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Childhood Studies Assistant Professor Tenure-track

Rutgers University - Camden
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 21, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Other Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers University—Camden, New Jersey, invites applications for an Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) expected to commence on September 1, 2022, as part of a cluster focused on Prevention Science and Health Equity.

The Department of Childhood Studies seeks an outstanding scholar whose ​quantitative ​research and teaching interests address racialized health disparities in childhood. Disciplinary affiliations ​are of less importance than ​research quality​, the demonstrated appreciation for multidisciplinary approaches to the study of children and childhood​, and ​the ability to contribute to a program in Prevention Science. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from those who center racial justice in their scholarship and teaching.

Rutgers University and the Department of Childhood Studies is committed to fostering diversity within its community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our program including, but not limited to: Black, Indigenous and people of color, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression.

Established in 2007 as the first doctoral program in childhood studies in the USA, the department graduated its first Ph.D. students in May 2013.  Childhood Studies offers a robust, multidisciplinary curriculum for BA, MA, and Ph.D. degrees.  The department has hosted several major international conferences, sponsors an array of lectures and symposia, and annually welcomes visiting scholars from around the world. It enjoys an active faculty and graduate student body whose work often integrates scholarship with social and community engagement. 

Applicants must have earned their Ph.D. in Childhood Studies, Psychology, Sociology, African-American Studies, Gender Studies, Latinx Studies, Public Policy, Disability Studies, or related field before beginning employment at Rutgers University.  The duties of the assistant professorship include engaging in an active research program, teaching two courses per semester (four courses per academic year) in the area of Childhood Studies, including introductory quantitative methods and statistics, supervising MA and Ph.D. students, and participating fully in the life of the department.

The Prevention Science and Health Equity Cluster is supported by funds from the Rutgers Presidential Diversity Hiring Initiative.

Candidates may learn about the campus and the Department of Childhood Studies at and by contacting Dr. Dan Cook, Department Chair.  Candidates can access application link here: Applications must include:  a cover letter indicating the ways in which the applicant’s research adds to the department’s strengths and focusing on how their teaching and research may enhance a multidisciplinary program, current CV, a personal statement that speaks to the academic, professional, and/or institutional work the candidate has undertaken to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion, three letters of recommendation, and an example of published scholarship.  Applications received by March 2, 2022 will receive fullest consideration.

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law.  As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.  Rutgers University—Camden, a beautiful, urban campus expanding to accommodate the growth of Southern New Jersey, is located just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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