Four faculty positions available within CEHD

The College of Education and Human Development is seeking candidates for four faculty positions. Applicants should have an earned doctorate.  Active externally-funded research is highly desirable.

  • DCTE Faculty Scholar in Literacy
  • Literacy with a Focus on English Language Learners
  • Program Evaluation of Human Services, with joint appointment in Delaware Education Research & Development Center
  • Positive Youth Development and Human Services

These are tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant or associate professor level. Responsibilities will include:

  • teaching undergraduate and graduate courses
  • conducting externally-funded research in collaboration with other faculty in the College, on topics of national importance
  • advising graduate students

DCTE Faculty Scholar in Literacy

This will be a tenure-track faculty position at the advanced assistant or beginning associate level. The successful applicant will be housed in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies or School of Education, depending on teaching and research interests. Expertise should center on reading and writing research and theory, and a strong, focused research program that has earned national attention and begun to be funded by federal agencies. Potential areas of research interest include early literacy and language development, reading or writing acquisition, assessment and intervention for struggling learners, and English Language Learners.

The individual will hold the DCTE Faculty Scholar in Literacy appointment for five years during which time the Faculty Scholar will receive additional support for research as well as two-months summer salary. Continuing employment as a tenured faculty member is anticipated. Position begins September 2013.

Literacy with a Focus on English Language Learners

We seek an Assistant/Associate Professor in the area of Literacy with a focus on English Language Learners. Applicants should have an earned doctorate in education or a related field with a focus on literacy and ELL students, and should be well informed about evidence-based instructional practices for these students, including practices that minimize the risks for literacy-related problems. The successful applicant will provide programmatic leadership for our MA program in TESL and infuse our Elementary Teacher Education program with competencies for teaching ELL students. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, faculty will engage in a nationally visible program of research; participate in service activities designed to advance the mission of the University; and supervise graduate students in MA and PhD programs. Position begins September 2013.

Application evaluations will begin: 12/15/12.

Program Evaluation, Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS), with Joint appointment in the Delaware Education Research & Development Center, (DERDC).

An Assistant/Associate professor is desired with specialization in the evaluation of human services for children, youth, and their families, school-based preventive interventions, and/or nonprofit programming. Externally funded multidisciplinary program evaluation research will be carried out in collaboration with the Delaware Education Research and Development Center (DERDC). The  fiscal-year faculty member will also teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to program development and evaluation, and applied research methods in community settings. Successful grant writing, both state and federal, is expected. Position begins July 1, 2013.

Submission deadline: 12/5/12. 


Positive Youth Development and Human Services, Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS)

Candidates for this Assistant Professor position should have an earned doctorate in life span development, human development and family studies, applied developmental psychology, community psychology, social work, or related fields. An active, ongoing program of applied research or translational research in community and/ or educational settings is desired. Successful applicants will demonstrate success or strong potential in attracting external funding for their research, and exhibit a record of published scholarship and experience in university teaching. Expertise and accomplishments in any of the following areas will be considered: positive youth development, youth at risk, and prevention programming with youth and their families. Experience working in an interdisciplinary environment is preferred. Position begins September 2013.

Submission deadline: 12/5/12.

About Us

Founded as a small private academy in 1743, the University of Delaware is a publicly-supported, privately-governed institution. It received its charter from the State of Delaware in 1833 and was designated one of the nation’s historic Land Grant colleges in 1867. Today, UD is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, and Space Grant institution and is also classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with very high research activity—a designation accorded to less than three percent of U.S. colleges and universities.

The College of Education and Human Development is one of seven colleges at the University. It consists of two departments (Human Development and Family Studies and the School of Education) and offers degree programs at the bachelor, master’s and doctoral levels. The College also houses four centers and three children’s programs.

Under the leadership of the new dean, Dr. Lynn Okagaki, the College has prepared a new strategic plan with a Vision that our faculty and staff will lead, inspire and engage our students, the citizens of Delaware, the nation, and the world in solving critical educational and social problems, and in promoting learning and development in all children and families.

The University and the College are committed to creating an educational community that is intellectually, ethnically, culturally, and socially diverse enriched by the contributions and full participation of persons from many different backgrounds.

The UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.