Monday, November 1, 2010

Job (Virginia)

Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary and Integrative Studies With a Focus on Childhood and Youth (Tenure-Track)
George Mason University
October 28, 2010
Application Deadline:
December 1, 2010

Employment Level:
Full Time
$51,000 to $55,000 USD

George Mason UniversityAssistant Professor of Interdisciplinary and Integrative Studies With a Focus on Childhood and Youth (Tenure-Track)The George Mason University, New Century College (NCC) on the Fairfax campus is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2011.The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses related to theory and practice in the area of childhood and youth studies using an integrative/interdisciplinary approach; and for teaching in Cornerstones, NCC's First-Year Program.This position is part of a larger, collaborative teaching and learning environment with pedagogies that support an integrative studies curriculum and degree program.Competitive candidates for this position should be able to do the following:- Engage students in educational experiences related to the study of children and youth;- Design and teach courses that foster innovative teaching and learning in elementary and secondary environments;- Build programs that encourage student involvement in schools and other community-centered programs;- Incorporate experiential learning and field experiences into courses (e.g., service-learning, internships and study abroad); and- Develop and teach courses that contribute to NCC's education concentrations and minor in childhood studies.Salary Range:$51,000-$55,000, with the possibility of summer teaching opportunities.Qualifications:An earned terminal degree in a social science or education-related discipline, or other relevant area is required; as is evidence of undergraduate teaching experience. In addition, the ideal candidate will adhere to a scholar-practitioner model, demonstrating understanding of children and youth in various contexts. We are especially interested in candidates who have experience working in schools, community agencies and/or other youth-centered organizations. Competitive candidates should also have a strong research agenda and be able to demonstrate interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning principles in the classroom. Those who have secured external funding for research/program development and who maintain an active research agenda will be highly considered.Application:For full consideration, apply for position number F7384z at; complete the faculty application; and upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and a teaching philosophy statement. Please mail a statement of research goals, a transcript and three letters of reference to: Sue Woodfine, Childhood and Youth Studies Search Committee, New Century College, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, MSN 5D3, Fairfax, VA 22030. Application deadline is December 1, 2010.New Century College is a nationally prominent division of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Information about the college can be found at George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields including interdisciplinary research and education. Enrollment is 32,000, with students studying in over 150 degree programs. George Mason University is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates with diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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