Assistant Professor - Child Development
# of Openings:
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Human Development & Family Studies
Commensurate with education and
experience, plus excellent benefits.
The Department of Human Development and Family Studies invites
applications for a position as Assistant Professor with an emphasis
in Child Development (infancy, early and/or middle childhood). This
is a nine-month academic year, tenure-track, full-time benefited
position anticipated to begin August 2023.
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2022 and will
continue until the position is filled. This position is not
eligible for remote work.
Nominations and inquiries may be directed to the search committee
chair, Dr. Troy Beckert, (435) 797-1570; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Conduct and publish research in area of expertise.
- Pursue external funding for research.
- Teach undergraduate and graduate courses.
- Mentor graduate and undergraduate students.
- Serve on and chair graduate student supervisory
- Provide service to the department, college, university,
community, state, and scholarly discipline as appropriate.
- PhD in human development or closely related field. ABD
candidates will be considered.
- Evidence of the ability to develop and maintain a research
program that can be supported by extramural funding.
- Evidence of the ability to be an effective teacher and
- Strong methodological and quantitative analytical skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Grant writing experience.
- Familiarity with distance technologies including web-based
- Cultural competence awareness and expertise.
- Capacity to foster collaborative activity within the department
and across the college and university.
Along with the online application, please attach:
- A curriculum vitae to be uploaded at the beginning of your
application in the Candidate Profile under "Resume/CV"
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations)
to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the
Candidate Profile under "Documents 1-10"
- Three samples of recent research work to be uploaded at the
beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under
- Contact information for three academic references to be entered
in the Candidate Profile
- A cover letter addressing the position qualifications to be
typed/pasted at the end of the application under "Cover
- Statement regarding research goals to be typed/pasted at the
end of the application under "Research Statement"
- Statement regarding philosophy of teaching to be typed/pasted
at the end of the application under "Teaching Philosophy"
- Statement regarding philosophy of supervision to be
typed/pasted at the end of the application under "Leadership
All application materials must be provided through the USU Jobs
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**
Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent
Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather
and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature
changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses
repetitive hand motions.
The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (https://hdfs.usu.edu/
) is in the Emma Eccles Jones
College of Education and Human Services (http://www.cehs.usu.edu)
college graduate programs are ranked #1 in Utah and #26 in the
nation according to U.S. News and World Report. Departmental
degrees offered include:
BS/BA: Early Childhood Education (in cooperation with the School of
Teacher Education and Leadership); Human Development and Family
Studies; Family Life Studies)
MS: (specializations in Adulthood and Aging, Finance, Infancy and
Childhood, Marriage and Family Relations, Marriage and Family
Therapy, Youth and Adolescence)
MMFT: Master of Marriage and Family Therapy
MHDFS: Master of Human Development and Family Studies (non-thesis
PhD in Family and Human Development (concentrations in Family
Relations; Human Development Across the Lifespan; Marriage and
A Gerontology Certificate Program is also administered by the
The department has 30 faculty members, over 300 undergraduate
over 80 graduate students.
The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is
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Utah. Our programs are strengthened by an on-campus elementary
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Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. The
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lifespan and provides students with real-world service and research
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