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Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences

Posted: 11/21/2017 (Employment)

The School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS) who will contribute to our emphasis on family science. This position is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-mo. tenure-track appointment located in Corvallis, Oregon.

Required qualifications include a doctoral degree (PhD) in HDFS, family science, sociology, psychology, demography, or related social science field by start of employment. The successful candidates will demonstrate potential for a strong program of research, securing external funds, effective teaching, and service to the profession. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in family policy, family demography, family mental health, intergenerational relationships, or family transitions. Successful candidates will also have strong expertise using quantitative or qualitative research methods. Preferred qualifications include a minimum of 1 year of relevant post-doctoral experience; experience in collaborative interdisciplinary research as demonstrated by publication record, research projects, or previous positions; evidence of effective communication skills; and a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. (Please note that marriage and family therapy are not included in the scope of the program.)

Responsibilities include establishing an independent research program through external funding, and advancing the college’s research agenda in the area of family well-being; teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; mentoring graduate students; providing service to the HDFS program, college, university, and profession.

Application Procedures
To apply, visit and search for Posting P01738UF.  Please create a profile and submit your cover letter/ CV.  To ensure first consideration, applications should be received by January 8, 2018. Appointment can begin September 17, 2018.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Kate MacTavish, Associate Professor and Search Chair, email; ph 541-737-9130. Address questions about the application to: Kaycee Headley, Administrative Assistant to School Heads, School of Social & Behavioral Health Sciences, email; ph 541-737-4765.

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Deadline: 01/08/2018

Location: Oregon State University