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Assistant Professor, Family Science and Human Development

Montclair State University
Montclair, New Jersey
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Oct 5, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Human Development & Family Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Family Science and Human Development is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in any of the following areas: health, safety, and well-being of individuals or families of color (e.g., African American, Black, Hispanic, and/or Latinx communities); immigrant families; policy and systemic injustices; developmental, social justice, and/or intersectional perspectives. We seek faculty for whom community engagement is a priority. Our innovative undergraduate and graduate programs focus on strengthening the well-being of individuals and families across a lifespan through inclusive and socially-just approaches. Faculty members are expected to be active scholars, effective educators, serve as mentors to undergraduate and doctoral students, and actively contribute to communities on and off-campus. Faculty members also are expected to engaged in service to the department, college, and university.


Montclair State University (Montclair) is a nationally recognized R2 doctoral research institution that empowers students, faculty, and researchers to rise above their own expectations. Building on a distinguished history dating back to 1908, the University today has 10 colleges and schools that serve 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students with more than 300 doctoral, master’s, and baccalaureate programs. Situated on a beautiful, 252-acre suburban campus just 12 miles from New York City, Montclair State welcomes a diverse population of students, many of whom are first-generation, and delivers the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a supportive and sophisticated academic environment.


Montclair State University is a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), with more than 25 percent of its undergraduate student body being of Hispanic descent. Additionally, the U.S. Department of State has recently recognized Montclair State University's commitment to providing life-changing educational opportunities for historically minoritized groups. Montclair State University was named an inaugural Fulbright Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) Leader, one of only 35 colleges and universities in the country to earn this federal designation.

Montclair is home to the nationally ranked College of Education and Human Services (CEHS). CEHS aims to create a healthier, better educated, and more just society, committed to student, faculty, and staff diversity, and values the educational benefits that derive from such diversity. The Department of Family Science and Human Development (FSHD) is one of eight departments in the college. FSHD is committed to strengthening the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities using a multidisciplinary approach to reduce social inequities. Central to our mission is an unwavering pursuit of inclusion and social justice. We offer undergraduate major concentrations in School Settings (with Teacher Certification) and Family Services (with the option for students to receive Certification in Family Life Education), minors in Gerontology and FSHD, as well as a PhD program in FSHD. Our diverse academic community includes 13 faculty, four staff, more than 500 undergraduates, and over 40 PhD students. FSHD faculty and graduate students have an established record of productive scholarship, including securing grants and managing large grant-funded projects.


Successful candidates will have an earned doctorate in Family Science and Human Development or a related field by the start date, a well-defined scholarly agenda grounded in a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice with evidence of scholarly achievement and potential for, or record of, external funding. Priority also will be given to those committed to interdisciplinary, community-engaged work falling within the study of social and structural determinants of health.         


Montclair is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse campus community that is representative of the State of New Jersey through inclusive excellence and equal opportunity. Montclair State University's commitment to access and equity is designed to prepare each graduate to thrive as a global citizen. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution, we are working to support a campus-wide agenda to foster a community that both values and promotes the varied voices of our students, faculty, and staff. The University encourages candidates to apply who will contribute to the cultural tapestry of Montclair State University and who value teaching a diverse student population, many of whom are first-generation students.

SALARY RANGE:    Commensurate with experience   

STARTING DATE:   September 1, 2023  

REQUIRED MATERIALS: Cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and representative publications, which can be uploaded during the application process. Three letters of reference and transcripts will be required from candidates immediately after first-round interviews.

APPLY BY:   Review begins immediately with priority consideration given to applications received by December 1, 2022.

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