Summary of Duties: THE OPPORTUNITY: The Department of Human Development within the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) at Washington State University seeks a Ph.D.-level non-tenure track 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 Human Development 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 and communities, in the state of Washington and throughout the nation and internationally.
Human development is the study of how children, youth, adults, and families develop, change, and face challenges throughout the life span (childhood, adolescence, adulthood, elderhood). A degree in human development prepares students for a successful career in a variety of human services, educational, and interdisciplinary settings.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses (generally three courses per semester), advise undergraduate students, and participate in appropriate service activities expected of faculty at Washington State University.
THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: 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. We are committed to preparing students for success. All undergraduate students in the HD program complete 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 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. HD 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, equine-assisted child development, social justice, families in rural settings, development of healthy emotional and physiological regulation, child welfare system, youth who experience foster care, healthy aging, family gerontology, elder abuse, decision making in birth and birth care, sexuality, substance abuse, and more.
THE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL, HUMAN, AND NATURAL RESOURCE SCIENCES: The College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) at Washington State University is an expansive and diverse college that includes 12 academic departments and schools and three extension units distributed across the state, 13 subject matter centers, and one tribal and 39 county extension offices. CAHNRS fosters disciplines that serve at the interface of scientific discovery and its application to the advancement of society and improvement of the human experience. Our mission is to provide global leadership in discovering, accessing, and disseminating knowledge that contributes to producing a safe, abundant food and fiber supply; promotes the well-being of individuals, families, and communities; enhances sustainability of agricultural and economic systems; and promotes stewardship of natural resources and ecological systems. In all dimensions of our mission, we strive to embody the signature World Class. Face to Face. motto of Washington State University. CAHNRS personnel embrace the opportunity to fulfill the university's land-grant mission by making groundbreaking research discoveries, by utilizing innovative approaches to teaching and learning, and by delivering relevant, progressive extension programs that synergistically generate outcomes that enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Washington State, as well as for people around the globe.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY: Founded in 1890, Washington State University is a comprehensive land-grant university with teaching, research, and extension missions, and one of two research universities in Washington State. WSU is organized into ten academic colleges, the Honors College, and the Graduate School. It has an enrollment of more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on four campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver) with approximately 20,000 students located on the main campus in Pullman, WA. WSU ranks among the top 60 public research universities and is a Carnegie I, Doctoral/Research Extensive University. WSU strongly values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students and seeks to ensure a welcoming community for all.
VANCOUVER CAMPUS: WSU Vancouver is an inclusive, innovative, non-residential research university dedicated to offering premier undergraduate and graduate educational and research experiences. Situated on 351 scenic acres, WSU Vancouver is in the homeland of the Chinookan and Taidnapam peoples and the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. WSU Vancouver is located in Vancouver, WA in the southwest region of Washington State. A part of the Portland, OR metro area, Vancouver offers a wealth of cultural and recreational interests including visual and performing arts, identity-specific community events, professional sports teams, and farmers' markets and nature trails. With a population of approximately 300,000, the Greater Vancouver Area has been experiencing significant growth, from increasing diversity across social identities to expansion of the downtown waterfront community. Access to a number of nearby attractions is facilitated by Vancouver's central location. The Oregon coast, Cascade mountain range, and Seattle are within 2.5 hours of Vancouver by car. It is a short flight from Portland International Airport (PDX) to other nearby major cities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Reno, and Vancouver, BC.
WSU Vancouver is one of four campuses that comprise Washington State University, Washington's land-grant university and a Tier 1 research institution. As the second largest campus in the WSU system and the only public four-year educational institution in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver is an equity-minded campus that enjoys extraordinary community support and is committed to developing areas of academic and research excellence that fulfill regional needs. The campus currently offers 22 bachelor's degrees, 9 master's degrees, and 3 doctoral degrees with more than 100 tenure line faculty. A personal atmosphere, relatively small classes, and interaction with world-class faculty attract 3,500 students.
Required Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. in Human Development or an allied field such as Family Sciences, Social Sciences, Psychology, or Social Work, with an emphasis in life-span human development. Earned degree by date of hire (August 16th, 2020) or agreed-upon date within the three-year term. At least one year of instruction in higher education. Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to diversity and issues of just, equitable, and inclusive education.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.