University of Connecticut, Human Development and Family Sciences

Position ID:UConn-HDFS-2019611 [#14051, 493431]
Position Title: Associate Professor or Professor, Human Development and Family Sciences
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Human Development & Family Studies
Early Childhood
Appl Deadline: (posted 2019/07/15, listed until 2020/01/15)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track position at the Associate Professor or Professor level for Fall 2020. The responsibilities of the individual hired will be to serve as Director of the Early Childhood Education and Early Intervention undergraduate training specializations that lead to a broad range of early childhood careers, including education, developmental disabilities, health, and home visiting. Examples of the research focus for the position include infancy and early childhood education, infancy and early childhood prevention and early intervention, quality of care, inequities in early childhood prevention opportunities, or early childhood professional workforce development. Teaching expectations include courses in child development, early childhood education curriculum and methods, fieldwork placement supervision, teaching practica, and/or professional development and advocacy.

The HDFS Department is a highly active center of research, teaching, and public engagement on the wellbeing and healthy development of individuals and families over the life span. The early childhood education training program is aligned with NAEYC professional development standards and is approved by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood for the Early Childhood Teacher Credential ( The Department is home to the Child Development Laboratories (a model early childhood care and education program and early childhood teacher preparation site), the Center for Applied Research in Human Development, the Center for the Study of Culture, Health, and Human Development, and the Rohner Center for the Study of Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection. Faculty are also actively involved in other centers across the University, including the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) and the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity.

The HDFS Department has 28 full time faculty from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. Faculty are located across the state at four campuses where the Department offers the HDFS major: the main campus in Storrs, and regional campuses in Hartford, Stamford, and Waterbury. The Department is also home to staff, 45 M.A. and Ph.D. students, over 500 undergraduate majors, and over 150 undergraduate minors.

The University of Connecticut is ranked the best public university in New England and among the top 25 public universities in the U.S. In recent years, UConn has been supported by billions in funding dollars from state investments ( and and guided by a bold Academic Vision ( We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for an Associate Professor or Professor level position in HDFS.


Ph.D. completed in Human Development and Family Sciences, Education, Psychology, or other relevant discipline, plus 7 years or more of experience in a university or similar setting. Relevant administrative and leadership experience working with faculty; strong oral and written communication; teaching experience or demonstrated capacity to teach courses with documentation of a commitment to teaching; a strong scholarly record of publications and achievements; the ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity of the department.


A record of external grant support; a collegial style and respect for multidisciplinary collaboration; familiarity with intentional, reflective practice in teaching or intervention; experience in educational policy, educational practice, early intervention, or preparing pre-service teachers; documentation of excellence of instruction in courses such as child development, early childhood education curriculum and methods, fieldwork placement supervision, student teaching practica, or professional development and advocacy; scholarship in areas of early childhood education, early childhood mental health, prevention and intervention, or early childhood special education.


This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2020. The successful candidate's primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, commitment to diversity statement, and an administration/leadership statement. Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf.  Preference will be given to those who apply by October 1, 2019; however, screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2019611)

For more information regarding the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, please visit the department website at For questions about this position, please contact the search committee chair, Kari Adamsons, at  

 This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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Department of Human Development and Family Sciences
348 Mansfield Road, U-1058
Storrs, CT 06269-1058

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