Professor by special appointment in Child Development
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences - Child Development and Education Department
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The professor by special appointment will join the Childhood education and family support group. This group's research and teaching programme focuses on the study of interactions between personal and environmental factors and the role of these interactions on the social, emotional and behavioural development of children and adolescents. The group has a particular interest in issues of prevention and intervention in difficult parenting and development situations.
Job descriptionOne of the main tasks of the professor by special appointment will be to conduct academic research focusing on the unique contribution to parenting that fathers make in the social, emotional, cognitive and behavioural development of children and adolescents. The professor will also be expected to secure research grants from indirect government funding sources (e.g. NWO, ZonMw).
The professor by special appointment will also teach subjects relating to the relevant area of research within the Bachelor's and Master's programmes in Pedagogical Sciences and the Research Master in Child Development and Education (in close consultation with other department professors). The teaching role also includes the supervision of BA and MA theses in this field.
Finally, the professor by special appointment will also be expected to make an active contribution to the public debate on the emancipation of fathers, and to provide research-based advice on the issue of 'father-inclusive policy' to civil-society organisations and government authorities.
RequirementsThe professor by special appointment is expected to have the following credentials:
- excellent research credentials, evidenced by an academic thesis and publications in leading international academic journals;
- wide-ranging and demonstrable expertise in the research areas defined above;
- outstanding teaching credentials and broad experience in teaching and coordinating teaching (individual supervision, as well as lectures and tutorials) at university level;
- an ability to generate indirectly-funded research, demonstrated by research grants previously secured at the level of training research assistants (AIOs) and/or postdocs;
- good organisational and administrative skills;
- good personal, communication and networking skills;
- the candidate must be able to contribute with authority to, and have had experience in the participation of, educational and political debates relating to the issues of involved fatherhood and shared parenthood.
Further informationFor further details of the job description and work involved, please contact the chairperson of the department of Child development and Education:
AppointmentThe five-year appointment (0.2 FTE) will be with the Father Knowledge Centre (Vader Kennis Centrum). It will be based in the Child Development and Education department (programme group Childhood education and Family Support) of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
This special appointment is made possible with support from the Bernard van Leer Foundation and the Vader Kennis Centrum.
Job applicationYou should send your letter of application, including a detailed curriculum vitae before 29 September 2013 to UvA/FMG, Child Development and Education Department, Ms W.A. Torensma, PO Box 94208, 1090 GE Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Please quote vacancy number 13-264 in the subject-line. Applications may also be sent by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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