Assistant or Associate Professor

Austin, TX
Jan 07, 2019
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Four-Year Institution
Assistant or Associate Professor

Austin, Texas
Open Date:
Aug 20, 2018
Close Date:
Apr 30, 2019

The Department of Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position at the assistant or associate level to begin August 2019. 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 adult development and aging, with a particular emphasis on quantitative methodology. The successful applicant will teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels (ability to teach graduate-level methods/statistics is especially desirable), 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 13 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 Dr. Karen Fingerman, [email protected], the chair of the search committee; administrative questions may be directed to Ginger Okoro, [email protected], department manager. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018. The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. A background check will be conducted on the applicant selected.