Assistant Professor in Human Development and Family Science, 9 Month Salary (College of Educati...

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

Job Details

Job Title: Assistant Professor in Human Development and Family Science, 9 Month Salary (College of Education, Health and Human Sciences)
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 56520

Human Development and Family Science in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences

  • Conduct quality research in the broad domain of human development and family science.

  • Provide guidance, leadership, and mentorship to graduate students.

  • Provide quality teaching to undergraduate and graduate students in the Department across the various majors and programs of the Department.

  • Support the service needs of the Department, the College, and the University.

  • Support and contribute to the By-laws of the Department, the College, and the University.

  • Enhance the rigor and quality of research in the Department as well as opportunities for graduate students (MS/Ph.D.) to advance the field.

  • Work with faculty leaders and University partners to promote coherence across programs for pursuing common priorities based on Departmental priorities.

  • Foster and maintain a supportive and safe environment of respect, civility, and collegiality for all faculty, staff, and students in the Department.

  • Collaborate and support Centers and Institutes in the Department and to expand the research agenda of those entities and those of the College and the University. Those include the Family Institute, the Center for Couples and Family Therapy, and The Center on Better Health and Life for Underserved Populations in the Department.

  • Support positive relationships within the Department and the College that leads to the advanced standing of the University domestically and internationally.
  • Earned doctorate in a relevant area of study (e.g., family studies/science, human development, sociology, psychology, and statistics), academic credentials eligible for faculty appointment at the rank of assistant professor.

  • Record of accomplishments in research with the potential to secure extramural funding.

  • Evidence of teaching excellence at the college level.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with extramural funding or those with secured extramural funding.

  • Broad and diverse research knowledge and experience at Research 1 universities.

  • Ability to teach a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in human development and family science.

  • Ability to successfully teach online, hybrid, and in traditional modes.

  • Demonstrated experience and success working with different populations and subgroups.

  • Experience in building and maintaining positive relationships within the Department, the College, the University, and with external partners.
Other Information

The Department of Human Development and Family Science is committed to making a difference in the lives of people. Our programs focus on child development, family processes, and empirically supported relationship interventions. Specifically, our research, teaching, and service activities reflect our three program foci: Relational development and enhancement of children adolescents, young adults, couples, older adults, and families; distressed families and relational interventions; and the link between parenting and peer processes and relational and mental health outcomes. The Department also has a focus on health and well-being across the lifespan. The Department strives to provide undergraduate and graduate students with world-class academic experiences, teaching, research, and professional development. For more information about the Department of Human Development and Family Science, visit:

The roots of FSU’s College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences date back to the university’s establishment, and it is the oldest college of its kind in Florida. Recently expanded in 2023, the College is home to six academic departments united through a common goal to maximize human potential. In total, the College includes the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Department of Educational Psychology & Learning Systems, Department of Health, Nutrition, and Food Sciences, Department of Human Development & Family Science, Department of Sport Management, School of Teacher Education, numerous research centers, and three laboratory schools (Florida State University School, FSU Pembroke Pines Charter School, and The Collegiate School at FSU Panama City). The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences serves over 4,500 students via 187 full-time faculty and 73 full-time staff.

For more information about the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences visit:

Contact Info

Qiong (Joann) Wu, Ph.D.
Search Committee Chair

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

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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. Applicants should also include three (3) professional references (references will not be contacted prior to notifying applicants). A cover letter of no more than four (4) pages that articulates the candidate’s program of research and appropriate teaching experience, curriculum vitae, and two publications as examples of the applicant’s scholarly work.

Transcripts, work samples (such as teaching artifacts or manuscripts), and three letters of recommendation will be required of candidates selected for an interview.

Review of candidates will begin January 15, 2024 and will continue until filled. We urge interested candidates to submit materials as soon as possible.

Questions regarding the application submission system and process should be directed to the application coordinator:

Donna Romano, Office Administrator
Department of Human Development and Family Science


This is a Faculty position.

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

This position is being advertised as open until filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply by January 15, 2024.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at:


Working at Florida State University

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University — with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive — offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, championship athletics, and prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction.

Underlying and supporting the educational experience at Florida State University is the development of new generations of citizen leaders, based on the concepts inscribed in our seal: Vires, Artes, Mores — Strength, Skill and Character.

Epitomized by recently named Rhodes Scholars Garrett Johnson and Myron Rolle — elite athletes and scholars committed to public service — and Joseph O'Shea — a campus and community leader as well as a top scholar — Florida State's 40,000 students are dedicated to academic excellence and providing leadership in our complex world.

Florida State University's 16 colleges offer more than 275 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs, including medicine and law, covering a broad array of disciplines critical to society today. Each year the University awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees.

With its impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional and undergraduate programs, Florida State University is a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment for students and faculty. Recognized nationally for its commitment to diversity, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates. Its College of Medicine and College of Law are ranked in the nation's Top 10 for Hispanic students.

Florida State University's arts programs — dance, film, music and theatre — rank among the finest in the world, offering an arts education comparable to leading conservatories. Its creative writing program is ranked among the nation's best and is home to the most consistently honored and published student body in the United States. Florida State is responsible for governance of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and associated arts programs, one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation.

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