Diversity in Physical and Cognitive Health in Late Life

Employer
University of Texas at Austin
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Jan 14, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Diversity in Physical and Cognitive Health in Late Life

The Department of Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS) at The University of Texas at Austin is seeking an open-rank faculty member to contribute to a University-wide cluster hiring initiative in Diversity in Physical and Cognitive Health in Late Life. We are seeking a productive scholar whose research focuses on cognitive functioning, dementias, biomarkers of health, or health outcomes in diverse populations of older adults including variability by ethnicity, race, gender, socioeconomic position, sexual identity, or other contextual factors. We will give priority to researchers with a focus in Human Development and Family Sciences whose work includes social ties or family relationships.

The position is open rank, and duties will include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, research, and service. Applicants should have a strong publication record in one or more of the department's research areas [https://he.utexas.edu/hdfs/research] and have the potential for, or record of, funded research. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in human development, family studies, psychology, sociology or a related social science field. We are committed to building a diverse faculty and are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and inclusion in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

The successful candidate for this position will be joining the UT Austin faculty as part of the Cluster and Interdisciplinary Hiring Initiative. This initiative is designed to supplement departmentally-based hiring practices and norms and extend collaborative research and scholarship. This new initiative authorizes new faculty hires whose interdisciplinary areas of knowledge cross the boundaries of existing academic departments. The selected candidate will be expected to actively participate as a core member of “Diversity in Physical and Cognitive Health in Late Life” and can participate in the Texas Aging & Longevity Center (https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/talc/news/talc-will-be-leading-an-exciting-cluster-hire-for-4-faculty-positions). Contributions to the cluster will be an important facet of the faculty member's annual performance evaluations and consideration for promotion/tenure.

HDFS is an interdisciplinary program focusing on individual, relationship, and family development within diverse ecological contexts. We have a vital program with over 500 undergraduate majors, 25 doctoral students, and 15 faculty operating in a collegial and supportive environment.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter that includes a description of current and planned research, fit with the cluster hiring initiative in Diversity in Physical and Cognitive Health in Late Life, a curriculum vitae, a statement describing how their research, teaching, mentoring, and service will contribute to diversity and inclusion and the names and contact information of three references through the online portal at: https://apply.interfolio.com/72174.

Questions about the position may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Karen Fingerman, kfingerman@austin.utexas.edu. Review of applications will begin Feb 15 and is ongoing until the position is filled.

The University of Texas is an AA/EEO employer.

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