The Psychology Department in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas seeks candidates for a full-time instructional faculty member for the MS program in Human Development and Early Childhood Disorders (HDCD). The HDCD program prepares students to work with young children (birth to five years) and their families as developmental specialists in early childhood intervention programs (ECI), parent education, special needs preschools, and other professional settings.
Applicants for this faculty position should hold a PhD in Psychology, Human Development and Family Studies, or a closely-related field. The search committee will consider outstanding applicants who can teach core courses in the HDCD program, including Assessment Theory, Developmental Assessment, and Atypical Development. Successful applicants should also be able to effectively mentor and engage master's students in reflective supervision of their practicum and internship experiences.
Instructional faculty positions are full-time, non-tenure-track 9-month positions. Appointments are renewed annually. Instructional faculty are expected to actively contribute to the School's teaching and program development missions. In addition to teaching courses, Instructional Faculty in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences serve on program committees, participate in student development activities, and perform administrative duties as appropriate based on program or School demands. Instructional faculty are also actively engaged in and visible in School and program events and activities. Teaching loads and other duties of Instructional faculty are assigned based on needs determined by the Department Chair, in consultation with the Associate Deans, but typically involve teaching four classes (practicum/internship supervision counts as a class) each in fall and spring semesters, with opportunities for additional teaching during the summer semester for additional compensation.
Applicants should upload a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; teaching evaluations (if available); and the full contact information for at least three academic or professional references.
Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The preferred starting date is August 2021. Select candidates may be asked to present a professional lecture before an audience (similar to teaching a class) as part of the evaluation of candidates.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Earned PhD in Psychology, Human Development and Family Studies, or a closely-related field. Teaching experience is preferred.
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