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Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor, HDFS

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois
$70k - $80k
Posted Date
Sep 28, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Human Development & Family Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor, HDFS

Department of Human Development and Family Studies

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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Be a part of our story.

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies ( at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ( is searching for an outstanding candidate for a nine-month, non-tenure track appointment at the rank of Specialized Faculty – Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor. This non-tenure-track position is an annually renewable contract with a promotion pathway; the University of Illinois supports promotion for teaching professors (see policies #25-26 at

We seek a colleague who wants to focus their career on rigorous and innovative teaching. The ideal candidate can teach broadly across our existing undergraduate curriculum, which includes developmental, family, and applied courses. We are also open to new courses and growing our online offerings. The promotion trajectory in this position emphasizes the scholarship of teaching, so the ideal candidate will actively engage in the scholarship of teaching through publications, presentations, invited talks, or other related activities. Furthermore, we seek a colleague who shares our commitment to antiracism and can help us sustain and grow a diverse, inclusive, equitable, and accessible scholarly community. Linguistic and cultural diversity competencies are highly desired.

We offer a collaborative and innovative department culture oriented to resiliency, thriving, innovation, and the long-term work of antiracism. Our talented, curious, and high-achieving student body is demographically “majority-minority,” and we strive to offer relevant, inclusive, and accessible programs. We have tremendous in-house and across-campus resources leveraged to promote rigorous, interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and culturally relevant research, teaching, and outreach. Our faculty are committed to mentoring and fostering success for the upcoming generation of professionals.

Job Summary
Responsibilities include teaching six courses per academic year (3/3), primarily at the undergraduate level, although graduate opportunities may arise.  Course development and academic advising may substitute some of the course teaching load.  This position may assist the Undergraduate Adviser with recruitment activities.  Engaging in the scholarship of teaching, and disseminating that knowledge, is an expected part of the promotion pathway.  This is an onsite, on campus position (not remote).

Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies or a related field and demonstrated excellence in college or university-level teaching with diverse students. Candidates must have the ability and interest to assist with online curricular development and engage in the scholarship of teaching through publications, presentations, invited talks, or other related activities.

Appointment Information
This is a 100% full-time Academic position, appointed on a 9-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after 8/16/2023. Salary range is $70,000 to $80,000.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information
Applications must be received by November 1, 2022 for full consideration, however applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.  Interviews and inquiries may occur before the close date, but no decision will be made until after the closing date.  Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Upload a cover letter explaining why you are an excellent fit for this position (e.g., including your teaching experience as well as courses you would be prepared to teach), curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.  Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Susan Silverberg Koerner at skoerner@illinois.eduFor questions regarding the application process, please call 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

Requisition ID: 1009366
Job Category: Faculty
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