The Department of Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin is seeking applicants for a tenure-track, assistant professor position to begin August 2018. Applicants should have a strong background and scholarly record in one or more of the department’s research areas [https://he.utexas.edu/hdfs/research]. We are especially interested in candidates whose research focuses on child development, with an emphasis in infancy or early childhood. The successful applicant will teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, 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 14 faculty operating in a collegial and supportive environment.
Application materials must be submitted electronically through Interfolio via the following link: https://apply.interfolio.com/44053. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in human development, family studies, psychology, sociology or a related social science field. 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 the chair of the search committee (Nancy Hazen-Swann, firstname.lastname@example.org). Please submit all materials by October 1, 2017.
The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. A background check will be conducted on the applicant selected.
The Department of Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS) explores the psychological, social, and biopsychosocial processes that lead individuals and families to a spectrum of outcomes, from productivity, health, and well-being at one end to illness, dysfunction, and distress at the other. HDFS at UT-Austin is a dynamic program that is among the nation’s best interdisciplinary departments. Ou...r faculty are award-winning teachers, leaders in prestigious scientific societies, recipients of national and international awards for outstanding research accomplishments and distinguished careers, and recipients of major grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and numerous private foundations. Our senior faculty are among the elite researchers in the discipline, and our junior faculty are some of the field’s brightest up and coming stars.
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