Assistant Professor - Human Development and Family Studies

About SUNY Oneonta:

SUNY Oneonta is a public college in Central New York, enrolling about 6,500 students in bachelor's, master's and graduate certificate programs. Most of SUNY Oneonta's main campus lies within the City of Oneonta, which is located in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, the City of Oneonta is the largest municipality in a rural region dominated by agriculture and tourism.

Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially and live purposefully. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance and culture. The college's and ratings are 4.5 and 4.1, respectively.

Beyond campus, many residents enjoy the natural beauty of the Catskills. Outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and running are among the most popular. Several ski areas nearby typically operate for seasons lasting over 100 days beginning in late November or early December. During the summer, boating, swimming and other water sports are popular on lakes throughout the region.

Job Description:

The Department of Human Ecology at the State University of New York College at Oneonta invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies beginning Fall 2021. Expectations include teaching, research, student advisement, college service, and continuing professional development.

The Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) program is housed in the Department of Human Ecology. The HDFS program enrolls approximately 150 students with a total of 625 students and 22 full-time faculty in the Department. Other majors in the Department include Fashion & Textiles, Food Service and Restaurant Administration, and Nutrition and Dietetics. Human Development and Family Studies is an approved program for the Certified Family Life Educator credential through the National Council on Family Relations. To learn more about the College or the Department, please visit or .

Duties include but not limited to: teaching undergraduate HDFS courses to meet program and department needs; advising and mentoring students enrolled in HDFS; participating in the development and assessment of the HDFS program; engaging in scholarly, professional and college activities.


Required Qualifications: an earned doctorate in Human Development and Family Studies or closely related area (ABD considered; doctorate required at time of first renewal notification); ability to teach a variety of courses in human development and family studies, including family resource management.

Preferred: demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate human development and family studies courses, including family resource management; evidence of scholarship and student advisement; familiarity with Family Life Education certification; strong written communication and presentation skills; experience working with diverse populations and/or teaching pedagogies and/or multicultural teaching experience.

Additional Information:

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Application Instructions:

To apply online go to: . Please upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and copies of transcripts (official required at time of appointment). Contact information for three professional references is required.

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