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Oregon State Univeristy
Oregon, United States
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Posted Date
Nov 13, 2017

Position – The School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS) who will contribute to our emphasis on family science. This position is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-mo. tenure-track appointment located in Corvallis, Oregon.

Qualifications – Required qualifications include a doctoral degree (PhD) in HDFS, family science, sociology, psychology, demography, or related social science field by start of employment. The successful candidates will demonstrate potential for a strong program of research, securing external funds, effective teaching, and service to the profession. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in family policy, family demography, family mental health, intergenerational relationships, or family transitions. Successful candidates will also have strong expertise using quantitative or qualitative research methods. Preferred qualifications include a minimum of 1 year of relevant post-doctoral experience; experience in collaborative interdisciplinary research as demonstrated by publication record, research projects, or previous positions; evidence of effective communication skills; and a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. (Please note that marriage and family therapy are not included in the scope of the program.)

Responsibilities – Responsibilities include establishing an independent research program through external funding, and advancing the college’s research agenda in the area of family well-being; teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; mentoring graduate students; providing service to the HDFS program, college, university, and profession.

Salary – Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits package includes several options for health/dental/life insurance, retirement, and tuition reduction program (some restrictions apply).

College, University and Community – The College of Public Health and Human Sciences (CPHHS) is CEPH accredited. The strategic directions for our new CPHHS benefitted from the national conversation on framing the future of public health education for the 21st Century. We are taking bold steps to redesign and integrate our academic programs to provide a learning environment that supports interdisciplinary collaboration in research and teaching. Our College has 2 Schools (Social & Behavioral Health Sciences and Biological & Population Health Sciences) comprising 9 academic programs (Human Development & Family Sciences; Health Management & Policy; Health Promotion & Health Behavior; Biostatistics; Environmental and Occupational Health; Epidemiology; Exercise & Sport Science; International Health; and Nutrition) and 4 collaborative Research Centers (the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families; the Center for Healthy Aging Research; the Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health; and the Center for Global Health). Visit our website ( for more information about the College.

OSU is one of only two American universities to hold the Land-, Sea-, Sun-, and Space-Grant designations, and the only Oregon institution recognized for its “very high research activity” (RU/VH) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. OSU is comprised of 11 academic colleges with strengths in natural resources, earth dynamics and sustainability, life sciences, entrepreneurship and the arts and sciences. OSU has facilities and/or programs in every county in the state, including 12 regional experiment stations, 41 county extension offices, a branch campus in Bend, a major marine science center in Newport, and a range of programs and facilities in Portland. OSU is Oregon’s largest public research university, conducting more than 60 percent of the research funded throughout the state’s university system. OSU has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and community. We actively engage in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus environment. OSU provides outstanding leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity, and building community. Please visit the OSU web site:

OSU is located in Corvallis, a community of 56,000 situated in the Willamette Valley between Portland and Eugene. Ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert, the rugged Cascade and Coast Ranges, and the urban amenities of the Portland metropolitan area are all within a 100-mile drive of Corvallis.

Application Procedures – To apply, visit and search for Posting P01738UF.  Please create a profile and submit your cover letter/ CV.  To ensure first consideration, applications should be received by January 8, 2018. Appointment can begin September 17, 2018. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Kate MacTavish, Associate Professor and Search Chair, email; ph 541-737-9130. Address questions about the application to: Kaycee Headley, Administrative Assistant to School Heads, School of Social & Behavioral Health Sciences, email ph 541-737-4765.

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