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Assistant Professor - Adolescent Development

North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND
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Nov 26, 2021

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Adolescent Development Position

Department of Human Development and Family Science

North Dakota State University


Position Description

North Dakota State University?s Department of Human Development and Family Science invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track assistant professor, with a focus area in adolescent development to begin in August 2022. The HDFS Department is dedicated to building and fostering a diverse community and strongly encourages applications from members of socially marginalized groups, broadly defined to be as inclusive as possible. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Support associated with the position may include start-up funds, graduate assistantships, course buyouts, or summer research support.


The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research, teaching, and outreach that contributes to the mission of the department. Specific responsibilities include:

? Maintain a strong program of scholarly research related to adolescent development (e.g., socio-emotional, cognitive, applied, at-risk groups, etc.).?

? Teach undergraduate and graduate courses primarily in adolescent development (two courses per semester).

? Advise undergraduates and mentor graduate students.

? Participate in professional service activities and outreach.

? Contribute to department governance and foster a professional and collaborative environment within the department, university, and larger community.?

The Department: The Department of Human Development and Family Science is a collegial environment that includes 14 full-time faculty, approximately 600 undergraduates, and 30 graduate students. The Department offers an undergraduate degree with emphases in child and adolescent development, family science, adult development and aging, as well as dual degree collaborations with elementary education and social work; a master?s degree with emphases in family financial planning, gerontology, and youth development; and a doctoral degree in developmental science.

NDSU is distinctive as a student-focused, land grant, research university, ranked by the National Science Foundation among the top 100 public research universities in the country. NDSU has attained the Carnegie Classification of ?Research Universities/High Research Activity,? with total research expenditures topping $153 million in the most recent National Science Foundation survey. NDSU is located in Fargo, rated as one of the best places to live and for family.??

Minimum Qualifications

? Earned doctorate with an adolescent development focus (by August 2022) in HDFS, Developmental Psychology, Developmental Science, or a closely related discipline.

? An active program of research in adolescent development. The specific area is open, but candidates focusing on research with diverse and underrepresented populations, on topics of socioemotional or atypical development, or in applied contexts are especially encouraged to apply.

? Evidence of effective independent instruction.

? Evidence of potential to publish research and secure external funding.

? Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, access, and inclusiveness.

? Effective oral and written communication skills.

? Effective interpersonal skills, including ability to interact and collaborate effectively with diverse colleagues and students.

Preferred Qualifications

? An established record of high-quality research publications.

? Evidence of high-quality instruction, advising, and mentoring of students.

? Experience with online instruction.

? Sophisticated understanding of multiple and/or mixed research and analytical methods.



Review of applications will begin on December 6, 2021; applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed until a suitable candidate is selected and recommended for appointment. To apply, submit a letter of application, graduate transcripts, curriculum vitae, description of research program, statement of teaching philosophy, diversity and inclusion statement, and names and contact information of three references via the NDSU Human Resources website. Reference letters will be requested at a later date. Questions about the search can be directed to Dr. Heather Fuller, chair of the search committee.?

The search will be conducted in compliance with North Dakota?s open records law. NDSU is an NSF ADVANCE institution and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable. This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran?s Preference requirements.
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