Associate Professor or Professor in Family and Child Development #20180026FAC

San Marcos, Texas
Oct 06, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Title: Associate Professor or Professor in Family and Child Development

Job Posting Number: 20180026FAC

Job Location: San Marcos

College of Applied Arts

School of Family and Consumer Sciences

Position Description: The Family and Child Development program at Texas State University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position. This is a 9-month appointment with the possibility of summer teaching. This position is available at the Associate Professor or Professor rank.

The Family and Child Development program at Texas State offers a Bachelor of Science at the undergraduate level and a Master of Science degree in family and child studies with administration and evaluation or child life specialist tracks. The successful candidate for this position will be able to maintain an active research agenda and participate in appropriate service activities. In addition, they will be able to teach courses in one or more of these topic areas at the undergraduate and graduate level: family and child development theory, family relationships, research methods, program administration, administration/evaluation of human service organizations, guidance, infant through adolescent development, cultural diversity, child life, sexuality across the life course, developmentally appropriate curriculum planning for young children.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in family and child development or a closely related field; a demonstrated record of research and publication in the top journals in the discipline; current or previous external funding; and evidence of high quality teaching at the college level.

To be eligible for hire at the Associate Professor or Professor rank, candidates must meet the requirements for that rank as established by the School of Family and Consumer Sciences and the University. The successful applicant will receive the appropriate rank and title based on University and Department established guidelines.

Preferred Qualifications

Research focused on early and/or middle childhood, family relationships (e.g., romantic/marital relationship, parent-child, sibling, etc.), or resilience within marginalized contexts (ethnic and/or racial diversity, economic disadvantage, hospitalization and health disparities); research interest and/or experience working with diverse populations or within diverse contexts; experience in grant procurement; current publication record; current external funding; experience mentoring masters students; teaching and/or research awards; and experience mentoring undergraduate students.

Application Procedures

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, To ensure full consideration, please submit the following by October 1, 2017: current curriculum vitae, a letter of intent describing experience and fit with the position, and the email address of three individuals who will provide references.

Note that as part of our application process, we are requesting 3 letters of reference. Please provide the names and email addresses for your references in the Reference Letter section of the employment application. Upon submission of your application, an automated email will be generated and sent to your references with instructions on how to attach the reference letter to your application through a confidential online portal.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.

Proposed Start Date: Fall 2018

Open Until Filled? Yes

Review Date: 10/01/2017


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