The College of Education & Human Ecology, Human Sciences, The Ohio State University

2191 12399
Position ID:OSU-HS-HDFSEC [#12399, HDFS EC]
Position Title: Assist/Assoc Prof. HDFS, Early Childhood
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map]
Subject Area: Human Sciences
Appl Deadline:2019/01/04 (posted 2018/10/15, listed until 2019/01/04)
Position Description:    

Assistant/Associate Professor in Human Development and Family Science 
Department of Human Sciences, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University 

The Department of Human Sciences in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University invites applications for a full-time (9-month) tenure-track position as Assistant/Associate Professor in Human Development and Family Science with an emphasis in early childhood development to complement and extend our existing expertise and contribute to our program. We seek a faculty member with demonstrated teaching excellence, potential for a strong program of research and involvement in external funding (commensurate with rank), and a focus on the development of young children (ages 0-5) in educational, family, and/or community contexts. This position will begin in August of 2019. Our Human Development and Family Science program trains graduate and undergraduate students in human development and behavior from multiple disciplinary perspectives and across several contexts, including families and neighborhoods. 

The Department of Human Sciences has a commitment to scholarship, teaching, and service that advances human development, health, wellbeing, and economic vitality across a diversity of contexts and peoples. The Department values collaborative scholarship among colleagues in and across the College, University, and other relevant stakeholders. The Ohio State University has world-class array of resources and opportunities in early childhood development, including the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy, Department of Defense Virtual Lab School, Schoenbaum Family Center, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Nisonger Center, Wexner Medical Center, and OSU Child Care Program. The candidate is expected to conduct an active and focused program of scholarship; conduct and publish peer-reviewed research; obtain external funding to support research; teach current and new graduate and undergraduate courses in human development and family science; mentor master’s and doctoral students; and participate in Department, College, and professional service activities. 

Qualifications: At the time of appointment, candidates are required to have a doctorate in human development and family science or a closely related field. Successful candidates must have a commitment to interdisciplinary research in early childhood. Candidates must have a record of research-based publications commensurate with the rank of assistant or associate professor at the Ohio State University and a commitment to quality teaching and mentorship. College teaching experience is preferred. Candidates should have a record of, or strong potential for, extramural funding commensurate with rank. The Department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.  

Application Instructions: Review of applications will begin November 16, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, three reference letters, and up to three representative publications. 

Submission of electronic applications is required; please submit materials to Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12399 

For questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Xin Feng, Search Committee Chair at feng.88@osu.edu or phone 614-247-1680. 

The Ohio State University is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff for employment and promotion to ensure the highest quality workforce, to reflect human diversity and to improve opportunities for minorities and women. The university embraces human diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and eliminating discrimination. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status—defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status—is prohibited. 

The Department welcomes applications from individuals who may have had nontraditional career paths or who may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g., children, caring for disabled or elderly family), or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia (e.g., in professional or industry service). The Department is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty, staff, and students. The Ohio State University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. 

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY SCIENCE: The Human Development and Family Science program in the Department of Human Sciences was recently ranked one of the top Human Development and Family Science programs in the country. The Human Development and Family Science program offers Ph.D. (https://ehe.osu.edu/human-sciences/hdfs/phd) and B.S. (https://ehe.osu.edu/human-sciences/hdfs/bs) degrees in Human Development and Family Science. The program also offers an A.A. degree in Early Childhood Development and Education (https://ehe.osu.edu/human-sciences/hdfs/aa) and a specialization in Couple and Family Therapy (https://ehe.osu.edu/human-sciences/hdfs/couples-and-family-therapy-licensure). The program is composed of an internationally recognized faculty with active research agendas. 

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SCIENCES: The Department of Human Sciences is home to four core academic areas, offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees: Consumer Sciences, Human Development and Family Science, Human Nutrition and Dietetics, and Kinesiology. In addition, the department plays a leadership role in Ohio State’s Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Nutrition (OSUN), and houses the Sport, Fitness and Health Program, an activity-based academic program providing classes to more than 8,000 Ohio State students each year. A strong partnership with OSU Extension enhances opportunities for outreach and engagement in the state of Ohio. Another important university partnership exists with Ohio State’s Discovery Themes, with an emphasis in our department on metabolomics.  

The department has a faculty of 53 productive members, with grants from local, state, and federal organizations such as NSF, NIH, and the U.S. Department of Defense. Faculty also have funding from a host of industry and community-based organizations. In FY 2017, Human Sciences had $3M expenditures from current awards and 14 new awards totaling $5.1M. Ten graduate majors and nine undergraduate majors are housed within the department; students may choose from 36 curricular options. In autumn 2017, 11,638 undergraduate and 584 graduate students were enrolled in departmental course work. In addition to our highly-qualified faculty, we have full-time staff members, lecturers and graduate assistants to support the department’s academic mission. These talented individuals provide instructional and academic assistance that is crucial to the successful operation of such a large unit. For more information, please visit https://ehe.osu.edu/human-sciences.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN ECOLOGY: The College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University is one of the best places to learn and embrace the human experience. We are known for developing Ohio's best educators, researchers, policymakers, exercise scientists, biomedical nutrition researchers, dietitians, financial advisors, event coordinators and other experts who improve society. The US News and World Report college ranking is No. 18 among 376 public and private universities granting doctoral degrees in education, tied with the University of California-Berkeley. The college ranks No. 10 among public universities. HDFS is ranked No. 6 among HDFS doctoral programs. The Nutrition PhD program is ranked No. 9 among all doctoral programs in Nutrition in the United States according to the last National Research Council rankings. The Kinesiology program is ranked No. 6 among 52 similar programs in the United States according to the 2015 rankings by the National Academy of Kinesiology. For more information, please visit http://ehe.osu.edu. 

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY: The Ohio State University is one of America's largest and most comprehensive public universities, with over 63,000 students. Ohio State is further recognized as a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio. Home to Buckeye football, the stadium attracts over 105,000 enthusiastic fans on fall Saturdays. Discover more about The Ohio State University at http://osu.edu

COLUMBUS, OHIO: The city of Columbus is a thriving cosmopolitan hub that has a real passion for The Ohio State University. A recent Gallup survey ranked Columbus the nation’s second strongest metro area for job creation, with research and technology institutions taking the lead. The Columbus metro area continued its steady growth as its population hit 2,021,632 in 2015, up about 1.2 percent from 1,997,308 a year earlier. The city’s corporate base and higher-education system draw people to it. The city is the 15th largest in the country; the metro area is 32nd. Explore the city of Columbus through this link. https://www.columbus.gov/

EEO/Affirmative Action: The Ohio State University is committed to building and maintaining a diverse community to reflect human diversity and improve opportunities for all. The university embraces human diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and eliminating discrimination. Ohio State does not discriminate against any individual based upon age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment and admission.

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