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Teaching Assistant Professor for Family Social Science

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job ID344007
LocationTwin Cities
Job FamilyAcademic
Full/Part TimeFull-Time
Job Code9403T
Employee ClassInstr Fac/TC and Coord Cmp
About the Job

The Department of Family Social Science in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota seeks to fill an Assistant Teaching Professor position whose work focuses on understanding and supporting diverse families as they move through their parenting journey. The person in this role will contribute to the department through teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels while enhancing leadership within our unique program in parenting/family life education.

Minnesota has a diverse population, and Family Social Science is committed to scholarship, teaching, and engagement with and for minoritized communities and families (e.g., specific ethnic groups, recent immigrants and refugees, and/or people in rural environments). CEHD's strategic plan includes a vision for authentically including anti-racism and equity in our teaching and research priorities. This position will add breadth and depth to the existing departmental strengths in family relationship development while addressing state-wide needs for parent and family life educators.

This is a 9-month, annually renewable, full-time appointment housed on the St. Paul Campus with a target start date of August 2022.Please note we will not start reviewing applications until December 1, 2021

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to Masters of Education and Undergraduate programs through teaching (6-8 courses/year) and mentoring students
  • Contribute to the Parent and Family Education program through service, leadership, research, and curricular and program development.
  • Additional responsibilities include providing service within professional organizations and on committees within the Department, College, and the University.
  • Be a leader and mentor in the department regarding high quality face-to-face and on-line instruction.

    Required Qualifications:
    • Doctoral-level degree in Family Studies, Human Development and Family Studies, Family Education or closely related field by date of hire.
    • Demonstrated understanding of the ecosystemic relationships between families and their contexts including schools and communities.
    • Demonstrated commitment to inclusivity and anti-racist educational practices.
    • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and pedagogy including on-line teaching modalities
    • Ability to teach and mentor diverse students including immigrant and refugee students, BIPOC students, students with disabilities, and first generation college students.
      Preferred Qualifications:
      • Evidence of scholarship and/or research related to diverse families systems, parent-child relationships, and/ or families in schools and communities.
      • Experience working with diverse and underrepresented students, families and/or communities.
      • Interest in drawing attention to and expanding on the relevance of parent and family life education in a evolving world
        About the Department

        The Department of Family Social Science is a multidisciplinary department in which faculty and students use the knowledge and methods of the social sciences to examine the family as a system as it interacts with the environment. Through the activities of teaching, discovery, and engagement, faculty and students address a wide range of social and economic issues affecting families locally, nationally, and globally. The ultimate goal of this work is to enhance the lives of individuals and families. Work is organized around four departmental themes: families and economic well-being, families and health, families and diversity, and relationships and development across the lifespan. The department offers both undergraduate and graduate (masters and Ph. D.) degrees. Please visit our website at .
        About the College

        The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), the third largest college and the University, contributes to a just and sustainable future through engagement with the local and global communities to enhance human learning and development at all stages of the life span. We know diversity is necessary to do our best work and foster our humanity. That's why the CEHD community is collectively dedicated to cultivating an inclusive and equitable environment, embracing and celebrating all identities of our students, staff, and faculty. These values are also a moral imperative requiring continuous proactive measures and a firm stance against prejudice, discrimination, and systemic injustice.
        How To Apply

        Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.This position requires that you attach the following documents as PDFs: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) names and contact information of three references, 4) a teaching philosophy which includes prior or proposed contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion and a statement of teaching interests. This position will remain open until filled.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

        The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.
        Employment Requirements

        Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.
        About the U of M

        The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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