ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE LEVEL TENURE TRACK PROFESSOR POSITION – SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES AUBURN UNIVERSITY POSITION AVAILABILITY
The Department of Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Human Sciences at Auburn University invites applications for a nine month, tenure-track position at the Associate or Assistant level in the area infancy, early childhood, and/or middle childhood development, to begin August 16, 2017. RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate is expected to maintain a productive, externally funded research program focused on social development across the first decade of life, in addition to instruction at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and service responsibilities consistent with rank and research productivity. Candidates whose research programs focus on social/emotional and/or social/cognitive development of infants and/or children are encouraged to apply. Research programs that examine contextual influences on social functioning and development, or within-person growth with respect to social/emotional behavior as a function of social/demographic, biological, or environmental factors (separately or in combination) are of particular interest. We are interested in exceptionally well-qualified applicants at either the Associate or Assistant career levels. Mid-career applicants must show evidence of an active, productive, and externally funded program of research. THE DEPARTMENT: The Department includes 25 faculty members (17 full-time, 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 Department also participates in the Auburn University Cluster Initiative for Health Disparities Research, a multi-unit collaboration that includes faculty from 8 Colleges and Schools within the University. Candidates whose research program complements the mission(s) of one or more of these Centers and/or the Health Disparities Cluster are strongly urged to apply. THE UNIVERSITY: Auburn University is a land-grant institution with a multicultural student enrollment of over 26,000. The University provides instruction in approximately 70 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. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in human development and family studies, early childhood development, developmental psychology, or allied discipline. 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. APPLICATIONS: Please provide an application letter (containing research and teaching interests), a current CV, transcripts, and samples of no more than three recent publications via the following link: http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/1848. In addition, candidates must provide contact information for three professional references who will be contacted for a reference letter upon completion of the online application. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer.