HELP Faculty Job Posting: Assistant Professor (Grant-Tenure Track) – International Child Development

The Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), a research institute in the College for Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of British Columbia, invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor (Grant-tenure track).

The position is for initially a term of three years and if renewal is granted, for two additional years.  Renewal is dependent on funding and performance. The position is expected to begin on July 1, 2012.

Job Summary
The position is grant-funded. This position will provide leadership to HELP’s international child development and child rights monitoring program.  The individual in this position will be responsible for managing project teams to implement and monitor the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in countries around the world.  The work will enhance HELP’s existing work in partnership with the World Health Organization, the United Nations and UNICEF.  The child rights monitoring pilot project has been completed in Tanzania and is now underway in Chile and in Canada.  The proposed HELP faculty will research and publish on the learnings from this project and its implication for all countries.  More broadly, the faculty will focus on deepening the understanding of the influences international on children’s development.  This work was initiated through HELP’s designation as the early child development knowledge hub for the WHO Commission on the Social Determinants of Health.

The successful candidate for this position will also be central to introducing the Early Development Instrument (EDI) internationally to countries such as China.  The individual will oversee all aspects of the implementation of the EDI including establishing the scope of the initiative, as well as forging a productive working relationship with schools, community and government leaders in each country where the EDI will be implemented.

This position will be a joint appointment in the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), College for Interdisciplinary Studies and the Faculty of Land and Food Systems (Food, Nutrition & Health Program).  . Depending on the individual’s background and expertise, there will be teaching opportunities in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems (Food, Nutrition & Health Program) and the School of Population and Public Health related to the theme of international child health and development.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants must have completed a PhD in a relevant field and have experience in working in an international setting, related to child development.  The candidate will be well versed with working with and leading international organizations on a variety of projects.  As well, the successful candidate will have completed a post-doctoral fellowship related to early child development and be eligible for a joint appointment with another faulty.

Applicants must be and have a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level and supervision of undergraduate and graduate students; a proven record of excellence in teaching.  Applicants must be a successful teacher capable of providing instruction at the various levels in his or her discipline.

How to Apply
Applications must include curriculum vitae, at least three reference letters, evidence of teaching effectiveness, evidence of completion of academic qualifications and a statement of research and teaching interest.  Please indicate your legal status to work in Canada.

The deadline for applications is December 31, 2011.

Please send the requested materials by email to:

ATTN: Assistant Professor – International Child Development Search (HELP)
Cheryl Rubuliak, Human Resources & Administration Manager
Human Early Learning Partnership, University of British Columbia
Suite 440 – 2206 East Mall,  Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z3

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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