Faculty Cluster Hire on Child Maltreatment

The Pennsylvania State University announces six (6) tenure line positions focused on child maltreatment as part of the University's Child Maltreatment Solutions Network. This cluster hire builds on our faculty’s long tradition of excellence in the area of children, youth and families.  New faculty members will work actively to build a powerful inter-disciplinary community of scholars and practitioners focused on understanding the causes and consequences of child maltreatment and designing, implementing, evaluating, and disseminating novel, evidence-based approaches to prevention, detection, intervention and treatment for children at risk. Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately, and will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled. Applicants are encouraged to review all six positions and consider applying to all that are of interest.  Please apply online (http://www.psu.jobs/Search/Opportunities.html), with reference to the job code numbers listed below.

Department of Biobehavioral Health  (College of Health and Human Development)
The department announces one open rank tenure-track faculty position for a colleague with a program of research focused on the physiological sequelae of child/adolescent maltreatment with a special focus on physiological processes and health consequences in individuals exposed to early maltreatment. Of particular interest are innovative methodologies for assessing neural and/or other physiological processes associated with child maltreatment and translational applications. For inquiries about this position, please contact Sonia Cavigelli, sac34@psu.edu, or Pat Koch, p3k@psu.edu.
Job Code: #53412 

Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education (College of Education)
The department invites applications for one open rank tenure-track faculty position for a colleague with research interests including, the influence of child maltreatment on academic learning outcomes; school-based prevention efforts designed to prevent or mitigate the effects of child maltreatment; or efforts to engage school-based personnel to screen, detect, or intervene effectively to signs of child maltreatment in school settings. For inquiries about this position, contact Kathleen J. Bieschke, Department Head and Search Chair, kxb11@psu.edu.
Job Code: #53871

Department of Human Development and Family Studies (College of Health and Human Development)
The department invites applications for one open rank tenure-track faculty member whose research focuses on the development, implementation, and evaluation of intervention and prevention programs aimed at reducing the risk and prevalence of child abuse and neglect. Applicants conducting research with direct implications for program development should also apply. For more information contact Anthony D’Augelli, ard@psu.edu.  
Job Code: #53468

Department of Psychology (College of the Liberal Arts)
The department announces two (2) open rank tenure line faculty positions.   For one position, the department seeks a colleague whose research focuses on the dynamics of child maltreatment from a biobehavioral perspective, particularly from a developmental psychopathology perspective.  Possible areas of research include the impact of trauma exposure on child, adolescent, or later adult neurobiological, physiological, social-emotional, or cognitive functioning.  Also of interest is research on the contexts of maltreatment, including child and parenting factors, family dynamics, or community risks associated with the perpetration of maltreatment and/or affecting the impact of trauma exposure. For the second position, the department seeks a colleague engaged in translational research on preventive or therapeutic interventions for children, parents, and/or adults affected by child maltreatment. Possible areas of research include parent- or family-focused interventions designed to treat or prevent maltreatment, or trauma-focused treatments designed to address and diminish the consequences of being a victim of child maltreatment. Also of interest is research designed to improve the use of evidence-based intervention strategies by service agencies, or to explore innovations in intervention approaches and delivery strategies. For more information, contact Karen Bierman, kb2@psu.edu.
Job Code #52698  

Department of Sociology and Criminology (College of the Liberal Arts)  
The department invites applications for an open rank tenure line faculty position for a colleague with expertise in the sociological and/or criminological aspects of child maltreatment and experience engaging with an interdisciplinary audience concerned with child maltreatment. In addition to criminology, relevant specialty areas include family, children and youth, child welfare, life course studies, and social movements.  For more information contact Wayne Osgood, wosgood@psu.edu.
Job Code: #52989 

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