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School of Family Life - CFS Professional Faculty

School of Family Life - Brigham Young University
Utah, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Nov 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Human Development & Family Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Title:  School of Family Life - CFS - Professional Faculty

Job Classification:  CFS Professional

Posting close date: January 7, 2022

Start date of this position:  July 2022 - Apply by priority deadline of January 7, 2022 to ensure consideration

Educational and Experience Requirements: An MS /MA degree is required, a PhD is preferred. A degree in family studies, human development, developmental psychology, marriage and family therapy, family and consumer sciences, public health, or a related discipline is preferred, but advanced degrees in writing will also be considered. Experience teaching advanced writing within the social sciences is preferred. 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 2022. Ability to teach undergraduate courses is required.

Required degree must be completed by the start date.

Summary: The School of Family Life is seeking a talented teacher to fill a full-time faculty position in the School of Family Life (SFL).   

Position Description: One full-time professional faculty position to teach within the School of Family Life (SFL). Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses focused primarily on advanced writing in the social sciences and providing leadership to the SFL Integrative Writing Program. Also, the position will provide service on program, school, college, and university committees.

Description of the School of Family Life and University:

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 over 40 full-time faculty members and 1,500 undergraduate majors and minors. SFL also offers a 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 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 155,000. Brigham Young University is an equal opportunity employer. All faculty are required to abide by the university's honor code and dress and grooming standards.

Instructions to Applicants:  Potential applicants can visit the University's web page at Applicants must apply online at and attach a current curriculum vita, a letter of application, and student evaluations of teaching for all courses taught. Also required are 2-3 reprints/preprints or other writing samples of published academic and/or public scholarship. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Spencer James, Chair School of Family Life Search Committee, 801-422-6682, or via email:

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

Documents required at the time of application:  Please attach the following to the faculty application: (a) current curriculum vita; (b) brief letter of application summarizing relevant teaching experience and performance, personal contribution to an enriched diverse environment, and a 5-year career plan; (c) student evaluations of teaching for all courses taught; (d) 2-3 reprints/preprints or other samples of your academic and/or public scholarship.


Equal Opportunity Employer: m/f/Vets/Disability

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.

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