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(UPDATED) Associate Professor, Family Studies and Human Development

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

To apply please submit the following documents along with your application: • Letter of interest (uploading slot titled ‘Cover Letter’) addressing minimum and preferred qualifications, as well as a statement of ongoing and expected future contributions to promoting diversity and inclusion • Curriculum Vitae • A statement of ongoing and future trajectory of research agenda (uploading slot titled ‘Statement of Research Interests’) • A statement of teaching philosophy and teaching experience • Contact information for three references Please direct questions to: Dr. Melissa Curran or Dr. Emily Butler, Co-Members of this Search Committee at macurran@email.arizona.edu or eabutler@email.arizona.edu. Review begins on December 9, 2016.

Position Details

Position Information

Title (UPDATED) Associate Professor, Family Studies and Human Development
Department Sch of Family & Consum Sci-Ins (0107)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

Please Note: The review date for this position has been extended to January 6, 2017.

The John and Doris Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences invites applications for a tenure/tenure eligible position at the level of Associate Professor in the Department of Family Studies and Human Development (FSHD) beginning in August, 2017. The position will involve 70% research and 30% teaching (approximately 2 classes per academic year). The successful candidate will enhance our existing collaborative research networks that are focused on connecting the study of family processes with health and well-being, broadly defined. The candidate’s area(s) of research should converge with one or more of our existing FSHD focal areas: 1) resilience and health of marginalized populations (e.g., Latina/o and American Indian populations, LGBT populations, economically disadvantaged populations); 2) early childhood and adolescent development; 3) romantic and family relationships across the lifespan; and 4) innovative methods and models for studying families and development. Regardless of focal area, successful applicants will have demonstrated expertise in interdisciplinary collaborative research that contributes to biopsychosocial approaches to health promotion and/or intervention.

Family Studies and Human Development has approximately 400 undergraduate majors and a highly ranked doctoral program. It is also affiliated with the Frances McClelland Research Institute for Children, Youth, and Families (www.mcclellandinstitute.arizona.edu). For more information about the department, see: http://ag.arizona.edu/fcs/fshd/home. FSHD is one of two academic units within The John and Doris Norton School of Family and Consumer Science. The mission of the School is to be the hub to which policymakers, business, and community leaders turn for research and education that expands the potential of families, communities, and the marketplace. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

The University of Arizona is a land-grant institution and Carnegie Foundation Research University with “very high research activity” located in Tucson, Arizona. It is a leader in research, bringing in more than $580 million in research investment each year, and ranking highly among public universities. Tucson is culturally diverse, rich in natural beauty, and home to many recreational resources, such as hundreds of miles of hiking trails, bike lanes, and park space. Whether you are on the University of Arizona campus or enjoying the recreational activities Tucson has to offer, you will enjoy gorgeous sunsets, majestic mountain ranges, and more than 250 days of sunshine each year. In 2015 the City of Tucson was recognized for our region’s rich agricultural heritage, thriving food traditions, and culinary distinctiveness through a “City of Gastronomy” designation by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). New faculty members quickly develop a deep appreciation for the culture and traditions of Tucson and the community’s commitment to creating economic opportunity while honoring and protecting our natural resources.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to do the following:
• Conduct and publish research in an area of expertise and through interdisciplinary collaborations.
• Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in Family Studies and Human Development (approximately 2 classes per academic year).
• Participate in advising and mentoring students, including directing and supervising master’s thesis and dissertation projects.
• Seek extramural research funding.
• Provide professional service to the department, college, university and community.
• Demonstrate a strong interest in collaboration and engagement with diverse communities

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

• PhD in Family Studies, Human Development, Psychology, Educational Psychology, Public Health, Sociology, or other related fields.
• Scholarly productivity commensurate with rank, as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and extramural funding.
• Experience with directing and supervising graduate student research.
• Demonstrated ability to teach students with diverse backgrounds.
• Candidate’s area(s) of research should converge with one or more of our existing FSHD focal areas listed above.
• Demonstrated record of success in securing extramural funding for research.
• Demonstrated ability to teach relevant courses in Family Studies and Human Development.
• Experience with leadership roles within the field of Family Studies and Human Development.

Preferred Qualifications

• At current rank of associate professor.
• Experience as a full-time faculty member in Family Studies or related program.
• Ability to work effectively and collegially with a wide and culturally diverse range of students, staff, faculty, and community.

Rank Associate Professor
Tenure Information Tenure-Eligible (TE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.00
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F20757
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 08/14/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Dr. Emily Butler
eabutler@email.arizona.edu

Dr. Melissa Curran
macurran@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 11/29/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 01/06/2017
Special Instructions Summary

To apply please submit the following documents along with your application:
• Letter of interest (uploading slot titled ‘Cover Letter’) addressing minimum and preferred qualifications, as well as a statement of ongoing and expected future contributions to promoting diversity and inclusion
• Curriculum Vitae
• A statement of ongoing and future trajectory of research agenda (uploading slot titled ‘Statement of Research Interests’)
• A statement of teaching philosophy and teaching experience
• Contact information for three references

Please direct questions to: Dr. Melissa Curran or Dr. Emily Butler, Co-Members of this Search Committee at macurran@email.arizona.edu or eabutler@email.arizona.edu. Review begins on December 9, 2016.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Can you perform the essential functions (job duties) of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  3. * Do you have a PhD in Family Studies, Human Development, Psychology, Educational Psychology, Public Health, Sociology, or other related fields?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research Interests
Optional Documents