University of California, Davis Two Assistant Professor Positions in Human Development

University of California, Davis

Two Assistant Professor Positions in Human Development

 

1.    Physiology, Ecology, and Development

 

The Department of Human Ecology at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a tenure- track academic-year (9 months) faculty appointment, at the Assistant Professor level, with expertise in human development and physiology. The successful candidate will have an active program of research and demonstrate experience and excellence in endophenotypic biological processes that play a role in mediating the effects of environmental influences on human health and development within any portion of the lifespan. Physiological systems of inquiry might include stress physiology (oxidative, or neuroendocrine), immune system activation, or central nervous system functioning. We are especially interested in candidates who study the influence of cultural, social, economic, familial or physical environments on development. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in child or adult development, will be a member of the Ph.D. program in Human Development, and will be expected to contribute to California’s Agricultural Experiment Station mission to conduct applied research and outreach.

 

Candidates must hold an earned doctoral or equivalent degree in Human Development, Psychology, Education, or other related field and have a strong record of relevant research.

 

Candidates should begin the application process by registering online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00673. Applicants should submit the following information online: a statement of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, three samples of scholarly work, and the names and addresses of at least four references. Optional material: Statement of Contributions of Diversity. The position will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2015. For more information please contact Dr. Jay Belsky, Search Committee Chair, at jbelksy@ucdavis.edu.

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. 

 

 

Socioeconomic Disadvantage and Development

 

The Department of Human Ecology at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a tenure-track academic-year (9 months) faculty appointment, at the Assistant Professor level, with expertise in the intersection of biobehavioral development and poverty and economic disadvantage.  The successful candidate will have an active program of research in the ways in which biological predispositions and processes combine with diverse economic and social environments to promote and/or impede individual health and development across the lifespan. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research examines: how economic disadvantage and related family stress processes combine with genotype to affect development; how genotypic expression is altered under conditions of economic hardship at any/all stages of development; the implications of poverty for markers of allostatic load, stress physiology, or immune functioning; the neurological implications of economic hardship; or how these biological markers serve as risk/resilience/susceptibility factors for developmental outcomes. A person with research and teaching focused on this topic will complement the existing faculty in the HDFS program.

 

The individual who is selected for this position will participate in developing collaborative research projects with faculty in the Department of Human Ecology. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in life stage development and/or context or domain specific processes, will be a member of the Ph.D. program in Human Development, and will be expected to contribute to the applied research and outreach mission of California’s Agricultural Experiment Station. The candidate will be eligible to become a faculty affiliate with the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research (http://poverty.ucdavis.edu).

 

Candidates must hold an earned doctoral or equivalent degree in Human Development, Psychology, Sociology, Education, or other related field and have a strong record of relevant research.

 

Candidates should begin the application process by registering online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00674. Applicants should submit the following information online:  a statement of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, three samples of scholarly work, and the names and addresses of at least four references. Optional material: Statement of Contributions of Diversity.  

 

The position will remain open until filled.  To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2015.  For more information, contact Dr. Katherine J. Conger, Search Committee Chair, Department of Human Ecology,kjconger@ucdavis.edu.

 

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community.  We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.