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Professor and Chair of the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, 2023

University of Texas at Austin
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 29, 2022
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Professor and Chair of the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, 2023

College/School/Unit: College of Natural Sciences
Department: School of Human Ecology - Human Development and Family Sciences
Posted: Sep 23, 2022
Apply By: Open until filled


The Department of Human Development and Family Sciences in The School of Human Ecology, College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a faculty position: we seek a leading scholar with a record suitable for appointment as professor with tenure and who will serve as department chair. We seek candidates who will complement existing department research strengths, and who prioritize building a diverse and inclusive educational environment.

We are an interdisciplinary program focusing on individual, relationship, and family development within diverse ecological contexts. Faculty research interests include infancy and childhood, adolescence and young adulthood, adult development and aging, parenting and caregiving, interpersonal relationships, health and biobehavioral processes, diversity and culture, and contexts of human development. We have a vital program with 500 undergraduate majors, 25 doctoral students, 17 tenure track faculty, and 8 professional track faculty operating in a collegial and supportive environment.

The College is interested in and values candidates who have experience working with diverse and underserved populations, and have demonstrated a commitment to improving the diversity, equity and inclusivity of their academic communities.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. in human development, family studies, psychology, sociology or a related social science field. Applicants should have a strong publication record in one or more of the department's research areas [] with a strong history of external funding. The successful applicant will have experience as an outstanding instructor at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and a record of substantial academic service or administrative experience. 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 College views inclusiveness and excellence as interconnected in the work of its faculty. All positions are subject to the availability of funding.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials must be submitted electronically (please refer to the following link: Candidates should submit: (a) a cover letter that includes a description of academic leadership experience, current and future research, and fit with the department; (b) a curriculum vitae; (c) a statement of teaching experience and interests; and (d) a statement describing how their research, teaching, mentoring, and service will contribute to diversity and inclusion. Questions regarding the position may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Karen Fingerman ( The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. A background check will be conducted on the applicant selected.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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