Assistant Professor, Education Teacher Education and Development

Reno, Nevada, United States

Job description


Job Description
The Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) program in the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) is seeking a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor with expertise in Family Studies to teach courses related to family studies/development; engage in an ongoing, focused research program which results in scholarly publications and funded grants; and contribute to professional, university, and community service. Courses to be taught can be negotiable, depending on the strengths of the applicant. Examples of family courses currently offered include, Introduction to Families, Family Resource Management, Family Interaction, Children and Families in a Multiethnic Society, Family Life Education, Families and Public Policy, Contemporary Family Issues, and Family Theories. Teaching responsibilities include a share of the advisement duties to the program’s master’s students.

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate must hold an earned doctorate by August 2019 in an academic discipline directly related to human development and family studies. Candidates must be capable of teaching HDFS courses to an increasingly diverse population of students, show productivity or strong potential for a program of research and grant acquisition, and demonstrate the ability to work effectively in informal and formal collaborations with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.

Preferred Qualifications
In addition to having a strong background in Family Studies, preference will be given to applicants with supporting expertise in diversity (broadly defined) and/or life span human development; CFLE certification also is preferred.

Compensation Grade
Rank II, Assistant Professor

Department Information
The mission of the program of HDFS is to provide leadership in the state by (1) producing graduates with a bachelor’s and master’s degree who can fill professional positions in the human development and family studies fields; (2) working with state-wide Cooperative Extension staff in providing programs that meet the diverse needs of individuals and families; (3) generating and disseminating high quality research which helps address specific issues within the state and which furthers the fields of human development and family studies; and (4) making available professional expertise at local, state, regional, national, and international levels through service and outreach. The HDFS program is affiliated with the Child and Family Research Center, and has established relationships with local school districts, non-profit agencies serving individuals and families, and other departments and programs at UNR. The HDFS program currently has approximately 400 majors, 200 minors, and 25 graduate students. More information about the HDFS program can be found at

Total Compensation
The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving expenses (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents.

Contact Information for this position
For questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Dr. William Evans (
For questions about the submission, please contact Linda Starr (


Full-Time Equivalent

How to apply

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Required Attachment(s)
Please attach the following documents to your application. Please contact, the day you apply, if assistance is needed with attachments:

1) Resume/CV
2) Detailed letter of application that includes a statement on how you would contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through your research, teaching, and/or service
3) Contact information for three professional references, including their relationship to you
4) Teaching philosophy statement

This posting is open until filled
Priority will be given to those candidates who apply by October 15, 2018. Only complete applications will be considered. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

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Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

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