Doctoral Faculty, Infant & Early Childhood Development (IECD)
Location: any location in the United States
Reports to: IECD Program Director
Positions: Regular, Full Time and Half-Time FLSA Status: Exempt
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of scholarship and teaching.
Applications for Doctoral Faculty in the Infant and Early Childhood and Development (IECD) Program will be accepted for consideration until the positions have been filled. Positions begin July or Sept, 2021.
Fielding Graduate University delivers a personalized graduate education that fosters individual development, community collaboration, and societal engagement. Our vision is for our graduates to excel in scholarship and practice that create a more humane, equitable, just, and sustainable world.
The PhD in Infant and Early Childhood Development (IECD) is an interprofessional, multidisciplinary degree with an emphasis in infant mental health (IMH), and a developmental, individual differences, and relationship-based (DIR®) approach to assessment and intervention. The original design of the program was initiated by Stanley Greenspan, MD and Serena Weider, PhD, to promote research around relationship-based practices for working with infants, children, and their families. The Fielding program has expanded to partner with various organizations, offering courses that support both infant mental health and developmental competencies. Through Fielding’s progressive doctoral program, professionals from the fields of mental health, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language, nursing, social work, special education, and other disciplines broaden their knowledge, deepen their holistic interprofessional view of children and their families, and develop strong doctoral level research competencies.
We are seeking a combination of full and part-time faculty (2.5 FTE) to teach research and practice-based content courses. Current needs include courses in quantitative and qualitative research, cross-cultural understanding, law-policy and advocacy, developmental disabilities, family systems, language development, and sensory-motor development.
Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent (e.g., EdD) in a field related to infant and early childhood development (e.g., Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Social Work, Special Education, Speech Pathology, etc.), or for methods faculty, a discipline with relevant research methods. The successful applicant will have a record of scholarly work in their field and a rich understanding of the philosophy of Fielding’s unique IECD program. Applicants who can contribute to diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and mentorship are strongly encouraged to apply.
Current openings exist for faculty who can teach research and/or practice-based content courses and for both .5 FTE (half-time) as well as 1.0 FTE (full-time) faculty. Preference will be given to scholar-practitioners who have taught at the doctoral level and/or have a record of supervising doctoral research and scholarship, and who can teach:
Research Courses– Quantitative and/or qualitative and general design research; and/or
Practice Content Courses- Extensive applied experience and research in the infant mental health field, relationship-based practice (e.g., DIR), and with families and children with developmental and mental health disorders (such as, but not limited to, attachment disorders, autism spectrum disorder, sensorimotor processing disorders, and emotional disorders).
In addition to teaching courses, IECD faculty members supervise doctoral dissertations, and serve as advisors to PhD students. IECD faculty work remotely most of the time and offer in person seminars at two 5-day long in-person events each year. Semester-length courses are taught remotely with Moodle as the learning platform and synchronous zoom class meetings weekly. Doctoral faculty members are expected to maintain an active program of research and scholarship as well as participate in program and university committees.
Applicants must be able to show proof of the right to work in the U.S.
Fielding Full-time core faculty have access to medical/dental/vision insurances, Flexible Spending and/or Health Savings Accounts, retirement contributions after one year of service, and professional development funds. Fielding Graduate University is committed to social justice and diversity and encourages individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of scholarship and teaching. Please use the link below to complete the application. Applicants are encouraged to have their employment history, educational information, and professional references on hand while completing the application. The online application process takes approximately 30 minutes. Upon completion, applicants will receive a confirmation of receipt via email.