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 (http://health.oregonstate.edu)
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: http://oregonstate.edu/.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; ph 541-737-9130.
Address questions about the application to: Kaycee Headley,
Administrative Assistant to School Heads, School of Social &
Behavioral Health Sciences, email Kaycee.Headley@oregonstate.edu.