Assistant Professor in Family Sciences

Job description

The Department of Family Sciences in seeking a twelve-month, tenure-track position at the University of Kentucky in the Department of Family Sciences with an anticipated distribution of effort of 50% research, 40% teaching, and 10% service. This position would contribute toward the College strategic plan goal of producing innovative solutions through multidisciplinary collaborations.

The Department of Family Sciences is a student-centered department in the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment at the University of Kentucky. The department includes areas of specialization in family processes, adolescence, aging, couple and family therapy, and consumer economics and personal finance. There are approximately 150 undergraduate students, 20 M.S. students and 20 Ph.D. students. Additional information can be found at

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a nationally recognized program of research that includes external funding and published results in peer-reviewed journals; supervise theses and dissertations; participate in departmental and collegiate governance and professional organizations. Grant-writing experience is preferred.

To apply, please include a CV and cover letter along with a statement of research agenda (upload under Specific Request 1). In addition, please include the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application.

Interested applicants may contact Alexander Vazsonyi for questions via email at: [email protected] Applications will be reviewed beginning January 7th, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Title
Assistant Professor in Family Sciences

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
81600:Family Sciences

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

By start date, earned Ph.D. in human development and family sciences or closely related field.

Required Related Experience

The area of teaching and research expertise is open. A qualified applicant will have a commitment to the interdisciplinary nature of family sciences.

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Candidates with previous evidence of external support, mentorship of graduate and/or undergraduate students and a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals are preferred. Grant-writing experience is preferred.

Open Untill Filled

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Academic Keys
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • A colleague, friend, and/or family member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Specific Request 1
Optional Documents





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    Posted: 12/18/2018
    Application Due: 1/17/2019
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