003702-2017 - Assistant/Associate Professor

Job Description

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Purdue University is searching for an Assistant/Associate Professor of family relationships and dynamics. The department has a lifespan perspective with particular strengths in family processes pertaining to young children and adults.  Thus, candidates who focus on middle childhood, adolescence, or emerging adulthood would address particular departmental needs; however, candidates focused on other developmental periods will be considered.

The successful candidate will be responsible for initiating and maintaining a strong research program; seeking external research funding; mentoring graduate students; and engaging in service activities. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses pertaining to family processes, the successful candidate will be expected to teach additional courses to meet departmental needs.

HDFS is located in the College of Health and Human Sciences, affording many opportunities to develop interdisciplinary collaborations. Candidates who connect with existing departmental emphases on military families; health and well-being; biological processes; interpersonal relationships; &/or cultural/diversity are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should send a cover letter summarizing their research and detailing courses in the department that they are qualified and interested in teaching, a curriculum vitae, and representative publications. These materials, along with the contact information for at least three professional references, should be e-mailed in PDF format to HDFS-Faculty-Search@purdue.edu. Review of applications will begin on September 20 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Professor Valerie Knopik (vknopik@purdue.edu), chair of the search committee.


A background check will be required for employment in this position. Purdue University’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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