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Please see Special Instructions for more details.Applicants should submit an online application to http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/112004 with a letter of application, a current CV, and a list of referees. Screening and review of applications will begin February 6, 2017 and will be ongoing until the position is filled. The position will be available as early as July 1, 2017.
|Position Type||Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)|
|Department||FPG Child Development Inst-631200|
|Appointment Type||EHRA Non-Faculty|
|Position Posting Category||Research Professionals|
|Full Time/Part Time?||Full-Time Permanent|
|Hours per Week||40|
|Posting Open Date||12/21/2016|
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
|Proposed Start Date||07/01/2017|
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a nationally prominent scholar and visionary leader to be the director of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG). FPG is an interdisciplinary institute dedicated to improving the lives of young children and youth through the study of their families, childcare, and schools. The Director has responsibilities for promoting and overseeing research, professional development, technical assistance, implementation science, and grant-development activities.
FPG (http://fpg.unc.edu), founded in 1966, conducts research to make a difference in children’s lives, support families, and inform public policy. Today, it is one of the nation’s oldest and largest multidisciplinary centers devoted to advancing knowledge and enhancing lives of children and youth and their families. It has long been known as one of best places in the country for the training of doctoral and post-doctoral students interested in applied quantitative and qualitative research related to children, families, and schools.
About 300 researchers, implementation and technical assistance specialists, faculty fellows, staff, and students work on more than 69 projects related to developmental disabilities; early care and education; physical and social health; professional development, technical assistance, and implementation science; public policy and evaluation, with a focus on racial, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, and socioeconomic diversity.
Doctoral degree in Child Development, Early Intervention, Psychology, Special Education or related discipline.
|Qualifications and Experience||
The Director will have a faculty appointment in an appropriate academic department at UNC Chapel Hill. He or she should have previous administrative experience and exhibit the breadth of intellect, imagination, and communications skill necessary to articulate a compelling vision for the Institute and its goals. He or she also will demonstrate a record of excellence in research, a commitment to fostering inter-disciplinary research, policy experience affecting children and families, an ability to work with external boards and constituents to develop new sources of support, knowledge of national trends in research funding, an understanding of the role of outreach and technical assistance in a large, interdisciplinary institute, and a commitment to increasing cultural diversity among investigators and students. The University and FPG are strongly committed to the goal of increasing our faculty diversity; therefore, qualified women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
|Equal Opportunity Employer||
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Applicants should submit an online application to http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/112004 with a letter of application, a current CV, and a list of referees. Screening and review of applications will begin February 6, 2017 and will be ongoing until the position is filled. The position will be available as early as July 1, 2017.
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|Department Contact Name and Title||Dr. Lynne Vernon-Feagans|
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