Job Posting: Assistant & Associate Professor, Childhood Studies

*ASSISTANT and ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, CHILDHOOD STUDIES*.

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

Established in 2007 as the first doctoral-granting granting program in
childhood studies in the USA, the Department graduated its first Ph.D.
students in May 2013. Childhood Studies offers a robust, multidisciplinary
curriculum for BA, MA, and Ph.D. degrees.  The Department has hosted
several major international conferences, sponsors an array of lectures and
symposia, and annually welcomes visiting scholars from around the world. It
enjoys an active faculty and graduate student body whose work often
integrates scholarship with social engagement.

Rutgers University Camden, a beautiful, urban campus expanding to
accommodate the growth of Southern New Jersey, is located just across the
Delaware River from Philadelphia.  Rutgers is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  The University and our Department
seek to attract an active, culturally diverse faculty of the highest
caliber.  Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Candidates can learn about the campus and the Department of Childhood
Studies at http://childhood.camden.rutgers.edu/ and by contacting
Department Chair, Dr. Lynne Vallone. Applications should include a cover
letter indicating the ways in which their research adds to the Departmentケs
strengths and focusing on how their teaching and research may enhance a
multidisciplinary program, along with a CV and no more than two
publications for the Associate Professor position and one for the Assistant
Professor position.  Applicants to the Assistant Professor position should
forward three letters of recommendation while applicants to the Associate
Professor position should forward a list of at least three potential
referees.  Applications — electronic submissions are encouraged–should be
sent to cstudies@camden.rutgers.edu or to Dr. Lynne Vallone, Department of
Childhood Studies, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 405-407
Cooper Street, Camden, NJ 08102 USA.  The positions will remain open until
filled, but completed applications received by 7 November 2013 will receive
fullest consideration.

New Issue: Children, Youth and Environments Journal

The new issue of the Children, Youth and Environments Journal includes ten articles from the U.S.A., Canada, Denmark, and Norway, mostly focused on school grounds and playgrounds.

See below for the detailed table of contents.  The issue is available at:

Subscribing to the CYE Journal is easy: make a (tax-deductible) $35 payment via a secure online transaction on http://www.cufund.org/giving-opportunities/fund-description/?id=7365  Complete the form  and enter “For CYE Journal” in the comment field. Forward the electronic acknowledgement that you’ll receive to: cyereaders@colorado.edu. You will get access with a user name and password.

Individual subscriptions are for one full year of unlimited access to three new issues and all back issues from 1984 onwards. The fee for students is US $15.00 upon submission of proof of status (current student card or letter from advisor).

We hope that you will share this announcement with appropriate professional networks, listservs, and interested others.

Louise Chawla

Fahriye Sancar

Willem van Vliet–

Editors
Children, Youth and Environments
A Journal of Research, Policy and Applications
University of Colorado
http://www.colorado.edu/journals/cye/

CFP – Panel: “25 Years of Children’s Rights in Africa”

Please find below a symposium abstract submitted by myself and Dr. Samuel Okyere (University of Nottingham) to the organising committee for next year’s ASAUK conference in Sussex (Sept. 2014).

We are now inviting people to submit abstracts for individual papers to this panel. This must be done through the ASAUK website:http://www.asauk.net/conferences/asauk14.shtml

If this is not applicable to you I would appreciate it if you could forward this to any of your contacts who may be interested in this call.

Below is our panel abstract:

25 Years of Children’s Rights in Africa:
Assessing the Impact of the CRC and the ACRWC

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) will both be celebrating their 25th anniversaries in November 2014 and July 2015 respectively. The CRC was hailed as a significant milestone in the promotion of children’s rights at the global level, just as the ACRWC was also lauded for its ambition to offer correctives and fill any gaps left by the CRC with respect to the rights of African children. The CRC in particular has made notable progress in informing amendments to constitutions as well as leading to the introduction of children’s rights acts into the legislative framework of a significant number of countries in Africa and elsewhere. Yet, expectations that the CRC and ACRWC would have a positive and significant impact on the lives of African children have not necessarily been realised. Overall, progress of the two international treaties has been constrained by a number of factors. Most notably, the CRC stands accused of attempting to impose Western ideals on African societies, while the ACRWC has paradoxically witnessed poor ratification by African countries including some which were involved in its formulation.

As both international treaties approach their 25th anniversaries, the panel aims to take stock of their progress and the impact they have had on the lived experiences of children in various social, cultural, economic and political contexts across sub-Saharan Africa. Papers adopting sociological, anthropological and social policy perspectives will be particularly welcomed.

Best Wishes,

Afua


Dr. Afua Twum-Danso Imoh
Lecturer in the Sociology of Childhood/Editor of Childhoods Today

Department of Sociological Studies,
The University of Sheffield,
Elmfield,
Northumberland Road,
Sheffield,
S10 2TU,
UK
Tel: (+ 44 114 22) 26444
Fax : (+ 44 114) 2768125
Email: a.twum-danso@sheffield.ac.uk