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Clinical Assistant Professor Human Development and Family Science

University of North Texas
Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Nov 11, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Human Development & Family Sciences
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Department Summary:          

The Department of Educational Psychology is one of four departments in the College of Education. The College offers 12 bachelor’s degrees, 19 master’s and 15 doctoral concentrations with over 100 faculty that provide the training and field experience needed to teach people how to live more productive lives. The Department of Educational Psychology currently offers a BS degree and two masters degrees in Educational Psychology and Special Education. Two PhDs are offered, one in Educational Psychology, and one in Special Education. The Educational Psychology PhD program is presently organized around three concentrations: (a) Research Methodology, Measurement, & Statistics, (b) Human Development & Family Science, and (c) Gifted and Talented Education. In addition, the Educational Psychology PhD supports concentrations in (d) Psychosocial Aspects of Sport, and (e) Sport Pedagogy and Motor Behavior in the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation.


Position Summary:

The Department of Educational Psychology invites applications for an appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2022. The position is for an applicant with broad expertise in human development and family science (HDFS). This is a non-tenure track, multi-year appointment which is renewed annually during an initial period pending satisfactory performance evaluation. Multi-year contracts are possible following this initial period. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and background. The successful candidate will engage in both teaching and research in the department. The teaching role will consist of teaching undergraduate or graduate courses across the HDFS curriculum. These courses could be in traditional or online formats and may be on the UNT campus or at satellite locations. The research role will focus on creating and facilitating interdisciplinary teams to pursue external funding opportunities. As such, the successful candidate should possess strong communication and team-building skills to facilitate grant writing, development, and implementation across a range of research-related areas.


Minimum Qualifications:       

The candidate must hold a doctorate in Human Development, Developmental Psychology, Family Science, or a closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered as long as the doctorate is successfully defended prior to the start date. Successful candidates will have the ability to teach across the HDFS area; have knowledge of effective research design; have, or have the potential to have, experience managing, developing, and writing research grants; and have research experience. 


Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching in higher education at the undergraduate or graduate level and online/web-based courses; a record of successfully securing external funding; strong communication and writing proficiency; and experience working with diverse populations.

The University:    

The University of North Texas is a Tier One Research University in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex – the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States - and is a Hispanic and Minority Serving Institution. This dynamic region is seeing explosive growth, demographically and economically, with several of the fastest-growing municipalities in the nation, and is host to countless excellent restaurants, parks and outdoor opportunities, cultural institutions of all types, and globally diverse populations. With more than 40,000 students, UNT is one of the nation’s largest universities, and our teacher preparation programs are among the largest in the state of Texas. Moreover, the College of Education, as the founding college of the university, enjoys respectful and collegial relationships with our colleagues across the campus.


All applicants must apply online at: (select Faculty, UNT-Educational Psychology, University of North Texas – Denton). Questions regarding the position can be directed to the search committee chair: Dr. Lauren Kelly (



Review of applicants will begin November 29, 2021 and continue until the search is closed. Applicants are encouraged to continue to apply even after this initial date. A criminal history check and official transcripts are required before employment.


EEO Statement:   

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas is an AA/ADA/EOE committed to diversity in its educational programs.

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