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Full or Advanced Associate Professor, Berner Hanley Professor of Gerontology (002924-2013)

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies is searching for a senior-level social scientist (Full or advanced Associate Professor) to serve as the Berner Hanley Professor of Gerontology. This position has been established partly through a generous gift from Purdue alumni William and Sally (Berner) Hanley.

Primary responsibilities include research, soliciting external funding, teaching, and providing leadership for further development of gerontology research and academic programs in the Department and the University. Contributions to outreach and service activities also are expected. Area of specialization within gerontology is open.

Candidates for the Berner Hanley Professorship must have an international reputation, an exceptionally strong scholarly publication record, and a record of significant external grant support. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in gerontology, human development, family studies, sociology, psychology, or a closely related field. Evidence of strong research and teaching skills is required. We strongly encourage applications from all scholars including minority scholars.

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies emphasizes contextual perspectives in the study of children, youth, adults and families. It is located in the College of Health and Human Sciences. The Department's 18 faculty members have interests in early childhood education, interpersonal relationships, health and development/family processes, and adulthood and aging. Department resources include the Center for Families, Military Family Research Institute, Cooperative Extension Service, and the Miller Child Development Laboratory School. For further information: http://www.purdue.edu/hhs/hdfs

The Berner Hanley Professor is expected to affiliate with the Center on Aging and the Life Course. This interdisciplinary program involves over 55 faculty members in 20 different departments. It sponsors a dual title Gerontology Ph.D. program.

Nominations and correspondence should be directed to Dr. Doran French, Department Head, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, 1202 West State Street, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2055 (e-mail: dcfrench@purdue.edu). To apply, please send a vita and a cover letter describing your research agenda.  References will be solicited later in the process. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled

. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.