Assistant Professor in Human Development and Family Science
Florida State University
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
Type: Full Time
College / University
Internal Number: -
Assistant Professor in Human Development and Family Science
Department of Human Development and Family Science
College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences
The Department of Human Development and Family Science is committed to making a difference in the lives of people. Our programs focus on child development, family processes, and empirically supported relationship interventions. Specifically, our research, teaching, and service activities reflect our three program foci: Relational development and enhancement of children adolescents, young adults, couples, older adults, and families; distressed families and relational interventions; and the link between parenting and peer processes and relational and mental health outcomes. The Department also has a focus on health and well-being across the lifespan. The Department strives to provide undergraduate and graduate students with world-class academic experiences, teaching, research, and professional development. For more information about the Department of Human Development and Family Science, visit: https://cehhs.fsu.edu/hdfs.
The roots of FSU’s College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences date back to the university’s establishment, and it is the oldest college of its kind in Florida. Recently expanded in 2023, the College is home to six academic departments united through a common goal to maximize human potential. In total, the College includes the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Department of Educational Psychology & Learning Systems, Department of Health, Nutrition, and Food Sciences, Department of Human Development & Family Science, Department of Sport Management, School of Teacher Education, numerous research centers, and three laboratory schools (Florida State University School, FSU Pembroke Pines Charter School, and The Collegiate School at FSU Panama City). The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences serves over 4,500 students via 187 full-time faculty and 73 full-time staff.
For more information about the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences visit: https://cehhs.fsu.edu.
Founded in 1851, Florida State University is a comprehensive, national, graduate-research university offering more than 280 outstanding academic and professional degrees in top programs to over 45,000 students. Consistently ranked among the best public universities in the nation, Florida State University provides extraordinary opportunities for undergraduate students to build a strong foundation in their chosen fields; study abroad at the University’s overseas campuses; engage in scores of service activities; benefit from world class library and technical facilities; participate in extensive intramural and recreational events; and interact with some of the finest students and faculty in the nation in a distinctive, welcoming environment. The Florida State University Athletics Department sponsors 20 teams that honor the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Collectively, these teams have won 21 team national championships, and over 100 team conference championships, as well as numerous individual national and conference titles. The University instills the strength, skill, and character essential for lifelong learning, personal responsibility, and achievement.
Tallahassee as a community is a vibrant mid-size city with abundant opportunities – from government internships and legislative initiatives to cultural events, shopping, dining, and outdoor activities. Tallahassee is located near the Gulf Beaches of Florida and enjoys abundant sunshine and four seasons with a mild winter climate.
Conduct quality research in the broad domain of human development and family science.
Provide guidance, leadership, and mentorship to graduate students.
Provide quality teaching to undergraduate and graduate students in the Department across the various majors and programs of the Department.
Support the service needs of the Department, the College, and the University.
Support and contribute to the By-laws of the Department, the College, and the University.
Enhance the rigor and quality of research in the Department as well as opportunities for graduate students (MS/Ph.D.) to advance the field.
Work with faculty leaders and University partners to promote coherence across programs for pursuing common priorities based on Departmental priorities.
Foster and maintain a supportive and safe environment of respect, civility, and collegiality for all faculty, staff, and students in the Department.
Collaborate and support Centers and Institutes in the Department and to expand the research agenda of those entities and those of the College and the University. Those include the Family Institute, the Center for Couples and Family Therapy, and The Center on Better Health and Life for Underserved Populations in the Department.
Support positive relationships within the Department and the College that leads to the advanced standing of the University domestically and internationally.
Earned doctorate in a relevant area of study (e.g., family studies/science, human development, sociology, psychology, and statistics), academic credentials eligible for faculty appointment at the rank of assistant professor.
Record of accomplishments in research with the potential to secure extramural funding.
Evidence of teaching excellence at the college level.
Experience with extramural funding or those with secured extramural funding.
Broad and diverse research knowledge and experience at Research 1 universities.
Ability to teach a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in human development and family science.
Ability to successfully teach online, hybrid, and in traditional modes.
Demonstrated experience and success working with different populations and subgroups.
Experience in building and maintaining positive relationships within the Department, the College, the University, and with external partners.
This position is being advertised as open until filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply by January 15, 2024.
How to Apply
If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://hr.fsu.edu/facultyjobs. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.
Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita.
Applicants should also include three (3) professional references (references will not be contacted prior to notifying applicants). A cover letter of no more than four (4) pages that articulates the candidate’s program of research and appropriate teaching experience, curriculum vitae, and two publications as examples of the applicant’s scholarly work.
Transcripts, work samples (such as teaching artifacts or manuscripts), and three letters of recommendation will be required of candidates selected for an interview.
Review of candidates will begin January 15, 2024 and will continue until filled. We urge interested candidates to submit materials as soon as possible.