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Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies

New Hampshire, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Oct 1, 2021

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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 University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire, and the region can be found here:

Summary of Position

The Human Development & Family Studies department in the College of Health and Human Services at the University of New Hampshire is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning Fall 2022. Primary areas of scholarship should include adolescent or emerging adult development. Responsibilities for the position include: 1) teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; 2) developing a successful program of research; 3) advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and 4) participating in service.

Additional Job Information                                                

Please be prepared to upload the following:

  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Research Statement
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Diversity Statement

If you are selected for a phone interview, we will contact the references you provided and request that a letter of recommendation be submitted.

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications

An earned Doctorate in Human Development and Family Studies or a related field is required by the time of appointment. A successful candidate will have an established research program that shows potential for external funding, effective teaching and outreach skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with diverse communities. Successful candidates should have expertise in the area of adolescence and emerging adulthood. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to creating an educational environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, and quality engagement for all. In addition, a focus on one or more of the following is highly desirable: family systems, family dynamics, or investigating development across multiple domains (e.g., cognitive and socioemotional).  

Salary Information                                                                

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Special Requirements

A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Applicants must apply online at

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The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

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