Clinical Assistant Professor, Human Development - Washington State University in Vancouver Washington

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Washington State University

Vancouver, Washington

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Department of Human Development seeks a Ph.D.-level clinical faculty member with an applied lifespan perspective who combines exceptional teaching skills with the capacity for providing student support. The successful candidate will deliver high quality courses in the undergraduate program, participate in academic advising, and provide leadership for student-focused initiatives.

Human Development is a multidisciplinary department devoted to understanding the nature of human development across the lifespan. Through our teaching, research, and outreach programs, we promote the healthy development of children, adults, and their families in the state of Washington and throughout the nation.

Human development is the study of how children, youth, adults, and families develop, change, and face challenges throughout the life span (childhood, adolescence, adulthood). A degree in human development prepares for a successful career in a variety of human services and/or educational settings.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses, advise undergraduate students, and participate in appropriate service activities expected of faculty at Washington State University.

Required Qualifications

Completed Ph.D. in human sciences such as Human Development and Family Sciences, Social Sciences, Psychology, or Social Work with an emphasis in life-span development.

At least one year of instruction in higher education

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated ability to provide high quality instruction to undergraduate students

Demonstrated applied expertise in one or more of the following content areas: (1) Program evaluation, implementation, early childhood education, and/or family policy; (2) Lifespan perspective including one or more of the following developmental periods: Early and/or Middle Childhood, Adolescence, or Adulthood; and (3) Issues related to social disparities/justice issues related to race/ethnicity, ability, class, gender, sexual orientation, and other dimensions of difference.

Ability to support the campus strategic goal of advancing diversity.

Evidence of effective oral and written communication skills.

Evidence of academic advising or other student support initiatives.

Monthly Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Additional Information

The Department of Human Development (HD) at WSU offers a B.A. program in Human Development at campuses in Pullman and Vancouver, and through the Global Campus. Undergraduate students can choose an emphasis in Early Childhood Education, Adolescence, Family Studies, or Gerontology. We are committed to preparing students for success. Each undergraduate student in the HD program completes an internship or practicum experience that gives them a competitive edge when pursuing careers in education, human resources, family services, or other social services. Students interested in pursuing an advanced human development degree can earn an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Prevention Science at the Pullman, Spokane, and Vancouver campuses. The program is the first of its kind in the nation and brings together faculty from human development, health communication, educational psychology, community nursing, psychology, kinesiology, sociology and WSU Extension. As part of Project Healthy Campus—a Pullman initiative to integrate and evaluate health promotion programs for students—full-time Ph.D. students in Prevention Science are funded as teaching, research, or graduate assistants. Human Development faculty work closely with WSU Extension faculty across the state on a range of integrated research-extension projects involving children and their families, including obesity prevention, parenting education, media literacy, and equine-assisted child development.

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Research Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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