003934-2018 - Assistant/Associate Professor - Health in Childhood/Adolescence

Health in Childhood / Adolescence

(Assistant/Associate Professor)

Department of Human Development and Family Studies

Purdue University


Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) invites applications for a tenure track Assistant/Associate professor who studies the health of children and/or adolescents from a family, developmental, and/or lifespan perspective. Research focused on obesity, health disparities, chronic disease, or other health issues would fit well in the department. We require a strong publication record with the potential to develop a well-funded research program.


HDFS is located in the College of Health and Human Sciences, affording many opportunities to develop interdisciplinary collaborative research. Research foci in the department include health and well-being, interpersonal relations, culture and diversity, and military families. HDFS is the home of the Ben & Maxine Miller Laboratory Preschool, the Center for Families, the Military Family Research Institute, and participates in the College Public Health graduate program and Purdue Cooperative Extension.


In addition to teaching courses pertaining to health in the context of families and/or human development, the candidate will likely teach a variety of other courses in HDFS. At the time of initial employment, Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Psychology, Human Development and Family Studies, or relevant field is required.



Applicants should send a cover letter summarizing their research and teaching, a curriculum vitae, and representative publications to: HDFS-Faculty-Search@purdue.edu. Applicant should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address. Review of applications will begin October 5, 2018 and continue  until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, (shelley@purdue.edu) chair of the search committee. Preliminary inquiries are welcome.

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


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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