Assistant Professor of Child Development The Department of Education and Child Development atWhittier College announces a tenure-trackposition at theAssistant Professorlevel in the field of child development to begin fall 2020. We are particularly interested in the following areas: physical development, prenatal to infancy, and/or post-early childhood. The successful candidate is expected to teach 20-credits annually that contribute to both the Child Development major and the liberal arts education program.
We are interested in a collaborative colleague in the following areas:
Candidates should have a Ph.D. (ABD at time of application accepted) in Child Development / Child Psychology or a closely related field with a specialization in physical development and/or prenatal to infancy or middle childhood to adolescent age periods.
Experience or potential and commitment to teaching college students of diverse backgrounds.
Demonstrated evidence of a publication record or potential to publish in child development and/or education journals.
Potential for effective teaching.
Experience with advising and mentoring at the undergraduate level desired.
Ability to teach introductory, advanced, and methods courses in the field of child development, in addition to developing courses in area of specialization.
Candidates who are currently completing a doctoral degree must submit evidence indicating completion of the degree prior to the date of appointment.
Who We Are? Whittier College is located 20 miles southeast of metropolitan Los Angeles. Whittier College is a selective, independent liberal arts college with approximately 1,600 undergraduate students and 150 graduate students. It is a nationally recognized model for diversity and has no racial majority among its student body. With over 60% Students of Color, Whittier is designated as both a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI). Although non-sectarian since the 1930s, the College was founded by the Society of Friends in 1887, and it continues to value its Quaker heritage. With a full-time faculty of 100, the student-faculty ratio is 13:1. It is an AA/EOE employer.
The Department of Education and Child Development has a tradition of preparing highly qualified students. We offer a full 4-year major that focuses on the study of children. Offerings include undergraduate studies in child development, and graduate studies in elementary, secondary, and special education, including several credential programs and Master of Arts degree program.
Applications Applications should include the following: A letter of application, teaching philosophy, research statement, curriculum vita, official or unofficial transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation (sent directly to the department contact). Teaching evaluations and syllabi of undergraduate-level courses are desirable if available. Candidates must submit material electronically to Linda Brennan, Administrative Assistant, Department of Education & Child Development, Whittier College at email@example.com. For questions specific to the position, please contact the chair of the search Nora Obregon at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin January 01, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.
Whittier College is a residential four-year liberal arts institution that prepares students from diverse backgrounds to excel in a complex global society. Through challenging, interactive courses, taught by accomplished professors, students learn to make connections across disciplines, understand cultural perspectives, and integrate learning with practical application. Inspired by a Quaker heritage, the Whittier education equips students to be active citizens and effective communicators who embrace diversity and act with integrity.