POSITION AVAILABILITY: The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) in the College of Human Sciences at Auburn University invites applications for a 12 month, tenure eligible position, Professor and Head, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, beginning August 1, 2017.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities include providing academic and administrative leadership to the Department, providing leadership for student and faculty recruitment, faculty development, program assessment, long-range planning, budgeting, and public relations; supervising Cooperative Extension and other outreach activities and centers; serving on university committees; developing and maintaining community/business partnerships; and serving as a liaison to administration, alumni, and the community. Responsibilities for teaching, advising students, and conducting research as appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Earned doctorate in human development, family studies, or a closely related field. The ideal candidate should have academic credentials sufficient to meet tenure eligibility requirements for the rank of Professor; strong teaching and research record, with success in the external funding arena; experience mentoring graduate students; demonstrated administrative, leadership, organizational, and communication skills. The candidate must be fluent in English, and must possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. The candidate selected for this position must also be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department includes 25 faculty members (17 full-time, tenured and tenure-track), 300 undergraduates, and 45 graduate students and offers undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees. It also administers the Center for Health Ecology and Equity Research, the Center for Children, Youth, and Families; the Marriage and Family Therapy Center; the Auburn University Early Learning Center; and the Harris Early Learning Center of Birmingham, AL.

THE UNIVERSITY: Auburn University is a land-grant institution with a multicultural student enrollment of over 26,000. The University provides instruction in approximately 60 academic departments and maintains graduate research and public service programs. The University is located in the city of Auburn in east-central Alabama near several large metropolitan areas of Alabama and Georgia.

APPLICATIONS: Please provide an application letter that addresses position qualifications and responsibilities along with a current CV, and samples of no more than three recent publications via the following link: In addition, candidates must provide names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer.

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