Florida State University in Florida

Deadline March 03, 2014
Date Posted February 10, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time


POSITION: Chair, Department of Family and Child Sciences, College of Human Sciences, Florida State University. Position is nine-month tenure-track with flexible summer administrative and teaching employment in the department. The chair position includes a faculty appointment with a rank of full professor. Senior associate professors are also encouraged to apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Chair of the Department of Family and Child Sciences provides leadership for the department. The chair upholds the university's commitment to faculty governance and serves as the administrative representative of the department on various university and college committees. The chair is expected to contribute to the scholarly activity of the department, including teaching, research, and service. Responsibilities include providing direction for undergraduate and graduate programs, personnel and fiscal management, and external development.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have the following qualifications: earned doctorate in one of the areas of study within the department or related area; academic credentials eligible for faculty appointment at the rank of full professor; record of significant accomplishments in research; demonstrated experience in grant, contract, or project activities; and successful experiences in administration, graduate education, and faculty development.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Family and Child Sciences currently has 12 faculty, 550 undergraduate students, and 40 Masters/Ph.D. students. Our programs focus on child development, family processes, and empirically supported relationship interventions. Specifically, our research, teaching, and service activities reflect our three program foci: Relational development and enhancement in young adults, couples, and families; distressed families and relational interventions; and the link between parenting processes and relational outcomes. In addition to our undergraduate program offered in both traditional and online formats, we offer a masters program and two doctoral degree programs, one in Human Sciences with an emphasis in Family Relations and one in Marriage and Family Therapy. Additional information on the research interests of our faculty and more details about our FCS programs may be found on the department website at

THE COLLEGE OF HUMAN SCIENCES, which began in 1905, is the flagship program in Human Sciences in Florida and has as its mission to address global challenges and opportunities related to the physical, behavioral, and economic factors influencing the health and development of individuals, families, and communities. The College is comprised of three departments, the Department of Nutrition, Food, and Exercise Sciences, the Department of Family and Child Sciences, and the Department of Retail Merchandising, and Product Development.

THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY, is a comprehensive, national, research university/very high research activity that puts research into action for the benefit of our students and society, is located in the capital of Florida. It offers undergraduate, graduate, and advanced graduate and professional programs of study, conducts extensive research, and provides service to the public in accord with its mission. The University has 16 colleges and in fall 2013 enrolled over 41,000 students of whom 28% are minorities, from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and 129 foreign countries. The University obtained $190.1 million in grants and contracts during 2012-2013.

APPLICATIONS: The position, which has a competitive salary and benefits, is available August 8, 2014. The closing date for the position is March 1, 2014. Applicants are required to complete the online application including uploading all of the materials listed to for Job ID 36816: Letter of application outlining qualification, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation.

FOR FUTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Paradice, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, College of Human Sciences, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306-1491, Email:, phone (850) 644-3888.

How To Apply

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