The Child, Youth, and Family Studies program at Portland State University invites applications for one non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Practice. Our program seeks applicants to teach in the CYFS program with a focus on family policy, family support, and professional practice with families and children/youth; professional development of Child, Youth, and Family Studies students; and interdisciplinary general education related to children, youth, and families. Various assignments for non-tenure track instructional and research faculty may include direct instruction, supporting scholarly activities, and service to the University, community, and profession. This is a 9-month 1.00 FTE appointment. Various assignments for non-tenure track instructional and research faculty may include direct instruction, supporting scholarly activities, and service to the University, community, and profession.We seek applicants with professional experience with children, youth, families, and their communities; whose work has actively engaged racial equity and social justice; and whose practice experience has centered critical gerontology, immigration and immigrant/refugee communities, or critical disability studies. This is a 9-month 1.00 FTE appointment, scheduled to begin September 2019 with limited summer funding often available for teaching summer session. We primarily seek applicants who have expertise in critical theory or epistemologies, experiential or emancipatory pedagogies, writing instruction, and related aspects of the Child, Youth, and Family Studies curriculum (including courses in family of origin and bias recognition, social justice and anti-oppression work including activism, family theory, stress and coping, lifecourse theory, and related courses). CFLE credentialing is desired. Ideal candidates will also provide evidence of their experience working effectively around issues of social justice, diversity, racial equity, and inclusion, with demonstrated capacity to meet the needs of underrepresented students and other marginalized groups through their: - Knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to racial equity and critical/anti-oppression frameworks; - Demonstrated instructional experience with marginalized communities that are historically underrepresented in higher education, including: Native American, African American, Latinx, and first generation college students, LGBT and queer students, and students with disabilities. - Direct experience working with and around diverse individuals and communities locally, nationally, or globally. The Child, Youth, and Family Studies (CYFS) Program offers a minor and an undergraduate major approved by National Council on Family Relations (NCFR), which provides an internationally recognized certification for family life education professions, Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). Offering either a BA or BS degree, the CYFS major blends professional preparation and critical liberal arts education and prepares students for a broad range of educational or social services careers working with children, youth, and families. The CYFS Program emphasizes integrating theory and research and rooted in a commitment to social justice and racial equity. Students complete two practica in community/field sites (such as schools, community-based agencies, etc.), for a total of 300 hours, as well as a series of rigorous professional documentation classes, where they demonstrate their achievement of the program learning outcomes. Child, Youth, & Family Studies Program Learning Outcomes Preamble: Child, Youth, and Family Studies students will be able to access, analyze, apply, and articulate theoretical knowledge to make professional decisions that improve the lives of children, youth, and families as they: Describe the development, roles, and interaction patterns of children, youth, and families within their social systems; Identify dimensions of diversity in children, youth, and families and recognize oppressive forces that hinder their positive development; Demonstrate professional standards of ethical conduct; and Assume the role of change agents regarding issues, policies, & community needs that affect children, youth, and their families.
Master's degree or related professional licensure/certification in Human Development/Family Studies, Education, Counseling Psychology, Social Work, Public Policy, Criminal Justice, or related field.
- Experience with curriculum design/development; interest in and experience with online and hybrid education; - Familiarity with PSU's University Studies general education program; - Familiarity with PSU's online learning platform (Desire2Learn); - Demonstrated skill managing complex organizational tasks; - Bilingual/multilingual language proficiency.
Internal Number: 29639
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Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, the University's innovative approach to education combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe. PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy. Engagement describes Portland State's collaborative approach to the exchange of knowledge and resources with local, regional, national, and global partners for mutual benefit of students, faculty, and the community. As a component of the Diversity Action Plan and the President's... Strategic Mission of achieving global excellence, Portland State University strives to become an institution that is recognized nationally and internationally for the accomplishments of its faculty, the reputation of its programs, and the preparation of it students as world citizens. For more information visit http://www.pdx.edu/about-portland-state