Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
RANK: Multiple positions available at Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor ranks, tenured or tenure track, 10-month appointment. Salary is open and competitive depending upon qualifications.
SPECIALIZATION, RESPONSIBILITIES, & QUALIFICATIONS: We seek applicants whose
research and teaching in the area of health and either developmental processes or family processes, or both, who will make a substantive contribution to the department of Human Development & Family Studies at Purdue. We are interested in multiple areas of health including childhood obesity, family violence, health disparities, sexuality, mental health, or prevention. HDFS is located in a newly formed college of Health and Human Sciences and this will afford opportunities to develop interdisciplinary collaborative research programs. Teaching responsibilities will include both graduate and undergraduate courses and may include courses in either developmental or family studies. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in human development and family studies or a related area. Evidence of strong research and
teaching is required.
STARTING DATE: August 2012 or as arranged.
CORRESPONDENCE AND APPLICATIONS: Send a cover letter summarizing qualifications in
relation to the position requirements, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and representative publications to: Rita Hipps, Administrative Assistant, Dept. of Human Development & Family Studies, Purdue University, 1202 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2055. Review of applications will begin on September 19, 2011 and continue until the positions are filled. Questions may be directed to Professor Germán Posada (firstname.lastname@example.org) chair of the search committee.
THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES
(www.hhs.purdue.edu/HDFS) focuses on contextual perspectives in the study of children, adults, families and family relationships, with particular attention to economic, ethnic and racial diversity. Its 17 faculty members direct graduate programs in developmental studies, family studies, and marriage and family therapy. HDFS awards B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. Undergraduate options are Early Childhood Education & Exceptional Needs; Developmental and Family Science, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, and Human Services. Current enrollment in the department is 365, including 30 graduate students. The department houses the Center for Families, the Military Family Research Initiative, and the Center on Aging and the Life Course and its graduate programs in Gerontology. Purdue University
is located in West Lafayette, Indiana, an affordable metropolitan area of 150,000 conveniently situated between Indianapolis and Chicago.
A background check will be required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.
Ad approved by the Office of Institutional Equity – Posting #002488-2011