College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences: Assistant/Associate Professor - Dep...

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Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS)

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

POSITION: Nine-month, full-time (50% teaching, 50% research), benefits-eligible, tenure-track position.

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Risk and Resilience among Vulnerable Families, Adults, and Youth. Food insecurity persists in a range of geographic locations from remote rural areas of developing countries to the inner cities and rural towns of wealthy, industrialized nations and is not simply a function of insufficient food production and processing. In addition, there is a strong link between chronic poverty and vulnerability to food insecurity. Factors such as age (elders or very young children), gender, disability, neighborhood, immigrant status, family structure and family dynamics can play a role as well. Food insecurity and malnourishment are associated with serious health, behavioral, and cognitive deficits as well as with disrupted household and family dynamics, missed schooling, and diminished adult productivity and psychosocial functioning. The successful candidate will have expertise in the social-behavioral or policy aspects of risk and resilience among vulnerable families, adults, and youth and how these may relate to food insecurity and health – nationally or internationally. Areas of expertise may include health disparities across families linked to inequities in access to food or healthy food; health outcomes among children and youth facing food insecurity; food insecurity and immigration; intersections of gender-race-family economic status and food insecurity; ethnographic approaches to understanding family vulnerabilities to risk including food insecurity; family coping strategies and food insecurity stress and resilience; and evidence-based, culturally-sensitive family and community-focused interventions and policies regarding food insecurity. All candidates must hold a PH.D. in HDFS, sociology, public health, psychology, or related field. Candidates should show potential for a strong research and teaching program in their area of specialization, and have completed their degree before the start date of the appointment. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Position begins August 16th, 2020. Applications received by December 2, 2019 will receive priority. Applicants may be interviewed before the apply by date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after the apply by date. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. For further information regarding this position, please visit our web page, or contact Dr. Barbara Fiese, Search Committee Chair, at (217)244-3967, email: [email protected]. To apply, submit a letter of application, CV, research and teaching statement, two representative publications, and names and contact information of three references to

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College Name or Administrative Unit:ACES Category:1-Faculty Title:College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences: Assistant/Associate Professor - Department of Human Development & Family Studies (120454) Open Date:08/28/2019 Organization Name:Human Dvlpmt and Family Studies




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Posted: 8/31/2019
Application Due: 4/23/2020
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