Director, Institute of Human Development

The Institute of Human Development (IHD) is seeking a new Faculty Director, for a start date of July 1, 2023. We invite nominations of tenured Berkeley faculty. The candidate should have a well-established research and professional reputation in a relevant discipline as well as demonstrated leadership and administrative abilities. We anticipate that commitment for this position will approximate a half-time effort.

About IHD

Founded in 1927, the Institute of Human Development (IHD) advances an integrative, transdisciplinary understanding of developmental processes–spanning from basic science to actionable insights that inform real world positive impact. Two primary programs of research carry this mission forward:

  • The Early Development & Learning Science program highlights the crucial role of early development and learning (0–8 years) in lifelong health, economic, and social success, and translates this research into innovative practice and policies. Partnering with training practitioners and policy makers, this expanding knowledge base calls for the creation of a dynamic, integrated developmental science program, and close collaborations spanning education, public health, and policy. 
  • The Adolescent Research Collective (ARC) brings together several disciplinary perspectives to promote a more integrative understanding of developmental science of the second decade of life–in ways that inform real world impact and improve the lives of youth. ARC’s work helps to target this time of pivotal change as a window of opportunity—to promote positive developmental trajectories of health, education, social, and economic success.

Desirable Candidate Qualifications 

Nominee must be a tenured Berkeley faculty member and should demonstrate some/all of the following criteria:

  1. Distinguished Record of Scholarship in Developmental Psychology, Education, Public Health, the Science of Learning, Developmental Neuroscience, Developmental Biology, Genetics/Epigenetics, and/or Computational Modeling of Learning Processes
  2. Dedication to Interdisciplinary Research represented by the faculty and graduate affiliates of the Institute
  3. Commitment to the interface between research and teaching missions, with attention to the development of academic programming
  4. Community Outreach, Collaboration and Engagement
  5. Leadership and Administrative Abilities to Provide Outward Looking Vision
  6. Program Development
  7. Fundraising Abilities
  8. Commitment to UC Berkeley's "Principles of Community"

Nomination Process

Please submit nominations by completing the online nomination form as soon as possible and no later than Friday,  January 27, 2023. Self-nominations are welcome. Upon receipt of nominations, the appointed search advisory committee will request that interested nominees submit a letter of interest by Friday, February 18, 2023.  Your assistance in sharing this communication with your colleagues is greatly appreciated.