Associate Professor 9 Mo SAL (Family and Child Sciences)

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Job ID: 42333

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 01/01/9999


Department of Family and Child Sciences


The position requires that the candidate conduct quality research attractive to external funding, provide excellent teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, mentor doctoral level students with the goal of developing the next generation of family scientists, and provide service to the University and the profession. Faculty are expected to design, implement, and disseminate results of significant and innovative child science that improves the human condition and have a program of research supported by extramural funds. We seek faculty who are committed to engaging students in all aspects of research.


Applicants should have earned doctorate in Human Development and Family Science, Marriage and Family Therapy or a closely related field with particular emphasis in the study of children and/or adolescents. Ideally, the candidate will study human development in the context of families.
Candidates are expected to have a focused program of research and to pursue extramural funding from federal sources. The ideal candidate will hold existing federal funding and compelling candidates are those who have secured research funding and whose research contributes to reducing the 17-year gap between scientific findings and their implementation in best practice solutions.
These priorities also necessitate a commitment to working with interdisciplinary research teams. Individuals who qualify for appointment at the Associate Professor level or who have already attained this status are strongly encouraged to apply.

Other Information

The Department of Family and Child Sciences is in a period of growth with a target of 18 faculty by next academic year. It has 500 undergraduate students, and 29 Ph.D. students. In addition to our undergraduate program, we offer a master’s program and two doctoral degree programs, one in Human Sciences with an emphasis in Human Development and Family Science and one in Marriage and Family Therapy. The Department is focused on becoming the premiere program in Translational Family Science: the average 17-year gap between scientific finding and its implementation in “best practice” is problematic because it sustains and perpetuates inequalities born by individuals and families on the social and legal margins of society. We seek to position ourselves among the top 5 programs in the country by 2025, and we are committed to strengthening our research foundation by increasing faculty productivity (i.e., published peer-reviewed manuscripts), and growing our portfolio of extramurally funded research. Additional information on the research interests of our faculty and more details about our FCS programs may be found on the department website at

Contact Info

Frank Fincham, Ph.D., Eminent Scholar
College of Human Sciences
The Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-1491
Email: [email protected]
Phone (850) 644-4914

Anticipated Salary Range

Salary anticipated at approximately $92,500, commensurate with experience.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service
Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita. Be prepared to upload a letter of application outlining program of research and qualifications, curriculum vitae, and names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least 3 professional references.

Open until filled

This position is being advertised as open until filled.

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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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