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Message ID: 9500
Date: 2013-12-09

Author:aa17

Subject:Positions in Penn State University Network on Child Protection and Well-Being

The Departments of Biobehavioral Health (BBH), Educational Psychology, Counseling and Special Education (EPCSE), Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS), Pediatrics, Psychology, and Sociology, in conjunction with the Children, Youth and Family Consortium (CYFC) at The Pennsylvania State University, announce seven tenure track positions in child maltreatment as part of the our University’s Network on Child Protection and Well-Being, www.ssri.psu.edu/thenetwork. We will hire one or more faculty members in each of these five departments whose research interests and expertise fit within the broad area of child maltreatment (position descriptions below). Penn State is committed to building our academic mission in this important area and will hire at least eight new faculty members over the next three years. The cluster hire will build on our faculty’s long tradition of excellence in the area of children, youth and families, which includes our academic departments as well as the four foundational Centers of the Network:  the Child Study Center, csc.psych.psu.edu, in the College of the Liberal Arts, the Center for Children and the Law, http://law.psu.edu/academics/research_centers/children_and_the_law, in the Penn State Dickinson School of Law, the Center for the Protection of Children, www.pennstatehershey.org/web/protection-of-children, in the Penn State Hershey College of Medicine, and the Prevention Research Center, http://www.prevention.psu.edu in the College of Health and Human Development.     Our expectation is that new hires will work actively to build a powerful inter-disciplinary community of scholars and practitioners focused on understanding the causes and course of child maltreatment and designing, implementing, evaluating, and disseminating novel, evidence-based approaches to prevention, detection, intervention and therapy for children at risk and victims of child maltreatment. Salaries are competitive, commensurate with background and experience. An attractive benefits package is available as are startup funds to support the applicant’s research program. Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately, and will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.  Applicants are encouraged to review all seven positions and consider applying to all those that are of interest.   ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  The Department of Biobehavioral Health (BBH; http://bbh.hhdev.psu.edu) in the College of Health and Human Development at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for an open rank tenure-track faculty position. The position is part of the Children, Youth and Family Consortium (CYFC) cluster hire in Child Maltreatment and will be co-funded by the CYFC. We are looking for an experienced researcher who, in addition to directing his/her program of research, is in a position to mentor and collaborate with others. The successful candidate should have an ongoing research program on the physiological sequelae of child/adolescent maltreatment, with a special focus on the neurobiological processes and health consequences in individuals exposed to early maltreatment. The ideal candidate would be ready to join BBH with tenure, but seasoned junior scholars are strongly encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in scholars who use innovative methodologies to assess neural and/or other biological processes associated with child maltreatment and who apply their findings in translational and/or clinical research settings.     This individual will have access to research facilities including the Department’s shared Biomarker Core Lab (BCL), the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), the Social Science Research Institute (http://www.ssri.psu.edu/), the Social, Life, and Engineering Sciences Imaging Center (SLEIC; http://www.imaging.psu.edu/about), The Methodology Center, and the Huck Institutes for the Life Sciences. Opportunities for collaboration also exist across the College and University with multiple academic units (e.g., Human Development and Family Studies, Psychology, School of Nursing, Hershey Medical Center, Biology) and centers within the emergent Network on Child Protection and Well-Being (e.g., Prevention Research Center, Child Study Center, Center for the Protection of Children, and the Center for Children and the Law). The position involves teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants should have a strong record of scholarly research commensurate with their experience, and will be expected to either possess or establish a record of external research funding, and to engage in professional service.     The Department of Biobehavioral Health consists of a transdisciplinary faculty studying the intersection of biological, behavioral, social/cultural, and environmental factors involved in health across the life span. The successful applicant will have an earned doctorate in Neuroscience, Psychology, Biology or related discipline and evidence of strong scholarly accomplishments.     Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, send a cover letter describing research and teaching interests and experiences, curriculum vitae, names of three professional references, and supporting materials (e.g. reprints, preprints) to:  Jodi Heaton at Jheaton@psu.edu  or Ms. Jodi Heaton, The Pennsylvania State University, Biobehavioral Health Department, 219 Biobehavioral Health Building, University Park, PA 16802.  Please indicate “Child Maltreatment – BBH search” in the subject line of email correspondence.     ==========  The Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education (EPCSE, http://www.ed.psu.edu/educ/epcse) in the College of Education at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for an open rank tenure-track faculty position. The position is part of the cluster hire associated with Penn State’s Network for Child Protection and Well-Being and will be co-funded by the Social Science Research Institute. We are interested in hiring a colleague whose research program engages school-based personnel (e.g., teachers, school psychologists, counselors, nurses) to screen, detect, and intervene effectively when confronted with signs of potential child maltreatment in school settings, including sexual abuse, violence, and other forms of maltreatment.  We are particularly interested in hiring a colleague whose research focuses on the detection and reporting of maltreatment for children with or at risk for disabilities.  Applicants should demonstrate a funded program of original research and a publication record commensurate with their experience. Responsibilities include teaching both undergraduate and graduate level courses as well as directing theses/dissertations.  An earned doctorate in Rehabilitation, School Psychology, Special Education, Counselor Education or a closely related field and the promise of outstanding scholarly accomplishments are required.      The successful candidate will have access to research facilities including the department’s Educational Risk Initiative. Opportunities for collaboration also exist across the College and University with multiple academic units (e.g., Curriculum and Instruction, Human Development and Family Studies, Psychology, School of Nursing, Hershey Medical Center) and centers within the Network on Child Protection and Well-Being (e.g., Prevention Research Center, Child Study Center, Center for the Protection of Children, and the Center for Children and the Law).     To apply, send a cover letter describing research and teaching interests and experiences, curriculum vitae, names of three professional references, and supporting materials (e.g. reprints, preprints) to:  Ms. Bobbi Robison, The Pennsylvania State University, 125 CEDAR Building, University Park, PA  16802; bjb9@psu.edu.  Please indicate “Cluster-Protection and Well-Being Search” in the subject line of email correspondence.  For inquiries about this position, email Kathleen J. Bieschke, Search Chair at kxb11@psu.edu.    ==========  The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS; www.hhdev.psu.edu/HDFS) in the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State University invites applications for an open rank tenure-track or tenured faculty member whose research focuses on the prevention and treatment of child maltreatment, including sexual abuse, violence exposure and other forms of maltreatment.      We are particularly interested in someone with a focus on translational research, specifically, adapting, disseminating and evaluating sustainable treatment modalities and prevention efforts aimed at reducing the risk and prevalence of child maltreatment. Applicants should demonstrate a clear program of research, strong publication record, and the potential to obtain external funding. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses as well as directing theses/dissertations.  An earned doctorate in the behavioral or social sciences and the promise of outstanding scholarly accomplishments are required.      Rated by the U.S. News and World Report as one of the top developmental science programs in the country, the Department of Human Development and Family Studies administers graduate, undergraduate, and research programs focused on individual development from infancy to old age, on family structure and dynamics, and on the impact of social/cultural contexts on development and family functioning. Two hallmarks of the program’s research and graduate training are a focus on development and application of innovative methods for the analysis of change over time and the design and evaluation of preventive interventions to promote development. The Department`s multidisciplinary faculty includes expertise in development across the life span, social-affective neuroscience, clinical and health psychology, prevention science, family process and intervention, sociology, demography, education, and methodology. The successful candidate would be an affiliate of the Prevention Research Center (PRC; http://www.prevention.psu.edu/), whose research projects range from etiologic studies to large-scale translation trials, examining how families, schools, and communities can work together to promote healthy lifestyles for children, youth, and families.    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 to drb7@psu.edu.  If unable to submit electronically, mail to Dr. Jennie Noll, Child Search Committee, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, 315 Health and Human Development East, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately and continue to be accepted until the position is filled. For more information, contact Jennie Noll, jgn3@psu.edu.      ==========    The Department of Pediatrics, Penn State Hershey Medical Center/Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, http://www.pennstatehershey.org/web/childrens/home, invites applications for an open rank faculty position (tenured, tenure-eligible, or non-tenure-track) for a practitioner/scientist in clinical child psychology to develop evidence-based initiatives and create new knowledge regarding therapeutic interventions for children who have been abused.  Applicants should have expertise in evidence-based interventions (e.g., trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, parent-child interaction therapy), and have extensive experience collaborating with both medical professionals and community service providers to address the psychological needs of children.  This scientist/practitioner will be expected to provide direct clinical care to children who have been maltreated; be an active participant in the education of pediatric residents, fellows, and faculty regarding psychological aspects of child maltreatment; as well as collaborate with other Penn State faculty on projects involving the assessment, treatment, and study of children who have been victims of abuse.    This full-time position is explicitly intended to promote interdisciplinary work with faculty associated with Penn State’s Network for Child Protection and Well-Being, and to help Penn State Hershey’s Center for the Protection of Children (http://www.pennstatehershey.org/web/protection-of-children/) establish a base for developing a comprehensive program to address the psychological needs of children who have been abused.  The successful candidate will have a PhD or PsyD in clinical or counseling psychology from an American Psychological Association-approved program; valid clinical licensure; and a minimum of two (2) years post-doctoral clinical experience.  The Penn State Hershey Medical Center is Central Pennsylvania’s only academic medical center, and its Children’s Hospital has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best.    Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and supporting information (reprints, preprints, license, letters from three references and child abuse clearances) to pverdon@hmc.psu.edu. If unable to submit electronically, mail to Dr. Benjamin Levi, Child Psychologist Search Committee, Department of Pediatrics, Mail Code H085, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033. The Penn State Children’s Hospital and Milton S. Hershey Medical Center are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers and Educators.    ==========  The Department of Psychology in the College of the Liberal Arts at the Pennsylvania State University (http://psych.la.psu.edu/) announces two (2) open rank tenure line faculty positions to start in Fall, 2014.  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; csc.psych.psu.edu), 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.  For more information, contact Karen Bierman (kb2@psu.edu).     ==========    The Criminology Program in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus, invites applications for an open rank tenure line faculty position to begin August, 2014. We seek a candidate with expertise in the criminological aspects of child maltreatment and have experience engaging with both a sociological audience and other fields concerned with child maltreatment. Possible areas of research include: (1) victimology (such as the definition and measurement of predatory behaviors, demographics of recidivism, victim-offender relationships, multiple and repeated victimization, reporting process, long term impacts of maltreatment), (2) situational influences on abuse (including strategies for reducing offense rates by changing opportunities rather than people), and (3) community influences on child maltreatment (such as rural-urban distinctions). The faculty member will be a part of an inter-disciplinary community of scholars at Penn State who will contribute to the mission of the new Network on Child Protection and Well-being: www.ssri.psu.edu/thenetwork .  Candidates should have a strong publication record and a commitment to securing external funding and teaching and mentoring students. Junior candidates must have completed the Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Information regarding the department can be found at:  http://www.sociology.psu.edu .    The Criminology Program within the Department of Sociology and Criminology offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees. Faculty members’ work spans a range of topics in criminology and is enhanced by the presence of several Penn State centers and research initiatives, including the Social Science Research Institute; the Justice Center for Research; the Children, Youth, and Families Consortium; the Population Research Institute; the Prevention Research Center; and the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing (a state agency located on campus), among others.  Candidates should submit a letter of application, a CV, the names of three references, and any other supporting materials to www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/. Complete applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled. For more information, contact Wayne Osgood (wosgood@psu.edu ).     ==========  Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.  Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

The Departments of Biobehavioral Health (BBH), Educational Psychology, Counseling and Special Education (EPCSE), Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS), Pediatrics, Psychology, and Sociology, in conjunction with the Children, Youth and Family Consortium (CYFC) at The Pennsylvania State University, announce seven tenure track positions in child maltreatment as part of the our University’s Network on Child Protection and Well-Being, www.ssri.psu.edu/thenetwork. We will hire one or more faculty members in each of these five departments whose research interests and expertise fit within the broad area of child maltreatment (position descriptions below). Penn State is committed to building our academic mission in this important area and will hire at least eight new faculty members over the next three years. The cluster hire will build on our faculty’s long tradition of excellence in the area of children, youth and families, which includes our academic departments as well as the four foundational Centers of the Network:  the Child Study Center, csc.psych.psu.edu, in the College of the Liberal Arts, the Center for Children and the Law, http://law.psu.edu/academics/research_centers/children_and_the_law, in the Penn State Dickinson School of Law, the Center for the Protection of Children, www.pennstatehershey.org/web/protection-of-children, in the Penn State Hershey College of Medicine, and the Prevention Research Center, http://www.prevention.psu.edu in the College of Health and Human Development.     Our expectation is that new hires will work actively to build a powerful inter-disciplinary community of scholars and practitioners focused on understanding the causes and course of child maltreatment and designing, implementing, evaluating, and disseminating novel, evidence-based approaches to prevention, detection, intervention and therapy for children at risk and victims of child maltreatment. Salaries are competitive, commensurate with background and experience. An attractive benefits package is available as are startup funds to support the applicant’s research program. Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately, and will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.  Applicants are encouraged to review all seven positions and consider applying to all those that are of interest.   ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  The Department of Biobehavioral Health (BBH; http://bbh.hhdev.psu.edu) in the College of Health and Human Development at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for an open rank tenure-track faculty position. The position is part of the Children, Youth and Family Consortium (CYFC) cluster hire in Child Maltreatment and will be co-funded by the CYFC. We are looking for an experienced researcher who, in addition to directing his/her program of research, is in a position to mentor and collaborate with others. The successful candidate should have an ongoing research program on the physiological sequelae of child/adolescent maltreatment, with a special focus on the neurobiological processes and health consequences in individuals exposed to early maltreatment. The ideal candidate would be ready to join BBH with tenure, but seasoned junior scholars are strongly encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in scholars who use innovative methodologies to assess neural and/or other biological processes associated with child maltreatment and who apply their findings in translational and/or clinical research settings.     This individual will have access to research facilities including the Department’s shared Biomarker Core Lab (BCL), the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), the Social Science Research Institute (http://www.ssri.psu.edu/), the Social, Life, and Engineering Sciences Imaging Center (SLEIC; http://www.imaging.psu.edu/about), The Methodology Center, and the Huck Institutes for the Life Sciences. Opportunities for collaboration also exist across the College and University with multiple academic units (e.g., Human Development and Family Studies, Psychology, School of Nursing, Hershey Medical Center, Biology) and centers within the emergent Network on Child Protection and Well-Being (e.g., Prevention Research Center, Child Study Center, Center for the Protection of Children, and the Center for Children and the Law). The position involves teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants should have a strong record of scholarly research commensurate with their experience, and will be expected to either possess or establish a record of external research funding, and to engage in professional service.     The Department of Biobehavioral Health consists of a transdisciplinary faculty studying the intersection of biological, behavioral, social/cultural, and environmental factors involved in health across the life span. The successful applicant will have an earned doctorate in Neuroscience, Psychology, Biology or related discipline and evidence of strong scholarly accomplishments.     Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, send a cover letter describing research and teaching interests and experiences, curriculum vitae, names of three professional references, and supporting materials (e.g. reprints, preprints) to:  Jodi Heaton at Jheatonpsu.edu  or Ms. Jodi Heaton, The Pennsylvania State University, Biobehavioral Health Department, 219 Biobehavioral Health Building, University Park, PA 16802.  Please indicate “Child Maltreatment – BBH search” in the subject line of email correspondence.     ==========  The Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education (EPCSE, http://www.ed.psu.edu/educ/epcse) in the College of Education at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for an open rank tenure-track faculty position. The position is part of the cluster hire associated with Penn State’s Network for Child Protection and Well-Being and will be co-funded by the Social Science Research Institute. We are interested in hiring a colleague whose research program engages school-based personnel (e.g., teachers, school psychologists, counselors, nurses) to screen, detect, and intervene effectively when confronted with signs of potential child maltreatment in school settings, including sexual abuse, violence, and other forms of maltreatment.  We are particularly interested in hiring a colleague whose research focuses on the detection and reporting of maltreatment for children with or at risk for disabilities.  Applicants should demonstrate a funded program of original research and a publication record commensurate with their experience. Responsibilities include teaching both undergraduate and graduate level courses as well as directing theses/dissertations.  An earned doctorate in Rehabilitation, School Psychology, Special Education, Counselor Education or a closely related field and the promise of outstanding scholarly accomplishments are required.      The successful candidate will have access to research facilities including the department’s Educational Risk Initiative. Opportunities for collaboration also exist across the College and University with multiple academic units (e.g., Curriculum and Instruction, Human Development and Family Studies, Psychology, School of Nursing, Hershey Medical Center) and centers within the Network on Child Protection and Well-Being (e.g., Prevention Research Center, Child Study Center, Center for the Protection of Children, and the Center for Children and the Law).     To apply, send a cover letter describing research and teaching interests and experiences, curriculum vitae, names of three professional references, and supporting materials (e.g. reprints, preprints) to:  Ms. Bobbi Robison, The Pennsylvania State University, 125 CEDAR Building, University Park, PA  16802; bjb9psu.edu.  Please indicate “Cluster-Protection and Well-Being Search” in the subject line of email correspondence.  For inquiries about this position, email Kathleen J. Bieschke, Search Chair at kxb11psu.edu.    ==========  The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS; www.hhdev.psu.edu/HDFS) in the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State University invites applications for an open rank tenure-track or tenured faculty member whose research focuses on the prevention and treatment of child maltreatment, including sexual abuse, violence exposure and other forms of maltreatment.      We are particularly interested in someone with a focus on translational research, specifically, adapting, disseminating and evaluating sustainable treatment modalities and prevention efforts aimed at reducing the risk and prevalence of child maltreatment. Applicants should demonstrate a clear program of research, strong publication record, and the potential to obtain external funding. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses as well as directing theses/dissertations.  An earned doctorate in the behavioral or social sciences and the promise of outstanding scholarly accomplishments are required.      Rated by the U.S. News and World Report as one of the top developmental science programs in the country, the Department of Human Development and Family Studies administers graduate, undergraduate, and research programs focused on individual development from infancy to old age, on family structure and dynamics, and on the impact of social/cultural contexts on development and family functioning. Two hallmarks of the program’s research and graduate training are a focus on development and application of innovative methods for the analysis of change over time and the design and evaluation of preventive interventions to promote development. The Department`s multidisciplinary faculty includes expertise in development across the life span, social-affective neuroscience, clinical and health psychology, prevention science, family process and intervention, sociology, demography, education, and methodology. The successful candidate would be an affiliate of the Prevention Research Center (PRC; http://www.prevention.psu.edu/), whose research projects range from etiologic studies to large-scale translation trials, examining how families, schools, and communities can work together to promote healthy lifestyles for children, youth, and families.    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 to drb7psu.edu.  If unable to submit electronically, mail to Dr. Jennie Noll, Child Search Committee, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, 315 Health and Human Development East, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately and continue to be accepted until the position is filled. For more information, contact Jennie Noll, jgn3psu.edu.      ==========    The Department of Pediatrics, Penn State Hershey Medical Center/Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, http://www.pennstatehershey.org/web/childrens/home, invites applications for an open rank faculty position (tenured, tenure-eligible, or non-tenure-track) for a practitioner/scientist in clinical child psychology to develop evidence-based initiatives and create new knowledge regarding therapeutic interventions for children who have been abused.  Applicants should have expertise in evidence-based interventions (e.g., trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, parent-child interaction therapy), and have extensive experience collaborating with both medical professionals and community service providers to address the psychological needs of children.  This scientist/practitioner will be expected to provide direct clinical care to children who have been maltreated; be an active participant in the education of pediatric residents, fellows, and faculty regarding psychological aspects of child maltreatment; as well as collaborate with other Penn State faculty on projects involving the assessment, treatment, and study of children who have been victims of abuse.    This full-time position is explicitly intended to promote interdisciplinary work with faculty associated with Penn State’s Network for Child Protection and Well-Being, and to help Penn State Hershey’s Center for the Protection of Children (http://www.pennstatehershey.org/web/protection-of-children/) establish a base for developing a comprehensive program to address the psychological needs of children who have been abused.  The successful candidate will have a PhD or PsyD in clinical or counseling psychology from an American Psychological Association-approved program; valid clinical licensure; and a minimum of two (2) years post-doctoral clinical experience.  The Penn State Hershey Medical Center is Central Pennsylvania’s only academic medical center, and its Children’s Hospital has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best.    Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and supporting information (reprints, preprints, license, letters from three references and child abuse clearances) to pverdonhmc.psu.edu. If unable to submit electronically, mail to Dr. Benjamin Levi, Child Psychologist Search Committee, Department of Pediatrics, Mail Code H085, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033. The Penn State Children’s Hospital and Milton S. Hershey Medical Center are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers and Educators.    ==========  The Department of Psychology in the College of the Liberal Arts at the Pennsylvania State University (http://psych.la.psu.edu/) announces two (2) open rank tenure line faculty positions to start in Fall, 2014.  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; csc.psych.psu.edu), 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.  For more information, contact Karen Bierman (kb2psu.edu).     ==========    The Criminology Program in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus, invites applications for an open rank tenure line faculty position to begin August, 2014. We seek a candidate with expertise in the criminological aspects of child maltreatment and have experience engaging with both a sociological audience and other fields concerned with child maltreatment. Possible areas of research include: (1) victimology (such as the definition and measurement of predatory behaviors, demographics of recidivism, victim-offender relationships, multiple and repeated victimization, reporting process, long term impacts of maltreatment), (2) situational influences on abuse (including strategies for reducing offense rates by changing opportunities rather than people), and (3) community influences on child maltreatment (such as rural-urban distinctions). The faculty member will be a part of an inter-disciplinary community of scholars at Penn State who will contribute to the mission of the new Network on Child Protection and Well-being: www.ssri.psu.edu/thenetwork .  Candidates should have a strong publication record and a commitment to securing external funding and teaching and mentoring students. Junior candidates must have completed the Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Information regarding the department can be found at:  http://www.sociology.psu.edu .    The Criminology Program within the Department of Sociology and Criminology offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees. Faculty members’ work spans a range of topics in criminology and is enhanced by the presence of several Penn State centers and research initiatives, including the Social Science Research Institute; the Justice Center for Research; the Children, Youth, and Families Consortium; the Population Research Institute; the Prevention Research Center; and the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing (a state agency located on campus), among others.  Candidates should submit a letter of application, a CV, the names of three references, and any other supporting materials to www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/. Complete applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled. For more information, contact Wayne Osgood (wosgoodpsu.edu ).     ==========  Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.  Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.