Department of Human Ecology
The School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences invites resumes for a full-time, nine month, tenure track position. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualification.
Responsibilities: Teach professional level undergraduate level courses; advise undergraduate students; coordinate and supervise student field experiences; coordinate on-going curriculum development activities for the program including developing new courses; seek, develop, and maintain positive community relations with relevant child and family development agencies, child and family development centers and other community outreach organizations; develop research agenda particularly as it relates to childhood obesity and child development; serve on departmental and university committees; and seek external funds to support program activities, student scholarship and undergraduate research. Work with other CHDE faculty to enhance productivity and performance of Child and Family Development lab school for CHDE students, and participate in recruitment activities. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Earned doctorate required preferably in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, or Human Development. Master’s degree in one of the above areas is required. College teaching, grant writing, demonstration of scholarly activities, evidence of collaborative work with school practitioners and curriculum development in early childhood education and/or child development is required. Evidence of scholarly outputs and potential to develop a strong research agenda in the area of child development, childhood obesity, family dynamics and its influence on child development and/or the role of child development centers and childcare workers in the fight against obesity is a plus. Certification as a Child Life Specialist and/or Family Life Educator is desirable.
Department: The Department offers a bachelor’s degree in Human Ecology with concentrations in the following areas: Child Development, Dietetics, Family and Consumer Sciences, Nutrition, and Fashion Merchandising. The department participates in the Agricultural Sciences M.S. degree program with emphasis in Food and Nutrition. There are nine full-time faculty members and just over 200 undergraduate students in the department. The main department is located in the Richard A. Henson Center. The Child and Family Development Center, a lab school which supports the Child Development undergraduate program, provides daycare for children ages six weeks through school age.
Location: The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is an 1890 Land-Grant Institution in the University System of Maryland. The campus is located in the town of Princess Anne, 13 miles south of Salisbury. The University is accessible to major Metropolitan areas of Baltimore City and Washington, DC to Northwest and Philadelphia to the North. All are approximately 2 ½ hour’s drive. Ocean City and other resort areas on the Atlantic Ocean are within 30 minutes.
Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required once an offer is made) and have three letters of professional recommendation to the Department of Human Resources, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD 21853-1299. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
UMES is an EEO/AA employer, a drug-free workplace, and enforces a no-smoking policy applicable to all campus buildings. The successful candidate must be able to show acceptable documentation establishing the right to accept employment in the United States of America. Minorities, women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.