candidate will ideally expand the work of Human Development and Family Studies across campus and work with scholars in the medical school, education, and STEM disciplines.
This is a 9-month tenure-system position beginning August 16, 2020. Salary for this position is negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Michigan State University offers an excellent selection of benefits; please see www.hr.msu.edu for more information.
MSU is located in East Lansing, MI, with easy access to the state capital, Lake Michigan, great school districts, and two large metropolitan areas (Grand Rapids, Detroit). The University is pro-active in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career couples, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU's dual career support can be found at http://miwin.msu.edu/.
MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, Veterans, and persons with disabilities.
The distinguished candidate will have a demonstrated strong record of research funding including the ability to secure research funding from agencies such as the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and/or the National Institute of Justice.
The candidate will have evidence of high-impact peer-reviewed publications and established community partnerships.
In addition to sustaining an active program of scholarship, this faculty will be responsible for teaching and mentoring graduate/undergraduate students and participating in department, college, and university governance activities.
Evidence of commitment to working with cross-disciplinary research teams and dedication to mentoring diverse students preparing for careers in research, policy, and/or practice.
An earned doctorate in Human Development, Child Development, Developmental Psychology, Social Work, Education, Public Health, Criminal Justice or a closely related field is required.
Demonstrated expertise in mixed methods research, community-engaged research methods, intervention science, and/or policy-relevant research is strongly desired.
Required Application Materials
Interested applicants must apply for this position via Michigan State University Applicant Page (MAP). Please access the MAP system at https://careers.msu.edu, and submit the following materials:
Cover Letter (should include a focus on research, teaching, and service)
Diversity and inclusion statement (include a statement addressing how past/and or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance MSU’s commitment to inclusive excellence).
Two samples of written work
Complete contact information of 5 references
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