Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences
Texas State University
Location: San Marcos, Texas
Type: Full Time
College / University
Internal Number: 202416TTL
The Human Development and Family Sciences program at Texas State University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position. This is a 9-month appointment with the possibility of summer teaching. This position is available at the Assistant Professor level. The Human Development and Family Sciences program at Texas State offers a Bachelor of Science at the undergraduate level and a Master of Science degree with Human Development and Family Sciences and Child Life Specialist tracks.
The successful candidate will be expected to:
Teach courses in one or more of these topic areas at the undergraduate and graduate level: child development, child life, family relationships, research methods, family and child development theory, administration/evaluation of human service organizations, family diversity, aging and adulthood, program administration, and developmentally appropriate curriculum planning for young children
Be able to maintain an active research agenda and participate in appropriate service activities.
This position is subject to the availability of funds.
To ensure full consideration, please submit the following by November 1, 2023:
Cover letter that addresses all required and preferred qualifications
Three letters of recommendation
The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.
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Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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Record Checks and Verifications
Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verification including, but not limited to, criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verification, reference checks, and employment eligibility verification.
Eligibility for Employment
Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.
Why Work at Texas State?
Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world. Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.
A Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Sciences or a closely related field by date of hire
A record of or the potential for research and publication in the top journals in the discipline
Teaching experience at the college level
Research focused on child development and well-being, children and families impacted by illness, relationship dynamics (e.g., romantic/marital relationship, peer, sibling, etc.), and/or adult populations