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

Brigham Young University - School of Family Life
Provo, Utah
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jun 5, 2023

Start date of this position: August 1, 2024

Summary: The School of Family Life is seeking talented scholar-teachers to fill 2 full-time positions in the School of Family Life (SFL). Rank is determined commensurate with experience.

Educational and Experience : 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 2024. Evidence of scholarly capacity and achievement in the field as well as teaching ability is required.

The required degree must be completed by the start date.

Positions Description : These professorial positions 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. Responsibilities include publishing high quality research, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, student mentoring, involvement in public scholarship (for senior faculty), 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. 

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 an 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 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 4, 2023, to ensure full consideration. Questions may be directed to Dr. Chelom Leavitt, Ph.D., School of Family Life Search Committee Chair, 2054 JFSB, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, 801-422-6573, or electronically (preferred) to Apply at

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: (1) your Mission Alignment Statement (full-time faculty only), (2) 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; (3) current curriculum vitae, premiering peer-reviewed publications; (4) student evaluations of teaching for all courses taught; (5) 2-3 reprints/preprints or other samples of your academic and/or public scholarship.

Mission Alignment Statement: BYU is committed to hiring faculty members who enthusiastically embrace and energetically advance its unique mission. To this end, please include a one-page mission alignment statement as part of your application that addresses how you might, as a BYU faculty member: (1) live a life of loyalty to Jesus Christ and His restored Church and align yourself with doctrines and teachings declared by living prophets, seers, and revelators; (2) demonstrate intentionality in building faith in Jesus Christ and testimony of His restored gospel among students and others in the BYU community; and (3) teach your subject matter with the Spirit of God and strive to keep it “bathed in the light and color of the restored gospel” (Spencer W. Kimball).

Applicants who are not members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints include a one-page mission alignment statement that describes understanding of and commitment to the Mission of Brigham Young University and the AIMS of a BYU Education (

Brigham Young University is an equal opportunity employer . All faculty are required to abide by the university’s Honor Code and Dress & Grooming Standards. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Successful candidates are expected to support and contribute to the academic and religious missions of the university within the context of the principles and doctrine of the affiliated church.

All new employees who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be required to hold and be worthy to hold a current temple recommend.

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