Announcement: The Department of Psychology in the College of the Liberal Arts at The Pennsylvania State University (http://psych.la.psu.edu/) announces two open rank tenure line faculty positions to start in Fall, 2013. For one position, we seek a candidate with research focused on the dynamics of child maltreatment from a biobehavioral perspective, with a strong preference for candidates who take a developmental psychopathology approach. Possible areas of research include (but are not limited to) the impact of trauma exposure on child, adolescent, or later adult neurobiological, physiological, social-emotional, or cognitive functioning. Also of interest is research on the context of maltreatment, including child and parenting factors, family dynamics, or community risks associated with the perpetration of maltreatment and/or affecting the impact of trauma exposure. For the other position, we seek a candidate engaged in translational research focused on preventive or therapeutic interventions for children, parents, and/or adults affected by child maltreatment. Possible areas of research include (but are not limited to) parent- or family-focused interventions designed to treat or prevent maltreatment, or trauma-focused treatments designed to address and diminish the consequences of being a victim of child maltreatment. Also of interest is research designed to improve the use of evidence-based intervention strategies by service agencies, or to explore innovations in intervention approaches and delivery strategies. We will seek faculty members who are interested in and committed to participating in an inter-disciplinary community of scholars at Penn State contributing to the mission of the new PSU Network on Child Protection and Well-being. These positions will be supported by the Child Study Center (CSC), which is housed in the Department of Psychology and functions as a university-wide translational research center, supporting advances in developmental science aimed at promoting positive educational, health, and mental health outcomes for children, adolescents, and families. Strong collaborative links exist with the other centers that form the new network, as well as with the PSU Psychological Clinic and satellite centers in urban areas throughout the state. Candidates should submit a letter of application, statements of research and teaching interests, a CV, at least three letters of recommendation, and selected (p)reprints electronically to www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/ If unable to submit electronically, mail to Child Maltreatment Search Committee - Department of Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. Complete applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled. For more information, contact Karen Bierman (firstname.lastname@example.org). Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.
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