Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor in Child Studies

College: College of Social & Applied Human Sciences

Department: Family Relations and Applied Nutrition

Date Posted: March 3, 2022
Deadline: April 11, 2022 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #22-22

Position Description:

The Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph Invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level.

Responsibilities of this position will include:

  • Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, largely within our Child Studies undergraduate major and within our graduate programs;
  • Participating in undergraduate and graduate curriculum development; and
  • Building a vigorous research program with a focus in any area of child studies, including graduate and undergraduate student mentorship and supervision.

Required Qualifications:

  • Completed PhD (or ABD) in education, child development, psychology, social work, sociology, or other family-related/human development-related field;
  • Registered Early Childhood Educator who meets the eligibility criteria for registration with the Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators; and
  • Applied work experience in early years settings.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The ability to teach in the following identified teaching priority area(s): administration of programs for children, observation and assessment, senior seminar in early education and care, social policies for children and families, child development, and practicum courses;
  • Demonstrated strengths in teaching at the undergraduate/graduate level;
  • A demonstrated commitment to accessible and inclusive teaching for all undergraduate and/or graduate students;
  • A strong record of research with professional or post-graduate experience;
  • A clearly articulated plan for an independent research program; and
  • A strong record of advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in teaching, research and/or creative activities.

Department and University Description:

The Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition is housed in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences. It offers a Bachelor of Applied Science undergraduate program with three majors: Applied Human Nutrition, Child Studies, and Family Studies and Human Development. It also offers research-based MSc and PhD programs in the fields of Applied Human Nutrition and Family Relations and Human Development and two accredited professional Masters programs: a Master of Applied Nutrition program, and an MSc in Couple and Family Therapy. The successful candidate will teach largely within our Child Studies undergraduate major and within our graduate programs.

To develop an inclusive and vibrant departmental culture, the Department maintains active committees focused on Indigenization and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. More information and details are available on the University of Guelph’s commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin on April 11, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a teaching dossier, which must include a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness; (4) a statement of research interests, and (5) the names and email addresses of three referees.

Dr. Tricia van Rhijn
Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Email: frandept@uoguelph.ca

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

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