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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 ...

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HELP Faculty Job Posting: Assistant Professor (Grant-Tenure Track) – Developmental Trajectories

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 be focused in one of HELP’s core research areas: developmental trajectories.  The successful candidate will take the lead in realizing the research potential of HELP’s immense population level data holdings that include ten years of school readiness data that is now linkable to data from the Kindergarten to Grade 12 system. The candidate will also incorporate data from the Middle Years Development Instrument a new tool (created at UBC) which monitors the social and emotional development of children in Grade 4.  The potential for deepening the understanding of the trajectories of children’s development and the relationships to school and future success with this data is great.

The candidate will also:
- Analyze statistically significant differences in the Early Development Instrument over time;
- Develop ...

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