Human Development and Family Studies Assistant or Associate Professor

Greensboro, NC
Apr 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Number 999065

Functional Title Human Development and Family Studies Assistant or Associate Professor

Position Type Tenure Stream

Position Summary

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies seeks to hire an individual at the assistant or associate level with a clearly defined expertise in cognitive, emotional, social and/or behavioral development. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research interests are integrative, sensitive to context, and that would contribute to unifying themes across our core areas of human development, family science, sociocultural contexts, and young children's early care and education. This position will involve a) maintaining an active and productive research program, b) undergraduate and graduate teaching, c) advising undergraduate and graduate students, d) seeking external research funding, and e) providing professional and university service. Candidates with expertise with diverse populations are encouraged to apply.

Our department is committed to a developmental science approach to examining multi-level processes at the intersections of biology, cognition, emotion, behavior, relationships, context and culture. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong record of developmental research achievement, enthusiasm for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and experience and commitment to teaching and mentoring individuals from diverse ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds. We are an EOE/AA/M/F/D/V employer and are strongly committed to faculty diversity (htp://

The HDFS Department within the School of Health and Human Sciences has recently been ranked as one of the top HDFS graduate programs in the country. The department has 27 full-time faculty, over 600 undergraduate majors, and approximately 100 graduate students in MEd, MS, and PhD programs. Students from racial ethnic groups of color make up 52% of HDFS students and the Department is committed to a faculty that is increasingly representative of this diversity. Support for research and grant activity includes the university's Child and Family Research Network, the Center for Youth, Family and Community Partnerships, the Center for Biotechnology, Genomics, and Health Research, and facilities for the integrated collection of observational and physiological data, a newly installed state of the art fMRI facility. UNC Greensboro is a doctoral research-intensive university and a minority-serving institution with approximately 18,500 students that is committed to its status as a diverse academic community. UNCG has been ranked among the "Great Colleges to Work For" by the Chronicle of Higher Education and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a High-Research Activity University with an added Community Engagement classification awarded for "deep engagement" at local, regional, national, and global levels. UNCG is also located in the heart of the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, a tri-city area which offers a wealth of opportunities to engage and work with diverse communities, cultures, and populations.

Minimum Qualifications

We seek candidates with an earned doctorate in human development and family studies, child development, developmental psychology, or a closely related discipline. We are looking for individuals evidencing (1) strong competence in developmental research and potential to attract external funding and (2) commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds.

Tenure Status Tenure, Tenure Track

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) References, in the References section of the electronic application. These References will be solicited by the UNCGjobsearch system via email, and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Reference/Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur as soon as the applicant successfully submits the application and receives a confirmation number from the UNCGjobsearch system.

Recruitment Range Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Org #-Department Human Development & Family Studies - 12403

Job Open Date 11/30/2016

For Best Consideration Date 01/17/2017

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment 1.0 (Full-Time)

Time Limited? No

Number of Months per Year 9

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Research Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Reference Letter 1
  2. Reference Letter 2
  3. Reference Letter 3
  4. Link to Professional Portfolio
  5. Unofficial Transcript(s)
  6. Writing Sample(s)
  7. Other Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
    • UNCGjobsearch Website
    • Greensboro News & Record
    • Carolina Peacemaker
    • Other Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other Professional Journal
    • UNC System Job Board
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Other

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