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College of Education and Human Development Nutrition, Health, and Family Extension – University of Missouri
In coordination with the Nutrition, Health, and Family unit of the University of Missouri Office of Extension and Engagement, the Department of Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) at the University of Missouri seeks applicants for two Faculty/State Extension Specialist positions in HDFS at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (with tenure). These are 12-month tenure track positions between HDFS and MU Extension with the primary appointment being in HDFS. The faculty reports to the HDFS Department Chair with secondary supervision from the Director of the Missouri Nutrition, Health, and Family Extension. The successful candidate will have a doctorate in Human Development and Family Science or a related field, a reputation for excellence in scholarship and engagement, track record of external funding commensurate with rank, recent publications in top-tier journals, and scholarly emphasis and Extension experience in one or more of the following areas: 1) Early Childhood and Early Care Education and Workforce Development; and 2) Strengthening Families across the Lifespan including Aging, Caregiving, and Kinship Systems.
The State Extension Specialist will oversee a rigorous program of research; develop, implement, and evaluate Extension educational programs; and support regional Extension specialists. The faculty will also be responsible for building collaborations between Extension, HDFS, and the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) to develop programs and resources and to seek external funding. The faculty will teach two courses per year in HDFS in a related area. These may be associated with our HDFS Undergraduate majors, the on-campus doctoral program, or with the GP-IDEA MA (Master of Arts) programs in Youth Development and Family and Community Services. The faculty will also complete service for HDFS and MU Extension.
HDFS at the University of Missouri is committed to hiring faculty with demonstrated experience in research in historically underrepresented and underserved communities. We are particularly interested in candidates who have strong quantitative research and program evaluation skills and whose research and outreach complements the growing translational multidisciplinary teams at Mizzou; areas include social determinants of health, health disparities, intervention, and prevention pathways to resiliency, and/or strengthening individual health and family well-being.
Successful applicants will demonstrate scholarly activity consistent with the University’s status as an AAU member and a “Very High” Research Productive institution. Faculty will maintain an active and vibrant program of research and engagement, secure external funding to support such efforts, and support the department through teaching and service.
LEADERSHIP RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
The faculty reports to the Department Chair in the Department of Human Development and Family Science with secondary supervision from the Director of the Nutrition, Health, and Family Extension.
HOW TO APPLY
Upload application materials including a cover letter describing research/ scholarly interests and qualifications, diversity statement, teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, two reprints or preprints of recent manuscripts, and names and contact information for three references (no reference letters are required at this time) to: http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/. Questions about the online application system are best directed to MU Human Resources at (573) 882-7976. Questions about the position should be addressed to the search committee co-chairs:
Kale Monk (email@example.com) and Kristin Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The start date is negotiable with preference for start date of July 1, 2023. Salary is commensurate with experience, and the position includes ongoing supplemental monetary support for scholarly activities. Review of applications will begin on March 9, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-884-2577.
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The University of Missouri, also known as Mizzou and MU, is the Flagship University of the four-campus University of Missouri system. It is the state’s land-grant university and one of the most comprehensive universities in the United States. MU’s broad undergraduate programs and its’ graduate, professional and research programs attract annual enrollment of more than 30,000 students. MU is centrally located in Columbia, MO, which is consistently ranked as one of America’s most livable cities. MU Extension programs are located on all four campuses and in 114 counties and St. Louis city.
The University of Missouri (MU) Office of Extension (EXT) and Engagement’s distinct land-grant mission is to improve lives, communities, and economies by producing relevant, reliable, and responsive educational strategies throughout Missouri. Our dedicated and knowledgeable faculty and staff collaborate with researchers and community leaders to develop and deliver programs that address needs of Missourians including educational attainment; environmental concerns; community, economic, business and workforce development; global food systems; and health systems. For more information about MU Extension and Engagement, please visit http://extension.missouri.edu.
Missouri Extension Nutrition, Health, and Families
MU Extension’s Nutrition, Health and Families unit promotes optimal well-being of individuals, families and communities, with special recognition for the needs of vulnerable populations. Through community-engaged scholarship and outreach, campus-based faculty and regional field specialists deliver evidence-based programs and develop research-informed educational tools and strategies in the areas of Human Development & Family Science and Health & Nutrition. Campus-based state faculty provide support for healthy home environments and family finance educational outreach areas.
The Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) Department. HDFS joined the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) on July 1, 2021, as the sixth and newest department. Faculty in the department conduct research about child, adolescent, and adult development, diversity and multiculturalism, family and relationship science, health, and family functioning. HDFS offers both undergraduate degrees (BA and BS) and graduate degrees (MA, MS, and PHD) programs, and has a significant presence on campus and within the state through its Extension outreach and services. HDFS is home to two large centers: Center for Family Policy and Research (CFPR) and Child Development Laboratory (CDL). The CFPR offers faculty and students opportunities to work on grant-funded research and intervention projects that directly serve children, families, and communities. The CDL provides childcare for children under six years and serves as a teaching and research laboratory for faculty and students. The Department currently has over 4 million in externally funded grants and contracts. The department has had a successful and historic partnership with MU Youth and Family Extension and helps to build upon these relationships for public scholarship.
The city of Columbia, MO. Ranked by the American Institute for Economic Research as one of the nation’s top 10 college towns, Columbia combines small-town comforts, community spirit and a low cost of living with big-city culture, activities, and resources. Our city of about 120,000 people lies midway between Missouri’s largest metro areas: St. Louis and Kansas City. It is home to nationally recognized public schools including two top-ranked high schools and two other colleges and educational centers. It is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues; home to multiple parks and outdoor recreation sites such as Rock Bridge State Park and the MKT Trail; and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals, such as the True/False Film Festival. Come see why Money magazine, Fortune magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Men’s Journal, MSN.com and others have all named Columbia, Missouri one of the best places in the country to live.
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