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Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017 11:48 PM

The Child, Youth, and Family Studies program in Portland State University's School of Social Work invites applications for one non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Practice. Our program seeks applicants to coordinate the CYFS practicum program and teach practicum seminars (roughly .66 FTE); teach additional courses (roughly .33 FTE) in the CYFS program (selected courses may include Families, Stress, and Change; Families in Lifecourse Perspective; Professional Self sequence; and others as required); and teach interdisciplinary general education related to children, youth, and families. Various assignments for non-tenure track instructional and research faculty may include direct instruction, supporting scholarly activities, and service to the University, community, and profession. We seek applicants who have professional experience with children, youth, and families; are skilled at cross-agency collaboration; and whose work has actively engaged racial equity and social justice. This is a 9-month 1.00 FTE appointment, scheduled to begin January, 2018 with summer funding available for teaching summer session. We primarily seek applicants who have expertise in critical theory or epistemologies, experiential or emancipatory pedagogies, writing instruction, and related aspects of the Child, Youth, and Family Studies curriculum (including courses in family of origin and bias recognition, social justice and anti-oppression work including activism, family theory, stress and coping, and related courses). CFLE credentialing is desired. Ideal candidates will also provide evidence of their experience working effectively around issues of social justice, diversity, racial equity, and inclusion, with demonstrated capacity to meet the needs of underrepresented students and other marginalized groups through their: - Knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to racial equity and critical/anti-oppression frameworks; - Demonstrated instructional experience with marginalized communities that are historically underrepresented in higher education, including: Native American, African American, Latinx, and first generation college students, LGBT and queer students, and students with disabilities. - Emphasis on family policy and macro/structural concerns affecting families; and issues facing communities of color and other marginalized groups. The Child, Youth, and Family Studies (CYFS) Program offers a minor and an undergraduate major approved by National Council on Family Relations (NCFR), which provides an internationally recognized certification for family life education professions, Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). Offering either a BA or BS degree, the CYFS major blends professional preparation and critical liberal arts education and prepares students for a broad range of educational or social services careers working with children, youth, and families. The CYFS Program emphasizes integrating theory and research and rooted in a commitment to social justice and racial equity. Students complete two practica in community/field sites (such as schools, community-based agencies, etc.), for a total of 300 hours, as well as a series of rigorous professional documentation classes, where they demonstrate their achievement of the program learning outcomes. Candidates should apply online atA' Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution that welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity. Our university community values campus diversity and we encourage members of historically under-represented groups to apply. . Keywords: Assistant Professor, Location: Portland, OR - 97201


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