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Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences

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Posting Information

Position Title

Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences

Job Posting Number


Job Location

San Marcos


School of Family & Consumer Sciences

Position Description

The Human Development and Family Sciences program at Texas State University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position. This is a 9-month appointment with the possibility of summer teaching. This position is available at the Assistant Professor level.
The Human Development and Family Sciences program at Texas State offers a Bachelor of Science at the undergraduate level and a Master of Science degree with Human Development and Family Sciences and Child Life Specialist tracks.

The successful candidate will be expected to:
  • Teach courses in one or more of these topic areas at the undergraduate and graduate level: child development, child life, family relationships, research methods, family and child development theory, administration/evaluation of human service organizations, family diversity, aging and adulthood, program administration, and developmentally appropriate curriculum planning for young children
  • Be able to maintain an active research agenda and participate in appropriate service activities.

This position is subject to the availability of funds.

Required Qualifications
  • A Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Sciences or a closely related field by date of hire
  • A record of or the potential for research and publication in the top journals in the discipline
  • Teaching experience at the college level
Preferred Qualifications
  • Research focused on child development and well-being, children and families impacted by illness, relationship dynamics (e.g., romantic/marital relationship, peer, sibling, etc.), and/or adult populations
  • Experience in grant procurement
  • Current publication record
  • Certified Child Life Specialist ( CCLS )
Application Procedures

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, .

To ensure full consideration, please submit the following by November 1, 2023:
  1. Cover letter that addresses all required and preferred qualifications
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Three letters of recommendation
  4. Unofficial Transcript

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.

Proposed Start Date

Fall 2024

Posting Date


Evaluation of Applications Begins

Full Consideration Date:


Close Date

Open Until Filled?

EEO/AA Statement

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Reasonable Accommodation

If you experience accessibility issues or require alternative formatting during the application process due to a disability or underlying condition, we request that you contact Talent Acquisition for assistance. A representative from Talent Acquisition will respond to you as soon as possible.

Record Checks and Verifications

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verification including, but not limited to, criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verification, reference checks, and employment eligibility verification.

Eligibility for Employment

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

Why Work at Texas State?

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.
Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (all in one document)
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation #1
  2. Letter of Recommendation #2
  3. Letter of Recommendation #3
  4. Certifications
  5. Licensure
  6. Veteran's Preference
  7. DD 214/DD1300
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Texas Workforce Commission-Work in Texas
    • Colleague, friend, and/or personal referral
    • Other (Please Specify in follow up question below)
  2. * Please Specify: (enter 'NA' if not applicable)

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Official transcripts are required for all degrees that provide evidence of a faculty member's credentials and qualifications. Foreign/International transcripts for all degrees must undergo a credentialing evaluation for U.S. equivalency by an organization that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). If selected for hire, I will provide official transcripts and/or evaluations for all degrees earned.
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Sciences or a closely related discipline or ABD with anticipated completion prior to start date?
    • Yes, I have a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Sciences or a closely related discipline.
    • Yes, ABD with anticipated completion prior to start date.
    • No.
  5. * Do you have teaching experience at the college level?
    • Yes
    • No

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