Assistant/Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Science

Sep 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Open Until Filled: Yes

Job Summary: The Department of Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) at the University of Georgia is seeking applicants for a tenure-track, Assistant or Associate Professor in Human Development and Family Science (Child Development/Quantitative Methodologist) position to begin August 2018. Applicants should have a strong background and scholarly record in and ability to teach courses in quantitative statistical methods and contribute to one or more of the department's research areas "[]": Responsibilities: Collaborate and contribute to an established curriculum in HDFS, at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Develop and maintain a rigorous, nationally-recognized research program in child development using advanced quantitative analytical strategies, secure funding from external sources and publish in peer-reviewed scholarly outlets; teach graduate advanced methodologies (e.g., multi-level modeling, growth mixture modeling), and child development at the HDFS. The successful candidate will demonstrate competencies in collaborating, fostering teamwork, and mentoring students in child development. Applications: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 15, 2017. Candidates should submit their application "online": Required materials include a letter of interest, curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching interests, and up to three preprints/reprints of representative publications. Direct additional questions about the position to Dr. Assaf Oshri, Search Committee Chair, We are an interdisciplinary program focusing on individual, relationship, and family development within diverse ecological contexts. Faculty research interests include infancy and childhood, adolescence and young adulthood, adult development and aging, parenting and caregiving, interpersonal relationships, health and biobehavioral processes, diversity and culture, and contexts of human development. We have a vital program with over 400 undergraduate majors, nearly 40 doctoral students, and 24 faculty operating in a collegial and supportive environment. The University of Georgia, located in Athens, Georgia, is a Research I, land-grant and sea-grant university institution in the University System of Georgia. Founded in 1785, the University of Georgia is the largest and most comprehensive educational institution in the state. The campus and community of "Athens": offer many cultural and recreational opportunities. UGA has approximately 36,000 undergraduate students and has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 18th public institutions of higher education in the United States. Recently, UGA was ranked 10th by the Kiplinger Magazine in the list of the "100 Best Values in Public Colleges." The Athens campus is approximately 60 miles from the Blue Ridge Mountains and 185 miles from the coast. Visit the University's website at "" for additional information. The college welcomes applications and nominations of minorities and others who share our passion about and reflect our desire to support a culture of diversity and inclusion. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Minimum Qualifications: Earned a Ph.D. in HDFS (or closely related area: psychology, sociology, social work), with a focus on child development, particularly infancy and early childhood, and with demonstrated experience in advanced quantitative analytical methods. The successful candidate must show clear and convincing evidence of emerging (for assistant rank) or established (for associate rank) stature in research, teaching, or public service in the child development discipline. Appointment at the Associate level requires a current appointment at that level at a comparable institution or five years' experience at the Assistant level. See UGA's "criteria for faculty appointment, promotion and tenure.":

Preferred Qualifications: Our preference is for candidates with in-depth preparation in quantitative research methodologies; an established program of scholarly research; and a minimum of three years of successful teaching experience at the graduate level. Priority will be given to applicants with a history of securing external research funding.


Faculty Rank: Open Rank (Tenure Track)

Tenure Status: Tenure-Track

Employee Percentage: 100

Location od Vacancy: Athens Area