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Assistant/Associate Professor - Child Mental Health

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To view details of the position and make application, go to http://employment.unl.edu Search for position #F_160168. Click on “Apply to this job.” Complete the application and attach the following documents; 1) letter of application with narrative addressing qualifications for the position; 2) curriculum vita; 3) contact information for three professional references; 4) example of scholarship/portfolio (attach using the other document link); and 5) official transcripts documenting highest degree earned (please have official transcripts sent to Child Mental Health, Search Committee Chairs, PO Box, 880235, Lincoln, NE 68588-0235).

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor - Child Mental Health
Department/College/Unit Child Youth & Family Studies UNL-1040
Requisition Number F_160168
Posting Open Date 08/03/2016
Application Review Date:
(To insure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date)
10/10/2016
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work

The incumbent will contribute expertise in the areas of the mental health and socio-emotional development of infants and toddlers from birth through 3 years of age and in how families, other care providers, and early childhood educators can create environments that support psychological and socio-emotional development in young children.The successful candidate will develop a high impact nationally recognized research program in infant/child mental health, teach undergraduate and graduate courses within the department, engage in outreach that has impact within Nebraska, collaborate with others in the department, college and the Buffett Early Childhood Institute, and engage in other activities to share expertise and expand the impact of their work. She/he will bring their research program to scale through external funding. Because child development, learning, and school readiness occur in the context of families, schools, and communities, the scholarship, teaching, and outreach of the faculty member must reflect a family systems and contextual (i.e., informed by ecological systems theory) approach. The incumbent will demonstrate expertise in the current issues of importance in early childhood mental health such as toxic stress, trauma, social-emotional development and self-regulation, culturally competent and family-centered practices, and early childhood mental health consultation systems. She/he will engage in translational research and apply research findings to practice in a way that makes an impact on care and education environments as well as on clinical treatment settings (prevention and intervention) in Nebraska. She/he will contribute to increases in the number and quality of early childhood mental health practitioners in Nebraska and beyond. The faculty member will serve on university, college, and department committees and fulfill other responsibilities contributing to the functioning of the unit. The incumbent will devote 25% effort working with the Buffett Early Childhood Institute, primarily in outreach and translational research.

Qualified candidates should contact: Search Committee Chairs, Paul Springer (pspringer3@unl.edu, 402-472-1656) or Julia Torquati (jtorquati2@unl.edu; 402-472-1674).

Minimum Required Qualifications

• Earned doctorate in a field related to the position description.

• Record of research and scholarship that demonstrates potential for developing a high impact program of research in early childhood mental health.

• Experience teaching in higher education and evidence of teaching excellence.

• Demonstrated ability to identify and promote approaches and behaviors that support children’s development and quality in early childhood education environments.

Preferred Qualifications

• Three or more years of experience in rank at Assistant or Associate Professor, or equivalent.

• Record of grant applications and funding.

• Experience working and/or conducting research with diverse populations.

• Experience in translational research.

• Experience in designing and delivering outreach programming.

• Licensed or license-eligible to practice mental health care in the State of Nebraska.

• Experience designing, conducting, or evaluating early intervention and/or prevention programs.

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Posted Salary
How to Apply

To view details of the position and make application, go to http://employment.unl.edu Search for position #F_160168. Click on “Apply to this job.” Complete the application and attach the following documents; 1) letter of application with narrative addressing qualifications for the position; 2) curriculum vita; 3) contact information for three professional references; 4) example of scholarship/portfolio (attach using the other document link); and 5) official transcripts documenting highest degree earned (please have official transcripts sent to Child Mental Health, Search Committee Chairs, PO Box, 880235, Lincoln, NE 68588-0235).

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact

Search Committee Co-Chairs

Paul Springer
pspringer3@unl.edu
402-472-1656

Julia Torquati
jtorquati2@unl.edu
402-472-1674

Job Category
Job Category (old) Faculty Tenure/Tenure Leading
Job Type 9 Month
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? No
If Temporary, indicate end date
Planned Hire Date August 2017
Appointment End Date

Supplemental Questions

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References
  4. Other Document
Optional Documents