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Assistant/Associate Professor in Health and Development

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Assistant/Associate Professor in Health and Development

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POSITION AVAILABILITY : The Department of Human Development and Family Science ( HDFS ) in the College of Human Sciences at Auburn University invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track position at the Assistant/Associate rank in health and development across the lifespan (e.g., aging, disparities, equity, health promotion, social determinants of health) to begin August 16, 2024.

RESPONSIBILITIES : We are seeking candidates whose productive program of research pertinent to health and development across the lifespan. Possible areas of expertise include but are not limited to: social determinants of health, successful aging, health policy, lifespan or life course perspectives, biomarkers of aging, and cross-culture or cross-country international comparative perspectives on aging. Successful candidates are expected to maintain a productive, externally funded program of research in their area of focus, and responsibilities include both undergraduate and graduate instruction and service assignments. Applicants at the associate rank must show evidence of an active and externally funded program of research. Housed in an R1 institution, the HDFS department has a value for both basic and applied research, as well as both quantitative and qualitative research methods, and expects candidates to demonstrate evidence of advanced research methods training and experience. Experience working with large data sources would be an additional strength. The department is also strongly interested in hiring faculty who have demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion through lived experience, teaching proficiencies, and/or research interests.

THE DEPARTMENT : The HDFS Department includes 34 faculty members (19 full-time, tenure-track), 300 undergraduates, and 50 graduate students and offers undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. It also administers the AU Early Learning Center; the Harris Early Learning Center in Birmingham, AL; and the AU Marriage and Family Therapy Center.

THE UNIVERSITY : Auburn University is a land-grant institution with an explicit commitment to a diverse student enrollment of over 31,000. The university provides instruction in approximately 70 academic departments and maintains graduate research and public service programs. The University is located in the twin municipalities of Auburn and Opelika in east-central Alabama, within two hours of several large metropolitan areas of Alabama and Georgia.

For additional information about joining the faculty, visit . Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples.

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Candidates for the health and development position must possess a Ph.D. in HDFS or a closely related discipline at the time of employment. The candidate must be fluent in English and must possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. The successful candidate for this position must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and be able to continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

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Please provide an application letter (containing research and teaching interests), a current CV, and samples of no more than three recent publications. In addition, candidates must provide contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin September 29, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Please direct questions to the search chair, Scott Ketring, .

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AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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