Job Ad: King’s University College Childhood and Social Institutions Probationary Tenure-track Position

King’s University College at Western University, a Catholic Liberal Arts College, invites applications for a probationary tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Programs, effective July 1, 2018 (subject to budgetary approval). Candidates should hold a Ph.D., or be near completion.

The Childhood and Social Institutions Program at King’s University College is a four-year undergraduate program dedicated to the study of childhood and youth through discursive, contextual and experiential lenses. The program is committed to the idea that children are social actors, that childhood is a cultural construction, and is an historically embedded discourse. More on the program can be found at

Successful applicants for this position will ideally have research, expertise and training around childhood advocacy and/or the participation of children and young people in any of the social institutions within which childhood takes place: the school, the family, the legal system, aspects of political engagement in governmental and non-governmental organizations, etc., although other areas of interest may be considered.  We are open to the consideration of applications with a research focus on childhood from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds including, but not limited to, anthropology, childhood studies, education, geography, history, media studies, philosophy, political science, or sociology. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, the names of three academics willing to write a letter of reference, a teaching portfolio (including teaching evaluations) and all relevant publications, in a single PDF file to The letter of application should be addressed to Dr. Sally McNamee, Chair, Department of Interdisciplinary Programs. All materials should be sent electronically to the above address by December 31, 2017. Queries about the position may be sent to

King’s University College is committed to Employment Equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of ethnicity, race, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The King’s University College website is

King’s University College is committed to recognizing the dignity and independence of all and seeks to ensure that persons with disabilities have genuine, open and unhindered access to the College’s employment opportunities. If you require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at for assistance.

Job: Professor in Child Studies, Linköping University

New Posting from Linköping University:

Professor in Child Studies with a focus on children and childhood from a historical perspective formally based at the Department of Thematic Studies

Child Studies carries out unique research that combines a focus on children’s roles as actors and their social interactions with a critical and theoretical awareness of childhood’s shifting meanings in time and place. Third cycle and first cycle studies specialising in issues of children and childhood are carried out at the department. First cycle studies include an international master’s programme, as well as stand-alone courses and teacher-training courses.

For more information, see the job advertisement:

Opportunity: Editor of Children, Youth and Environments

The current editors are soliciting candidates for editor (or co-editors) of the journal Children, Youth and Environments. The new editor will assume the position of editor-designate in the summer of 2015 and during the transition will begin working with the current editors Willem van Vliet, Louise Chawla and Fahriye Sancar to become familiar with journal operations and procedures. The editor-designate will assume lead responsibility for the journal beginning in the Spring of 2016, commencing with Volume 26.

The position of editor/co-editor is a volunteer position, with journal funds available to pay for a Managing Editor, copy editor, and other technical assistance. Requirements for editor/co-editor include having a Ph.D. in a field related to children’s environments, some editing and publishing experience, and familiarity with the Children, Youth and Environments journal. Please, direct questions about this position to the journal’s lead editor, Dr. Willem van Vliet (phone 303-492-5015; email:
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Job: Professor of Childhood and Youth

Edge Hill University


Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Salary: Negotiable
Location: Ormskirk
Hours: Full time

Edge Hill is a dynamic university with a clear sense of direction, a forward-thinking culture and significant resources to invest in its future. The University seeks exceptional individuals to join our intellectually stimulating, creative and inclusive community.

The Faculty of Arts & Sciences is a diverse grouping of academic and professional traditions, with a strong sense of identity and a fast-growing reputation for its research and teaching. A number of openings have arisen for highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join the Faculty. We are particularly keen to continue to build our research capacity, and welcome applications from established researchers or those committed to developing their research careers.

We are seeking to appoint a Professor of Early childhood Studies. Candidates for professorships are expected to have a strong research and teaching profile, a successful track record in research income generation, experience of supervising doctoral vivas and of the external examining of research students.

This post offers the opportunity to contribute to the development of research and knowledge transfer in a key area within the Faculty’s portfolio. You will join a team of staff with research strengths in areas such as the law and policy for young children and families; social and development psychology; childhood education and care; diversity and equality; safeguarding young children and young people; international perspectives on children and families and youth culture.

The post will require an individual with the ability to integrate research and teaching, and with demonstrable experience of close collaborative working with other academics and professionals. Experience of contributing actively to the further development of their discipline through professional networks will also be important.

For informal enquiries about any of these vacancies, you may wish to contact Professor George Talbot, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Dean of Arts & Sciences, at

For an online application form and job description, please visit

Ref: EHP0022-0114
Closing Date: 5 Mar 2014
Date Posted: 22 Jan 2014
More Information

Please send completed applications by e-mail to or to Human Resources, Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4QP.

Job: Assistant Professor of Educational Studies

The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for the position
of Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) of Educational Studies (EDS). The individual we seek will have expertise in History of Education. This position will support an interdisciplinary
program in Educational Studies that offers M.Ed. and Ph.D. degrees with graduate specialties in philosophy, history,and sociology of education while also serving undergraduate teacher education and graduate-level Women’s and Gender Studies. Other graduate programs in this department prepare ethical administrators for schools, colleges, universities, and continuing education. The successful candidate will be expected to serve on thesis and dissertation committees, earn Graduate Faculty status, and eventually chair doctoral committees. A sponsoring member of the American Educational Studies Association, the University of Oklahoma is a Research I flagship institution committed to excellence in research, teaching, and professional service, with a student body of 26,000 on the Norman campus. More information about the position, program area, and institution can be found at the following links:


EDS Program:


Jobs: Assistant and Associate Professor of Childhood Studies

The Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers University—Camden, New Jersey, USA invites applications for two positions:  Assistant Professor (tenure-track) and Associate Professor (tenured) of Childhood Studies to commence on 1st September 2014.

Building on the strengths of its established, internationally recognized program, the Department seeks outstanding scholars whose research interests and projects address the lives or contexts of children and childhood from an interdisciplinary perspective.  All areas in the social sciences and humanities are welcome, including interdisciplinary fields such as performance studies, gender studies and disability studies. The disciplinary affiliation of an applicant is of less importance than the quality of his/her research and the demonstrated appreciation for multidisciplinary approaches to the study of children and childhood.  We are particularly interested in receiving applications from those whose work addresses the following areas, broadly conceived, and can speak to both national and transnational contexts: children’s sexualities, literacies, media, health behavior, geographies and disabilities.  We seek applicants with experience supervising doctoral students and interest in contributing to leadership roles within the department.

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Job: Commissioning Editor & Book Reviews Editor for Children’s Geographies Journal

Commissioning Editor for North America & Book Reviews Editor sought for Children’s Geographies journal

Children’s Geographies is a peer-reviewed journal that provides an international forum to discuss issues that impact upon the geographical worlds of children and young people (25 years and under) and their families. The journal aims to be accessible to established academics and practitioners with an interest in children, youth and families, as well as to new researchers, including postgraduate students and early career academics. Children’s Geographies emphasizes the importance of place, space and spatiality and welcomes inter- and intra-disciplinary work. The journal provides a forum for multi-faceted geographies, enabling new insights into the diverse and multiple realities of young people’s lives.

Established in 2003 Children’s Geographies has a Thomson-Reuters ISI ranking factor of 1.158 (2011). Children’s Geographies is published by Routledge Journals, an imprint of Taylor & Francis an Informa business. For more information about the journal see

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Job: Research Position at University of Manchester

University of Manchester, Humanities Research Associate
Institution Type: College / University
Location: United Kingdom
Position: Research Professional
Closing date: 4 June 2013
Reference: HUM-02695
Faculty / organisational unit: Humanities
School / Directorate: Arts, Languages and Cultures
Division: History
Salary: 29,541-36,298
Employment type: Fixed term (start date 1st August 2013 for a period of 24 months)
Hours per week: 1 FTE
Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

This post is attached to the AHRC-funded research project, coordinated at The University of Manchester by Dr Peter Cave and Dr Aaron Moore.
This project investigates the experience of childhood, education, and youth in Japan between 1925 and 1945. It will record the memories of about 100 people who lived through this momentous period as children and adolescents, as well as examining surviving diaries of juveniles and other contemporary documents. These oral history and documentary records will be used to build up a picture of juvenile life and education in the period as experienced and remembered. The project examines: social and personal relationships of juveniles; the aims, content, and style of learning in schools; the development of consciousness (especially national consciousness) in juveniles; and the relationship of historical memory and consciousness to ideology and historical discourses.

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Job: Adjunct Instructor at William Paterson University

For Fall 2013, the English Department at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ, is seeking adjunct instructors to teach two sections of Introduction to Children’s Literature. One class is daytime, the other evening.

Electronic communication preferred. For consideration, please contact:

Dr. Ian Marshall
Chair, Department of English
William Paterson University
Wayne NJ 07470


Dr. Judith Broome
Chair, Curriculum Scheduling and Liaison to WPUNJ@Mercer
Department of English
William Paterson University
Wayne, New Jersey 07470

Job: Children and Youth and Their Physical Bodies

Youth and Children’s Studies at the Brantford Campus of Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level beginning July 1, 2013, subject to budgetary approval. The applicant’s research expertise and teaching abilities should centre on the performance and experiences of children and youth and their physical bodies. Preference will be given to applicants who conduct quantitative or qualitative research with young people, and whose research focuses on disability, health, play, or body image. A PhD in a related social sciences discipline (e.g., sociology, psychology, public health, kinesiology, etc.), is required.

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Research Opportunity: 19th/early-20th c. British Children’s Hospitals

PhD Bursaries available from Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences 
Kingston University 
Deadline: 15 June 2012

Kingston University has announced it is making 14 fees-only PhD bursaries
available across arrange of subject areas within the Faculty of Arts and Social
Sciences, including History.

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