The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) at Purdue University invites applications for an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (tenure track) beginning August 2022. We seek applicants who can contribute to promoting diversity and excellence in the academic community, and who have expertise in one or more areas of family relationships that include, but are not limited to: approaches to prevention and intervention that emphasize family structure or family partnerships with systems of care (e.g., through community systems, schools, health care, and non-government organizations); family caregiving within diverse families; interpersonal dynamics in the management of major stressors (e.g., health problems, family separation) in diverse families; and, interaction patterns and physiological synchrony in diverse family relationships. Applicants with research experience in dyadic or family-focused research methods and statistical approaches are particularly welcomed. This position will complement existing work in the department addressing Latine families, multiracial youth and families, cross-cultural development, impact of stress across the life course, and dual-language learners. This is one of three open positions in the department. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Science or in a related social or health science discipline.
The successful candidate will be responsible for initiating, conducting, and publishing research, including procuring internal and external funding; mentoring undergraduate and graduate students; and engaging in service at the campus, community, state, and/or national level. We are seeking a faculty member with a strong promising (Assistant) or established (Associate, Full) published program of research capable of attracting external funding. The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses pertaining to family diversity, stress and coping in contemporary families, interventions in health and health care, as well as additional courses based on department needs and candidate expertise. Applicants with a history of, and commitment to, mentoring students from underrepresented minority groups are encouraged to apply and should highlight this work in their diversity and inclusion statement.
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Purdue University's Department of Human Development and Family Studies is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.
Applications should include a brief cover letter, your curriculum vitae, a statement summarizing your research, a statement describing your teaching experience and approach to teaching; a diversity and inclusion statement, up to three representative publications, and contact information for three letters of recommendation. References will not be contacted without notification of the candidate. Review of applications will begin on November 15 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Professor Melissa M. Franks (email@example.com) chair of the search committee.
About Human Development and Family Studies
Human Development and Family Studies (https://www.purdue.edu/hhs/hdfs/) is a multi-disciplinary department located in the College of Health and Human Sciences. The department affords many opportunities to develop interdisciplinary collaborative research. Other research foci in the department include diverse family systems, biological underpinnings of normative and non-normative development and health, advanced methodology, health & well-being, interpersonal relations, and military families. HDFS maintains spacious and well-equipped research facilities and centers, including the Ben & Maxine Miller Laboratory Preschool, the Military Family Research Institute, Cooperative Extension, and the Center for Families. HDFS faculty are involved in a wide range of cross-campus initiatives, including the Center for Aging and the Life Course, Advanced Methods at Purdue, the Purdue Autism Research Center, and the Purdue Policy Research Institute. HDFS also has a particularly strong relationship with the new Department of Public Health, where several faculty members are faculty associates with key roles in the Master's and Ph.D. in Public Health program.
A background check will be required for employment in the position.
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.