University of Connecticut, Human Development and Family Sciences

Position ID:UConn-HDFS-2020032 [#14157, 493438]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Sciences
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Human Development & Family Studies
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/07/31, finished 2020/08/02, listed until 2020/01/31)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

The Department of Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS) at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level at the Stamford campus for Fall 2020. 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 their life span. 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 Stamford campus is located in downtown Stamford, CT, about an hour from New York City, and about two hours from the main campus in Storrs. The candidate for this position will join three full-time HDFS faculty at the Stamford campus. The Stamford campus is currently undergoing rapid growth in its student population and programmatic offerings. For more information on the Stamford campus, see

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 Assistant Professor position in HDFS.


The successful candidate will establish an active program of research and teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, which may include courses related to lifespan development, childhood development, adulthood and aging, family, policy, diversity, and/or research methods. The teaching load will be two courses per semester (four courses per year). The successful candidate will also be expected to advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in the major and minor, and perform service to the department and/or campus.


Doctoral degree completed in Human Development and Family Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, or other relevant discipline by position start date. Teaching experience or demonstrated capacity to teach courses with documentation of a commitment to teaching; a strong record of scholarly productivity; the ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity of the department. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work in a collegial manner with colleagues and students.


A program of research in one or more of the following areas: Adult development, aging, and gerontology; Diversity and culture; Policy and law; Applied/translational science. Evidence of ability to obtain external funding to support program of research. Demonstrated excellence and experience in teaching lifespan development, childhood development, adulthood and aging, family, policy, diversity, and/or research methods. Experience in teaching and/or mentoring first-generation, minority, or non-traditional college students.


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 Stamford campus. Salary 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: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and commitment to diversity 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 November 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 #2020032)

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, Annamaria Csizmadia,  

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

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