Brigham Young University - School of Family Life - CFS Professorial Faculty

Brigham Young University - School of Family Life
Utah, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jun 03, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Title:  School of Family Life - CFS Professorial Faculty

Classification:  CFS Professorial 2 positions (Visiting faculty may be considered)

Desired start date:   July 1, 2022

Posting close date:   August 6, 2021

Summary:  The School of Family Life is seeking talented scholar-teachers to fill 2 full-time positions in the School of Family Life (SFL) at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor levels. A visiting faculty appointment(s) may be considered.

Educational and Experience Requirements:   A PhD in family studies, human development, developmental psychology, marriage and family therapy, family and consumer sciences, sociology, economics, or a related discipline is required. Those with established academic or professional careers are encouraged to apply, as well as outstanding new PhDs or ABDs who will complete their degrees by August 2022. Evidence of scholarly capacity and achievement in the field as well as teaching ability is required.

Required degree must be completed by the start date.

Positions Description:  Continuing faculty status track (CFS). This professorial position(s) in the School of Family Life (SFL) focus on excellence in teaching and scholarship. Hiring needs are broad in terms of research and teaching areas; many different specialty areas will be considered. Responsibilities include publishing high quality research, involvement in public scholarship (for senior faculty), teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, student mentoring, and providing service on program, school, college, and university committees. SFL seeks to foster an inclusive environment that values diversity and excellence. Candidates should have experience in – or the potential for – building an enriched, equitable, and diverse scholarly environment in teaching, research, mentoring, service, or life experiences. A visiting faculty appointment(s) may be considered.

Description of the School of Family Life: ( The School of Family Life (SFL), in the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences, is one of the largest and most dynamic programs of its kind. SFL offers two undergraduate majors: Family Life, with emphases in Human Development and Family Studies, and Family and Consumer Sciences Education.  The school has more than 40 full-time faculty members and over 1,500 undergraduate majors and minors. SFL also offers a MS degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development, and MS and Ph.D. degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy.  There are approximately 60 students in the MS or Ph.D. programs in SFL. Brigham Young University is one of the largest private universities in the U.S. and is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  The university has approximately 33,000 students and 1,300 faculty. It is located at the foot of the Wasatch Mountain range in Provo, Utah, a community of approximately 100,000.  BYU is an equal employment opportunity employer.  Strong preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the sponsoring institution, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The grounding document of the School of Family Life is “The Family: A Proclamation to the World.” Faculty are expected to support the principles and practices of this document.

Instructions to Applicants:  Apply by August 6, 2021, to ensure full consideration. Questions may be directed to Dr. Angela Bradford, Ph.D., School of Family Life Search Committee Chair, 239 TLRB, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, 801-422-1575, or electronically (preferred) to

Information required at the time of application – Please list the individual contact information for each of your three recommenders on the faculty application. At some point during the selection process they may be contacted to submit their letters of reference electronically.

Document(s) required at the time of application - Please attach the following to the faculty application: (a) 1-2 page letter of application summarizing teaching experience and performance, current research agenda, personal contribution to an enriched diverse environment, and a 5-year career plan; (b) current curriculum vitae, premiering peer-reviewed publications; (c) evidence of teaching performance, such as student and peer reviews; and (d) 2-3 reprints/preprints or other scholarship samples.  

Equal Opportunity Employer: m/f/Vets/Disability

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