Assistant Professor

Austin, TX
Oct 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

School of Human Ecology - Department of Human Development and Family Sciences - College of Natural Sciences - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, Texas
Open: Aug 19, 2017 • Close: Oct 15, 2017

The Department of Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin is seeking applicants for a tenure-track, assistant professor position to begin August 2018. Applicants should have a strong background and scholarly record in one or more of the department's research areas. We are especially interested in candidates whose research focuses on child development, with an emphasis in infancy or early childhood. The successful applicant will teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, conduct research, obtain external research funding, and complement existing department research areas. We are committed to building a diverse faculty and are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and inclusion in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

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. To examine these topics, current faculty utilize a wide range of methodologies, such as experiments, lab observational data, ecologically contextualized observational methods, longitudinal and daily diary data, big data, secondary analysis, and analyses of biomarker specimens. We have a vital program with over 500 undergraduate majors, 25 doctoral students, and 14 faculty operating in a collegial and supportive environment.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in human development, family studies, psychology, sociology or a related social science field.

Application Instructions
Application materials must be submitted electronically through Interfolio. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and up to 3 preprints/reprints of representative publications. Candidates also must arrange to have three letters of recommendation uploaded separately to the application site. Questions regarding the position may be directed to the chair of the search committee (Nancy Hazen-Swann, Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017. Application materials will be accepted until October 15, 2017. The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. A background check will be conducted on the applicant selected.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


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